Ratman197 (8822) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 2, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
1 litre swing top poured a clear gold with a quickly disapating white head. Aromas of straw, apple, spice, pear and light pineapple. Palate was light bodied and sm,ooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, pear, spice and pineapple with a smooth dry lingering spiced pineapple finish. Needed better carbonation!
HOPSHUNTER (742) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Poured a hazy golden colow with medium white head. Fruity nose with notes of malt, hops, and spice. Medium body with a decent amount of carbonation. Flavor is spicy and fruity with notes of peach, apple, candi sugar, and sweet malt. Finishes with spicy, sweet malt.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a hazy golden yellow with thin white head. Aroma is sweet and malty with notes of caramel, candy sugar, honey, light spice. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of candy sugar, caramel, honey, ripe fruit, hints of spice. Medium body with a light sweet finish.
Borresteijn (4319) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - NOV 7, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1L bottle at a friends house, brought from the USA. ABV is 8.59%. Hazy golden colour, white head. Aroma of sweet (stone)fruits, sugar and spices like coriander. Flavour is sweet at first, very fruity with stonefruits, malty, spicy (just a bit too much coriander), with a good bitter finish that resembles that of a saison, nice and dry, even a bit chalky. Medium to fullbodied. Nice beer.
Ibrew2or3 (6436) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big thanks to douglas88 for sending this liter swing top my way. It pours deep gold with a bit of haze and white head. The aroma has light colored fruit, a touch of grainy malts, floral hops and then rounded out by a thin layer of dark fruity esters accompanied by a bit of heat. The taste begins as apricots, peaches, plums and some apple mixing with sweet sugary malts. By midway some alcohol heat builds to thin out the mouthfeel a bit. It evens out into the finish with nearly silky smooth notes of malty grains, apricot and apple.
douglas88 (5446) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
One liter bottle thanks to Del. ABV is 8.59%. Pours a clear golden color with a medium bubbly white head. The aroma is spicy, lots of fruit- especially peaches- some yeast as well. The flavor is great; smooth and easy, fruity, loads of peaches and sweet malts, almost like a overly ripe apple cider, dry and a decent carbonation. Loads of spices. Very nice, and a excellent version of the style. Make some more Jeff!
mikey (503) - farmington, Utah, USA - OCT 3, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured a hazy honey/amber color with moderate puffy white head. The nose is very fruity with notes of lemon, apples, and bananas. The taste starts with more fruitiness. Peaches with some cotton candy sensations thrown in. The end is full of nice sweet malt and a bit of spiciness. Mouthfeel is full and rich with moderate to low carbonation. Great drinkability. The 10% ABV is well hidden.