Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 9/21/09. Poured into my tulip glass a murky orange/gold with a big frothy off-white head on top. Retention is minimal, and thereís little lacing. Small dark chunks float throughout this brew. Iím guessing itís yeast. Smells slightly peppery and yet sweet. Mild fruity tones waft out like peach and nectarine. Nice.
The mouth is bubbly and crisp, but not harsh in any way. Carbonation level is spot on. This is a tamer version of a Belgian Pale from my experience. The yeasty quality that I find in most is muted; itís pleasant. Flavors of honey and nectarines are the main players here. This a wonderful fruit-forward Belgian Pale that I am honored to have tried.
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a snifter. Big thanks to Bilbosnuts for this.
4.0 A: Hazed yellow-orange-brown color. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is decent and moderate amounts of lacing left.
4.0 S: Quite earthy with a good amount of hay, dirt, and rotting wood. Moderate peppery spiciness, lightly sugary, flowery and earthy hops, and a light citrus. Peach and apple fruitiness.
3.5 T: A good bit like the nose. Peppery spice, hay, earthy, woody. Moderate yeastines, lightly sugary with earthy hop flavor. Peach and apple fruitiness.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good active carbonation. Spritzy, but could be more so. Lightly creamy and could use some more of that too.
3.5 D: Another tasty beer by MS. They never let me down.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-11-2012 23:56:22
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Healthy Spirits into a Midnight Sun goblet.
Pours a beautiful golden color with a massive fluffy white head that sticks around for 15+ minutes. Loads and loads of lacing on the way down. The beer itself is perfectly clear with plenty of visible carbonation bubbles for the duration.
Unfortunately, the rest of the beer isnít quite as good. The nose brings some very light fruit notes plus a touch of alcohol and some nice phenols. Not much depth or complexity. The flavor is quite similar. Some fruit and pepper there, but the yeast isnít expressive enough.
Body is light-medium with high carbonation and an odd dryness to the finish. Itís not quite crisp given how high in carbonation it is. As it warms, this appears to be a bit of graininess and accompanying tannins.
Overall, this is just okay, though extraordinarily impressive in its Duvel-like appearance.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber from matt 10/20/11.
hazy honey tinted yellow with a soapy white head and lots of clingy lacing.
the nose is fairly citrusy... orange along with loads of herbaceous-ness....fennel, grass, apricot jam, vanilla, spiciness and esters.
the flavor is the same but very spicy and dry with a bitterish yeasty finish.
it is kept quite drinkable from prickly carbonation and spiciness. 7/4/7/4/16
Tmoney99 (12209) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a cloudy amber color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex hop and dough aroma. Medium to full body with a slick texture and lively carbonation. Medium to heavy yeast sweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a very good beer.
brew3crew (166) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow body with white disapating head. Good grassy notes. Belgian doesnít overpower
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from some unremembered location in SF, shared with ma famille. MS has usually nailed this style, and thatís very much the case here. Bright deep golden pour with a healthy carbonation. Nose is quite fragrant, initially with a wallop of yeasty esters but settling quickly into a fairly complex melange of spice, dry hops, bready notes, and a touch of fruit. Pleasantly prickly mouthfeel brings out these elements nicely to taste, and thereís perhaps a bit more candi malt than the nose promises. But itís not at all cloying and is in fact healthily bracing in the way a nice Duvel can be.
Boutip (5266) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a lightly hazy blonde color ale with a large pure white foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of semi-sweet Belgian style malt backbone with light fruity ester. Taste is also an interesting mix between some semi-sweet Belgian-style malt with nice attenuation level with some fruity notes Body is quite full with good level of carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Very well done with nice drinkable feature.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 28, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A sweet and fruity Belgian blonde ale like some many others. Just ok.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed approximately 6 to 8 months after purchase. Bottle sent to me by after4ever, thanks a lot Tom
The look: Cloudy blonde body topped by a medium white head
In long: Nose has the usual suspects of a Belgian blonde ale (fruity esters of bananas, pineapples and others) but also a noticeable soapy component. Taste is mostly sweet and fruity, sugary apples, sugary bananas, sugary other fruits. Plenty of crisp pale and crystal malts. There is also a strong citric/lemony component that is actually quite fitting to lighten up this otherwise overly sweet beer. Overall it is ok, I was able to drink the bomber but this not something I need to drink again. I donít know what a Fallen Angel is supposed to be, because thank God I donít believe in spiritual beings.
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - FEB 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Shared bottle at the Davis Beer Shoppe in Davis, CA. Yellow with a huge white head. Had a light sweet malty flavor, but was overpowered by the large amount of carbonation. Not bad, but not great.