Smurf2055 (1064) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to a trade with jrob21!
Pours a nice straw blonde with about three fingers of white head. Smell is mellow, yeasty, clove and honey, sweet. Taste is light clove, honey, belgium yeast. Very nice beer.
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can thanks to ericandersnavy.
Dull golden pour - nose of spices, honey sweetness, and clove. Flavors of hay, grass, and a sweet finish.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From notes. First reviewed 1/19/2011. Poured from a 16 oz. can into a tulip. Thanks to bauermj for hooking me up with this extra.
This pours a very robust golden color, with hints of orange and amber in the center. A thinner peach color dominates the edges. Very hazy, with a fluffy 3 cm white head forming after this beer streams out of the can. Good retention and nice lacing.
Lots of tropical fruit up in the nose up front - pineapple, banana, pear, white grape. Grassy hop aroma as well.
Some strong fruit flavors go along with a pale malt presence up front. Pineapple and white grape to start, a smattering of typical Belgian yeast, cloves, and then some grassy hops to finish it off. The alcohol comes through right at the end as it warms up a little bit. Just a flash and it is gone, leaving just a little reminder in the aftertaste. A lingering bitterness is present as well. The grassy hops combined with the alcohol are a little rough on my palette.
The mouthfeel starts a little bit juicy but dries out in a hurry. By the end this is quite a dry beast. Lots of crisp, bubbly carbonation present throughout to the extent it makes my tongue tingle, while still retaining a creamy quality to it. A medium body drinks lighter, even with the high alcohol. Some hoppy residue hides behind the lips after each sip.
This style gets me in trouble every time. The combination of fruit and dryness allow me to drink it fairly easily without realizing how fast 9% can catch up to you. The alcohol is a bit more present here, but it is well done.
Peacehammer (558) - California, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was an awesome extra in a trade with blklab2007. Hazy orange with a one finger foamy head. Aroma of yeast and orange peel. Nice Citrus and almost wheat flavor up front, with some orange on the finish.
joebudzjoe (661) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft @ Coalhouse Pizza, Stamford, CT. Pours a blonde body with nice lacing, this brew has a creamy orange taste with noticeable wheat flavors. A little to fluffy and yeasty for my liking.
mar (4466) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can thanks to ericandersnavy. poured gold with a white head. nose is heavy clove, yeast, and florals. easy on the palate, thick honey flavor, along with clove, yeast, and a fruity finish.
jcwattsrugger (10726) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap-pours a foamy offwhite head with hazy yellow color. Aroma is spice, fruit, light malt. Taste is spice/floral hops, yeast, light malt-bready.
boFNjackson (3894) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at a recent BA/RB tasting... Poured cloudy, vibrant yellow with a thick white head. Lots of honey sweetness and malted grains that meshed with some nice yeast spices and esters. Quite a fruity character and a nice full body. Hints of citrus, bananas, apple juice, and dates.
jrallen34 (3475) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
16oz can... dark gold with some copper, not a great color, a big light cream head, good retention... the nose is a touch too sweet with too much yeast as well, honey water with yeast... tastes way too yeast with a weird lager finish, easy to drink for 8.5% but not super enjoyable
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(16oz can, courtesy of ericandersnavy) Pours a lightly hazy yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, apple, and grass. Flavor of nuts, yeast, candi sugar, apple, orange, and grass.