bvc (1152) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pour a lightly hazed orangey caramel with very small ring of a head. Orange malty sweetness with a hint of candi sugar and a hint of minty booze. Sweet candi sugar, cake batter and pineapple in the flavor. Lacking yeast character.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is full of candi sugars, belgian yeast, oranges, apricots, and menthol. Pours orange amber thin sheets of lace and a little foam on top. Flavors of menthol, alcohol, light colored raisins, sugars. Carbonation moderate. Finish hot and mentholly. Not my favorite.
markwise (4467) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at FBG Fest 2011. Pours a hazy yellow with a white head. Nose is the essence of Belgium- yeast, banana, light tropical fruit, malt, some grassy hops, and hints of berries. Flavor is similar with lots of fruit and fruity esters to go around. Enjoyable and very Belgian- plus well-hidden alcohol; medium-bodied, a bit syrupy, and a sipper/
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color with a small white head. Nose is apricots, plums, melon, banana, bubble gum. Palate is spicy and bitey, with a nice sweetness and a peppery finish. Flavor is peaches and apricots, sweet sugar notes, some pepper and clove. Quite complex and fun.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice caramel apple aroma, flavor is a bit odd, though. Distinct green apple skin notes. Still, not bad.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - FEB 7, 2011
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown pour with an off white Aroma is sweet orange, medium malt, candied fruit, spice, yeast. Taste is sweet orange, candied fruit ,spicy hops,
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: deep amber and blood orange. Pithy and slightly pink hued head fades into a thin film with thick edges. Swirls thick but no lace.
Nose: yeasty, doughy, spicy. Mandarin orange zest and skin rich with oils. Mango, kiwi, coconut shavings; juicy and intense. Apples and pears mingle with cinnamon in the back. Candied sugar with an essence of paprika and cumin.
Palate: smooth, mouth coating, full, and clings to top of tongue. Big spice in the middle, top, and back of throat; permeates and lingers long. Candied sugars with paprika and cumin. Apple skins are tannic, bitter, and juicy at same time; essence of the fruit freshly picked from an orchard. Mango and mandarin honey. Lips are sticky with spiced apples and mango. Tickle of heat in the back; glowing.
Final Thoughts: while the Holy Mackerel Golden Ale will always have a special place in my heart and in my life, I have to give Panic Attack props. It’s now my favorite beer from Gordash Brewing.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 5, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Sam’s in Durham. Pours dark orange with thin beige head. Nose of candied sugar, Belgian funko yeast, wheat, and candied orange/orange zest. Super sweet smelling... and super sweet tasting. I can’t really do this kind of American quad.
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Ah Gordash, what have you got here? Pours copper – amber with gold hues and thin white head. The aroma is fruity and off kilter a bit, in a good way. I get prunes, cranberries, cherries and pineapple mixing with subtle and soft yeasty spices. The taste is starts with smooth prunes brightened up with raisins and near tart cranberries creating a pleasing sensation that is a bit palate cleansing as well as snappy and crisp. OK, I’m really diggin’ this. It picks up more raisins, brown sugar and yeasty spices toward the finish. Wow! Well done.
Butters (3746) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not as good as their other brews. Clear dull golden pour. sweet and alcohol and some cinnamin spice quality. Not bad, but unique. I’d like to try this aged...