krumbum (500) - truckee, California, USA - JUN 14, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Like the boxer on the box there is a thickness to this beer. Its brings you in as you search its cloudy deep glowing golden appearance. Keeping you there as you search for the aroma you would think would accompany this beer. A nice solid jab of Belgian yeast flavors, combined with a full mouth feel and a light zip burn across your tongue. KO .
reebtogi (4035) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a finger and a half of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light fruits with hints of yeast and spices. Taste is a spicy hop bitterness with a fruity and malty sweetness and a light dry yeasty finish. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Fits the style nicely and recommended to try.
Huhzubendah (2399) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Magnum shared by noodleuser. Thanks man.
The beer is golden orange and mostly clear with a bit if white head. The aroma offers booze, citrus, melon, candies, sugar, yeast. A bit sweet and sharp. Some good things happening here, but overall, a bit unrefined and brash. Alcohol heat in the finish. An ok example of the style.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
375ml bottle from WF, Durham. On the strength of two previous Moa beers, though I’d take a crack. Nice vigorous pour, a healthy bright orange with a jaunty foam cap. Fairly sweet nose, rich malts, pungent fruits, some candy, along with yeast and some drier notes. Seems to lack the quirkiness and complexity I’ve enjoyed in their other brews. That holds true more or less in the taste, which is solid (if still a bit sweet) but not especially distinctive.
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Magnum bottle thanks to noodleuser. Poured a golden-orange color with a wispy, white head. Flavor is solid malts, notes of sweetness. Some peppery notes. Drinkable.
GT2 (8160) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
1.5L thanks to noodleuser. Clear golden pour, weaker white foam. Nose is a bit vegetal, sugar cube, fumey alcohol. Taste is quite dusty, very grainy, chalky. Papery finish. Some stale grain character throughout.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Magnum courtesy of noodleuser, thanks! Clear golden color, small white head. Aroma of lightly peppered straw. Taste is bitter hay, white pepper.
lisagirl (262) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 29, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
sugar and spice do not make all things nice. along with that there’s a bit of banana yeast, otherwise alcoholic water predominates in a rather un pleasant way. aroma of alcohol, sugar and yeast seems a bit nicer. horribly thin underneath the flavour as well. not the worst, but not good at all.
argo0 (11317) - Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Large off-white head atop murky apple cider body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cotton candy, cantaloupe, some orange, banana, spice, light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet, Belgian yeast, straw, berry/cantaloupe, light alcohol, orange. Effervescent medium body.
Beergeek23322 (2129) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 2011. From a corked bottle. Pours amber/orange with a white head. Aroma of dried fruits, caramel, spice with a long finish. Good beer even thogh this is not your traditional trippel.