tillmac62 (377) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOD 7/10/14. Pours a hazy medium amber with an exceptional head, lacing and retention. Nice, but light, nose of sweet malt and Belgian yeast fruit (banana) over a light spice (clove). Almost medium bodied with a nice slick mouthfeel. Superb carbonation with a nice effervescent finish. The flavor profile is a bit complex, superbly balanced and reasonably intense. It begins with an effervescent rush of sweetness - biscuit malt and fruit - that yields to a mild bitterness. As the bitterness fades, rye flavor and it’s associated touch of spice come forward over a slightly phenolic note. The finish is somewhat crisp, a bit dry and the light bitterness lingers over a light sweetness with a clove phenolic note. Quite nice.
arkurzynski (1717) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Orange amber pour. Nose of Belgian yeast, mild toasted malt, and faint rye. Flavor is mildly sweet and fruity with toasted malt and faint rye malt. Mild body boost from the oats. Pretty good.
dwm1034 (695) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
DRAFT at Ten Penny in Pittsburgh. Pours foggy dark orange with thick head. Heavy sweet malt nose....full bodied with emphasis on rye....very tasty.
rondphoto (2690) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Cloudy dark amber with a bubbly 1" off-white head, cobwebs of lace. Solid, robust aroma of grain. Taste is a marvelous combination of grains, caramel, and dry earth that become more bitter as they float smoothly through the palate to a lingering sweet and bitter finish. A truly remarkable brew - highly recommended.
SHIG (3879) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured burnt orange with huge two finger frothy off white. Aroma is hops and spices. Taste is mixed grain and wheat, some spice and malt.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orangish-yellow with a cm of off-white head. moderate coarseness, diminishes moderately-to-slowly. Aroma is yeast, bit of sweet scone (with a hint of raw sugar) Slight lemongrass. Body is medium-light, watery, with a fine, creamy carbonation. No burn. Flavor is lemon-grass, leafy hops, bit of sap resin, tea? I’m having a surprisingly difficult time isolating the flavor for how big it is. Right up front. I’m going to go with a hint of black tea under a grassy hop flavor... and well infused bitterness. Overall, another very nice offering from Ommegang. Doesn’t stand out to the extent that I would be buying a 4-pack over their other beers, but still great.
Headbanger (3501) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle 10/9/14 (Binny’s Naperville)-42° in Shaker-Pours amber with a huge off white head. Aroma of citrus and hops. Taste of the same with some grains coming thru. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty.
ajnepple (3087) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - OCT 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Falling Rock. Amber-orange and hazy appearance with a white head. Aroma of rye, wheat, light spices, herbs, yeast, bready malts and light hops. Similar flavor, everything comes together well. Medium body with a nicely balanced finish. Pretty tasty overall.
two7offsuit (332) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours orange with a thick off white head. Aromas of citrus and earthy hops. Balanced flavor of malt, virus, and mild hops.
bwa5879 (789) - Portage, Michigan, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Healthy orange, very effervescent and slightly cloudy pour with a few inches of offwhite head. Strong citrus and creamy aroma, zesty rind and belgian yeast aroma, strong lemon, pepper and clove, fresh sawed cedar. Lively carbonation, mouthfeel is lighter and fluffy, dry crisp finish. Taste is overall strong grain and belgian yeast; lemon, peppercorn, grain bill is robust with barley and wheat presence, cantelope, hints of rye. Really nice zesty robust belgian.