Ericular (716) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Northgate Liqours tasting. This was an sweet and strong like most strong ales are. Alcohol was there, evident. The aroma and taste are nothing to write home about, but this is a case where it just works. Props also to Lagunitas for pricing bombers like they should be - about double a 12oz bottle. None of this 50 cents an ounce crap.
Barreras (1111) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brown cola color with a sweet ripened fruit aroma. Taste is of mild molasses with a malty backbone. The alcohol content is hidden very well, amongst the soaked fruit and caramel flavors. Good clean aftertaste, lending itself to easy drinkability for the style.
mfhennig (40) - - FEB 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. The color of a tarnished penny, beige head that fades away quickly. The aroma hints of caramel, maybe some dark fruit. Nice sweetness which I think hides the abv, which becomes noticeable rather quickly. Medium body, great creamy texture and soft carbonation, it finishes nicely.
I like this beer a lot. Lagunitas opened a brewery in Chicago recently, but the label says Petaluma, Ca. And one last thing. The label calls it a "Perihelial Release." That word doesn’t come up in several online dictionaries, so maybe this is a once in a lifetime beer. Then buy one.
Barnacle_Ed (22) - Milpitas, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Reddish-brown with a thin layer of foam on top. Taste is malty and surprisingly (but not unpleasantly) sweet with hints of fruit. No taste of alcohol that I could pick up on. Nice lingering aftertaste. Quite good for the price point.
bnoel09 (450) - Elk Grove, California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Perihelial Release - 9.1%. Poured from the bomber into a shaker glass. Dark brown with some ruby highlights and a tan head. Malty aroma with a lot of dark fruit and some alcohol. Flavor has some nice toasty malt notes with some molasses sweetness, and some more complex dark fruit notes along with a touch of smoke. Fairly smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. Not detecting the alcohol nearly as much as some other reviewers indicated. Typical Lagunitas deliciousness!
Nsanders (614) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - FEB 1, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pizza Luce. Red brown with a cream colored head and heavy lacing. Stong malt aroma, dry yeast, caramel and alcohol. Flavor has a light dry sweetness. Body is heavier with a creamy feel.
tykechandler (319) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
это пиво очень вкусно. я бы, конечно, рекомен& его всем. пожалуй& обратит& его. очень хорошо!
vandc01 (139) - North Branch, Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bomber - don’t see any dating on the bottle.
Aroma - very sweet. Red licorice-ish...very candy-ish.
Appearance - dark copper red color. Very little head.
Taste - well, the taste follows the aroma spot on. Very sweet taste.
Palate - the sweetness does linger nicely....this is a very strong boozy beer.
Overall - Lagunitas makes another good beer, this one is just something I couldn’t drink 2 of back to back....
AndyW68 (1183) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with red tint and off white to tan head. Aroma is sweet and grassy. Taste is sweet. Caramel and vanilla malt. Nice. To sweet to drink a lot, but still enjoyable.
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with red highlights. Aroma of brown sugar, dark malts, and fruit. Heavy malt flavor, but well balanced with flowery bitterness. Finishes slightly sweet. This has some Belgian characteristics. Not overly complex. Good, but not the best offering I’ve had from Lagunitas.