AirForceHops (6185) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft @ Amesbury Ale House. Dark hazy amber color with 1/2 inch thick foam that laced well. Nose is mostly Belgian yeast with sugar. Wheat seems to mingle with the Belgian yeast and malt. The rye is subtle. Texture is creamy. Very well balanced. Incredibly easy to drink, my glass was emptied real quick.
drewaha (129) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a hazy, light amber with quite a bit of head. Smells awesome. Like apples and caramel and cinnamon. Very carbonated. Sweet upfront with a subtle bitterness on the way down. Well balanced and very enjoyable. Will have many more.
wchesser (1899) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly funky belgiany nose with some lemon citrus. Thick persistent head and lacing. Dark burnt orange and cloudy. Tangy earthy malts and dried lemon rind and peppery spice...maybe grains of paradise or white pepper. Nice and complex autumn offering. Would be awesome with any kind of squash soup or a gingery Asian dish or even some grilled salmon.
foq (6) - New York, USA - OCT 20, 2012 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Citrusy flavor. Amber wheat color. Very balanced grains. Belgian slightly sweet/sour yeast flavor. Excellent balanced fall beer. After taste of caramelized marshmellow.
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the Common Table.
The beer pours a golden color with a white head. I get a lot of grain notes in the aroma, with a hint of yeast and some grass. The flavor is fairly dry with a lot of the husky grain notes. I also get some grass and earth from the hops as well as some spices and some yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
greener69 (11) - Alexandria, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Like a crisp fall day in a bottle. A golden, delicious beer with a creamy head. The earthy notes of the grains really shine but are well balanced with a mild hop flavor.
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Guest tap @ Pizza Port on keep the glass night-- BONUS! Very hazy amber gold. Sweet and malty and spicy, strong honey flavours, chewy cereal malts. Malty with medium sweetness and nice spicy undertones.
Aurelius (5070) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
It’s been a while since I’ve had an Ommegang. Aroma is slightly tangy, tawny Belgian - implied oranges, slight funky bret undertones. Good label, clever name, intense cloudy bronze brew with a dense eggshell head. Smooth and creamy, the mouthfeel dominates the flavor. When you first take a swig, you’re presented with this whipped cream consistency - light, yet substantive. After that, you get some herbal hop bitterness, but it’s a bit uptight - no real floral or fruity notes to the hopping. The beer is pretty dry, rye twang, a little peach/sloe sourness. Bitter/spice. Another piece of craft brewing from Ommegang. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.
badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear dark golden orange with a creamy white head. Sweet malty grainy aroma and taste with vanilla and caramel notes and a sweet doughy finish. Creamy medium to full bodied palate.
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear amber pour with a sudsy white head that laces well. Lots of graininess in the aroma with yeast funk, spice, lemon zest, cat urine, dank hops with bits of green vegetables. Flavor is spicy yeast, grainy malts and earthy hops . Rounded palate with a bitter dry ending. Spicy enough to lend heat on the back end thinking it was alcohol. Very Saison like with a creamier palate. Not bad.