bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Cork broke. Pours bright gold with no head. Nose of a bit stale hops, spices, a bit of funkiness. Tastes of spices, old hops (??), a bit of malt background and a bit sweet. Not the freshest beer (got in a trade). 8% alcohol is well hidden and never really surfaces. Need to share this bottle instead of drinking it alone. Good try-I like my strong ales a bit dryer-this was a bit chewy and cloying though.
hopdog (11579) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared courtesy of weeare138. Poured a deeper and cloudy amberish color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of fruitiness, yeast, some spices, and a littel eathy. Tastes of fruitiness, yeast, apples, pears, and earthy.
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy brown color with a large, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, tropical fruits, light citrus, nuts, and light wood. Taste was equally fruity, pears, plums, apricot, light caramel, nuts, and a bit of alcohol in the finish.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light amber color with a white head. Aroma is malty, grainy, pear, and earthy hops. Flavor is malty, pear, and a earthy bitter finish.
gnoff (9593) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 First rating
Bottle - 75 cl, thanks Marsiblursi!
Sampled on February 16 - 2008.
Shady copper color, small whit ehead. Acidic, apple and tangerine scent, also cinnamon. Yeasty, acidic, wood, wine, stale, led pencil taste. Medium to thin mouthfeel, low bitterenss.
Sampled at Tap House in Oldsmar, on Feb 1, 2011
Hazy dark brown color, tan head. Sweet applesauce scent. Sweet, fruity, alcohol taste. Moussy yet fairly smooth mouthfeel. Low bitterness.
Draught at the brewery on January 23, 2014.
Cloudy brown color, big fluffy teal to yellow head. Sweet, tart, light acidic taste. Currants, a bit sweet aftertaste. Fizzy mouthfeel, low bitterness. Acidic, light spicy scent.
ekstedt (6526) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle (75 cl), thanks to marsiblursi. Clear amber with a medium off-white head. Tropical fruits, especially tangerine and oranges, in the aroma. Spicy and sugary as well. Medium bodied and smooth. Too sweet.
Marsiblursi (3076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle, thanks Degarth) Pours copper amber red. The aroma is light spicy, light malty and light fruity with apples, ripe pears, juicy oranges, melon, ginger, mild caramel, cookie, bread and sugar. Undertones of chlorine/swimming pool and alcohol. The flavour is malty, light fruity, light yeasty and light spicy with tones of dough, bread, oranges, apples and pears. Medium sweet, light bitter, light acidic and tart. The mouthfeel is a bit syrupy and watery. Aftertaste is sourish with some citric notes. Medium bodied.
Suttree (6099) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is from a green bottle, so I may have to re-rate. Cloudy orange, not much head. Very yeasty, fruity aroma, with stoeny and herbal notes. Some bubblegum and banana, too. Smooth, melow carbonation. Flavor doesn’t really measure up to the aroma - Sweet, and a lot of alcohol, considering its only 8%. Crisp and peppery toward the finish. A lot of yeasty flavor through to the end.
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This one had a cuvee aroma and sour apples with big malting. A sipper. Easy drinker with understated carbonation.
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - FEB 7, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a cloudy orange color with a medium foamy white head that left some lacing around the glass. The aroma is of tart citrus fruits, some funky belgian yeast, candy sugar, and some apples. The flavor is very interesting as well of tart fruits with a lot of candy sugar mixed in. The tart apples and oranges seem to blend in well with candy sugar with some of that yeast present. I liked the flavor this one had. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with the right amount of carbonation and long sweet finish. This was definitely interesting and glad to see something good like this come out of florida.