XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has some banana/clove scents, wheat, and some fruit notes. Taste is some wheat and citrus fruit up front, light bitterness to finish.
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rondphoto (1782) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear medium amber with a long-lasting off-white head and solid streaks of lace. Good-looking brew. Nice caramel malt going in, cut by mild hop bittering through the palate, finsih has both sides strolling hand in hand. Doesn’t seem strong enough for an IPA, but otherwise, very tasty and worth searching out. Recommended.
Msavage235 (90) - - AUG 26, 2012
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beer pours like apple juice with a minimal cream head. Aroma is apple pie; spiced apples and cinnamon. Taste is tart, green apples and pears with a decent spicy backbone of cinnamon, coriander and nutmeg. Hops are always lurking in the background. Love to buy local in Indiana and this is a decent try. Go fort it if its available.
madvike (2659) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at GTMW - Pours amber with a thin white head. Nose is lightly spiced, with gentle citrus and a clean bready malt base. Taste is clean and light bread, light sweetness, rye spice, and an herbal finish. Real smooth, with gentle carbonation.
Errl (1474) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle with a thin white head..Pour is copper with a thin white head..Nose is caramel,candy,yeast,sweetness,light bread..Taste is candy,caramel,light bready,yeast,spice,cinnamon..palate is light with caramel sweetness..Nice solid brew
mar (4778) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to errl. deep amber pour with a cream head. nose is yeast, hops, dried fruits, musky,and light spices. very smooth on the palate, bitter dried fruits, grainy, spices and a musky finish.
patrick767 (3524) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at Brewhaven festival - Pours clear gold with a grainy, bready aroma that has a hint of citrus. It’s medium bodied and moderately bitter with some spicy Belgian yeast presence. Good, but with the help of De Struise I expected more.
Brigadier (2875) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
650 ml bottle
A collaboration between two great brewers (New Albanian and Struise)? Priced at a relatively affordable $7.99? This one was a no brainer. While it remains fresh this is one of the best beers in the Midwest. If you happen to be at this year’s Great Taste of the Midwest be sure to get some on draft along with the rest of their offerings.
Aroma / Appearance - The rosy bronze body had a warm glow. The head fades quickly into almost nothing. Lively clear legs don’t take much encouragement to join the base. Candy sugar, orange peels, and sweet hops remind me of blending an elephant ear into liquid form. Toss in a generous handful of powdered sugar and you have a Belgian inspired session beer.
Flavor / Palate - The mouthfeel is rich and filling for the style. Orange glaze, cotton candy, and yeasty sourdough tickle the palate. The finish hangs in the back of the throat although it lacks the intensity of a huge aggressive beer. The experience reminds me of an abbey ale merged with an East Coast IPA.
queenholly (2827) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Brewhaven. Musty malt, and fruity piney hops aroma. Golden with a moderate white head. Yeasty malt, orange pine hops, and light black pepper flavor. Medium creamy body.
blklab2007 (1939) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to secret santa! Pour has a dark golden color and a thin covering of white head. Aroma has yeast, resins, some pine, mellow malt, and some herbs. Mouth feel is medium and the carbonation average. Flavor has lots of malt and yeast, light peppery spice, resins, lemon grass, and pines. Interesting mixture of flavors and way off the beaten path.