Sledutah (5660) - Utah, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
At GABBF 2013
Appearance: Cloudy yellow with a medium sized white head and good lacing
Aroma and flavors of Belgian yeast and malts, spicy and fruity
Nice and tasty, like to get a bottle and have some more.
bhensonb (12039) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 13, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours orange gold with a foamy/creamy off-white head. Aroma has NW hop and a hint of sweatsox. This is a very nice aroma. Med body or better. The best thing - there’s a lot of earth/sweatsox at the start. Then it gets fruity and bitter. With some NW hop. This is amazing stuff. My tongue is feeling barnyard while there’s fresh fruit still. Frickin brilliant ale. If I had the skill, it’s the beer I’d make. Now I just had a mint choc stout, but that was good, so I don’t think this is a relief rate. The aroma and flavor are to die for. Individual parts of the numbers don’t qualify for high, but the overall does. It’s greater than the sum of its rating parts. :)
fiulijn (16003) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Alibi Room, Vancouver
Cloudy blond color, with creamy head. The aroma is very mild, at least it’s a bit spicy. Good flavor, malt, with a quite strong spicy character and delicate fruitiness; the mouthfeel is very smooth; strong bitterness too.
Quite close to a real Belgian, a bit more fruity and bitter than the average.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a foamy white head. Nose is quite Belgian with spiciness, floral hop notes. Palate is medium with a stickiness, light sting with a big finish. Flavors of spice, a fruity and spicy hop note, light peach and apricot notes.
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TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from PD. Cloudy gold pour with a short, brief white head leaving sparse lace. Nose is spicy and very Belgian. Medium body and moderate, fine carbonation. Banana, coriander, apple, pepper, apricot, dandelion and caramel. Medium finish is fairly dry, bitter and umami. Another competent but not exceptional ale from Gigantic. Great labels, OK beer.
beersearcher (2382) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another pretty label from Gigantic. An almost Dr. Pepper aroma followed by a Belgian yeast. A lot of spices swirling in here melding with some vanilla and alcohol notes. Getting cinnamon as well. Perfect for New Years.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Clearish golden amber with a thick, foamy, light beige head. Aroma of citrus, earthy/musty yeast, honey and herbal tea. Flavor of Belgian candi sugar, light hop bitterness, zesty yeast and no alcohol taste. Medium body with average carbonation. This is a really nice beer, lots going on but it comes together very well and is super drinkable.
pdx77 (1466) - Oregon, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bottle. Full-flavored Belgian style ale with fruit, spice, and light yeast notes. Light hop presence on the finish.
cmonster (997) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours orange with a slight haze and a short head. Very good retention and lacing. Melon, light spice, and cereal grain. Light sweet fruit and malt flavor. Light-med body, good carbonation, sticky-prickly texture, and a dry, light bitter finish.
Alphadelic (1865) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Easily my favourite label from them so far. Hazy as they come with a light, very hoppy lemon scent, plenty of confectioners sugar and spice. Plenty fizzy with a very slick mouthfeel. Light candy sugar and a hint of bitterness. If anything I’d complain it was too bubbly but I have had that from some of my favourite Belgians too.