Ughsmash (6925) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured clear, bright golden with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up white pepper, cloves, and lemon zest over light bready malts and some darker sugars I couldnít quite place.. didnít seem all that cohesive. The flavor found lightly syrupy honey and bready malts at the core, with lemon zest, cloves, and a bit of pepper around.. a few too many residual sugars along with Belgian-y yeast notes on the finish (didnít know John was Belgian). Lighter-bodied with high-ish carbonation on the palate.. a touch cloying at times, but otherwise it flowed smoothly.. creamy carbonation.. not bad.
Gerbeer (1246) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 22, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
650 ml bottle. Pours an orange/gold with light head. Aromas of oranges, resin, and a little brett. Flavor is light resin and malt; maybe a bit of spice. Nothing special other than the concept.
Bill Becker (137) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 22, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Purchased at Liquor Shed with some apprehension.
A hazy medium gold/yellow colour, the foam does itís thing with a good head and good lacing.
The nose, to me, has a lot of citrus and clove, maybe not so much citrus, more of a coriander smell. I get some sweet that reminds me of candi sugar, a hint of something directing me towards the tart but maybe not.
Okay, the taste doesnít live up to the smell. Clove, some coriander, a hint or 2 of pepper, some sweetness that, how do I put this, comes from a low grade candi sugar, if that even exists. The smell was lively and vibrant, tasting leaves a bit to desired for my palate.
This beer does pretty much nothing for my palate. Yeah, I glad I tried it and got this review in but this is definitely a one off.
camborne (590) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Funky yeast nose, taste is belgium yeast with light malts and hops. Nothing sticks out but it is overall solid
Gazza76 (2) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Interesting concept getting wild yeast from a brewers beard what It produces is a slightly muddled Belgian style of beer itís not bad by any stretch but itís probably not something I would pick up again in a hurry having said that a little break from heavy hop flavoured beers once in a while can not hurt can it?
MrFecesious (657) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber shared with Tristan. Cloudy orange with white, airy cap that sticks around decently. Aroma of cheese and straw. Taste is decently funky/cheesy, but then a caramel malt takes over and leaves the regular rogue thin mouthfeel.
bwa5879 (457) - Portage, Michigan, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light orange/brown pour, very thick and cloudy, half an inch of white head. Belgian-y scent: spices like clove, nutmeg and anise, fresh cream and lemon. Lively carbonation, thin but creamy mouthfeel, clean finish. Flavor not too strong, kind of watery. Citrus zest, club soda, belgian yeast, black pepper and carmel malt. Really not bad but thin on flavor and depth.
snoworsummer (1042) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle. Pours hazy orange gold with a thin bubbly white head. Tastes like citrus, grass, caramel, herbs. Interesting combination of dry and sweet. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells like banana, bubblegum, herbs and vegetables.
sonnycheeba (2543) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours hazy golden amber with creamy white head. Aroma is fresh floral and yeasty notes, bread and cookie malts, light citrus, some grassy notes, and faint herbs. Flavor is dry malts, light citrus esters, some light floral hops, and some yeasty notes; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
jehoesefat (165) - Kapolei, Hawaii, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sweet fruity aroma. Pours clear orange with a minimal white head. Good Belgian flavor, but with a bland finish.