hopscotch (8465) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler… Hazy yellow ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The nose bestows apples, very light clove and whispers of caramel and banana. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and gentle carbonation. The flavor is balanced and moderately acidic. Reminiscent of the aroma, the flavor awards caramel, mild clove and banana. Low bitterness, but enough to counter the sweetness. Finishes kind of tart, kind of sweet and kind of dry. I kind of like it. Growler courtesy of DuffManSW!
daknole (8333) - 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.
BMan1113VR (7773) - 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.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, 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.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12/18/10. Shared by fata2683 - thanks, Keith! Aroma and flavor are of sweet banana, Belgian yeast, and mild fruitiness. Can’t say I got huge amounts of apple or apple pie, but definitely fruity and Belgian.
phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at a big tasting in the Holiday Inn in Schererville the night before Dark Lord Day- thanks to everybody for their generosity! Pours a cloudy yellow-gold with a small bone white head. Aroma of apples, caramel malts, brown sugar, and spices. Flavor was pretty similar, with apple tartness and acidity, caramel and sugary sweetness, mild spice, and bready, fruity yeast. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Sweet mouthfeel. Pretty interesting beer.
JohnnyJ (4046) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 21, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Stone 14th Anniversary. Hazy dark gold pour, frothy white head. Sweet bready malts, caramel, crisp apples, banana, belgian yeast, honey, and light spice. This is very nice, and aptly described.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - DEC 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
growler from fata 3/6/11.
vibrant pour.... golden with a big white head.
remarkably apple filled aroma!... along with yeast and its spiciness, a touch of fruity tartness, dust, cinnamon, banana notes, mustiness and floral perfume.
the flavor is the same only more like a apple filled donut!
the body has some heft and stickiness yet remains crisp and easy drinking. 7/4/7/4/16/3.8
SrSilligoose (3091) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grower from main man Tim. shared at DLD eve tasting. Sweet, candy covered apple. not overly sweat. some brown sugar apple crisp. a touch of bready, doughy malts. good dessert, holiday. thanks again tim!
JohnC (3000) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this on draft at the Blue Palms’ Second Anniversary Party. I was fearful that this would be an overly sweet or cloying beer. It had a very nice, slightly sweet flavor and I enjoyed it.