sthlm (1255) - Iowa, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[Bottle] Alright, so a disclaimer up front, this bottle has some age on it. I just bought it at the store tonight though, so I’m rating it. Looks nice enough, with a slightly hazy golden pour topped with a nice white head that lingers well. Good start. Aroma is unusual, but not terrible. Fairly fruity, and mainly just cheap apple juice. Maybe some peach notes too. Taste is also fruity up front, with plum and apple, a metallic character (fades as it warms), and some yeast, all of which melds into slightly dusty, crackery malt (high point of the beer). Well, it isn’t too bad, especially considering the age. I’ll have to re-rate a fresh bottle some time though.
merc7186 (1462) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Mildly Hazy Golden Straw Hue, Passes Lots of Light, White Head that eventually dissaptes into a ring, Mild Lacing
S: Lemons, Floral, Earthy
T: Bubble Gum, Pineapple, Mild Belgian Sugar, Mild Malts, Mild Citrus
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Mildly Bitter
Overall, a really nice belgian pale that was very drinkable and well balanced. Especially for 2.50 per bomber, a great score.
YoDude (9) - Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Goose Island Demolition, aged 2 years 3 months in my beer cellar, 7.2% ABV. A 22oz bottle and poured into an old school challis.
Appearance: Poured pale gold with a creamy but faint head and little lacing.
Smell: Funk, that’s it.
Taste: Lemon meringue, a hint of pepper, and the musty barnyard. Once that all goes away, a nice toasted malt flavor remains.
Mouth feel: Light body and good carbonation. A slight funky, savory aftertaste and a warming alcohol effect.
Overall: When Goose Island announced it would no longer brew Demolition, I bought a bottle wherever I saw it. This was one of the first in a long line of GI specialty beers. When young, it was a nice attempt at a Belgian-style Golden ale. With aging, the hops are long gone and it has become more of a farmhouse ale. Still enjoyable, but it has definitely reached maturity.
574deadzone (756) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JUN 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 5/18/11. Pours straw golden, quite a bit of sediment present, with a thin eggshell head that’s basically just a ring and some spotty foam. Some lacing present. Nose has a fresh floral, citrus, and stone fruit aroma, some herbal tea notes, light phenols, some dust, plenty of honey. Pretty sweet, touches of bitterness and tartness. Medium to full bodied, softer carb, somewhat crisp with a drying herbal tang on the end. An interesting brew, some good things, some not so good things. Certainly past its prime, but not wildly so. I imagine fresh it would have been more vibrant. Still not bad.
GRM (2686) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2013
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Sample, brown bottle, 12 ounces, bottled on 022007, from and with Luc Bourbonnière, savoured on March 1st 2013; eye: caramel with an orangey hue, semi-hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of beige head; nose: malt, caramel, Madeira, basement; mouth: malt, water, Madeira, finale in Madeira with presence of malt, medium body, average carbonation, mildly sweet, thin; overall: too old
Échantillon, bouteille brune, 12 onces, embouteillée le 022007, de et avec Luc Bourbonnière, savourée le 1er mars 2013; œil : caramel avec une teinte orangée, semi-voilée, pas d’effervescence, petite anneau de mousse beige; nez : malt, caramel, madère, cave; bouche : malt, eau, madère, finale en madère avec présence de malt, corps moyen, carbonatation moyenne, moyennement sucrée, mince; en résumé : trop vieille
gunnar (4290) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of fruit and yeast, malty sweetness. Taste is moderate sweet, fruits and alcohol, some yeast and pepper at the end.Rather slim body.
chalicemaster (109) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled in early 2011, I was a bit apprehensive about this. Pours a fairly uninspiring golden shade with little to no head. At first the taste was incredibly disappointing, but I think it was slightly too cold because it really came alive half way in. The main thing that struck me was that there’s an unusual floral hoppiness here that is actually quite pleasant. Good roasted malt backbone, and it’s nice and light. It would have been nice to try this ’fresh’ but even as discontinued stock, it was a decent belgian style ale.
OleR (4372) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,65 L bottle, kindly shared by GrOve. Low blond head. Hazy yellow golden body. Aroma of bakery and grainy malts, grass and herbs. Dryish, medium full malt body. Citrussy fruitiness. Hints of flowers, grass and herbs. Lively body. Dry, light acidic ending. [09.02.13]
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy golden with a clinging white head and a fruity aroma. There is a carbonated pilsner flavor with a huge Belgian yeast presence and a dry slightly bitter finish.
Ober (2805) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A clear golden colored beer, with a thick foamy white head. The aroma of sweet fruits like orange with a little citrus and apple. There are hops. The taste is sweet fruity, several fruits like orange with apple and citrus with a little touche of hop. The aftertaste is smooth bitter with fruits.
matt7215 (2069) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bomber shared by jsprime. hazed golden with a white head. simple pils malt and belgian yeast nose. slightly fruity and spicey flavour. a touchto sweet, but pretty good overall.