esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Great Dane downtown. Pale straw yellow with a thin white head. Aroma of apricots, caramel, yeast and fruit. Taste is a bit muted on the apricots with yeast, sweet malt, candi sugar and a spicy yeasty finish.
nuplastikk (4269) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
6 dollar tulip at Great Dane. Unfiltered burgundy brown. Thin, creamy off-white head. Sweet boozy apricot aroma. Boozy, I’d guess 8.5%..but hard to tell. It has that brutal, dominating Belgian yeast strain that GD employs. Big and rich, rather enjoyable offering. Fruit flavor adds a nice depth.
Skyview (5150) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draught during Great Taste of Midwest 2009 in Madison, Wisconsin. Pours a semi-hazy golden straw colored brew with a thin white head that slowly dissipates. Aroma of tropical fruit, apricots some golden grain malt and Belgian yeast. Taste is light to medium bodied, slightly sweet with a apricot fruity flavor with golden grain malt. Finish is semi-dry with a tart apricot and coriander aftertaste.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a cloudy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of apricot, earth, and caramel. Flavor of apricot, yeast, citrus, caramel, and grass with a moderately bitter finish.
Ughsmash (7087) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 25, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the downtown Dane. Poured clear peachy-amber with a short-lived cap of off-white head. The aroma picked up soft caramel and fruity notes (didn’t necessarily get apricot) with subtle spicy accents.. quite sweet. The flavor was sweet again with honey, redder fruits, and caramel at the core.. some apricot around, but not a whole lot.. light grassy bitterness accented. Lighter-bodied with a touch of dry fruity yeast leaving the short final impression on the palate.. OK feel, and it was definitely drinkable.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - AUG 24, 2009
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at the downtown location. Poured a hazy yellow/light orange color. the head was thin and white. Smelled somewhat of apricot. Fruity in general. Maybe some orange and spices. Light bodied and tart on the tongue. I tasted some unripe apricot. There also seemed to be some coriander or other spice flavors with a pleasant fresh cereal grain flavor in the finish. Wit beer made with apricot?
tennisjoel (1161) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - AUG 20, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at downtown location during GTMW 2009 weekend. Easy drinking beer with a good apricot backing. Some belgian sugar as well. Nothing overly interesting yet a nice session style. I was satisfied with this.
tmoreau (2288) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
After everything else we had in house, sampled at Madison Doty as a little aperitif before leaving for dinner reservations. Poured a hazy, orangy straw color with some white foam that reduced very quickly to a ring, and left some clingy streaks and spots of lacing. The aroma gave off a hint of sausagy yeast but the flavor followed up with bright, tart apricot notes that surprised me considering the light appearance. Did the job.
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at downtown location
A novel beer that was on tap in the basement cellar, I ordered this to keep the palate fresh before heading out to some of the pre-GTMW parties. It was decent but a bit strange. As usual the Great Dane’s oddball releases are hit or miss; this one is somewhere in the middle.
Aroma / Appearance - Golden yellow and cloudy it has a weird glow. Yeast, apricots, lemons, and fruit make it bright. I think the base is supposed to be a Belgian table style.
Flavor / Palate - Apricot and other light fruits make it easy to drink. Sweet and moist as it travels across the tongue and throat this was mostly average. On the other hand they tried something different and for that they deserve some credit.