mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Just a really nice beer all the way around. Start with a perfect amount of Belgian yeast flavor (and note the color being surprisingly straw pale yellow in color). Add the perfect amount of barrel aging flavor, with hints of white wine as well -- and this is hard to do. No alcohol heat. Just goodness.
tmongoose (2198) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 shared amongst guest. poured an orangish color with white head. aroma straight up was the chardonnay cask and some oakiness. simple style belgain with the yeast and esters coming through. the flavor was remarkably good. nice belgian touch slightly sweet but then finishes quite dry with the chardonnay and oak. on the end you do get alot of booze in the nose and flavor.
Drake (11565) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 mL bottle from Nikki’s, Providence, opened 12/12/13. Pours a hazy orange color with a medium sized dense creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of pale buttery malts, citrus, stone fruits, spice, perfume notes, dry white grapes and mild wood. The taste is dry citrus, peach, white wine, some doughy notes, wood, mild zest and marzipan. Medium bodied, slight booze. Solid.
FROTHINGSLOSH (6615) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at Zeno’s this beer poured a bright golden color with a small soapy white head that faded quickly but left good lacing. The aroma was boozy with note s of table sugar, apricot, honey and bread. The flavor was boozy apricot, pear, table sugar, bread and chardonnay. Medium length apricot, pear, table sugar and chardonnay finish. Moderately full bodied though undercarbonated. Interesting.
SetauketBrewer (71) - New York, USA - DEC 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great beer! Beautiful golden color with a nice head of light effervescent bubbles. Wonderful wood flavor from the barrel while not overpowering the flavor of the base golden ale. White wine dances on the tounge with lemon. Definitely need to get another bottle of this soon.
Brigadier (3520) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml bottle
This has been hanging around in the cellar for too long so when I finally got a chance to split it with b3shine and tastybeer I was more than happy to do so. Nebraska Brewing has not been disappointing in the past and this was no exception. A world class barrel aged release should be picked up the next time it hits shelves.
Aroma / Appearance - A golden base is glowing with warmth. The stark white head gives it a light look for a 10% ABV Belgian. White fresh Chardonnay, malt, citrus glaze, and lemon cheesecake fill the air with a dessert course.
Flavor / Palate - A chewy boozy mouthfeel is thick with texture. The warmth of white wine slides across the tongue. More like a high quality wine than a Belgian ale it is very drinkable from start to finish. I wish I had another bottle or could get one easily.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Misconduct Tavern in Philly. Pours a hazy light mahogany with a tall but quickly dissipating cream khaki head. Velvety lacing. Aromas of candy apple, caramel, lemon zest and toasted malt. The oak barrel finish is apparent right away with a rich but dry vanilla punch followed by ripe summer fruits, molasses, bittersweet chocolate, white pepper, and marshmallow. Full, silky mouthfeel and a very long, sweet yet mildly astringent finish. My first from Nebraska Brewing. I didn’t love it but still look forward to some more from them.
merc7186 (2900) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beers pours great with a nice hazy golden straw color, a great white frauthy head and outstanding lacing on the glass (all the way through me drinking it). The beer smell outstanding with a great blend of citrus hops, banana, clove, and a somewhat buttery scent as typical with chardonnay. The taste is outstanding as you instantly get the great blend of the cirtus, hops, banana, and oakey flavors. It follows into a nice banana, clove aftertaste that just hangs around forever. The mouthfeel is very well carbonated, somewhat bitter from the chardonnay and hoppy flavors. Overall, WOW. I dont think any beer is a perfect 5 but this beer has come about as close as any that I have ever had. Now I got to get me some more. Outstanding.
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - OCT 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy Brigadier, thanks! Hazy gold pour, white head. Aroma of buttery Chardonnay, apple, oak, fruity ester. Taste is sweet, buttery Chardonnay, fruity ester, barrel, gold apple. Palate is soft, slick, sweet finish.
b3shine (8045) - Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle to snifter (shared by Brigadier). Looks good; a semi-transparent golden orange with white head. Smells good too; Chardonnay, oak, and Belgian yeast. Tastes like it smells with a fairly sweet backbone. Nice and smooth on the palate. Good beer, and doesn’t drink anywhere near the abv.