hoppyhead12 (12) - Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from bottle. Cloudy golden color, with thin white head, little lacing. Smells of rich floral notes. Perfect balance of malty and hoppy, sharp kick of orange and citrus. Nutty-almond after taste. Great beer.
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A sweet floral nose with hints of yeast, spice, and a tartness. A cloudy orangish amber pour with frothy, mostly lasting, off-white head and medium lacing. There is initial hay/straw taste followed by a slight sweetness and a hint of spice and alcohol in the finish. There also seemed to be a pleasing citrus note in the mix. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Dry and quick. To me, overall, not a typical Belgion Strong Ale, but I liked it all the same. It had a Saison quality that I think would complement many different dishes.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Served in a Jester King goblet. Too much body and alcohol. Isn’t all that yeast forward either. Strange character coming from the use of Noble hops; seems like they used way too many and they didn’t last long. Not impressed with the concept or execution.
thomat (1845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ BBf 2012. Hazy orange with a small white head. Sour with fruity notes. Malt, fruit,hops and bitterness. Medium to full body with a bitter sweet after taste.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by Dan (danielnovak3) before the Cubs vs. Sox game. Served in a Bell’s tulip.
A: Quite the gusher. We lost about 30% of the beer in a little under a second. Once we got it to calm down it was poured very carefully. The pour yielded a body with a cloudy orange color with golden yellow highlights. A large pure white head formed on the pour and receded slowly leaving behind some splotchy lace.
S: Big fruity esters, spiced yeast and tart citric acid all make up the nose. There is a nice wheaty malt base, but the yeast and tart smells really dominate.
T: The taste is much like the nose, but is more balanced out by the malt base. The yeast is a little spicier with some light pepper corn as well. There is a creamy berry sweetness in the there as well with some fruity alcohol and a tart finish.
M: Medium bodied with a creamy middle and a drying finish. Semi tart finish.
O: A little too big for my liking. I like my saisons a little less chewy, but it was solid all around. I would definitely lay this guy (or girl) down for a little while.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-28-2012
EHouse (170) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours almost clear rusty copper with a ton of carbonation and a big head that dissipates after a few. Spicy, fruity aroma with hints of clove, black pepper, kiwi, and fennel. Spritzy medium body is very peppery with a nice malty backbone and hints of cherry and prune. Finish is spicy and dry.
sjohnny (334) - - OCT 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruity apricot aroma. Cloudy orangish gold with thick white head that lasts a little too long and leaves tons of lacing. Bready and fruity. Nice alcohol presence. Hints of Chardonnay. A little bit of bite with a sour/bitter finish.
MotherBrother (642) - Aalborg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ BBF 12.
Pour slightly hazy chestnut-brown, with a small white head.
Aroma of malts, caramel, slight acidic cherries, lemon-peel. Taste has some fruity sweetness, and some slight bitterness. (Faint hints of acid?)
Average body, with a fizzy carb.
Christian (10757) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Boreft Beer Festival 2012. Cloudy amber with a small white head. Mild fruity aroma with a herbal touch. Dry and malty flavour with some peach and citrus and a herbal hoppy finish
Vaiz (3108) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted at the 4th BBF @ De Molen. Light copper pour. Creamy spicy fruity aroma. Bit bitter flavor, sweet malts and spicy. Somewhat full body, nice balance.