JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber from Samís, Durham. Throughout this beer, I kept getting the impression that it was just shy of being really good. But the degrees of just-shyness did seem to magnify the extant faults. If there had been slightly less feijoa and hibiscus (the latter far more potent than in something like SH Saison des Fleurs) and more base tripel coming through (i.e. just a bit less vinous and with more dry qualities) it would have rocked. As is, I could only question the quality of the base beer (so obscured, who actually knows if my supposition is worth a damn) and regret the seemingly tossed-together additions.
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear orange pour with a tall white head. Nose is surprisingly tart, from what I can only assume is the feijoa. Very strong floral component, a bit of grape, sweet sugar and malt, and hints of banana. The flavor is rather tart as well. Lemon zest, what Iím guessing is some feijoa, sugar, light alcohol, biscuit, and grape. A nice perfumey quality to this beer, too.
wlajwl (5830) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is spices, a hard to describe fruit element and a nutty quality. The flavor is citrus, berries, spices, a mildly grainy texture, malts and a very tart finish.
Concealer (1189) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from the bomber a clean copper color with a caramel-white head that dissolves quickly. A big fruit aroma in the nose with some spice and yeast and floral hints. Tastes are tart fruit, sweet pineapple, mild spice and bread. The mouth feel is somewhat light and bubbly. At 9% itís hard to argue this beer is well worth itís flavor and price but it is so unique I was shock my first glass. I like it.
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Poured a lovely shade of lighter orangey-golden with a shorter, spotty white head. The aroma picked up lots of tart berries and fruits plus floral notes over honeysuckle and a kiss of redder fruit meat.. more floral as it warmed up, along with a solid Belgian yeasty character. The flavor found tart berries and floral notes throughout.. fruit, honey, and bready notes supported.. finished with tasty, interesting tart fruit, clovey yeast, and building, honey-fueled warmth.. tasty and interesting. Medium-bodied with a good level of tartness on the palate.. a few too many sugars on the back, but it was still very enjoyable.
Nate (4200) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at La Trappe. Big fruity nose, kinda funky and tart, cheesy. Not bad. Dark golden clear with thin foamy-rocky white head. Medium body and carbonation. Starts fruity and tart with some apples and sour peach. A little funky and cheesy, with crisp fruity-tart finish and after. Not bad.
Bule (1854) - California, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml Bottle purchased from Beercraft. Pours an orange color without much head. Tart feijoa is prominent, with the hibiscus more subtle. The Belgian yeast flavor balances nicely against the feijoa.
SSSteve (4006) - - MAR 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
bottle. clear dark gold under a small white head. light colored fruit aroma with pear and spicy red apple skins. highly carbonated palate with a tart dry finish. flavor has a lot of red apple notes particularly the bitter skins. a feijoa is described as a pinapple/guava flavored fruit native to south america. iím getting an unpleasant tart, bitterness from this beer. not a fan.
Ratman197 (13404) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber poured a clear golden amber with a lingering ring of ivory foam. Aromas of bread, fruittiness, hibiscus and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, sour citrus, hibiscus and light earthiness with a smooth lingering citrus finish. Actually quite a mess!
flatmatt (1487) - Northville, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden amber with a white head. Apple-y berry aroma with a pungent spice sensation I canít figure out. Fruity berry and apple flavor, bubble gum and clove. Fruit flavors evolve into some orange peel and berry, a little perfumey, with a lingering tartness. Aroma was a little off-putting, but it ends up okay.