Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyed from a 16.9oz bottle in a whiskey snifter. The beer pours the characteristic deep yellow to medium amber, with a slightly smaller-than-average white head. Some sour notes come through in the nose, as do some cidery notes. Finally, some malt-like character comes through, which is curious, since there wasn’t any malt used. The palate is full in terms of both complexity and mouthfeel. Again, there is a rather prevalent note of acidity, which I found to compliment the other tenets of the style, namely esters and some sweetness. A slight spice from the hops evidences itself in the mid-palate to finish. Overall, an interesting concoction, and a pleasing "beer."
daknole (8006) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2009
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Clar yellow/gold with a big bubbled head. Arom ais nasty. Old apple cider and overripe lemons. Flavor is even worse. Why so much apple flavor. Too much carbonation. BLEH.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - SEP 29, 2009
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours an ugly cloudy light brown with a tiny layer of foam. Aroma is mostly spoiled fruit that has begun to ferment by itself - not pleasant in this case. Alot of ultra-cheap fortified ghetto wine aromas, if you know what I’m talking about. Flavor is an odd mix of fruit, cheap white wine, cheap malt liquor; the 8.5% tastes and feels more like 13. Mouthfeel is light, malt liquor finish. I guess I’ve been taking for granted the fact that I’m not allergic to anything that the makers of this have omitted for this brand. Overall, poor.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Clear yellow orange, off white foam. Aroma is spicy, alcoholic, lemony. Taste is more spicy, apparent alcohol, some light maltiness, lemony. Not terrible, just weird.
BillKismet (3165) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bronze with a mucous viscosity layer on top. Extremely fruity and floral/ethyl alcohol aroma that is almost too much. Exceptionally estery, champaign-like ebullience. Apple is the most easily identifiable flavor. Lacks the yeastiness generally characteristic of a trippel. Pretty much a sparkling champaign.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2009
1 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours the color of a white white, like chardonay or something. Originally has a 1 inch white head but that vanishes presto! It ooks like white grapejuice and tastes the same. Wine nose, aplle and grape fruit aroma and taste. Are they sure this is beer? It’s even dry. And at 9.8% on par with wine. Very tart, I guess they substituted the barely for grapes?
hair-old (176) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2009
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Rated higher because of the hash they smoked from Holland to brew this
Buy a jug of apple cider and add some vodka.
Avoid at all costs.....................
jujubeast6000 (854) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Reviewed 6/11/2009 (Bottle):
Pours a clear very light golden colored body. Small pure white colored head. Almost looks like apple juice. Very sweet aroma. Sour apples, and grain. Sugar aroma. Grainy taste, some pear. Light taste, hides the alcohol pretty good. Similar to lambic, and also to a Belgian triple.
VertBaconStrips (1951) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 23, 2009
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
I don’t know what I rated the others and I won’t look but this one reminds me of a crummy mead. But, once again, for a Gluten free brew, this is drinkable, sort of.
Pours out a large rocky white head that has some notable retention and leaves thin spotty lacing. The beer itself is a weak orange gold with some fine unfiltered floaties. Even a light swirl refreshes the cap. The initial sharp sourness peters off after a bit leaving the smells of the oddness of the ingredients. It’s kind of fruity / honey too but the actual smells here are just a big mystery to me, sorry. The initial taste is very sharp and sour with some honey. This gives way to immediate alcohol and some prominent odd spice which all gives way to a soft, warm semi-bread. It is interesting in how the flavour actually changes three times per sip. The mouth feel is quite sharp with heavy carbonation. Finishes bready.
ketchepillar (1022) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUN 16, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to someone at the IBU. Tasted kinda cidery, kinda funky. Somewhat tripel-ish.