DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to mesandsim over at the hoose. Alround rating: Very peppery, floural and spicey, very yeast and alc is clearly present, its not really working for me, the hops make it actually harder to drink.
TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Tyler’s in Durham. Nice hoppy belgian with a balanced hop profile. Very dry overall, without much sweetness. Good stuff.
smith4498 (3009) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy golden color with white head. Bready aroma with lots of floral hops. Flavor is mostly bitter hops with almost no sweetness. Medium body with lively carbonation and a crisp, dry finish. A good beer, but I prefer their sweeter, more yeasty brews.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 13, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Sam’s at a solid $6.99. Muddy bright golden pour with thick white head. Lovely to behold. Hops, citrus, and yeast on the nose. Great body and similar tastes as smells with an added spiciness and crisp bitter hop finish. Very good.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2009
Date: September 19, 2008
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: opaque dark yellow, lasting dense creamy off white head, thick patterned lace
Aroma: sweet bready aroma with lots of spicyness and floral hops
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of balancing bitterness, spicyness adds character to the bitterness, hop flavor is well blended with the spicy phenolics, nice lasting bitter finish with a peppery edge
Date: January 08, 2009
Source: Ale Atlanta
maybe a bit hoppier in the bottle, otherwise unchanged,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 13/20
Papsoe (25088) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Pours a very hazy golden with floating impurities and a tall, frothy shaving foam-style lacing head. Aroma of yeast and fruit - very Belgian - and add to that quite some hoppiness. Quite full-bodied with sweetish malt and fruit and a fairly dry and bitter hop finish. 050908
Oakes (12361) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beige-light tan colour. Big head. Lots of cloudiness. Fresh herbal continental hops and dusty Belgian yeast. Dry, fairly bitter flavour. Lots of herbal hoppiness and thick bready pale malts. There are a lot of beers like this, but it is a very solid concept and this one is executed well.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lots of herbal hops with the yeastiness relegated to the background. Dry, lightly bitter hops on the finish. Not a bad heavily hopped Belgian.
BOLTZ7555 (2780) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Foam, foam, and more foam...practically needed to climb into the glass to drink the beer. 15" (okay, exaggerating a bit) ivory head with a murky lemon body. Citrus, spice, and dirty skunk find the nose. Flavor is mostly bitter hops but has a yeasty quality as well. Kind of like me as a kid...never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up.
Beaver (1285) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2008
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a HUGE rocky white head that retains well.
The aroma is sweet bready malts and some floral pilsner style hops (saaz).
The flavor is sweet bready malts with a decent amount of bitterness in the hops. There are some metallic skunky off-notes. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with lots of sharp carbonation.
Overall, tastes like an imperial pilsner. It’s not well balanced, fiarly flawed, and doesn’t really appeal to me.