portableparty (2168) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (Release #6). Pours hazy pale yellow with a white soapy head that dissipates to a foamy collar. Aroma is bitter yeast and ginger, clove and some acidic fruits. Taste starts bitter and tart with more ginger and clove, acidic apples and yeast and I can feel the alcohol. Palate is medium and fizzy with a dry finish. Very interesting, a definite sipper!
notalush (5451) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber - well, this beer looks pretty awesome - lively cloudy gold - huge, frothy, well-retained head - nose of wheat, strong peppery phenols, wildflowers, tropical fruit, earthy wildness, lavender - smells pretty damn nice - flavors medium dry and strongly herbal - mildly peppery phenols - earthy sour apple (core, skin and all) - lavender and sage - finish is tart and dry - this is some good stuff.
kbutler1 (1377) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Opened with a pretty decent pop and poured into a NB tulip glass. VERY heady, pours a slightly hazed yellow straw color with a white foamy head that is slow to settle. Leaves sticky frothy lace as it settles. Belgian esthers in the nose, some medicinal, pepper. I was hoping for a more fruit forward aroma but not so much. Light mouthfeel. The first thing I notice is the alcohol, slightly boozy. Tart and dry start and finish. Banana, pear, and some apple. Ends with a sour apple on the lips taste. Not bad but not as good as I wanted it to be.
Capa (2371) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lightly hazy yellow with extensive carbonation and a mammoth, rocky white head. Yeast, fruits, sour apple, tart, light funk in the aroma. Belgian yeast, apple, sour, light funk, ginger, coriander, and a bit of clove. Very interesting and quite tasty.
nuplastikk (5174) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber. Release #4. 8.2%. Super hazy, practically opaque yellow-tan. Thin, but quite steady, soapy white head. Fresh apple aroma, not unlike cider, some sour green apple tones. Dry and tart upfront, with a sweet, cidery aroma. Effervescent, with some significant spice tones...reminiscent of a pumpkin ale in some respects. Quite unique, with a very enjoyable mouthfeel, really captures a Belgian feel. I would assume this is a love/hate beer, as it is pretty far removed from a typical ale. A little overspiced in my opinion, I would’ve liked the apple to shine a little more, but I suppose the spices add depth and balance. Unique and certainly worth a try for the adventurous connoisseur.
crajun (1090) - , Texas, USA - SEP 11, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Proof again that I don’t do fruity beers.. Pours cloudy pale yellow. Definitely smell the apples, and some belgian yeast + a light funk. Taste was mostly just tart - plus tart apples, light spice, carbonation and the belgian yeast.
Is this beer??
Block (1762) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A really nice beer. Had this a little late in the season but thinking about fall was pretty suiting for a beer with a strong apple profile. Sweet apple in the aroma which is carried through the flavor. Slightly tart finish. Really good.
ben4321 (4887) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: 22 oz bottle from Buy Rite - Jersey City, 9/5/11, Release #5
Aroma: The aroma is fairly funky, with a lot of yeast, some apple, spice, and lemon
Appearance: The pour is a hazy yellow color with a big, fizzy white head that dissipates quickly
Flavor: A nice balance of sweet and sour that tastes a lot like you would expect from the nose
Palate: The body is light (leaning medium), the feel is tingly on the mouth, and the finish is fairly long
This was a pretty interesting offering. The sourness and sweetness work pretty well together to make for a refreshing brew. I liked the way that this one worked. Maybe a touch too much carbonation, but overall, its rather enjoyable.
Thanimal (29) - Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy yellow pour. Thin white head. Apple and spice overtone. Good finish with hints of booze and a slighty tart bite.
Chalsk (1097) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at... Uno’s Hamilton. Pours a pale yellow color with thin white foam head. Aroma of funk with hints of apple and spice. A nice crisp tart taste with funk notes. Nice balance of gentle apple and booze notes. Very nice.