sloshgator (420) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
He’Brew / Cathedral Square St. Lenny’s is a unique brew. Yeast and hop aroma coming from a copper translucent pour with a thin head. Taste has a Belgian yeast quality with a hop kick -- well-balanced with the rye showing through It is a little too boozy on the finish. Different, yes; in a good way, not really. St. Lenny’s is ok, but not the right mix of qualities.
Sregnar35 (971) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - AUG 1, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the WOB. pours light orange with a small lace ring. Aroma is full of hops. Flavor is tangy citrus and pine.
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Beerman6686 (4302) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
This one poured a light orange with a white head. Aroma was of candy sugar, booze and spice. Flavor was sweet malt, yeast and lots of booze
artmcd8 (1582) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap st pgh beer Fest. Pours a dark golden color with a white head. Aromas of banana and alcohol. Taste is alcohol heat and sweetness.
boxofrane (2097) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Wegmans KOP. Pours clear amber with a small khaki colored head that dissipates quickly to a few small bubbles on the top of the glass. There is decent carbination bubbles in the glass. The aroma has apple skin, candied sugar, dark fruit, and a lot of citrus hop notes. The taste has a lot more Belgian notes than expected. There is a big boozy dark fruit.. raisiny prune.. on top of a big spicy hoppiness. This is a Belgian IPA but boy does it seem a bit high on the booze scale for 10%. Not bad, not great, but I enjoyed. I wouldn’t buy a case though.
zvsn (567) - ISRAEL - JUL 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample at He’Brew tasting at Beer&Beyond shop. Clear amber with a nice head. Aroma - dried fruits (prunes, raisins) , yeast, caramel and spices. Sweet, fruity and caramel, not refined bitterness, a bit stale flavors. Medium-bodied, strong carbonation, oily palate.
keanex (1435) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Hazy dark amber body with a dense light tan head.
Aroma: Yeasty with anise and clove and a chalky presence, a touch of grapefruit as well. Dull and not appealing though not very offensive.
Taste: Mildly malty with a spicy, floral and grapefruit hop bitterness that’s a mildly bitter. Big anise on the finish. Nope.
Palate: Full-bodied and moderately carbonated.
Overall: Whatever yeast these guys and other brewers use to get anise flavors I would love to know so I can avoid it when homebrewing. This is undrinkable to me.
rayaron (119) - ISRAEL - JUL 14, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle sample at He’Brew Brewery tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. A bit hazy orange with low off-white head. Sweet floral aroma, syrup. Too sweet syrup flavor. Medium alcoholic. Medium body. Sweet-bitter aftertaste. sticky. Not so pleasant.
DSG (5750) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 12, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a He’Brew tasting at the Beer & Beyond shop. Clear amber with a nice off white head, slightly creamy. Aroma of malt, caramel, cookies, fruits and stale hops. Sweet malty flavor, very caramelly, with fruitiness, somewhat stale hops and a big bitterness. Medium-bodied, a bit oily.
BrettTaylor (474) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JUL 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from bottle into shaker. Pours a beautiful rich copper with 1.5 finger creamy off-white head. Aroma - lots of spiciness, some from the belgian yeast, some from the rye. There are also some resin and citrus notes present from hops. Taste - initially a touch sweet, then a burst of rye spiciness, quickly followed by a hit of resiny hop. Start of finish is a little sweetness, then some dark malt bitterness, then a long spicy rye finish. There are yeast notes throughout that seem to complement the entire taste profile as you swallow each gulp.