mmmbeer (1253) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
1 pt. 9.4 oz. bottle served in snifter- poured a transparent effervescing orange with just a hint of yellow color, foamy 2.5 finger head formed and actually laced just a hair bit. Aroma of coriander, yeast, unbaked wheat bread, and a note of hardwood. Hits the mouth with wide body, where would you like to start? How’s about the sky! The malt is light in feel but it makes up for it with hearty sensations of spice, light fruit, and the light acidity from the hops. Almost gone... dang!!!
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capone’s. I love this bottle. The pour is turbid dark straw toward orange with a finger of frothy white head and a lot of carbonation streams. Nose is spicy Belgian yeast, funk, tropical citrus, hops, florals. Great nose. Tastes floral, dry, spicy yeasty, with a big hop flavor, a lot of tropical citrus including grapefruit and pineapple, a black pepper flavor component. Very complex flavor, with pretty well hidden heat. Good complexity.
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brewery (which is underrated) is killing it with this series. A good mix of spices and some fruit flavor to make it special with some hops that add just a touch of bitterness. The alcohol hides behind the rest, making it another good one.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Golden, slight haze, huge sudsy white head, a bit dishwater like, some clumpy lacing. Fairly strong tropical fruit nose, as well as pale bready/yeasty notes. Rather spicy and fruity on the tongue. Bready/yeasty notes as well. Not has heavy or mealy as other examples, which is very welcomed! Body and mouthfeel are full. Sweet bready finish, with soft tropical fruit and floral notes. The nose on this really has it... caught me off guard not thinking this would be that good. I don’t think too many American breweries can say they have as good of an aroma as Sam Adams. I do wish it were a bit more vibrant on the tongue tho. Still above my expectations tho!
poisoneddwarf (1767) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - OCT 19, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml cool looking bottle, as pictured here. Pours clear new-penny copper-gold with a large off-white pillowy head with excellent retention; lacework sheets the glass. Aroma consists of clove, creamed corn, banana. Taste is sweet, meaty, fruity, tripel-y. Finishes dry and lightly bitter. Carbonation is medium-high with a full body. Tasty.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely flowery aroma and sweet taste with a malty candy profile that is well balanced by the belgian yeast and spicy character. body a bit wet for my liking and with it had more oak character, seems a bit fresh right now. But a joy to drink. Sam Adams is doing it lately!
dyetube (1188) - McKinney, Texas, USA - OCT 16, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Choice Beverages McKinney. Pours a golden yellow with a thin white head. The aromas are tropical citrus, yeast, wood. the mouthfeel is dry, crisp and warming of alcohol. Great brew! Cheers!
musinj6 (415) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear golden with a five finger head leaving moderate lacing. Light toasted malt with a dry sweet flavor. Dark fruit. Long tart finish full bodied . A little boozy toward the end. Excellent.
Tmoney99 (11094) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex tropical citrus, wood and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy citrus sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a good beer.
larsniclas (5745) - Billdal, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at SBWF11
Hazy golden, bubbly white head.
Spicy, peppery and yeasty.
Sweet flavour with wormwood.