Headbanger (2861) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 11/0/12 (Binny’s Naperville) -42° in Snifter-Pours a clear light amber with a small white head. Aroma of hops, funk, spices, and malt. Taste of the same with a bit more spices on the back end along with some more hops. This full bodied brew is something very different but I have to say I am a fan.
Dogbrick (7107) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brew pours a clear dark copper color with a medium off-white head that dissipates steadily to an outer ring. Sparse lacing on the glass. Aroma of sweet fruit, yeast and hops. Full-bodied with a syrupy mouthfeel and flavors of ripe fruit, yeast and earthy hops. The finish is sweet with a borderline cloying fruity yeast aftertaste. Decent overall.
DalzAle (1899) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to bittermestupid! Clear medium brown pour some soapy carbonation and an aroma of sweet dark fruits. Flavor is also sweet and malty sugar, a hint of hops and syrupy pears. Not a bad beer, but just not much to write home about (too sweet, not much complexity.)
ddemmingjr (655) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: pours clear, rose amber, reasonable tan head that recedes to a thin dense ring. Nose is pungent perfume, cotton candy and Southern Comfort? More SOCO, brandied cherries, esters, some spicy hops once on the palate. Heavier bodied, almost whiskey like. This feels like a Belgian strong with some twists. Want to dig it more but just don't.
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BelgianBeerGal (2964) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - OCT 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Belmont bottle. This is definitely a bold beer. The Belgian Strong ale style is correct because it really isn’t a saison and it really isn’t an IPA. You certainly get some sweet Belgian influence and a big hop bite. Good but not one of my favorites.
jsquire (3308) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber color out of the bottle with a thin off white head. Spicey bublegum and hop resin nose with lots of alcohol. Sweet belgian candi sugar with clove, banana, and candied grapefruit rind flavors. Sticky sweet on my lips. Lots of alcohol. The big sticky hops dominates the saison, but for a hop head this is pretty good.
crossovert (6114) - Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2012
1.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
IPA my ass, in fact this just tastes like liquid diabeties. Underneath the giant wave of pure sugar there is some nice flavor but it is almost entirely muted.
GandGKevin (912) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 14, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Two of my favorite brewers in one beer. Awesome! Pours reddish with a small white head. Perfume and citrus aromas. This is delicious! Sweet malt balanced by generous hops additions. Hides the ABV well. Overall Awesome!
swoopjones (5248) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks Rudy, orange pour, sweet nose, candied orange peel, 120 min like syrupy hop sweetness with some floral and fruity saison notes. Taste was sweet sweet malts, fruity saison notes, boozy & quite bitter. wears the 11% badge proudly. good & interesting but too sweet for me
Tmoney99 (9969) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark amber color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy complex earthy hop, spice and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy soft fruit bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a solid beer.