Tmoney99 (11059) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a clear amber color with an average to largefrothy white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate sour citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and lively carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. This is a very drinkable beer and my expectations where met.
Ratman197 (10192) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of yeast, earthiness, straw, citrus, barnyard and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of yeast, straw, lemon, light grapefruit, light barnyard and a hint of earthiness with a smooth dry bitter lingering funky finish.
BeerandBlues2 (10031) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours lightly hazy dark gold to orange with a medium, fizzy white head, medium to short retention with good lacing. Aroma is tropical fruity esters, biscuit and straw malt, citrus and earthy-spicy hops with Belgian yeast spices. Flavor is moderate hops and bitterness with a supporting malt backbone, fruity esters and spices and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
adnielsen (9449) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2011 Bottle @ home. This series has been pretty intriguing to me but none of then have overly impressed me. This has an incredibly clear, light golden orange appearance with an off white head. The belgian yeast is notable in the nose with an overall floral, herbal, soapy aroma. Soapy, tangy floral, herbal, mineralic, straw, organic flavor. Really having a hard time drinking it.
Drake (8980) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by Butters at the 18th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering. Pours a clear pale amber color with a medium sized frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of spice, herbal hops, faint fruits and pale malts. The taste is bitter hops, stone fruits, earth and a buttery note. Medium bodied.
3fourths (8228) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. filtered clear gold with a white head. moderately musty perfumed yeast-heavy nose with very strong pale-malt sweetness (honey & agave syrup) and herbal / grassy / green hop aromatics. full body with moderate to strong sweetness and syrupiness. mild yeast must and moderate to strong floral / perfume esters. honey biscuit pale malt sweetness is excessive at close to 10% which overpowers the hop flavor and bittering character. dense, syrupy, overly-sweet, strongly ester / must-heavy given the belgian yeast, but out of balance and tending towards goopy. smells and tastes okay at first but canít stand more than a small amount.
crossovert (7866) - Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2012
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
This recipe just screams that it was thrown together with no thought whatsoever. Sweet, herbal, unbalanced, sucky, 22 oz.... fuck
DuffMan (7019) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, shared with my in-laws. Hazy medium gold body, thick persistent white head. Sweet honeyish malts, vaguely spicy yeast character, peppery bitter finish. Not bad, not great either.
arminjewell (6414) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour on tap at the brewery is clear yellow with white head, aroma brings notes if fruity pear, apricot and peach, hints of some grass, biscuit notes in there as well. Taste is mostly belgian yeast with the fruity pear and apricot, slight banana, and the spice ever so slightly comes in and mixes with the grassy hops, finishes a bit bitter but also a bit sweet. Again, ABV is hidden, but not much done with the brew.
Ernest (6342) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially small, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (toasted grain), lightly to moderately hoppy (grapefruit), with notes of metal, cat pee, lemon rind/pith, alcohol.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter.
Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Meh...pretty clumsy, and almost zero Belgian character. Not even much hop aroma, so itís hardly a DIPA either. Just a generic golden strong ale.