zdk (1809) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Belgian yeast, lots of flavor, touch of dry must, stale malts. Not as fresh as the sample B. Sweet caramel.
jeremytoni (2981) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a fair amount of head. Hoppy flavor with a quick finish.
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 7, 2010
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle-pours a white head with gold color. Aroma is spice-clove, some light/medium malt. Taste is lots of spice-clove/pepper, some light/medium malt. Lots of effervescence.
kbutler1 (1351) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle received from apparis85 on BA. Poured into a tall glass a clear golden yellow color with a fluffy 1/2 finger white head. The nose is a pleasant mix between citrus and pine type hop notes with a subtle belgian quality. Medium mouthfeel with nice carbonation. Nice lace left on the glass as I drink this one down. This beer drinks slightly sweet up front but not overly belgian-like with a transition to a hoppy tone that is nice. Ends rather cleanly with only a lingering bitterness. The belgian side takes back seat to the IPA side and is only subtly noticeable but nevertheless, this is a decent shot at a Belgian IPA. No real alcohol notes.
puzzl (3251) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Spicy, yeasty character, with a fair amount of German hop, cocoa powder, sewer, mac and cheese. Good complexity for a hop-focused beer. Bright, citric character, with a rye bite. Better than B, but not by much.
Leighton (11030) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 7, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Funky 6. Pours clear amber with a medium, white head. Nice and hoppy aroma with earth, pine and citrus, along with light bread and yeast. Lightly sweet flavor to start, then plenty of bitterness of flowers and citrus fruit. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Finishes with modest malts lingering, earthy bitterness. Good beer.
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - OCT 5, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.
The color is a slightly hazy light gold with a finger of foamy white head and some nice lacing.
The smell is a bit of a bitter flavor with a slight hop spicieness and a little earthy malt flavor as well. There seems to be a bit more malt then expected.
The taste is a hoppy at first with some citrus hop flavor. A little tangerine flavor with a slight pine flavor. It has a nice sweet malt flavor comes out and take over quite well. The bitterness is hidden a bit but is pretty interesting.
The feel of this beer was quite even and balanced well. There was a bit of an american hop spice flavor but not too overdone. Drinakble feel and this does go down well. An interesting offering from SA. I voted for this one to be made next.
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at LIC Craft Beer Festival. Clear copper pour with decent of-white head. Aroma has some nice citrus and earthy notes with a touch of honey. Subtle honey sweetness that takes a backseat to citrus and pine hops. Short hops finish. I like the touch of sweet stickiness. I voted for this over the rye.
keepersj12 (2693) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this as part of a sample along with the rye. Nice light clear yellow with a white head. The aroma was some typical Belgian spice and some hops. The flavor was sweet to start and then quite bitter. Just a nod over the rye for me.
JK (4441) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has a good hop aroma and hop flavor. Citrus, wildflowers. It is not Houblon, but good anyway. Belgian yeast is evident, and the hops are appropriately intense. Gold color.