Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear light amber, decent head lasts well and throws a good lace. Aroma was quite yeast accented, spicy and a bit woodsy. Flavor is caramel accented malts, an undefined fruitiness, lots of yeastiness, spicy, woodsy, and a nice bitter hop finish. The yeast is actually rather reminiscent of Unibroue’s house note, which was the first time I had remembered encountering that in a non-Unibroue brew. Nicely done, quite tasty in fact. Should not that this was more of a Belgian Strong than a Biere de garde in flavor.
Drake (7846) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Swingtop 750 courtesy cdumler. Amber pour with a medium head. Aroma of candi sugar, fruit and a slightly smoky earthiness. Others trying the same bottle got notes of smoked meat, but I did not. Taste is caramel, stone fruits, candi sugar and spicy hops. Full bodied.
Palidor19 (2875) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer, it takes some nice French malts with flavor of fruit and the slightly of the earth. Nice and herbly it works all around.
Who says France only makes good wine?
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is yeasty and sweet with malt and spice. The appearance is golden with a better than average head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall it’s nice with a slightly fruity finish.
kennydiaz (351) - staten island, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
TO PRICEY BUT POURS A NICE NICE GOLDEN COLOR. HAS NICE FRUITY OVERTONES. RECOMMEND IT IF ITS FREE.
notalush (4586) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Clear golden pour, with a soapy, lasting head - aroma of honey, spices, alcohol and flowers - the alcohol in the aroma becomes quite apparent as it warms - the flavor is quite sweet, coming across like a mixture of honey and cane sugar - it is very yeasty as well - I’m not really detecting any spices - just sweetness and yeast, followed by alcohol and light bitterness - it tastes like partially fermented, lightly hopped wort - in fact, if it weren’t for the alcohol presence in the finish, I’d forget that this was fermented at all - a light herbal character develops as it warms, making it start to taste like herbal tea with honey in it - a pretty lame beer - I’m beginning to wonder if I have the same beer as some of the other raters - there’s no mistaking that bottle, though.
sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2008
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750->snifter: Pours a spare head that is white and diminishing atop a clear, yellow body. Light hop and malt aroma is about the only thing my nose can pick up from this brew. The body is light and the finish is astringent. Flavor’s duration is short, all being lightly sweet, acidic, and bitter.
Not a real memorable beer in my opinion.
PorterPounder (5106) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Savannah, Ga. - Habersham Beverage Warehouse - 11.2 oz bottle. Medium golden, sparkling pour with a silky soft white head. Fresh, clean lemony aroma with hints of sweet cake mix. Refreshing flavor with some hints of yeast, cookie dough, citrus cake mix and a wee hint of maple syrup. Mouthfeel is just right with just a hint of carbonation. Very decent.
hayduke (3130) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 27, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2009 Here is another one that is overpriced at $9.95 and under-delivers. From the 750 swing top bottle, this poured a rich gold with big white head and lots of lacing. Nose of caramel malts and odd smelling floral or fruit hops. Medium mouthfeel. Sweet flavor and a dry finish.
heemer77 (5078) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 750ml bottle. A large light khaki tinted off white head tops a dark amber body. This leaves a very thick lacing on the side of the glass. The aroma is largely funky with some hay and hints of horse blanket. There is also some wood and apple notes. The taste is very sweet with caramel and apples. This finishes a little dry with some hints of cinnamon. A nice sipper.