tnbrewrater (10) - Alabama, USA - AUG 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted at the Music City Brewers Festival.
An interesting one for sure. Tart and spicy, smells of nobel hops and Belgian Yeast. Some banana flavor in there too. I have never tasted anything like this one before.
argo0 (12428) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, thanks yobdoog. Clear amber body topped by medium white head. Aroma is medium sweet, bread/biscuit, Belgian yeast, straw. Taste is medium sweet Belgian yeast, straw/grapefruit, some bread/biscuit. Light-medium body, light crispness
RobertDale (4414) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JUL 31, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at brewery. Part of the 2010 Challenge. Had to choose between this and the American Rye Ale. Light amber with average off-white head. Aroma of yeast and floral hops. Tastes refreshing and hoppy.
JaBier (5691) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle of sample A from the upcoming 2010 Beer Loverís Challenge. Clear gold/amber pour with a thin off-white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, malt, lemongrass and grassy hops. Banana flavor up front, followed quickly by pepper, malt and grassy hop with a peppery finish.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Samís in Durham. Pours slightly hazy bright orange with generous white head. Nose is spicy and fruity hops. Not a lot of yeast or "Belgian" characteristics, but itís nice and fresh. Similar taste. Solid.
ditmier (1508) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 30, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2010 Bottle - Thanks JohnGalt1!! - Pours clear orange with a small off white head...aroma is yeasty and hoppy, lt fruit, lt spice, doughy and floral...flavour is perhaps slightly less than the sum of its parts, it has a burnt plastic bitterness and crystal malt sweetness...aside from those two detractors, it was drinkable and a pretty middle of the road Belgian IPA...
Beerdrinker79 (1773) - Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample from longshot tasting- The aroma is sweet cinnamon and yeast, the taste is very Belgium with a mild hop bite, full bodied, a very tasty beer. This is what I voted for in the competition for the 2011 Longshot beer.
poisoneddwarf (1994) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 10, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sample from 12 oz bottle. Aroma is cinnamon, Belgian yeast, awesome. Pours golden with a medium head and nice lace. Taste is spicy--nutmeg and coriander definitely. Sweet with an aftertaste of bitterness. Highly carbonated. Oily. Very good. This is what I voted for in the Beer Loverís Choice Longshot 2010 competition. I hope it wins!