Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Pours a hazy golden colored body with an inch thick, dense and frothy, off-white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is lightly sweetened pale malts with a light grainy wheat, grass, a good amount of florals with a few citruses, and a lightly spiced Belgian yeast. Flavor is similar. A bit more lemon-zest up front with a slight herbal spicing and a lightly sweetened, somewhat bready pale malt backing with a few grainy wheats as well. Florals in the middle with some spicy Belgian yeast, earth, and a slight sour funk. Finishes dry and fairly spicy with a medium-light bitterness, but well balanced with a light malt sweetness and a decent amount of floral fruits. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and a moderate carbonation. Overall, a pretty solid, somewhat hopped up Belgian Ale with a nice balance between the spices, sweetness, and fruits. The slight sour funk from the yeast was also pleasant. Good beer.
patricks110 (1842) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really solid session brew with a beautiful Belgian accented flavor. Well hopped and a beautiful flavour overall. The pour is a bright golden orange with a thick foamy off white head with a few lacing splothces. The nose is floral and has a light citrus hop note with a subtle spice and Belgian ester quality. Very balanced and nicely hopped with a good Belgian flavor. Overall, really good solid brew.
cervewtf (52) - - OCT 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
botella. color dorado apagado con espuma densa blanca . aroma a levaduras ahumados y vino blanco espumoso. sabor ácido ahumado con final seco pero no lupulado
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl, new American brew Anno 2011, from Geers Oostakker, complex bitter brew, floral/bitter and slightly woody/fruity, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew, yet expensive!
sjohnny (402) - - OCT 20, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Funk n Sour Festival. Pale yellow. Pleasant hoppiness. Sweet aroma. Smooth and well balanced.
daniele (6003) - ITALY - OCT 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
oro buona schiuma persistente erbaceo speziato discreto corpo buona beva amaro discreto erbaceo un leggero citrico
Brigadier (3155) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle
When I found that these were being distributed to Indiana I grabbed one as soon as possible. Jester King has been on my radar from a while since bullzeye sent me a couple over the years. Hitting a good balance between price and quality I will have to pick up the others before they disappear from the shelves with the shift to winter.
Aroma / Appearance - The semi-transparent carbonated base has a fringe of white head. The polished golden hue shimmers with life. Straw, pencil shavings, lemon essence, and noble hops form a woody profile that hangs in the air.
Flavor / Palate - Dry straw, earth, and bitter hops hit around the same time before this begins to ebb. Melon transitions to a refreshingly gentle finish. Almost like a lower ABV oaky white wine it clings to the back of the throat. Just thinking about it makes my mouth water.
ekstedt (5674) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (75 cl) from bierkompass.de. Shady amber, medium white head. Fruity and peppery aroma, some earthy notes, grassy hops. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.
Plovmand (6702) - Helsinge, DENMARK - OCT 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with a bubbly white head. The aroma is grassy hops, yeast and pine. The flavour is very bretty and bitter hoppy. Grassy and bretty finish.
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Hermod (3634) - Vantaa, FINLAND - OCT 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle. Hazy orange, thick lasting white head. Looks great. Aroma has sourness in the background, perfumy, earthy notes, herbal notes. Flavor has citrus, sourness, wheat, yeast, hops. Dry citrusy finish. Quite hoppy, very dry. Refreshing. Another great beer from this great brewery.