thejoeshow (232) - Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml Bottle. Pours an amber/brown color with a nice white head full of tiny packed bubbles. There is nice retention and very nice lacing. Aroma is yeas/wheat with some dark fruit and a bit of alcohol. Flavor is slightly tart, sweet fruits with a bit of spice. The mouthfeel is nice but finishes a bit dry. This bottle has some age on it and it has held up, but I am missing the banana and clove notes the commercial description talks about. Worth trying if you can find it.
SpringsLicker (3456) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours somewhat cloudy with a lasting white head.
Malty, spicy aroma that repeats in the flavor.
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a red-brown with an off-white head that had some lasting. Sweet aromas of prune, brown sugar, light alcohol. The flavor had caramel, dark fruits, and hints of spices. Light body, light metallic and sweet malt aftertaste.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden amber color. Aromas of clove, banana, fruit, and alcohol. Flavor is alcoholic clove and spice with a bittersweet finish. Good beer
Rusty (1545) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - AUG 25, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours a hazy brown with a good sized tan head. Aroma of brown sugar, rasins, fruits. Flavor is yeasts, dark fruits, cloves, spices, esthers, a touch of sour, and some earthiness. Interesting take on the style, but something is a little off with this one.
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle conditioned 750ml, probably 1-2 years old. Pours dark brown, mostly clear at first but subsequent pours have some yeast cloudiness. Nose is noticeably oxidized but not overpowering. Notes of maple, cola, brown sugar, toast, some figs and dates, and some resemblance to Abt yeast... thick and sweet up front, some sweetened creamed cardboard, cork, and soggy bread notes... on the back there’s a very light spiciness that works with the maple/brown sugar character. Not bad overall, and I’m actually surprised that I like it. I put off opening the bottle for so long because I was dreading what was inside.
12many (277) - Alaska, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy dark amber with some sediment and small head. Aroma is strong of wheat, ripe fruit, molasses, and a touch of alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet but still smooth. Low carbonation, medium bodied, and a very easy drink. Pretty good even with a few big chunks of sediment which I don’t want to consume.
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
[1302-20080418] 750mL bottle. Funky pine needle fruity blend aroma is sweet and slightly like sherry. Hazy, dark red amber body with a medium-lasting creamy off-white head. Old sour yeast flavour flavour with a general grainy funk and some heavier wine notes. Medium body with a slight sour note. Could be off but I can’t imagine my numbers would change that much.
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Overheard: "I did not have the urge to spit it out when I put it in my mouth."
Acknud (1081) - Morganfield, Kentucky, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Caged and corked bottle. Dark pour with a small head. Served in a new Sam Adams glass. Aroma and taste of some sweet roasted malt with a little hops thrown in for balance. Nothing exceptional but not bad either.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - JUN 20, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 750ml caged & corked bottle and served in a weizen glass. This beer poured a clear, mahogany brown with a thin head of bubbly tan foam. Decent retention...not much lace. The aroma of the beer was made up of dates, dark fruits, fruity bananna esthers, toasted caramel, and also a bit of alcohol. The flavor included sweet fermented fruits, toasted wheat and caramel, and some light alcohol warmth. The flavor was somewhat dominated by this strange, fruity, vinous note. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied with mild carbonation. I was expecting a weizen bock when I opened this, but what was inside the bottle was way off base. I’m all for experimentation, but this was just a bit weird.