pempem (4) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The first time I tasted this beer, I must admit I was a bit in a haze. But even then, I realized that I had just tasted the finest beer in my life. Many many months later, and after trying so many similar beers, I still hold fast to giving this beer the title of the Greatest Beer in the World!
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 6, 2011
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautifully golden with a two finger creamy head that reduces to a nice fluffy lace. Smells rich and malty sweet with a bit of banana, bubblegum, and medicine (in a good way). Full nectar with creamy carbonation. This brew is generous with all that malty goodness. The moderate sweetness is offset by a nice acidic twitch which brings a sense of balance. Good aroma to flavor follow-through. The finish lingers. This brew is really quenching my thirst despite it’s heavy on the palate structure. Brainless is true to style and very fresh tasting.
dwyerpg (4267) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’m rating the last beer of my California trip first. This was pretty darn good. Plenty of Belgian triple spiciness and a pretty smooth flavor. Nothing really to complain about here. Good introduction to this brewery.
stimulus (86) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle. Release #19. 8.3% abv.
A: Pours a clear golden with a one finger white head.
S: Candi sugar, clove, belgian funk.
T: It follows the aroma directly with some faint banana in the background, and no alcohol bite is present.
M: Smooth, light bodied, and well-carbonated.
O: Great example of a Belgian Strong Golden Ale. This is very close to Avery’s Salvation, and I hope to enjoy the variations just as much whenever they show up here in NJ.
pottygok (408) - Ohio, USA - OCT 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Very aromatic, with hints of clove, vanilla, and caramel. Some fruit aromas, too--peaches, and perhaps melon.
Appearance: Hazy gold with thick, white head.
Taste: Medium-Heavy sweetness all the way through, with an initial light sourness to balance it out. Still, the sweetness overwhelms in the finish.
Palate: Full body, thick, creamy texture, soft carbonation, long, sweet finish.
Overall: This is really solid and well developed, but it seems fairly ordinary. It’s obviously well crafted, but not mind blowingly brilliant to stand out amongst the rest.
Dorwart (2312) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Release #19. Big bright white frothy head of fine bubbles that reduces rather quickly. Light citrus and grainy aromas with some pears and spices. Color is a slightly hazy golden orange. Very, very soft malts in the flavor along with some peaches, cereal grains and some light grassy hops. Velvety smooth in the mouth. A wonderful palate. Noticable alcohol presence and warming. Lingering pears and spices finish off the brew. A very good belgian.
bwalcott2 (14) - Ocean City, New Jersey, USA - OCT 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. pours a light and golden, with about a finger of head. good amount of carbonation. Nose has grapefruit, and floral with a little yeasty smell. The Nose is very similar to the initial taste. I especially get tastes of floral as well as the alcohol being prevalent. The end is on the bitter side. Once it warmed up a bit it got much sweeter and the initial alcohol taste dissipated. I enjoyed this.
kagent777 (6) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - AUG 6, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My first rating:
22 Oz bomber served in a pint glass (Release #2, 9.0 ABV).
A vigorous pour produced a scent that let me know this was a Belgian style beer. Simply smells like a Belgian.
Pours a hazy golden with quickly dissipating head and no lacing.
Taste is Belgian, through and through. I get bubblegum and banana flavors. A light sweet sensation as well as salty.
Palate: I am getting a medium body and sticky texture and a long finish. The carbonation is also right to style.
I really enjoyed this beer.
bluejacket74 (1133) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle, Release #17, 8.5% ABV (Epic’s website says it was brewed on June 8, 2011). Served in a tulip glass, the beer pours a clear light gold color with an inch and a half frothy white head. The head retention is excellent, and there’s also a good amount of lacing left behind on the glass. Aroma is sweet and spicy, the brew smells like candy sugar, cloves, pears, lemon peel and some green apples. It tastes like pears, peppery spice, candy sugar, cloves, and a bit of grassy hops in the finish. Mouthfeel/body is medium with decent carbonation. It’s slick, smooth and goes down easy. Overall I think this is a good brew, not bad at all for $6.99 a bottle. I’m looking forward to trying the other Epic Brewing beers now!
maekchu (1469) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Tadg’s. Fruity nose (peach, berries), with light hopping. Clear medium dark straw color. Beautiful peach flavor in initial; this strengthens in mid palate; in final it all levels out and glides down to a pleasant sweetness. Medium body. Lip-smacking stuff.