adnielsen (7573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Odell. Golden appearance with a white head. Somewhat toasty malty, lemon citrusy, light honey aroma. A bit spicy, moderate honey, sweet malty, somewhat light bodied flavor. Kind of a weird combination of flavors. I got a touch of the peppers but not a whole lot.
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden yellow color with a white head. Aroma is of pear, peach, sweet malt, grassy and citrussy hops, green apple and subtle wheat. The flavor has a lot of pear, with some of the citrussy and peach, subtle oak on the back end, green apple, white grape, subtle sweet malt, honey and wheat. The body is light to medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty interesting brew and the concept is quite cool.
Camons (4493) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Odells Taproom. A stop on grand tour of Fort Collins breweries and bars with Tim, Aaron and Armin, Thanks !! Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, caramel, peach, citruss, grapefruit. Taste is malty, sweet caramel, peach, lots of citrus, grapefruit, pine. Medium body, average carbonation, touch of alcohol, lasting bitter finish. 250212
tbrink (5) - USA - FEB 25, 2012 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured on tap, this is a beer with a lot going on at once, and with ingredients coming from ten different states, that’s to be expected. Sweet, candy nose with a very subdued hop presence. Despite 9.5 abv, this is almost cloyingly sweet with a hot alcoholic finish that turns into a bitter finish, and finally the hops make their presence felt. There are chiles in here somewhere, and they’re barely detectable. This is definitely one to sit on and taste much later.
RSRIZZO (1841) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured into a Snifter at 41°. Color is a hazy golden with very active carbonation and a tall rocky head that just keeps growing. As you pour more into your glass a few chucky floaties show up. Aroma is fruity and a little sour with some yeast in the back. It has a lighter medium body that goes down with a crisp yet smooth mouth feel. Flavor is light with pear, a hint pf pineapple and just a touch of peach, then a little oak shows giving it a note of vanilla. The hops come in giving a nice floral taste and a little citrus along with a nice bitterness. After taste comes on slightly dry with a tart almost sour feel then the citrus comes back up. Overall its a great brew, big extremely complex flavor, yet light and easy to drink with a nice alcohol kick that is completely hidden.
daknole (8005) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Honey colored pour, light head. Aroma is loaded with great malty notes, wheat, honey, funky fruit the background. Nice malty flavor, honey, sweet wheat notes, corn, oak notes. Pretty cool beer all the way around.
stumpyiliz (210) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy yellow/amber, smells are all over the place from fruity ester to the prickly pear. Light hops are on the front of the taste with a full body spice bite afterwards. The barrel aging accents come through with the finish. This beer lingers for some time on the palate. A solid beer, good sipper and the booze is hidden well. Great concept, I imagine this will age well for years and give off other attributes due to the multiple barrel aging additions to the blend.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The pour is a hazy, honey, golden color with a full, fluffy, white, head which settles to a thin, rocky layer and leaves soapy lace. The nose is grapefruit peel, mango, some resins, white pepper, slight toasty vanilla, and some rosemary. The flavor is similar with mango notes, light vanilla, spicy resins, grapefruit peel later in the progression, some leafy notes, and dry oak notes into the finish. The palate is lively, medium, drying slightly, warming, and velvety. The finish has dry oak, white grapefruit peel, white pepper, leafy notes, and a basil note?? Usually beers with so many adjuncts and multiple aging techniques do not result in a pleasant beer to drink, but this one was just that. All of the unique ingredients were complementary and supplemental rather the dominant or overbearing; the green chiles added minimal spice and heat, the prickly pear added nice fruit notes, and the honey added mild sweetness and dryness. I have seen references to a BGSA in other ratings and I can see the similarities but there are too many hop notes to make that a true story. A very pleasant beer to drink and a somewhat unique beer. Nice from Odell.
Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml corked and aged bottle poured a hazy tarnished gold with a lasting off white head. Aroma of straw, citrus, oak, pear, yeast and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw, citrus, vanilla, oak, light earthiness, light chilies and light yeast with a smootj lingering citrus finish.
drjay44 (2338) - Salida, Colorado, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Served at cellar temperature. Pours an enormous white head, with extensive lacing, over a very effervescent, slightly hazy gold (SRM 6) body.....nose is pine, light citrus, apple, pear...taste is light sweet, with touches of pepper, light fruits including pear, apple, finishing slightly sweet but with attendant phenolic spice bitterness....mouth feel medium to light, alcohol hidden, carbonation very high with continuing frothy head. Although this has been created with a melange of ingredients from a wide geographic area, it works. What has been created ends up being a Belgian Golden Strong Ale. It meets the BJCP criteria of that style almost to a "T". While this style is not the best of the Belgians, it still is more interesting than "Specialty Grain" as a title. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7