BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky straw hue, fluffy white head gradually dissipates. Aroma is sweet light fruits, yeast, bread and grains, slight citrus, hops, and alcohol. Flavor is initially light malts and subtle fruits, some spice and pepper creep in along with drying hops, yeast and alcohol apparent in the quick finish. Palate is full and thick with lively carbonation. Overall a decent Belgian (Duvel clone?) with a good balance of malts, yeast, light hops and spices (more saison-ish than strong ale), but nothing too unique here compared to Tomme’s other beers.
bb (7051) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a whitish head. Nice yeasty, malt aroma with some spice. Maltys, yeasty, light lemon flavor. Medium body. Refreshing. Lingering yeast, spice, and malt. A bit more fruitiness than Duvel without the spice.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden color with a broken thin layer of white head. Sweet aroma, honey, orange peel, Belgian yeast, herbal bready notes, but mostly dominated by sweetness and yeast. Sweet grainy and herbal taste, mild sharpness to the start, dry finish.
egajdzis (5436) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a lightly hazy golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of toffee, toasted dough, pils malt, honey, light spices, citrus, and yeast. Taste of earthy yeast, citrus fruits, white pepper, toasted dough, some spices, and a slightly alcoholic finish.
hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured a medium and hazy golden color with an averaged sized white head. Aromas of yeast, fruity, some breadiness, and citrus. Tastes of fruitiness, yeast, spices, and citrus.
ross (2104) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Joey. Pours out a yellow color with a white head on it. Smell is fruity and citrusy with a nice amount of hop flavors. Some yeast and bread on the nose too. Taste is similar to Duvel, lively body, sweet yet refreshing. Easy to drink. Not really a memorable effort. Better than something I could brew though. Pretty dry on the finish too. I am really reaching for something to say. I drank it cold, because when it got warm it seemingly fell apart. Best served out of the fridge.
robforbes (2084) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a semi-hazy pale yellow with a large egg-shell head, very good lacing.
smell of yeast, touch spice, some citrus.
taste is grain, spice, lagerish, some citrus, finishes somewhat dry.
jasonp (1556) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, RBSG 2008 (provided by SDBruboy, I think). Somewhat hazy deep gold/light copper with a white head. Nice, rich grassy noble hop nose. The flavor has a pleasant sweetness level with notes of a malty pils base, grass, hay, lemon and some spicy Belgian yeast character. A mix of an amped-up pils and strong Belgian golden ale. The body is medium yet very round with lively carbonation. Nice beer.
Bartzilla (552) - La Mesa, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pretty good, though not quite the Duvel clone I heard it was going to be. But that’s neither here nor there. Reminds me a lot of Damnation. Crisp, clean and that nice candi sugar/yeast combo taste that I simply love. Good beer. Hope this is one that stays in steady rotation.
jazz88 (2572) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. A clear medium golden color with a white foamy head. Crisp and spicy flavors with a peppery finish. The aroma is slightly grassy with pepper and a little dusty. Mildly sweet with somewhat earthy but well balanced with the candy sugars.