GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Beerlando for sharing. Pours a cloudy golden color with a bouquet of vanilla, apples and sugar. Light mouthfeel with a bitter finish and more vanilla.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Thanks to HopHead84 for the tasting. Pours hazy straw yellow with a fizzy white head, specks of lace. Smells yeasty and malty sweet, slightly funky. Tastes funky and malty sweet, slight hay flavor. Medium body, good carbonation.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber courtesy of NoonanDBarbarian poured into a snifter.
This one poured a clear golden yellow with as much carbonation as I have seen in a beer. The head was two fingers when I poured and it grew to three fingers over the next five minutes due to the continuous stream of bubbles, champagne-like, and leaves sheets of lacing.
The aroma is dominated by the light fruits sweetness of apples and pears. There is also some Belgian yeast and hints of some spices as well.
The taste starts with a slight fruitiness before giving way the biscuity malts and Belgian yeasts. The finish has more of the pears and apples.
The mouthfeel is clean and crazy carbonated but still goes down very, very smooth.
This is yet another good offering from MSBC, a highly drinkable Belgian with almost undetectable alcohol presence. Recommended.
GregClow (3095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with jerc, mabel, blankboy & HogTownHarry - courtesy of jerc & mabel. Hazy golden-yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of pineapple & citrus juice, spice (esp. coriander), yeast - nice! Medium bodied. Flavour of tart fruit, coriander, slightly funky yeast, dry finish. Interesting stuff, very enjoyable.
AmEricanbrew (6636) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy dark gold with a tight white head. Good aroma is spicy, yeasty, with bready pale malts and a whiff of barnyard. Medium body. Good earthy yeasty bready pale malt flavors are on the dry side. Has a peppery spicy finish. Easy drinking strong ale.
blankboy (7110) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of jerc & mabel. Pours a cloudy dirty yellow with a large lasting frothy white head. Aroma of yeast, light spice, light citrus fruit and some sugary sweetness -- quite nice! Flavour’s dry, spicy and yeasty along with sweet malt and fruit. Alcohol’s well hidden. Good body for the style. Very good -- these guys make some damn fine beers!
jercraigs (9498) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008-09-17. Hazy pastel yellow body with a good sized white head. First impression in the aroma is a lightly spiced frankfurter and mustard. Bizarre, but oddly pleasant. Lord knows what is triggering that sensory experience, but thats what I got. (7+) Flavour is dry and spicy, light alcohol, muted fruit, lemon zest and pepper. Average plus palate is quite carbonated. (3+) Really solid, well made. <i>Bottle from Brown Jug, Anchorage</i>
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle shared by J&K with me, blankboy and GregClow. Murky yellow with a large fluffy white head. Funky/sour aroma, very dry and yeasty, with an underlying sweet and spicy fruitiness. Sweet and spicy taste, a tad light, mildly funky, some alcohol - very "more-ish." Average bodied, soft mouthfeel - seeemd a lot like a saison on the palate - medium carbonation with a fruity, yeasty finish. Really nice to drink, reminded me of a peel-heavy marmalade.
3fourths (9015) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours cloudy yellow with a finely-bubbled white head. Nose has some sharpness, some lemon juice and crisp, sweet candy sugar, but also a sweet, doughy softness from the yeast, with some spiced ginger and elderberry surprising the nose. Medium to full body, some brightness up front... candy sugar, spiced bread dough... really reminds me of Duvel, it’s remarkable... a light touch of soapy juniper is left on the tongue after a bright and vibrant finish. Good stuff.
mkobes (2142) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber. Golden in color with a fluffy white head. Sweet spicy aroma. Coriander clove and black peppery notes. Malty fruity spicy flavor. Coriander citrusy notes. Peppery finish. Medium bodied. Well balanced. Very nice beer.