UDBeernut (1895) - Saint Johns, Florida, USA - AUG 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from premiere pours a lovely golden hue in my glass. Color is capped by a white head that reduces to a thick lacing cap. The lacing coats glass. Nose whisps of citrus and light spice from the yeast. Taste has same base as the aroma with a light mix of cracker. Bitterness is cutting. This beer is good, still wish it was a wild ale though.
ACHops (796) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Lagunitas Petaluma. Pours hazy orange amber with lacy white head. Aroma is mild caramel malt, light hops, and sweet lightly funky Belgian yeast notes. Taste is similar - here the Belgian yeast flavor dominates fairly substantial malt and hops. Finishes dry and clean. Tastes well smaller than ~9%. Interesting beer, and good, but honestly probably not an improvement on straight Lil’ Sumpin.
radio_nowhere (935) - Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into tulip glass, clear light-amber golden color with soapy off-white head. Aroma of citrus/pine hops, candy sugar, Belgian yeast and herbal spices. Taste adds notes of heavy grapefruit, resin, light caramel, lemon candy, fruity (pear, green apple) and honey. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, dry with fruity bitter finish. Slight funky take on the regular, quite good.
Jayb0 (1056) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JAN 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m trying not to encourage ubiquitous beer making of this high strength but this is a good beer. lagunitas reels in the hop overload by balancing it really well with earthy, bready, and slighty sour character. Much more interesting that the usual IPA, this definitely hits as a Belgian Strong. If they could do the same at about 7.3 I’d be raving.
Nejhleader (1274) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
has a nice sweet malt aroma. a very nice spice, good syle taste. Solid body with a tingly spice hop aftertaste.
Bebum (358) - - JAN 3, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear, light gold, tall and persistent head but sparse lace.
Exuberant and complex floral nose, the greatest aspect of this beer.
Medium body, matching in flavor intensity, silky texture, well rounded mouthfeel, very long palate.
Definitly bitter but malty background balances it perfectly.
Floral, malty and hoppy.
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truebluehes (179) - Tipton, Iowa, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Very clear pour with white head. Aroma is spice and clove. Dry, spice on tongue. Yeast is a nice twist.
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GenkiGonzo (407) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JAN 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pale gold, decent lacing. Distinctive Belgian yeast aroma with something sharp behind it. Flavour has a super nice hop bitterness with the yeast, very nicely balanced.
stevoj (2379) - Boise, Idaho, USA - DEC 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not at all what I expected, completely blew my mind. Belgian yeast at the front in the aroma and taste, nice silky body with small soapy head. Nice sharp yeasty finish.
dlovell2 (947) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden color with a foamy white head. Bready yeasty aroma with citrus fruitiness, pine, and herbal spiciness. Light dry malty start with grapefruit and bitter pine finish. The finish has a spicy herbal yeast flavor. I guess with the "wild" I was expecting a more sour ale but I still enjoyed.
blackflag321 (523) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured to snifter. Light copper/gold, big foamy head. "Curious malt foundation" in the commercial description is right. Flavor is curious. Sweet and Belgian yeastiness. Lacked any kick strong ABV kick. Nice, but just okay.