JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from LilBeerDoctor - thanks, Margaret! Nice hazy orange pour with an invitingly frothy head. Definitely is yeasty in the mode of a Belgian wheat, with lots of funk and bready aromas. Mouthfeel is slightly thin, a bit blandly chewy. There’s not much of a tart quality in the taste alas, with some malt grain and fairly nondescript spice. Almost like a biere de garde slightly past its prime, but not bad.
PilsnerPeter (3030) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAR 2, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Barcade’s Upstate Beer Night: I’m not sure if I liked this so much because it’s actually that good, or it was just far superior to the other crap I had been drinking that evening. Pours a nice hazy light golden with a strong dense white head that retains well. Bretty aroma- nice citrus zest (Saaz hops), peppery earthiness, fresh wheaty note and some underlying dried bread crust. Nice and crisp on the palate. fresh peppery flavors with a clean wheat malt crispness- slightly citric with a soft lemon character- brett-like dryness and a white pepper/Saaz spiciness into the finish. I really enjoyed the pour I had.
jeckenroth (121) - Reading, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 7, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice hazy gold. Long lasting peaked white head. Not a ton of lacing, but it did stick a bit.
Strong fruit (pear and some apple) with tones of alcohol and some spice, but nothing that I could put my finger on.
Tight but short lived carbonation and a somewhat watery mouth-feel.
Citrusy taste starts and finishes this beer. There was a fruit salad in the middle with lots of banana, peaches and even a touch of bubble gum.
Good, not great. Lots of others from this brewer are somewhat better.
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 16, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours cloudy gold with one inch head of white fluff. A slow retreat revealed some stringy lacework and a solid skim coat throughout the glass.
Aromatics lead off with ripe fruit, light bubblegum and cloves, yeast-dusted dough, and a hint of lemon.
A blend of peaches, bannana, mangoe, apricot, and yeasty esters.
Some faint pineapple skins and sugared orange segments round out the nose.
On the light side of medium bodied and creamy. A very rounded, soft mouthfeel indeed.
Tropical fruit, light malt, and clovey overtones start the palate. Peach fuzz, pineapple skins, and dried apricots mingle with twist of lemon zest, fresh cut hay, and peppery spice.
Finishes with soft fruit overtones, light malt, and yeasty goodness.
Very much Belgian in character, with light notes of Brett starting to come forward.
With cellaring the brett should step forward, but the fresh and fruity character will fade.
This one is damn tasty and way under the radar peeps!
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from nyc. Pours a cloudy white gold body with a dry spiced nose. Over ripe fruit with a light citrus, banana flavor. Finishes dry like brett. Decent.
KimJohansen (10396) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - DEC 24, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow with medium white head. Sweet yeasty artificial with ripe fruits. Sweet yeasty flavour with overripe fruits, yeast and toasted malt.
zach8270 (3882) - Henrietta, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[bottle - 750 ml] Golden color with a fizzy and lasting white head. Aroma has lots of yeast and spice mixed with some citrus, pear, wheat, and some alcohol. Flavor is yeasty and spicy at the beginning with a light and grainy middle followed by a finish of yeast, citrus, and wheat with a decent alcohol burn. Watery, but decent.
radiomgb (2517) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 22, 2009 Bottled in April 2007, Bottle #1884
Golden yellow in colour with a long lasting mid-sized white coloued head, good lacing. The aroma is of light alcohol, pears, yeast, spice with the ever present grassy hops. The flavour is hoppy at first with some noticeable alcohol, peppery spice. Alcoholic mouthfeel, medium/light body, moderate carbonation. Finishes long, hot and hoppy.
The was a spicy beer for sure. It was rather high in alcohol and it makes no attempt to hide. Nice and hoppy but lacking in body as it was a bit thin.
750ml bottle from the Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York.
Opened on May 25, 2008.
Bottled in April 2007, Bottle #1884.
halfonit (1235) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 21, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I can tell that this was made with pride and that it is of good quality but it’s not my flavor. Has a citrus aroma and flavor. If you like white ales then this will be a good one to try.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opened by WeeHeavy. Thanks Jon! Light amber color. Leans sweet. Easy to drink. Slightly malty. Lightly cloudy. Very good.