HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 2008 vintage. Pours with a humongous head that dissipates quickly but has good lacing. Pours with a light golden color and a slight haze. Wonderfully smooth and full mouthfeel, with flavors of dough, fruit cake, some hops and some spices in the finish. Excellent.
Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - MAY 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rating # 7 from the danish beer festival 2009.
Golden look with a dense white head. Sweet malty aroma with spices and dusty hops. Sweet flavor with strong alchohol and sweet malty notes and some not as plesant metallic notes.
Quevillon (2897) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 450 ml, bu à Brouhaha (Montréal) le 17 mai 2009. Blonde paille peu claire, peu de collet. Arome d’orge malté très fruité, un peu sûrette. Goût de petits fruits légèrement sûrette pas très malté mais un peu efferversans. C’est bon et assé savoureuse et riche, mais pour la dixième annoversaire de la version bleue, bouf!
hopscotch (10601) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle… Hazy yellow ale with a huge, rocky, white head. Fantastic retention; ink-blot lacework. The aroma is biscuity and yeasty with lesser notes of pale malts and grains. Medium to full-bodied with restrained carbonation. Very sweet and a bit boozy with a touch of honey in both the flavor and finish.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Chuck for sharing this one! Golden color with a fluffy head and drippy lace. Biscuity aroma. Sweet malts up front with a dry spicy finish
dionysus (1485) - Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours golden in color with a lively white head. The aroma smells of biscuits, apples, and a slight grassy hop character. Flavor is well integrated and covered in apples, pears, caramel, and honey with a clove and cinnamon spiced finish. The overall mouthfeel is full and seems to be developing into a great brew.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 5, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml from Sam’s, Durham. Took me a while to grok that the Red and Blue were different brews (I’m simple). Nice lively golden pour, with a crisp crackling head that recalls Duvel majesty. Slightly sweet nose is a trace different than what I expected. Sugars and sweet malt tend to dominate the flavor, and there’s a slight imbalance - more dry and spicy flavors would benefit the beer, in my opinion. Enjoyable but not top shelf.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a transparent bright goldenrod with a thin-lacing froth of white head. Aroma of sweet biscuity pale malt with some floral character and honey notes along with light fruity yeasty esters. Starts with good fullness and sweet doughy malts showing a touch of honey, caramel and clove before a bready slightly warming finish. Pretty well-balanced and complex, but could hide its alcohol better.
daniele (8009) - ITALY - MAY 3, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
oro schiuma abbondante peristente note leggeremnte speziate maltate etiliche in bocca discreto malto un poco speziata buon corpo ma non emozionante
Rciesla (5500) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2009 Bottle. Pours a golden orange body with a white fluffy head. Loaded to the brim with carbonation and yet none is lost in the body of the beer. Fruity aroma of apples and dark fruits. Etoh latent fruit with some light spices. Chewy mouth feel more like plum and candy sweet but somewhat subdued by the high carbonation. A light almost cinnamon character but i feel this is again the tremendous level of carbonation. A delicious belgian ale.