drinkrealbeer (47) - Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2011
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Wow so there is not a whole lot to say about this one.
I appreciate the innovation here but it just doesn’t come together for me. The Belgian yeast is certainly on the nose and transcends to the front of the pallet.
After that this one fizzles out as I get no sweetness from the honey or anything else for that matter. The high abv makes this feel a bit warm and also lacks any much in terms of drinkability.
Beerdedone (2821) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber with a short white head. Aroma of honey, yeast and ginger. Flavor was sweet with honey, ginger, yeast, candi sugar and had notes of pepper.
BREWMUSKCLES (2332) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
a bit like an abbey but with an infusion of ginger and blossom honey that marginally works. thinner dry carbonation and lighter body and an extra hit of ginger in the finish.
hotstuff (4388) - Indiana, USA - SEP 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 7-30-2012 (Bottle) The appearance is a small semi-fizzy ivory head with a short retention, transparent amber body, very fizzy, fast rising carbonation, and one ring of lacing. The aroma is honey, ginger, spice, fruity, floral, and earthy. The flavor is sweet, malt, earthy, fruity, and honey. This beer has a dry finish. The mouthfeel is smooth, watery and thin. This beer is medium bodied. This beer is easy to drink given the ABV which is hidden. It is very light bodied for the style along with a very dry finish. This beer is worth trying.
tectactoe (2851) - Michigan, USA - AUG 27, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Burnt amber, moderate copper tones with lots of upward racing bubbles; thin, off-white had with decent retention but nothing in the middle. Aroma is characteristically tripel, though with more sweetness in the form of clover honey & Candi sugar, giving off that rich, deep, almost plum-like sweetness. Spices, fruity esters, earth, & a phenolic sting. Lots of white peppery & yeast laden spice on the palate. Touch of apple skin tartness & sweetness, also some white grape. Lots of bread, spicy yeast, biscuits, & a big finishing sweetness of honey, clove, & Candi sugar. Ginger. Wow, lots of ginger comes out with warmth. Big-time ginger root finish by the end of my glass. Some phenolic alcohol & slight medicinal tones clash with the awkward sweetness. A sipping beer, for sure. It’s okay, but not great.
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
What a disappointment from a great brewery! Did not like anything about this beer!
vikingguy (865) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep gold. The aroma of ginger is prominent. Taste - as expected, honey and ginger. Thick, oily texture. Malty. Low hops. This is pretty good but the ginger just overpowers.
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csaso (1550) - Missouri, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - big foamy head, nice medium copper/amber color, fruity ester aroma and flavor, sweet malt and honey backbone, fair hop balance - pretty good overall
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nearbeer (3963) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml. Lightly hazy amber with a lasting ring of bubbles. Nose is earthy honey, bubblegum, toast, light citrus and resin. Taste is honey, orange toffee, wheat, earthy tea leaf and a touch of resin. Thankfully the ginger is subdued and only shows a bit in the long finish. Medium body is smooth with low carbonation and to the sweet side.
unclemike (2393) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - MAY 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a nice amber color with white head, aroma has some citrus notes to it but you can really smell the booze, flavor is very sweet with a decent alcohol finish
firstsip (552) - Michigan, USA - APR 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Deep amber. Nice full mouthfeel. Nose and taste are strongly of honey with a very mild ginger finish. Sweet without being cloying.