BeerandBlues2 (10531) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
GABF 2009. Pours clear dark yellow with an average, fizzy white head, somewhat diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (caramel, cereal, meal, bread), heavy hop (flowers, herbs, grass, pine, spruce), average yeast (dough, sweat) with notes of pear, pineapple, and honey. Full bodied, stick texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
nickd717 (3600) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 12, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2009. Very nice beer, not unlike their Exit 11. Cloudy golden color with a medium-sized, frothy white head and good lacing. Aroma is sweet malt, light fruits (especially banana), spices, and citrusy hops. Flavor is sweet pale malt and maybe a little wheat, yeast, banana, orange, caramel, spices, honey, and citrusy hops. Body is medium and carbonation is high, giving a lively mouthfeel. Very nice overall. Oh yeah, and about the controversy surrounding this beer’s name, let me just say that MADD can shove it.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Hophead22.. Cloudy golden with a thin white head.. Very fruit aroma.. Flavor was sweet with Belgian yeast and slightly hoppy.. Lots of carbonation.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Septemberfest. Sample from a bottle thanks to decaturstevo. Hazy yellow, thin white cover. Aroma is spicy, fruity. Taste is fruity, yeasty esters, spice.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - OCT 1, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Hophead22. Pours gold with a large white head. Aroma is bubblegum, dough, citrus (lime), fresh fruits and a touch of spice. Flavor is sweet fruits, honey, citrus and a light spice. Medium to full bodied, lots of carbonation.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from hopdog, thanks Steve, this was another big hit at my tasting. Rating #53. Orangish pour, kind of glowed, with a pretty good white head to it. Had that distinct belgian yeast aroma to it. Kind of hoppy, and very spicy with a little heat in the end, Jersey Joe sure loved it and so did I. ꀡ)
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - SEP 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour with a fluffy off white head and lace. Light brown sugar aroma and some yeast. Clovish, light caramel, brown sugar, and caramelly malt. A tad watery and thin. Nice beer. A hint of abv warmth as well.
dnstone (2341) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 14, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2010 Orange citrus nose with a stong American hop presence. Pours hazy golden orange hue with light white head...nice lacing. Light orange taste blending to an orange peel hop bite with a hoppy balance and slight belgian yeast finish. Very refreshing.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at lithy’s Septemberfest. Pours gold with offwhite head. The aroma is lemon and bread, strong yeast, and some alcohol. The flavor is lemonbread, coriander, lemon soda, and peanut shells in the finish. Ok.
Suttree (5379) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
As soon as I saw this, I had an urge to do some drunk driving, so, y’know, MADD was sure right about this one...Orange, thin ring of foam. Nice spicy aroma. Flavor has touches of melon. Nice beer, but lacks a real "wow’ factor. Sampled at lithy’s Septemberfest.