RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep gold with a white head. Aroma is surprisingly hoppy! Dough, pepper, and spruce (or some sort of herb) also in the nose. Tastes of bread, wood, dirt and pine while it finishes fairly bitter and very dry. Light bodied mouthfeel, but creamy enough to be pleasing. Moderate carbonation. Good stuff, a summer beer that keeps me interested.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. French’s mustard yellow coloring. Subtle. Musty. Grassy. Buttery bread in taste and aroma. Clean, even exhale. OK - but I’ve had a few too many superior Belgian’s today to rate this more favorably. Sampled @ BCTC 2007
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big huge thanks to DirtyMartini for sending this gem!! Bottle. Pour hazy straw/amber color with a rather sizeable white head, and a ton of lacing. Aroma is grassy, floral hops, grapefruit, vineous notes. Flavor is refreshing grapefruit, grains, yeast, grass, pepper, citrus. Palate is medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, finishes bitter, almost IPA like. Wonderful brew, maybe it was the 95° weather that made this so refreshing, but whatever it was really enjoyable!!
bgburdman9 (861) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled shared by ohiodad. Aroma of light belgian yeast and aroma of a light hoppiness. Flavor was a little bland but a pretty nice low alc belgian.
pineypower (2898) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out a nice gold color with a sizable white fluffy head. Aroma is grassy with some citrus and slight yeast notes. Sweet spice ans some earthy pepper notes are also hiding in the background of the nose. Taste is very smooth and well balanced. Citrus hops, spice, fruit and peppery notes. Finish is dry with some yeast. Good amount of hops, I like it!
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to CaptainCougar for the bottle. Clear amber color with a large head. Good lacing and retention. Aroma is yeasty biscuit, pear and pale malts. A bit of spice. Dusty finish.
SDalkoholic (2298) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at Holiday wine cellar. After my local liquor store sold out of this stuff almost over night, I had no choice but to drive all the way out to Escondido to get my hands on a bottle. The nose will create a big aroma of quality hops upon opening of the bottle, and will become even more apparent once some of it is poured into the glass. The appearance is a firm gold tint with a lot of sediment and dust clouds throughout the entire liquid. Creates some thick foam topping at first, but will retreat to a small layer of film across the glass. Now to the most important part of how I will judge this beer, the flavor. It has a strong chewy profile of very distinct hops that I don’t believe my taste buds have come across before. The hops are of a fresh green pine and light citrus nature, and are displayed as the main leading role of this ale. I might believe this was India pale ale instead of any Belgian ale because of what a punch it gives.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
BCTC 2007. Clear golden in color with a nice fluffy white head. Citrusy yeasty aroma. Lemony, orange and peppery notes. Fruity yeasty flavor. Coriander black peppery notes. Dry tasting. Medium bodied. Finish is dry. Very nice beer.
Pailhead (6143) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Styles
Bottle: The aroma consists of a creamy yeastiness with some florat notes and light orange. It pours a slightly haszy orange with a moderate white head. The flavor starts with a quick dose of yeastiness along with some light citrus and apple notes. These flavors are quickly dominated by a big floral and earthy hopped finish.
realale420 (399) - west covina, California, USA - AUG 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear gold color with a big white head. Aroma was yeast, lemon, caramel, orange and a hint of pepper. The flavor was slightly fruity with a big belgian yeast taste. Finish was dry with some spiciness.