Braudog (6342) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz’er. Nothing like killin’ a Thursday afternoon with a big ol’ beer like this. Bronze and active, this tops out with a nice creamy top. The aroma is somewhat restrained, with just a hint of farmhousey yeastiness and a little floral sweetness. But this drinks with a big chewy essence, thick with resin and Belgiany wild yeast kick. I’m not sure if I like the marriage of the two components, but I don’t care because I’m kickin’ back on a nice day off. (#3536, 5/14/2009)
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 22 oz partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Goldorak. Arôme: Odeur de pamplemousse avec une pointe de poire et d’houblons résineux. Apparance: La couleur est blonde orangée voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et d’épices avec une pointe d’alcool. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #2394)
WinoInTraining (109) - Longmont, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting beer. Deep Orange, opaque. Rich creamy head. Heavy lacing
Bright, rich, lots of weighty malty goodness. Finish, drops off, leaving a pleasing bitter edge, pithy. Reminds me of orange zest, with a bit of rind thrown in. Mouthcoating, but refreshing. Or better yet, Chanterelle mushrooms. Definately a food beer.
travita (4847) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The look is an orange color, cannot see through, and has a light white lacy head. Interesting. The smell is sweet, fruits, banana, alcohol, hops, and yeast. The taste is alcohol, yeast, fruits, and hops.
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - MAY 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma is citrus, pine, raisin, and yeast. Bitter taste with yeast, anise, lemon and raisin.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ The Trappist. Cloudy caramel orange with a big meringue-like off-white head, good retention. Tropical and citrus hops up front with a good dose of Belgian yeast, banana and candi sugar behind. There is a little bit of dank hops as well. Flavor is much the same with quite a bit more bitterness than I expected (not all aroma hops, apparently). Alcohol is also quite present, not really trying to hide its strength--not necessarily a bad thing. Thankfully, it isn’t too sweet, which is usually what happens with U.S. interpretations of Belgians. Bitterness peaked @ a 6 in the dry finish. Full body with light to mod prickly carbonation. Very very nice.
jimhilt (2555) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a two finger off-white head that fades quickly to a thin layer leaving a good lace. Cloudy amber color, ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Pear nose. Flavor is sweet and sour pear and grapefruit. Not bad but not a Belgian trippel. High ABV is hidden. $9.95 for a 22oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a white head. Interesting aroma...typical Belgian yeast aroma with citrus hops blended in. I was excited to try this beer, but for some reason it just didn’t do it for me. It had a weird bitter sour aftertaste that was somewhat tart. Awesome aroma, average flavor.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Daytona 500 tasting. Bomber. Sweet nose, fruity and caramel, spicy citrus. Some pine resin creeps in. Spicy-sweet fruit flavors, solid as hell. Another big win from GF!
Boutip (5910) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Poured a deep hazy orangey color ale with a large foamy head with great retention and good lacing. Aroma of dry citrusy hops. Taste is also dominated by dry citrusy hops with a lightly sweet malt body. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no sign of alcohol. Very well done with great balanced between hoppy notes and malt; some more fruity ester would have brought this to another level.