ChtiBreizh (326) - Rennes, FRANCE - AUG 30, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber to light brown, average fluffy head. Sweet, spicy with a dry and light bitter finish. Average carbonation, thick, smooth.
TEJA (1822) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 12, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at SBWF 2013.
No head. Clowdy golden-brown color. Big fruit aroma. Big fruity taste with a small acidity.
PhillyCraft (4541) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at FOFA, pours reddish gold color with average head and lacing. notes of cucumber, dandelion and other florals, spicy yeast, grass and grain. Lighter to medium body.
Quack-Duck (8921) - Down South, GERMANY - AUG 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from kappldav123 - cheers! Hazy pale golden with a fluiffy white head. Malty start with pleasant sourish hints. Dry hoppy finish.
MacBoost (1607) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 20, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle toss via some trade extra. Thanks, bro! Pours a very turbid brown, like an aborted first batch of homebrew. Over carbonated. Flat Abbey could learn a lesson here. Aromas of spices, some dirt, perhaps a touch of week old dried lawn clippings. Taste is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Flavors of plant roots covered in dirt, failed settlers that got blown away during the dust bowl, unwashed pugs. Has a very light tartness. This may be an off batch or maybe fantome just sucks. Scroll past this tripe.
Ferris (8963) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle - Caramel, citrus and some herbal notes. Cloudy orange with a nice off white head. Caramel, light funky tartness and some herbs with a bitterness in the finish. Not a fan of this one.
DuffMan (8318) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared at Apex. Hazy light orange amber, persistent thin off white head. Strongly estery nose, light caramel on the palate, yeasty esters, lighty musty, strong peppery finish.
Idiosynkrasie (5335) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml (btw green glass) bottle. Hazy, reddish amber colour with average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Spicy, yeasty and citrusy fruity aroma, peppery notes, red pepper, orange zest, a herbal touch of dandelion, bitter hoppy overtones, quite penetrative overall. Taste is herbal, spicy, dandelion, pepper, caramel malty background, an alcoholic touch; very dry finish. Far from flattering, rather inaccessible, esoteric.
AirForceHops (5030) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 7, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Willrunforbeer’s crazy afternoon cellar clean out continues! This bottle has about 15 months of age, roughly. Dark amber color with huge carbonation level that gives head. Aroma is earthy with birch root, toasted grain and some dried leaves.
This brewers beers just don’t age well at all. The brew in my glass is nothing like the brewers deScription. Not sure if there wasn’t another labeling error (as I have had with this brewery back in 2013) The flavor is more of a Autumn seasonal beer from a lower end American brewery. Dried leaves, caramel sweetness that turns to lingering earthy bitterness. Thin body with ample carbonation giving some pop on the tongue. I guess if this was labeled as Autumn seasonal brew maybe the score would be slightly better but we still don’t know what the hell this should be.
WillRunForBeer (1735) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 7, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750mL from my cellar. Picked up at Hunger Mountain over a year ago. Pours deep ruby red with an off white head. The commercial deScription says it’s "golden"... What’s going on here? Aroma is dry strawberry, earth. Flavor is very dry red fruits, mild moss, grassy bitterness. I’m not sure what this is, but it’s not very good.