drjay44 (2635) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. capped bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, tiny bubbled white head, slight curtain lacing, over an effervescent, slightly hazy, light gold (SRM 4) body.....nose is vinous, cereal, light herbal hops, balance to the malts......taste is dry, lightly vinous, with light cereal, hints of light colored fruits (pear, apple) light peppery phenolics, minimal hops, balance to the barrel, malts, and yeast.....mouth feel, light body, moderate alcohol warmth, high carbonation, with massive tingle, and high acid. Many aspects of this beer are spot on for a Belgian Golden Strong Ale. Appearance and effervescence are the most obvious. The Wine Barrel is a bit too apparent, and masks the yeast contribution somewhat. I wonder about a yeast change and an increase in fermentation temperature, and a smidgen less time in the barrel. BJCP 7/3/13/4/7
Ratman197 (9802) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting creamy white head. Aromas of straw, vinous notes, white pepper, light oak and light fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, white pepper, vinous notes and light oak with a smooth dry peppery finish.
Concealer (770) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Hazy yellow with a foamy white head that laces and lasts on the side but is spotty in the middle. Aromas of citrus, pepper, clove, yeast, and wood. Flavor is sweet and tart citrus, pepper, light yeast, and wood. Medium bodied, thick mouth feel, slightly dry and carbonated finish with a hint of booze.