Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
C&C 750 mL bottle from Beer Run. Pours a very hazy orange color with a thin off-white head. Fair head retention. Aroma of strong yeast, big lime notes, some bready notes and caramel. The taste is yeast, bread, brown sugar, lime zest. I’m not sure why I’m getting so much lime in this beer, but I like it! Medium bodied, slight lingering spice.
1more4dessert (315) - Upstate, New York, USA - AUG 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy straw color small whispy white head. spicy grass and plentiful estery notes from the two yeast strains. enough hop presence to make this not too sweet.
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy orangeish golden color with a creamy, frothy, white head that lasts with light lacing. Aroma is floral hops, sweet malts and mild pepper. The taste is a nice amount of sweet fruits, earthy hops and spices such as lemon peel, pepper and coriander. The beer is quite light, crisp and smooth with moderate carbonation and well hidden alcohol.
BigBeer45 (1173) - Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served from a 750ml bottle,
this ale had a yellow-gold pour with a hint of haze and gave a two to three finger white, silky, foamy head that receded to a cover and thick ring,
the glass had nice spots and rings of lacing, the bottom of the bottle had a layer of light brown colored sediment,
there were aromas of lemon and tart orange citrus, light malt and bread notes, faint grass and floral hops with faint orange fruit sweetness, very light spice on the nose,
it had flavors of orange and pear fruit with orange and lemon citrus notes, light malt and bread, orange and bread sweetness,
the finish had pepper with some spice with a little malt trailing, pepper and bitterness lingered on the palate, it was dry with a hint of malt on the tongue after the finish,
the mouth feel was light and creamy with lively carbonation,
this was a very good golden belgian strong ale, nice aromas and flavors, easy to drink and enjoyable.
Hemogoblin (23) - - JUL 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Foamy big head. Pineapple, some grass, nice wheat to citrus ratio. Drinks refreshingly, with a high ABV for its type. Think a fruitier, less heavy Vitus.
wlajwl (3324) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUL 18, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is yeast, citrus, pineapple and mild sweetness. The flavor is pineapple, sugar notes, fruit, citrus and a malty/warming alcoholic finish.
rougeau13 (1766) - Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden-orange with a big off-white head. Aroma of grass, hay, tropical fruit, funky yeast, and spice. Taste is full; malty, yeasty, fruity; sweet, and a little bitter. Medium-full bodied.
HighlanderOne (934) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from big bottle. Aroma of burnt vanilla and caramel. Good lookin gold/amber with fluffy white lacing head that doesn’t quit. I taste vanilla, banana, spice, yeast, butterscotch, citrus, peach. A touch of alcohol only in the aftertaste. Quite drinkable for a brew this potent. Another outstanding one from Ommegang.
corpsuckle (38) - Washington, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love popping the cork on this one... The sweet spicy aroma blasts out of the bottle before I even pour it! The flavor follows suit. Just delicious!
jandd1983 (1905) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the W&C on Ballas. It poured a hazy golden color with a white head. The aroma was of sweet fruit and yeast. The taste was similar to the aroma with sweet fruit and hints of bananas and spices. Very good.