Hophead22 (2880) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 16, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the brewpub. Rating #1. Medium golden pour with a thin white head. Sweet spiciness up front, a little bit of funk and kind of peppery. Strange explosion of flavors, sweet and savory and I can pick up some of the cucumber, really interesting. (1631)
AmEricanbrew (5205) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - DEC 21, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden color with white sheen. Honey, candi sugar, earthy vegetal aromas. medium bodied with average co2. Medium sweet honey, cucumber, candi sugar, belgian spice flavors--sweet
Dixonian (1517) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2011
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap @ Newport Beach Brewing Co.
Golden brew with very little white head. Smells of herbal hops, spices, and fruity sweetness - flavor is way too sweet. Offensively sweet. Tastes like gerkins or sweet pickles. Just an odd brew that didnít work at all for me.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Sampled on 6/5/2011 at the brewery/brewpub. This Belgian Strong Ale pours a medium gold color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is very fruity, and very sweet with a touch of spices. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are fruity and very sweet. The hops are herbal. Very mild carbonation. A touch of spices and WAY TOO sweet. There is touch of cucumber. Outside of some of those weird funky fruit faros (and even then) this may be the sweetest beer I have ever sampled. It was way to sweet to finish and if I could have gotten some water from the waitress at the brewery I would not have drank as much of this as I did. Horrid fail. I was looking longingly at the Coronas that were going past me. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is very sweet.