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 that’s 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 there’s perhaps a bit more candi malt than the nose promises. But it’s not at all cloying and is in fact healthily bracing in the way a nice Duvel can be.
Boutip (5951) - 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 don’t know what a Fallen Angel is supposed to be, because thank God I don’t 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.
beergodd1 (400) - Conneaut, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle pours cloudy yellow with a fine bubbled white head. Nose has some sharpness, some citrus and crisp, sweet candy sugar, but also a sweet, doughy softness from the yeast. The taste starts with a slight fruitiness before giving way to the biscuity malts and Belgian yeasts. The finish has more of the Tropical fruit. The mouth feel is clean and nicely carbonated but still goes down very, very smooth. This is yet another good offering from Midnight sun, a highly drinkable Belgian with almost undetectable 8% alcohol presence. A little less body than a typical Belgian Strong. But very nice.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a mostly clear gold with a moderate white head that lasted through the first third of the glass and left partial lace. Pleasant aroma of malts, candi sugar, and some mildly spicy Belgian yeast. The flavor is similar with some crackery malt, candi sugar sweetness (mild) and a bit of spicy Belgian yeast. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied and fairly well-rounded. Enjoyable.
timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - JAN 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from DBS. Aroma is light, dry Belgian sugar. Lots of carbonation and thick white head. The carbonation really took away from the light flavor and was considerably dry. Good beer.
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Ratman197 (13432) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 22, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of straw, white pepper, light barnyard and light citrus. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, white pepper, light citrus and light barnyard with a crisp dry finish.
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Ratman. Pours hazy gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is fruity esters, spicy hops, black pepper, ginger, horse blanket, and straw malt. Flavor is medium malt, light esters, spices, earthy hops, low bitterness with a dry finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.
drfabulous (6675) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce from Northwest Liquid Gold. Big golden color. Yeasty banana flavor dominates. Really tasty Belgian ale.