gkeh (319) - Texas, USA - MAY 23, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a bright golden amber color. There’s a small head that dissipates rather quickly, then leaves a circle of white tiny foam around the rim of the glass. The aroma is lemon zest, a grassy note, some light grains, and a slight dirt aroma. The flavor is yeasty and spicy. The rye really pushes to the front. I poured it somewhat warm, and as it warmed even more the spiciness was prominent. Not really a fan.
BeerRenter76 (303) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally rated on 8/27/14. Aromas of candi sugar mostly, next comes booze with hints of wheat, fruity yeasts, and faint citrus. Body is golden With plenty of yeast floaters, the head is a thin ring that leaves spotty lace.Flavor is much the same as the aroma,the yeasts and rye spiciness comes out a bit more, and the sweetness goes down a bit. The alcohol is still a bit hot on the backside.Overall its a pretty decent representation of the style, you gotta let it warm up a bit but not bad. I have one left, think i’ll save it till winter and see if the booze backs down a touch.
Nisse666 (5138) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer Frog cons 2015-05-10 Spring Hill, FL
Remember that gnoff provided the 09, 10 11 and they were pretty nice
AR: rasins, candis burned suger, wee disturbing malt extract
AP: wee hazy thick oily coppery fluid, thick cream yellowish steady 1 cm thick lid, nice layered curtains
F: rich wee bubbly carbonation, Swedish suger cake (Socker kaka), caramel, wee dried fruity, warming feeling, a dash of disturbing old butter, wee belgian yeasty feeling
AirForceHops (4677) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 9, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle from a trade about a year ago. Color is a hazy blonde color with very thin head. Aroma shows pale grain, honey and hints of spice.
The flavor shows the grain base with yeast and a big amount of sweetness. Not really sure what the goal of this beer is? Yeast and a lot of sweetness is all I’m getting here. Really just kind of flat in the flavor department. Reminds me of a really high ABV Belgian single.
bu11zeye (12301) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear golden body with a spare white head. Aroma of apricot, florals, peach, citrus, and minerals. Flavor of dried apricots, tangerine, minerals, dough, caramel, toffee, and citrus with a dry, vitamin finish.
jredmond (6382) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle with Paul. Pours a deep golden body with thin white lacing. Aroma is Apple and pear. Mouthfeel is spicy with notes of apple, alcohol, pear, tons of spice and raisin bread.
Homer321 (2836) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Luekens Liquors in Tampa. Nose is strongly phenolic and spicy, peppery. Fairly clear, light orange in color. minimal white head. Taste is candy up front, sweet, lightly perfume like. Moderate hop bitterness, with not much hop flavor. Looks like this beer is about a year old though. I love the malt flavor in this one. A light alcohol warming comes across after a few sips. Overall, since the hops have faded, I quite like this one.
kevinator (1431) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer. Aromatic with dark fruits and spice. Beautiful amber color. Almost candy-like. Big flavors of grains with a touch of rye, some citrus hops character at the end mixed with Belgian yeast spiciness. Alcohol is there just not overpowering.
blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, orange pour with minimal white foam, aroma is nice fruity yeast notes, flavor is starting to round out on this, much fuller and nuanced than when released, still needs some work on the finish but keep an eye on these
ericwill99 (82) - Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I'm quite enjoying this sweet spicy beer. The golden color misled me a little because it has actual flavor. The spicy rye blended better with the sweet Belgian as it warmed up. I'm aging a six, but I'll really enjoy the other six right now!
beastmaster (367) - Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thin head, cloudy yellow amber color. Nose is fruity, malt heavy and sweet. Licorice, toffee, tangerine. Medium heavy body. Can’t really pick out the alcohol, it covers well for 10%. Great beer. I want another.