hopdog (11560) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured an amber color with a smaller sized head. Yeast, citrus, earthy, with some spice.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, thanks to FlandersNed. Shared with some local guys. Hazy orange amber, slight brown red color. Couple bits of lace, little bubbly white head. Kind of an apricoty, fruity nose... The flavor has a definite tartness that is not hinted at all by the smell. Definitely tart, but not in an awful way. Smooth, softer, lighter carbonation. Lightly dry finish. Medium to bigger body. Solid belgian ale, despite the tart taste. Tastes old, but I think it’s aged pretty gracefully, despite the ABV. Tastes bigger than the listed ABV, too, a much bigger body... Better than expected, I have to say.
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz. bottle shared by DrSilverworm. Thanks again, Chris! Pours a cloudy orange-gold with a small white head. Aroma of cardboard, sugar, leather, and celery. Flavor of cardboard, brown sugar, leather, veggies, and some subtle, tart fruits. Weird, but not horrible. Dry, earthy, spicy, and just a little tart, this has moderate, soft carbonation and a light to medium body. Everything about it seemed very old, I’d guess at least 5 years.
Sammy (11176) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 30, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
As a sour ale, this one was very decent. Pale colour, minimal head. A little funk aroma. A bit less than average mouthfeel. Decent drinkability for a somewhat sour summery beer.
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - SEP 19, 2010
1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I guess I really disliked this one. From my notes I pretty much just wrote "sulfur, poop, sewage, sileage, JUST NO" Drain pour.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAY 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear amber body with a medium sized white head. Floral/perfumy hops in the nose along with honey, doughy malts, light pepper and golden fruits. The taste is lightly sweet, lightly bitter with pepper, perfume, honey, apricot and herbs. Medium body is soft with light carbonation. Nice session.
JoeMcPhee (9267) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to notalush for sharing this hilariously named brew. Pale cloudy amber pour. The nose is lightly sweet. There is a bit of light woody character on the top. Oaky with a kiss of light lactic acid as well. Some pear, melon and pineapple fruitiness and sweetness. As it starts to warm up it gets fairly sweet but there is also a touch of mint that I find quite appealing. Softly herbal with a touch of apple and pear. There is a fairly pronounced, lingering tartness on the back as well as a soft dustiness. It starts out quite strange but it morphs into something that is pretty nice.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2010
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle shared by badbeer. Thanks. Poured a clear medium orange color with a white head. Odd aroma and not particularly enticing with notes of dusty barnyard and sulfur. Light bodied and dryish with moderate bitterness. I tasted some mango accompanied by pale malt, cooked vegetables, and a hint of sulfur.
CanIHave4Beers (3999) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - FEB 16, 2010
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Courtesy of Badbeer. The aroma on this is vile, tons of sulfur and henceforth fart dominate the aroma, some of the horse blanket funk shows though which is all right but then we get some bad tomatoes as well. I like funky but this has gone astray. The flavor is much better than the aroma funky and mildly tart with some fruity hoppiness, then a mild vegetal flavor. Palate is a bit watery but nothing too frightening.
notalush (5728) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to FlandersNed for this - shared with JoeMcPhee - mildly phenolic nose, with some light horseblanket and earthy tartness - quite tart up front, with a decent amount oaky, almost tannic character - mild acidity - kind of flabby, one-dimensional, lacking complexity - a touch of acetic character on the end, with some peach and other light fruits - decent, but I don’t think they got what they were going for.