Emeister84 (753) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas are citrusy, floral, and of fruity esters similar to farmhouse cider. Appearance is a hazy pale gold with well-retaining white head. Tastes tart, with a farmhouse funkiness, and light bitterness. The palate is medium-full bodied, with lively carbonation, and a moderately long finish.
Dogbrick (7243) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at World Of Beer. Hazed dark gold-amber color with a medium off-white head that diminishes slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of ripe fruit, yeast and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of fruity yeast, grainy malt and a touch of hops. The finish is malty up front with a lingering slightly tart fruit aftertaste. Above average overall.
puboflyons (1873) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the caged, corked 750 ml. bottle with smudged stamped dates on the bottleís neck that read 08/30/12 - 08/30/14. The pour is a hazy golden yellow with a short-lived fizzy white head. The aroma is of apple, pear, grapefruit, yeast, and herbal qualities. The body is smooth and bold with good consistency. The taste begins with mellow sweetness and then erupts into a tart bitter ending that finishes dry.
Cybercat (2986) - Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy, bubbly golden yellow with a fairly thick, if not persistent, snow-white head. Aroma has only average strength, but tempts with notes of apple, pear, butterscotch and malt plus a hint of yeast. Lip-smacking flavor has good fruity (apple and pear, plus a hint of banana), malty and yeast notes with a bitter hoppy undertone and a hint of butterscotch. Smooth, firm texture has plenty of fizz and leaves a sweet fruity finish with a bitter, woody hops undertone. Rusticate with this one whilst you can!
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Champagne Bottle. Sweet banana custard wheat like scent. Cloudy golden copper pour with a white head to ring, quick to dissolve. Med/thick body with a frothy airy to dry feel. Sweet banana custard flavor to a tangy spice, clove, vinous finish.
Braudog (5489) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 29, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, caged & corked. Nice energetic pour ... pretty and golden, if a bit hazy. The otherwise fizzy head has some good retention. The aromas are classical, fresh and herbal with a bit of yeast. This drinks with a super tartness up front, enough to make me gasp at first. The acidity is a bit of a surprise. But as it settles, this is a steady, rustic example, sweet, light, yet powerful. (#4876, 12/29/2012)
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml from Samís, Durham. Attractive pour, hazy gold with a rocky head and spotty lacing. Nose is peppery with soft hops, though thereís a pronounced fruity undertone that I reckon is from the Ommegang house yeast. Light, prickly mouthfeel. Taste is like a biere de garde inasmuch as itís far more bready and yeasty, balanced away from the hops that are there but less prominently than desired. Faintly dry hints at what could have been. Still enjoyable, but at the price itís hard not to see this as a slight letdown.
kidmartinek (3307) - austin, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Just good beer. Hazy gold color. Pure white yeast. Wild yeasty aroma. Fruity yeasty straw flavor. Thin body with a lot of carbonation. This one makes good burps.
Gachupines (798) - USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is slightly floral with a bit of hay mixed in. Flavor is a little muddled. Itís a little yeasty with some lemon zest and vaguely peppery in the finish. Overall, similar as Duvel but not as elegant.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Sweet pear, tangerine, apple, and horse blanket funk aroma. Bright silky palate. Tastes of orange, pear, banana, and apple with a barn yard funk finish.