yespr (28711) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, blind #32. Pours hazy orange with a small white and lacing head. Aroma is citrusy and mild peachy hops. Mild herbal too. Sweet malty, mild hoppy and vague citrusy. Bitter and dry into a mild herbal and subdued citrusy finish.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 75 cl.Courtesy of bu11zeye. Pours a cloudy deep golden wit a lacing off-white head. Amazingly exotic hop aroma reminiscent of Sorachi Ace - must be the Chardonnay barrel. Solid body, sweet fruit notes with a yeasty edge. Amazing Chardonnay notes, dry and astringent. An extremely sophisticated and complex beer. 210810
Loineshawn (3011) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 13, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared by KAN before, THANKS! pours a hazy orange gold. grassy, herbal hops. melon booze. candied sugar. toasty boozy sweetness. some light citrus and white grape notes. seems like a hopopy belgian tripel. nice vanilla oak layer from the chard barrels. finishes witha toasted melon booziness. good, not great.
pantanap (3328) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle thanks to foppa78. Shouldve been shared at rbsg.... Pours a golden hazy orange brown with a medium soapy white head... Aroma of sweet, oak, vanilla and predominantly sweet like the melange but ith some citrus aspects to it... Flavors are of citrusy orange peel hops,
not bitter at all, and totally mellowed by oaky, vanilla, and candied sugar. creamy mouthfeel.
vtafro (2174) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Rattle íNí Hum. Orange pour with lacing white head. Tart with some chardonnay, funky hop, citrus and pine notes. Flavor is citrus and pine, and light wine and funk notes.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split with James, Fannon, and PJ after Brew Fest. Nice bubbly and vivacious mouthfeel with ripe hop, mellow vanilla, and spices. Nice quality craft brew... first offering Iíve had from Nebraska - nice stuff! 3.65
patrickfannon (1205) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. 25.4 oz. Split with James, Andrew, and PJ after Brew Fest. Pours a lively, bubbly gold with a thin, fizzy white head. Aroma of butter, cream, vanilla, honey, toffee, sweet whiskey, and some odd citrus notes. Medium bodied with an insanely velvety, buttery palate. Such a crazy mouthfeel. This reminded me a lot of Allagash Curieux. Great stuff.
glennmastrange (2045) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUN 17, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate aromas all around with cereal for the malt, lemon and flowers for the hops, musty barnyard for the yeast, and toffee and peach in the background. Head is average size, bubbly/frothy/ rocky, with good lacing and legs and is mostly lasting. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, and finishes lightly to moderately acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium, almost creamy with a lively carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish. A very well rounded example of this style with almost perfect balance in the flavor, but the $22 a bottle is a little disappointing and knocked down the overall score a bit.
fredandboboflo (1570) - East Setauket, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
First rate in awhile. I felt the beer deserved it. A rare re-purchase at $25/750. Aroma seamlessly weaves equal notes of citrus, dough, oak, and fruity chardonnay. Flavor is sweet-fruity up front but develops a complimentary tartness (orangey tartness, not lacto tartness) to balance the sweetness. Bitterness level may be hefty, though it comes across as fairly mild amidst the sweeter notes from the malt, yeast, and chardonnay. Full bodied but not overwhelmed with sticky sugar. Soft carbonation, appropriate with all the subtler fruit notes. Didnít get any funky notes other raters have mentioned. A real winner of a beer from a barrel not often seen in the beer world. Well, well worth it.
drfabulous (3395) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAY 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 thanks to Wes. Orange pour. Hops and yeast combine, not in a Chouffe way, but a banana yeasty hoppy way. Some tartness. Fruity flavors. Very interesting.