zdk (1788) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
’07 bottle: Arouma is earthy, doughy, yeasty and musty, piney. Hazy orange pour and no head. Caramel and bread malts, apple and peach nectar. Medium body. finishes with some back bitterness. Pretty tasty.
jlab2010 (9) - Alabama, USA - AUG 6, 2010 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Lousy taste, even worse aftertaste. The aroma should be a fair warning for how bitter this beer really is.
eclaycamp (192) - , Kansas, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bomber. Brewed on date is 1/29/10, and it’s supposed to be consumed within 180 days, so I’m opening this one up kind of late. Still, I’ve got high hopes. Pours a cloudy and hazy gold with minimal head. Lots of Belgian yeast character in the nose, with pineapple and bananas the prevailing notes. Taste is quite good, with light fruit flavors up front and decent hops. Almost candy. Finish falls a bit flat, comes across as somewhat sour, but I suspect this might be due to the prolounged cellering time. Regardless, this is a sublime beer, exactly what I was hoping for when opening the bottle. Very nicely done.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 1, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at chriso’s pre-GBBF ’Raise the Roof’ Shindig ’10. Pale gold with a small white head. Spicy aroma. Sour taste and a mid bitter finish.
halfonit (1099) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one is gold in color. Aroma is of malts, rye, and wheat. Flavor has more coriander than I was expecting. Leaves a malty finish. Similar to Ommegang’s Three Philosophers.
gormanb (173) - Bowling Green, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
refreshing and light, goes down smooth. not much of a diversion from a typical belgian golden ale. The best thing about this beer is how clean it tastes, it doesn’t suffer from that syrupy sweetness that sometimes occurs in american made belgians. It would be a better 4 pack beer than an expensive bomber though.
joe19612 (1604) - camberley, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a honey amber colour, the aroma is all spice with plenty of citrus and oak. Delicious spicy, candyi sugar, and oak flavor. Lots of bubbly carbonation and a nice lively mouth feel. Very slight alcohol burn, but not to noticeable.
thornecb (3968) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep gold into a tulip. Off-white head with excellent retention recedes to skim surface. Honey, yeast and fruit aromas. Sweet honey upfront turning slightly grassy in the lasting, somewhat hot finish.
anders37 (14720) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a small white head. Has a sweetish malty spicy aroma. Sweetish malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a sweetish malty spicy yeasty finish.
thebeertourist (4520) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 20, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Utobeer, ABV 7.2%. Hazy golden with a small head. Nice fruity hop nose with notes of orange zest. Modest citrussy hop flavours, a touch of honey, well-balanced. Good carbonation. Highly drinkable.