TheRealMGD (549) - 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 (2297) - 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 (1031) - 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 (956) - 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 (1751) - 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.
Ratman197 (9066) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber poured a hazy gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of straw, pear, lemon zest, grapefruit, yeast and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, pear, yeast, grapefruit, lemon zest and a hint of spice with a smooth dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
mages64 (36) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 3, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: cloudy light orange with lots of lacing.
Nose: Spice, mandarin oranges, hoppiness, and sugary sweetness
Taste: Bitter with lots of orange flavor. It’s seriously a mandarin orange that finishes with slight peppercorn and bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied with sharpness from the carbonation. super sticky.
Overall: I’m not 100% sure but I’m getting such a mandarin orange flavor and bitter finish that I’d like to be slightly more malt forward but that’s me being overly picky. I’m guessing this is blue dot.
Solid 94 because of how awesome the hops and yeast shine through.
riversideAK (5563) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clove citrus floral hops touch of dough on nose. Pours hazy golden nice lasting white top. Flavors pf clove citrus light bubblegum and floral hops. Citrus is crisp and bright and quenching. Solid.
CapFlu (4370) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Purchased at The Strath. Pours a large frothy white head atop a clear, mildly carbonated deep amber body. Nose of hops mixing with a citrusy, yeasty backing. Nice hoppy and Belgian Saison-like blend - pleasant, but light. Little texture across the palate. A good change of pace.