muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JUN 8, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 ounce bottle from City Market in Burlington, VT (June 2008) served not much above fridge temperate (hey, it’s hot here!) from a Duvel glass. Luminous, bright and just a touch hazy golden body surmounted by a massive smooth fine-bubbled and very slow to fade headthat leaves zero lacing.....aroma offers a bit of nice bready malt, hints of citrus and coriander, but is severely disfigured by an underlying vegetal edge....body is lightly sweet at the front, firmly malty-doughy in the middle, somewhat dry and mineralic at the finish; no real earthy qualities, heck not really much character at all; it’s a mediocre, drinkable golden ale with really no BDG style notes at all. Oh well, I didn’t really expect much more from this brewery...
thrashers2x (46) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very hazy, golden. Not much of a hop aroma ...or flavor for that matter. Sweet but not overpowering.
Beerhunter111 (7113) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein orangegoldenes Bier mit ordentlicher Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, Gewürze, getreidig. Geschmack getreidig süß, leicht fruchtig, Gewürze, leicht alkoholisch.
deanso (5174) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAY 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hazy golden blond pour. Thin head. A little bitter. Some fruity sweetness. Ok.
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - SEP 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Rated on 4-28-2009 (Bottle) When poured, this beer presents a small head with good retention, transparent yellow body, visible carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The Aroma is malty, spice notes, crisp, hops, sweet, and fruity. The Taste echoes the Aroma along with tasting somewhat dry. The Palate is fizzy and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this beer is relatively easy to drink and is refreshing in its own way. This is a beer that did not have that WOW factor for me and therefore not a beer I will drink again.
MaltOne (211) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A little out of season but here goes... Pours a clear (unless you select to include the slight amount of yeast sediment available) golden yellow, effervescent, and a substantial, cream colored head which subsides but doesn’t disappear. Aroma is faint, bread/yeast, earthy with a hint of grapefruit/citrus. Flavor is mostly malty, with a nod towards sweet and and edge of dry hops. Medium to light body, nice lingering flavors. Overall, this beer fits my general tendancies towards a maltier brew. I could easily make this a regular.
BeerFlavoredBeer (254) - New Hampshire, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Refreshing with a long, slightly warming finish. Good choice for warm weather.
bshep (114) - - OCT 30, 2012
1.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Pretty much taste like Raging Bitch... and every other flying dog brew... Nothing special, just same ol’ same ol’ Flying Dog...
pras (438) - Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy dark yellow color. Lots of carbonation. Not much distinguishable on the nose, somewhat earthy. Some banana, pepperiness, and clove. Small maltiness, but this one is rather bland. Finishes dry.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 5, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Poured a clear light orange color with a thin, off white head. Smelled of caramel, hay, and a hint of butter. Light to medium bodied and slightly sweet with carbonation the lower end of the spectrum. Caramel, watered-down toffee, and subdued fleshy fruit flavors.
rangerred (916) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a tulip.
Pours a hazy dark gold with a one finger white head. Tons of carbonation leads to good head retention but the lacing is pretty poor.
Aroma of yeasty spiciness with a little bit of toasted malt and a somewhat earthy note.
Flavor has some clove and pepper up front along with banana. Just a very small amount of toasted malt but it all fades away too quickly. The finish is dry but all in all, the flavors are just bland.
Overall, a nice attempt at the style but I feel that it falls short. A very refreshing beer and the champagne-like carbonation is nice but I would have preferred bolder flavors.