MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
[ bottle ][ 1.5oz ][ @Tasting ][ $ ? ][ schnapps flute ][ 12.20.15 ]
hazy straw, large dense white head, large bubbled craters. Soft lemon-lime hop nose, no distracting sweetness, plenty of grassy stable bitterness. More simple orange sweetness profile, candy early before light dough and metallic bitterness mid, finishes oily, thin, very dry. Straightforward, would be better without early sweetness.
nimbleprop (7176) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 27, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours a hazy gold with some cloudy, white head. Nose has grass, pine, light herbs, lemon. Flavor has mild pepper, a little earthy, lemon, pine, mild candy. Medium bodied, bitter finish.
radagast83 (7079) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 25, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the main DC December gathering. A Canadian beer that is full of hop flavor! Give me more please! Poured a golden yellow color with a white head. Lots of juicy citrus notes with a very nice juicy finish. Delicious.
GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at the DC December Gathering #2. Hazy golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of citrus, floral. Tastes of citrus, tropical fruit, floral, lemon peel. Medium body with a dry finish.
Iphonephan (5968) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle at the Ratebeer Dec 22 gathering 2015. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Slighlty minty nose. Flavors of tropical fruit and citrus. Smooth slightly bitter finish.
Travlr (20907) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 20, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can courtesy of iphonephan, thanks! Cloudy golden yellow color, white head. Aroma of fresh tropical fruit. Taste is earthy fruit and citrus. Very tasty.
Lagerboy (1880) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Unclear paler orange yellow, mostly lasting thinner white foam. Spicy citric forest fruity aroma. Taste starts off lightly bitter forest fruity, citrus, becomes sweet juicy tropical, ends more bitter grapefruit, lean malts behind. Average carbonation, medium bodied, aggressively hopped, a bit oily. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
October 20, 2013 - gravity cask at Cask Days 2013. Very hazy orange-gold with a solid and lasting large frothy white head. Oh boy, what an aroma - tropical fruit, lemon zest, intense floral bitterness - and even a vague funky character, drives this up to a 9 - great! Taste follows, not much funk, but fruit and somewhat catty bitterness for days - restrained alcohol. Solid body, airy, lightly astringent, medium-long not intensely bitter finish - beer of the fest for me.
ClarkVV (5559) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 8, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Undated bottle (fresh) from YouriLevesque, drunk 10/8/15.
All the makings of a Trillium beer here: you’ve got a fantastic amount of dense white head with good retention and a hazy golden body with ample carbonation.
Good variety of hop notes in the nose ranges from tropical fruits (lots of mango) to ruby red grapefruit, melon and plenty in between. Clean, no alcohol and with a light house yeast character that adds a fresh charm to it. Great strength of aroma and no heavy pine/resin.
Lovely balance in the mouth with well-attenuated malts adding honey, light sourdough and biscuit notes while the tropical fruits, sweet citrus notes and just a bit of tangy/punchy Galaxy-esque flavors make up the hop flavors. Getting back to the Trillium parallel, the mouthfeel is perfect, with tight carbonation and a supply malted texture. No alcohol, clean, drinkable and without any harsh bitterness/resin. A grand beer, thanks Youri!
Frothmeister (708) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
660ml bottle. Pours cloudy and the colour of honey, with a light, light beige head. Resinous pine notes, lots of fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, peach, lemon candy and a very faint whiff of pot on the nose. Taste? Citrus pith, resinous notes, an interesting light note of fresh mint, into some metallic notes, light spice, more of the lemon candy and faint pot, and lots of bitter citrus in the finish. Rock solid.