FatPhil (9810) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
650ml bottle (BierKompass.de)
Typical saison yeast aroma. Slightly sweet grungy taste. Finish is a bit hot, definitely. Typical saison yeast taste. But so much booze. Rough, vegetal, and boozy. Of all the "saison" fashion-following beers, this is a new low.
Marduk (3192) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 2, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
660ml bottle. Slightly hazy amber color. Small size, bubbly head, disappears. Oranges, fruity, bit farty, slightly shitty aroma. Holy mary and joseph! Itís 30C outside and Iím semi dehydrated and Iím struggling to drink that. Why? Because itís a mess. Epic fail to imidate Belgians.
ABUSEDGOAT (2416) - California, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color, moderate head, decent lace/retention. Aroma is yeast, lightly spicy, pale malt, lightly sugary. Medium bodied, moderate to low sweetness, alcohol hidden well.
IrishBoy (3904) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Barrelhouse 101. Nose is candisugar, cloves, bubblegum, and raisins. Hazy amber with a small beige head. Flavor is lightly sweet, spicy, and only a tiny bit of bitter.
Bulk_Carrier (2350) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a snifter and a tulip. The appearance and smell were basically the same in both bottles.
The appearance was a nice looking hazy yet glossy burnt orange to ruddy brown color. The head was about a fingerís worth of white foaminess coating the top of the beer nicely. The head gracefully died at a nice pace leaving a nice clingy light foaminess around the sides of the glass.
The smell had a nice authentic Belgian spiciness intertwining itself in between sweet malts and even letting in some light oranges to intermingle and dance underneath my nose.
The taste took all of those previously mentioned flavors and seemed like it was almost perfectly blended into a really nice flavoring all around.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a sessionability that wanted to show but alas, it could not prove itself to be so. No worries as a sipper, this one danced around my palate skirting a sharpness to pummel but still allowing a nice gentle rolling smoothness every now and again.
Overall, this was an absolutely wonderful offering from Epic more than worthy of having again.
zach8270 (3688) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 22 oz - batch #35) Clear gold pour with a thick white head. Light spice and yeast aroma, Some hops under it as well. Sweet at the start of the flavor with a mild spice an yeast followup. Not much in the way of hops. A bit bland and unexciting.
Steve_0 (2968) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the Denver brewery. Pour is clear golden with a small white head and decent lacing. Musty, phenolic, light banana, white pepper, herbs, biscuit, grass, lemons, and honey in the aroma. Taste is biscuit, wax, phenols, basil, coriander, Belgian yeast, and fruits with a slightly spicy finish and alcohol on the backend. Light body with medium carbonation. Not bad.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5168) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a bright apricot color with a small soapy-foamy white head that left decent lacing. The aroma was faint and tangy with notes of bread, chamomile and a hint of alcohol. The flavor was tangy sugar, bread, honey, a hint of chamomile and a hint of golden fruits. Medium length tangy sugar, honey and chamomile finish. Moderately full bodied. Disappointing.
Beerman6686 (4834) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2014
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This one poured a mild orange colorw ith a small off white head. Aroma was of straight caramel malt and honey, no sign of alcohol or anythign resembling finshed beer. Falvor was the same,s ticky sweet, straight caramel and honey, tastes like unfermented mash. Just bad.
artmcd8 (1902) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
Bottle shared thanks to frothingslosh. Poured a cloudy golden orange color without any head. Aroma is of unfermented mash. Something had to be wrong with this one. The taste was sweet like honey. Under attenuated or not attenuated at all.