Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - AUG 5, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured a nice looking gold with white head and some lacing. this was border line 4 on appearance. aroma was decently complex with sweet notes, orange, spices (cinnamon), pear, candi sugar??? flavor was orange, spices, alcohol, citrus, and candi sugar. body was medium with low carbonation and somewhat of a slick feeling. it was good but not great by any means.
notalush (4852) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 1, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a syrupy hazy gold - soapy lace - aroma of honey, overripe apples and pears, banana, some orange, a light mustiness - about as sweet as you would expect an american-made tripel to be - quite a bit of overripe light fruits and sugary sweetness up front - a fair amount of citrus tang - develops some graininess and herbal bitterness through the middle, leading to a boozy finish - some belgian spiciness - not as bad as I was expecting, but it kind of hurts going down.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 27, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Aroma of spices, a general herbal nature, lots of citrus. Flavor is insanely orangey and seedy, completely overwhelming yeasty notes and malty notes. The spice character tries its best to bite into all those orange seeds, but really to no avail, as the orange becomes increasingly harsh. Not good.
marcus (6493) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This blonde ale poured with a decent off-white head and a fruity aroma. The flavor is sweet and spicy with notes of candi sugar. The alcohol is too noticeable and the overall taste is not real pleasant.
DYCSoccer17 (3320) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 26, 2009
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
22 ounce bottle purchased from the Davis Food Co-Op. Aroma is harshly ethanolic with a little bit of light sweet honey. Smells like this stuff could be a good stain remover or something like that. Certainly not a beer. Transparent honey color with a small, lifeless off-white head. This is a trippel? Sweet, fruity, sugary start, which becomes estery with some bananas and then a harsh, dry boozy ethanolic finish. This is not enjoyable at all. Between this and their Hop Juice, I am beginning to think that this brewery is really substandard. If you could imagine a malt liquor with Belgian yeast, then this is your beer.
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a deep orange with hardly any head. Aroma of sweet citrus fruits, yeast, melon rind, minerals, and light spices (clove). Flavor is initially sweet and tangy, with orange peel and citrus notes. Like drinking a glass of thick, pulpy, super tart OJ with a touch of vegetal notes. Certainly strong and a quite difficult to get through the whole glass. The 11% is definitely noted.
DocLock (7861) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle frim Ron’s. Pours chill hazy copper with 2-finger white head. Nose is rock sugary malt, florals, mils spice and hopcit. Tastes malty, floral, spicy, with some fruit. The repour falls off a bit and gets a bit hot, and the complexity is lacking a bit here.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a whitish head. Fruity estery aroma with some yeastiness. Fruit ester and sweet malt flavor with yeast. Medium bodied. Sweet malt lingers with esters. A bit of residual sugar in this one.
twistedviews (75) - California, USA - JUN 26, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
great sweet taste in a 22 oz. bottle... the 11% volume gets the job done pretty fucking quick!
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2009
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Yeast, fruits and spice for a decent aroma. Amber body with white head. Flavor was good with some fruit and spice mix. But second glass from bottle man was like medicine spiced cough syrup sludge that was hard to drink. Odd brew almost like there were two different beers in the 22oz bottle.