Ughsmash (7157) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Poured slightly hazy bright golden with a short-ish lived white head. The aroma picked up crusty bread and honey sweetness with yeasty accents of white pepper and cloves.. deep, sour lemon undertones.. a pinch of green apple too.. just OK. The flavor found more honey and bread supporting the core, with cloves and lemon rind driving the edges.. peppery and fairly hot on the dry, yeasty finish.. a touch cardboardey on the back-end. Medium-bodied and fairly sour on the palate.. prickly carbonation and spices.. just an OK brew.
anders37 (16927) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy flavor with yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.
hirigalzkar (2315) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rather strange belgian ale. The yeast has got qualities tha somewhat reminds me of a hefeweizen. Notes of clove and banana. Overall very fruity and yeasty.
finol (2194) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden.
Belgian aroma but not a typical. Fruity and smooth strong ale.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving glass: Poured from bomber into Snifter.
Appearance: Very clear yellow-gold with thin stark white head and some lacing.
Aroma: Sweet banana, cloves, citrus, pepper and an overall mustiness.
Taste: Strong clove and pepper with undertones of banana, citrus and musty yeast. The cloves and pepper linger long after each sip.
Palate: Moderately high carbonation, medium almost syrupy body. I wish it was more light and crisp.
Overall: Pretty nice Belgian Golden Ale. I like it but can’t help but compare it to the lighter, but more complex, Duvel.
Camons (6096) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, fruit, honey, spices. Taste is malt, yeast, sweet fruit, honey, spices. Medium body, soft carbonation. Pretty good. 030911
johndoughty (4001) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Golden with a small head.Slightly bitter and quite sharp. Medium body and low carbonation. Good example of this style.
poisoneddwarf (1726) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. Pours a hazy orange-gold with a medium white head with good retention; leaves some cobwebby lace. Aroma is nice and full of Belgian yeast; also maybe some buttered bread. Taste is sweet and spicy with a light bitterness. Has a fruity tart finish. Body is medium-full and the carbonation is medium. Really good--for an expired beer. I just noticed the date: 180 days from 9/21/10. Beer seemed to go downhill after the first glass, lowering some of my scores, and no, I don’t think it had anything to do with me knowing it was expired.
tommann (2769) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Pours gold with no head. Aroma is bubblegum, banana and candy sugars. Taste has candy sugars throughout with a yeasty, sweet finish. Prickly carbonation.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from State Line. I hadn’t realized this one was a new recipe when I bought it, but it may in fact turn out to be a bit better than the retired version. It’s a bit softer and more fragrant overall, with perhaps a bit more emphasis on fruity flavors, even as there’s still a decent hop presence along with mild yeast character. Solid.