mcberko (7074) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, pours a hazy golden / blond with a medium white head. Aroma of biscuits, white wine, brett, and oak. Flavour begins with lychee-like light fruits, transitioning to the chardonnay white wine, and then some yeast notes on the finish. The ABV is well-concealed at first, though burns at the end the more you drink. Not my idea of the best white wine incorporated BA beer. Quite thin, boozy and very carbonated. Still, solid stuff.
jbeatty (1098) - New York, USA - AUG 21, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 08/21/2012. Pours hazy orange, cider-like, dense thin head, curtains of lace. Aroma of pineapple, pear, apple, light spices and herbs, oak and chardonnay notes. Taste has big chardonnay quality, apple and mild sweet malts, spices, dry bitter finish with a touch of heat. Medium body. Nicely done.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A Belgian blond ale with a very strong woody white-wine character cider notes. Interesting even if not really my thing
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed approximately one year after purchase
The look: Clear golden blonde body topped by a small white head leaving lots of lacings on the glass. Last glass of the bottle was cloudy
In long: Nose has plenty of woody white wine with notes of apples. Here you don’t simply smell Chardonnay Wine Barrels, the beer downright smells like a very oaky glass of white wine. Taste is a little pure white-wine than the nose hinted on. Lots of oak, medium tannic, some dry white-wine, lots of apples and apple skin (dry cider sensation), a woody spiciness. Overall I thought this beer had a little too much chardonnay and cider flavors to it. For many this beer can be a exquisite treat, but for someone like me who doesn’t like white-wine to start with, this beer was not all that good. I may regret buying this beer but don’t ask me if I’m bitter, because I’m not, or maybe I am, I don’t know, I’ve never tasted myself, you’re a freak.
Jayhawk73 (12) - Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium yellow with excellent lacing on the tulip glass. Nose is coriander, lemon, spices. Really amazing. Taste is same profile, really enjoyable. Feel is very smooth. Really enjoyable beer.
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Huhzubendah (2657) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by Darrell. Hooray beer!
The beer appearsa hazy golden yellow hue with a quarter inch of white head. The aroma offers citrus, wine barrels, white grapes, floral notes. The flavor brings grapes and white wine. The oak character is there, but light. Alcohol content is disguised very well. hard to believe this is 10% abv, other than just the slightest warming sensation in the finish. Overall, a really solid beer.
MIBRomeo (2567) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouring at GTMW 2012
cloudy dark straw color big off white head. Aroma has some hay notes a light lemon zest and some corriander. Avg palate. Flavor is a bit musty finishes oddly sweet honey and ginger along w/ some sweet bread. A nice brew.
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample from beerfest. Very hazy yellowish pour. Some lacing was left behind. Aroma was acidic, fruity, and lemons. Flavor was wine, apples, pineapple, and other sweet champagne notes. Very sweet beer. Different. Decent beer.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL thanks to Travlr! Pours a full haze pineapple juice. Thicker, rocky, bright white head. Sheety and webby lacing. Nose is thick sugar, dough, yellow apple, some playdough, white liquor. Taste is thick sugar, yellow cake, very sweet. Finish is a bit cloying, big yellow cake sugar with lemon filling. Sweeeet as hell.
Travlr (13281) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle hazy yellow color, large fluffy white head, soli lacing. Aroma of pineapple, orange juice. Taste is orange peel, nutmeg, raw white bread dough.
musinj6 (414) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy golden with large, bubbly head that is persistent. Prominent wine/champagne aroma with sweetness upfront with tart downturn and a touch of bitterness. Perhaps a touch of oak. Moderate mouthfeel and soft, effervescent carbonation.