mixmasterob (872) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Poured clear and golden with a nice fluffy white head, good retention, very lacy. Aroma was full of fruity and floral hops, some citrus and a bit of heat. Flavors were nice and hoppy up front with with some fruity yeast peeking in there too. Super dry finish with a mild lingering bitterness. I am guessing they used something close to WLP530, it seemed to me that this stuff ferments somewhat clean. Nothing overpowering like some Belgian strains. This stuff was quite hop forward, with a nice sweet character. Excellent.
tastebud (8) - Verona, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 20, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly cloudy honey gold with light, frothy head. Aroma is of citrus floral hops and tropical fruit...great nose! It has a medium body, slightly tangy and citrusy tropical fruit. A wee bit of leather on the long finish. Dollar for dollar, one of the best beers out there Iíve tried in a while!
italianjohn (2164) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden copper pour creamy white head with decent lacing left on the glass .... aroma of mostly citrusy hops and light fruity yeast ... taste of mostly sticky citrus hops with sweet malts, wheat and a floral fruity yeast as it warmed .... dry bitter hop finish medium bodied ..... a nice hoppy treat loved it
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Friar Tuck in Savoy, IL. Not a bad price on a bomber at $4.50. Pours a nice translucent gold with a white head. Aroma of belgian esters, lemon, and white wine. Lighter side of medium bodied with fine, soft carbonation. Flavor of belgian pale wheat malts, apple, pear, yeast, and clove phenols. Nice non-assertive hop presence. Perhaps a little too much residual sweetness for my tastes. Slightly acidic and dry finish, with more yeast and a hint of lactic sourness. Decent, but not as cohesive or complex as other well known Belgian Strong Ales. It would be nice to have a little more earthiness to the mouth feel, as I a curious as to whether any filtration was done.
rougeau13 (1777) - Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2010 Clear orange-golden color with off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of powerful floral hops, grapefruit, and a musty, piney, kind of wheaty smell. Tastes like a really nice, sweet IPA with plenty of floral hops, grapefruit and a sour fruit flavor. Medium body, and very smooth, alcohol is very well masked. (My bottle says 8.85%). Dry and a little bitter at the finish. Very, very nice.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(22oz bottle, courtesy of Nellie) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of weed, grapefruit, grass, pine, and caramel. Flavor of caramel, earth, nuts, and grapefruit.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Tap @ Rattle íNí Hum
Pours clear golden with a medium-sized white head with lacing. Aroma of hops with some fruit, citrus, and a light spiciness. Medium-full bodied and very smooth with a decent amount of hop bitterness.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
tasting from the bottle at the Decatur Beer Festival on 10/16/10. golden pour with a 1/4" white head. Belgian yeast nose with citrus notes. medium body with yeast, banana and more citrus. sweet fruit finish. very easy drinking strong ale with a nice yeast presence.
marcus (5644) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with a decent off-white head and a musty fruit aroma. There is a slightly sour fruity malt flavor that leaves a yeast sensation on the palate,. This one is not as sweet as most Belgian ales, and not as harsh as many of the strong ales, but it is tasty and unique.
gsmitty80 (1693) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this on tap at Bourbon. Very nice full bodied beer with lots of head and carbonation. The flavor was complex and good with a lot of hoping that stung the palate a bit.