fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Aroma of really nice sweet citrus and tropical fruit tones. Spiciness comes out more and more upon warming. Flavor ctirus with spices and sort of weird grains. Dry, bitter finish. Pretty good.
tomthompson89 (1862) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 16, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 12/20
VERY HAZY YELLOW, NOSE IS SPICY, AND CITRUS WITH SOME BREADY NOTES flavor is wheat, citrus and sweet flavors, as beer warms it getts too sweet basicaly cloying and couldn’t finish.
LinusStick (2738) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice and drinkable Belgian strong. This one is heavy on the spices and hides the alcohol perfectly. Congrats for pulling this off...most don’t. Aroma was yeasty and fruity. Pour was a medium orange with a huge bubbly 4 finger head. Taste was very peppery and spicy. Yeast and spices dominate with a nice mouth drying sweet aftertaste. Well done.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml Bottle (Batch E! 005): Aroma of grass, herbs, yeast, light fruits(peace & apricot), biscuity malts and light spices. Poured yellow/gold/light orange with a hint of peach in color and a large off-white head that shrank but lasted. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Small lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet, but overall is quite tame. Tastes of yeast, grass, herbs, white pepper, hops, and a bit of citrus. Medium body. Thinish, gritty texture. Lively carbonation. Finish is very lightly sweet and very dry.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light lemon aroma and moderate grainy yeast. Hazy golden color with a large white head. Very sweet taste throughout.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Batch #1, rel. 4/07, Bottle #1374, failed to note who to thanks) Medium off-white head atop cloudy apple cider body. Aroma is medium sweet, wheat, some lemon. Taste is medium sweet, wheat, lemon, floral, light clove. Smooth medium body, some creaminess.
thornecb (4104) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold into a Tumbler. Bright white micro head with excellent retention. Saaz aromas. Crisp and full with biscuit and a lasting hop finish.
FlacoAlto (3737) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 11, 2009 Batch E! 005; Sampled July 2008
A regular pour produces two-fingers of frothy, off-white colored head. The beer is a hazed, pale honey color that shows an orange tinged, gold color when held up to the light. The aroma has quite a lot of fermentation character to it; lightly musty, an earthy spice note, light notes of distinct candied orange zest, a spicy ginger & pepper, some fruity esters of pear, plum and aromatic apple as well as a lightly herbal flower nectar note. The grain aromatics come through pretty well to with notes of grassy wheat, honey like malt and saltine cracker aromatics. This is quite aromatic and I like how the honey like sweetness offsets the spicy note.
Quite spicy tasting up front with a peppery bite that is coupled with earthy, musty phenolics and some ginger notes that are accentuated by a honey-like malt sweetness that just barely kisses the palate. Quite grain like with notes of wheat and pale malt; cracker notes, a touch of dough-like breadiness, and some biscuit flavors are each noticeable. Somehow the malt has a slight candied note to it, without really being sweet; sort of caramel like, though very much in the background, I wonder if this is a touch of oxidation that is bringing this out. The finish has a certain bite to it that is a combination of a hop bitterness, a sort of herbal note, some spicy higher alcohols and a spicy floral type thing. Pretty quaffable, though it is not light bodied, instead there is a light-medium fullness to his that just sticks to the palate.
There is not much in the way of distinctly Brettanomyces derived flavors here, though they could be influencing the musty, earthy aspects of this beer (though this could just as likely be from a characterful Saccharomyces strain). This is a tasty beer though that is a pleasure to drink. The aroma comes off a bit more intriguingly than the taste, but only just.
OFlan (14) - USA - JUL 15, 2008
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Big fluffy wheat head, pure white. Gorgeous golden color that’s only slightly hazy.
Aroma: Floral hops, belgian yeastiness.. standard tripellish aroma: Fruity, hint of sour apple.
Flavor: Initial bitter tang. Followed by what seems a mix of a good, belgian golden ale and a wheat ael that’s almost approaching a steam ale in some of it’s hop/malt mixture subleties. And a bit like apfelwein. Very clean, palatable, dry as hell but let’s loose a solid flavor on the tongue. Very mellow for so much flavor. This is a great drinking beer.
Mouthfeel: fully carbed, and "bone dry" as mentioned.
Overall: Excellent wheat beer. An american wheat mixed with a belgian golden/tripel. Very pleasant combination for sure.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
April 2007 bottle #676. Poured hazy medium golden with a short cap of white head.. some lacing followed it down. The aroma picked up sweeter oranges, floral notes, and a bit of cat pee over peppery yeast and caramel-ish maltage.. warmth brought out lighter fruits and more oranges. The flavor had a sweet pale malt and dried toffee base supporting white pepper, cloves, and orange zest.. floral notes and more spicage on the edges with a warm finish.. wheaty tartness back there too. Medium-bodied and dry on the palate with a grainy back-end that was a bit rough.. if this lost some viscocity it would’ve been refreshing. Decent still.