Floback (531) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Total Wine. Pours a golden effervescent orange-hued body. Cascading, tight lacing. A white fluffy head recedes slightly. Tempting nose of sour yeast and citrus. The mouth displays dough, coriander, tangerine, and subtle metal in the finish followed by a bite of piney hops. High carbonation, medium/full body. Excellent.
Cappadonna (110) - Delray Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with tan, foamy head and consistent carbonation. Wonderful aroma with malt, pine, and banana notes. Very complex, and enjoyable taste. Well balanced- starts quite sweet and then quickly transitions to lasting bitter finish. Has bit of an alcohol finish, too. Feels light in the mouth and is drinkable, but a little syrupy. A very drinkable, fun, strong beer.
Sledutah (5579) - Utah, USA - DEC 6, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 11, 2010 22oz bottle from BevMo in Vacaville
Appearance: Crystal clear golden with a huge frothy white head and lots of sticky lacing left in the glass
Aroma: Sweet malts, honey, spices, citrus
Taste: Sweet malts, Belgian yeast, pine and spices
Very nice beer. I really enjoyed this one.
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - DEC 5, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Yellow - gold pour. Aroma is spices, vanilla, some yeast. Flavor is slightly sweet at first, but the spices and yeastiness take over and are slightly bitter. A little harsh on the palate too; reminds me of the yeast in some of the early bottles from the bruery.
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle from New Seasons - Pours an orange-yellow color with a nice pillowy head. Very hoppy scent. More on the citrus side than floral. A little citrus on the flavor, too, but not too Belgiany... Nice beer with a big kick.
thegreenrooster (3400) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a golden with a foamy white head. Aroma is a very nice pine hop with a equally nice Belgian yeast. Flavor is sweet malts with a nice hoppy backbone and again that Belgian yeast makes an appearance. Very flavorful and Belgiany. Also Lagunitas is always easy on the wallet so this makes this one something to look for.
brigg (529) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2011 (bottle) Clear orange amber body and a big white head. Strong hop aroma, floral and lemon grass and moderately sweet with notes of fruit (grapefruit, and slight peach, strawberry), buttery. Full bodied, soft and creamy mouthfeel. Sharp bitter hop bight; pine and grapefruit with a long aftertaste, but sweet, too, with a touch of honey.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Delaneys. Pours copper with a white head. Smells of warming alcohol, resiny. Tastes resiny with some caramel notes and a bitter finish. I never would have guessed that a Belgian yeast strain was involved here.
evr1dr (145) - Virginia, USA - DEC 4, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with thin ivory head that leaves a decent lace.
Nose of Belgian yeast, pine, some citrus, honey and resin. Taste of orange peel, more yeast, hint of lemon, and bananna. Taste like a cross of a belgium strong and a west coast IPS. Very nice.
pintbypint (2757) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 3, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml brown bottle. Pours clear and golden in colour. Thick white foam. Spotty and patchy lacework. Earth, citrus and some barnyard aromas. Citrusy flavour with a slight touch of funky yeast. Finishes with bright grapefruity hops. Moderate bitterness with sharp grapefruit aftertaste. medium body, crisp and lively carbonation. Cleaner taste than expected but enjoyable.