BeerandBlues2 (12056) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 5, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark yellow with a large, rocky, white head, mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grain, hay, straw), average hops (flowers, perfume), heavy yeast (horse blanket, barnyard, earth) with notes of apple and grapes. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, and a chalky finish. Average duration, light sweetness, acidity, and bitterness.
esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle. Clear orange beer with some yeast flakes and soapy and vanishing head. The aroma is sweet and malty. Tofft and some alcohol. Nice grassy and slightly herbal hops. The flavor is very sweet, fruity (fresh perry) and generously malty. Like malt liqueur. Some alcohol and light bitterness in the finish. The palate is medium to full bodied and somewhat oily. Sticky bitterness in the finish that is quite unfresh.
kopher (593) - New York, USA - MAR 1, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
clear light brown-yellow pour, some foamy white head
sweet, malty aroma, a bit of fruity esters and some sense of cheap lager (from adjuncts maybe?)
overly sweet, somewhat cloying, malty flavor, a bit of spice at the end, bittersweet finish
slick texture, medium body, not enough carbonation
Bov (11866) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - FEB 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear bronze colour with a persistent foamy white head; correct lacing, estery nose with notes of old apple and yeast; lively palate and a solid malt body; very tart and a bit acidic/bitter; subtle and solid carbonation; quite bitter and with some residual sweetness; fruity, estery finish
thornecb (5456) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber into a snifter. Off-white head recedes to hug rim leaving spot lacing. Citrus hop and caramel aromas. Sweet upfront with sharp caramel and a lasting, dry Belgian yeast finish.
Boutip (5862) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of dry malt with some traces of DMS. Taste is also dominated by notes of DMS with some lightly sweet caramel malt notes. No spices or ester form the yeast are really noticeable and DMS is a bit too omnipresent. Medium body with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol.
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent belgian style beer. Golden in color and nice rich thick tan head. Tastes slightly fruity and maybe a little oaked. Interesting beer.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Binny’s in Plainfield, IL: It poured a clear, deep golden body with a tall head that collapsed and vanished quickly, leaving a film and lots of lacework on the glass. It had an aroma of honey covered crusty white bread and a touch of pears. Medium-light bodied, it had a honmey and pale malt sweetness with a light citric tartness and a mild spiciness. The sturdy alcohol content remains well hidden until it hits the veins. Very drinkable.
beeR (61) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Clear golden pour, white fluffy head.
Spicy and honey aroma, a little citrusy and sweet fruity. Sweet and malty flavour, followed by alcoholic warmth and a medium-full body. Final feeling almost doughy
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the 750 mL flipcap bottle from Beertopia. Pours dark gold with a thick frothy white dense head. Has a yeasty ozone-like aroma! Extremely sweet like nectar water spiked with sugar and honey. This finishes surprisingly tart for such a sweet beer. Medium thick body with a very rich mouth feel for such a light-looking beer. Very palatable, but has some lingering alcohol heat in the back of the mouth.