Brigadier (2915) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2013 750 ml bottle
Santa sent this last year and I just found it in the back of the cellar. It’s been a while since I tried anything from Russian River. This reminds me why they are such a top notch brewery. I can’t wait to try more of their releases in the future once the cellar thins a bit.
Aroma / Appearance - The golden carbonated base sparkles with life. A wispy ivory head rests for a brief second before fading to nothingness. The mix of hops and malt is backed by a dryness that indicates maybe this was a bit past its prime. It still held a nice lemony zest however.
Flavor / Palate - Pears, chocolate, and semi-sweet aspects tickle the tongue. A blend of oranges and lemons combine on the back of the throat. This is a great beer that I would love to keep in the fridge all the time if it were a local.
sailracer (398) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 14, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a medium gold. Mild candy sugar flavors typical of a Belgian style with slight banana esters. Nothing really stood out as exceptionally good or bad on this one.
Christpuncher (1099) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very good Belgian string ale. Very fruity but sour. Smells like bananas and has a white head. Gad out if a bottle at home
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Tide (1756) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Zeitgeist. Golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, earthy notes, grass, ripe fruits and hops. Bitter finish with citrus, earthy notes, hops and grass. Excellent belgian ale.
aenima (249) - Askim, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Refreshing eastery aroma. The taste is saison like. Dry finish with some bitterness...
zeboone (1) - - AUG 3, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Delicious. Clearly inspired by the better Belgians. Always a solid bet - would compare with Ommegang when in the mood for an American Belgian-style
Defreni (2600) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fad: Taster på brewpub. Lysegul pilsnergul klar øl med et flot skumhoved. Duft af belgisk trippel med en smule alkohol, men også meget frisk. Meget drikbar og meget lækker i sit udtryk. Helt klart en jeg gerne ville have haft en pint af, en der var bare så mange gode øl disse to dage.
Ontape (265) - Valley Village, California, USA - JUL 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5/2014 bottle. Haven’t had one in a while -- these used to be pretty regularly available down here but no mas. Shame too cuz it’s a damn fine beer. Beautiful in the glass with lively, delicate carb. Banana and pear on the nose as promised, Belgian-style malts too. Taste is slightly sweet, mouthfeel is very smooth / rich / full. Not my favorite style but an excellent American example.
Berard (290) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky light yellow with thin white head that lingers. The wheat aroma is a turn off for me but the taste is smooth and balanced. It's a style I typically avoid but this one is solid.
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stevoj (2064) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 13, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow! Soft fruity aroma, bananas and pears, cloudy golden with small finely beaded head. Tingles on the tongue, carbonation and alcohol warmth. Light overall, but taste is complex. Slight tart citrus finish.
andrewturba (961) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 12, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy gold(makes sense being bottle refermented) with an average white head that slowly shrinks. Aroma is fruity esters, pears, apples, spicy phenols, and soft/perfumy alcohol. Flavour is fruity, pears, apples, spicy phenols, and moderate soft alcohol. Pretty tasty and goes down pretty easy though just short of a Belgian golden strong but is well rounded.