fata2683 (2175) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler thanks to Hophead22! Pours hazy light gold with a medium white head. Aroma is very interesting, part weissen yeast, banana, clove, part spicy Belgian yeast with white pepper and a hint of the cider. Flavor is rich pale malts, sweet light candied sugar, banana and clove. Ends with a lingering cider and clove. Mouth is moderate in carbonation, with a mild dryness in the finish. Very nice beer, I could drink this all day.
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Blue Palms. Pours with a clearish golden body and a small white head. Aroma is sour green apple, caramel, belgian esters and clove. Taste is sweet, spicy belgian yeast, bitter, cider, lavender, caramel. Lively bubbles. Interesting.
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at la jolla brewhouse. Clear gold with a white head. Banana, clove, yeast, and bread dough aroma. Flavor is sweet and malty. Oily texture. Tons of banana, clove and gum. Nice.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange with a fluffy white head and lots of carbonation... Aroma is sweet Belgian yeast..Flavor is Belgian yeast up front with some slight apple characteristic...Great carbonation. The 8.4% alcohol is hidden way too well. This beer will be the cause of a lot of unplanned pregnancies in the Redlands area.. Great stuff!
Em (102) - USA - JUL 3, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Had on tap at the brewery. A very good beer. I can taste a lot of the apples and cinnamon with also a caramel taste to it. I could drink this beer every day; it is that good to me.
GT2 (9411) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewery. I would have put this in as a cider but who knows. THe deScription was that it was a fresh pressed cider with Oak Glen [apples?] that was fermented with candi sugar and Belgian yeast. The end product is very odd- like a German hefeweizen and cider mixed together.
It poured a full translucent glowing yellow with a thin white head that did not leave very much lace. Nose was literally smoked ham, honey baked ham, some smoked malt character, small amount of Belgian yeast and hefeweizen spices poking through the ham. Taste was pretty much all hefeweizen with a cider tartness and sugary sweetness. Really weird.
JoeTheYounger (1178) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - JUN 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow with fast dissipating white head. Aroma was strong Belgian yeast, bread, and apple peels. Taste was Belgian yeast, spices, sweet fruit. Medium smooth pallet. Overall pretty good.
Getbetter (1019) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 29, 2010 From off a Tap at the Hanger 24 2nd Anniversary , The most intense taste would be the Apple Cider .Sticky texture, light to medium body.Yellow to gold in color." Apple Caramel Beer"
Updated July 29th from a growler ,this beer taste way better to me now