graham515 (536) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 15, 2007
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2008 Tasted straight from the brewery in Blanco. I gotta tell you I wish I could find this one year round. Poured a beautiful gold into the glass with a fine white head. Aroma was minimal, but what was present was a nice zesty yeast tartness. The taste was very nice and smooth with a lot of spiciness with a very slight alcohol finish. I’m embarrassed to say that we were unofficially ’cut off’ from refills of this one. We hung around and enjoyed the Pale Rye Ale just as much tho!; Supposedly they will start bottling there seasonals in bombers in 09. Here’s hoping!; Iíd really recommend this one!;
bleeng (1472) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 23, 2008 On tap at Flying Saucer Addison. Happy hour portion poured in a pilsner glass! Light gold with very little head. Sweetish, yeasty nose. Full bodied palate. First taste is sweet, sweet, sweet. Then some spiciness, alcohol evident, fruit, herbs, and more sweet. Drinks very easily-too easy. One is enough though.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Rudyardz...nice golden color with good head. Nice citrus, yeasty nose. Good mouth feel of fruits, herbal hops and slight spicyness. Straightforward, but darn good.
TexasAggie12 (64) - Burnet, Texas, USA - APR 20, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Has a clear yellow pour, with a white head that dissolves quickly. Malty, fruity, and alcohol aroma. Strong alcohol, strawberry, black pepper, and hops flavor. Nice finish of bitterness in the end. Nice beer
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity, lightly spicy, malty sweet aroma. Clear golden body is topped by a low, off white head that recedes slowly to ring with some lacing. Strong berry like fruit flavour with leafy, herbal hops and some spiciness and alcohol apparent. Medium body is quite dry with assertive effervescence and mild alcohol warming. Not overly complex but straight forward and enjoyable. Sampled at GABF 2005.
Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lasting rocky white head covers a plainly clear shining yellow robe. Beautiful hallertau nose, immediately proposing honeysuckle flowers, perfumey and soily, spicy character that gently complements the biscuity and honeyed malts and make you forget about the subtle underlying alcohol. Estery nature Ė pineapple-, supporting spices (cardamom? Coriander?) and a firm yet creamy medium body make this a very competent take, if a bit sweet, but it has the tartness to compensate.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Fly for the sampling of this rarity.
Pours a bronze colored body and a fluffy pillow of head. The aroma holds a natural sugary caramel sweetness and a mild pine chipped hoppyness. The flavor is biscuit, buttery and with a light yeastiness; the hops are not overly assertive, actually more on the mild side, woodsy and spicy with a unique addition of pickled ginger in the finish. The palate is rich and middle of the road chewyÖ. A rather well done beer!
jtxx (148) - san antonio, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a nice beer from Real Ale. On tap at the Flying Saucer. Thick and creamy with a nice head. Great flavor.
fly (1393) - austin, Tejas, Alabama, USA - MAY 3, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Might this be the first big sign of Tim Schwartz working his magic, or no? A winner at any rate. Sampled on a beautiful day with a beautiful girl (my youngest daughter) out on the back patio at Gman. Couldnít ask for more. Really enjoyed the fruity aspect with perfect hops coming over the top. Though itís been a while since I had one, perhaps Chimay white? Even if itís less like that than I recall, I know I like them both and hope to get back and have more soon as a message I received from the brewery let me know that this batch will be short lived.
Tejas (844) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Gingerman, Dallas - draught. Tap handle says Tripel. I was wondering what style this was before I tried it. Now Iím left wondering itís ABV. I assume itís somewhat high but itís hidden well so thatís just a guess. First word that comes to mind is fruity and lots of them. Found this one to be quite drinkable. Donít know how frequently Iíd order it over other brews on the wall but nevertheless itís a quality brew. Iíd like to try it again in the proper glassware such as a chalice instead of a pint glass.