JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ RR. Clear straw color, thin dense ring of white foam in glass. Slightly sweet grainy aroma with a light perfume-like tone. Refreshing fresh cut citrus and grain taste backed by Belgian yeastiness and a mild herbal note.
TURDFERGUSON (4024) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 12, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another awesome russian river brew. I am convinced they do not make a single bad beer. The beer is gold in color with a thick and everlasting white head. Nose is mildly fruity and yeasty with a bit of hops. Its smells like pure bliss.Its not trying to be too much and something its not, its just very natural, earthy and smooth. Flavor is equally smooth and delicious. Nothing bad to say about this one. I’d love to try the first batch that has some brett someday.
SCBrew (31) - San Clemente, California, USA - AUG 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch 005: Pours pale gold with a thick white head. Great fruity nose with some clove. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Clean Belgian flavors. Leaves you wanting more.
Oscbert (1154) - Sacramento, California, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
~Pours a light clear gold color with creamy white head.
~Light coriander and clove scent.
~Has a light hoppy bitter taste followed by coriander.
~Quick light finish.
~ This was ok. Not really my favorite style, but was still enjoyable.
travita (4430) - Frisco, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste is yeasty, hoppy, and spiced. Golden colour with some sediment with a nice foamy white head. Earthy finish. Smell is yeast, spices, some hops. Pretty good.
yespr (35959) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 2, 2009 Batch 5. Pours hazy yellow with a lacing white head. Mild spiced and light orange to citric fruity. Medium dry and slight wheaty flavour with a mild spice note. Smooth and mild spiced flavoured into a light yeasty and spiced finish. Smooth and light fruity but also dry.7-3-8-4-15=3.7
From bottle, Papsoes blindtasting #12. Pours clear and golden, huge white aroma. Dry hoppy and slight bogmyrtle like. Mild wheaty and berry fruity flavoured. Light herbal touch to a mild bitterness and vague malty/wheaty sweet note into the far finish.5-3-5-3-10=2.6
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBSG grand tasting. Thanks to whoever brought it. Pours a cloudy gold color with a small white head. The aroma featured Belgian yeasts and sour grapes. The taste was biter-sour with lots of funk, spices and yeast. The mouthfeel was full and malty. The finish was long and spicy. Overall: I’m gonna need to try this again, my notes are getting kind of unreliable and sloppy. Beer # 34 for me on the night of the grand tasting.
emacgee (4404) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pale hazy gold with some floaties. The head is about 2 fingers thick, creamy and offwihte. The nose is fruity, citrusy, nice west coast American hops, spicy phenols, yeasty, pepper, grapefruit rind. Very nice nose. Spicy and yeasty flavor, waxy and citrusy hops, Belgian earthiness, a certain vegetal carrot flavor. Light carbonation and lightly waxy. Very nice American Belgian with a well done hop profile.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to Ryan. Bright, deep golden pour with a bubbly white head. Complex nose: lemon, hibiscus, rose petals, bergamot, light malts, a hint of funk. Smells better as it warms. Tart and tasty on the palate. A little thin; would love to try this after a little bit of age.
aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color was a hazy light golden/orange. There was small floating sediment. The head fizzy and white while lacing the glass. The aroma was acidic, lemon, and earthy. The flavor was very earthy, spicy, musty. The palate was slick. The finish was waxy.