argo0 (11568) - 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
Leighton (11322) - 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.
jcwattsrugger (11104) - 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.
Tmoney99 (10816) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy and citurs hop aroma. Medium body with a slick texture and soft citrus. Moderate bitter flavor with a moderate bittersweet finish of medium duration. Very good brew.
JoeMcPhee (8510) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep amber pour. The nose is nice and spicy. Lots of bright and spicy/fruity hops over a fairly fruity and spicy yeastiness. Citrus and tropical fruity hoppiness over a bright lingering bitterness. Lightly peppery but decent.
j12601 (6607) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had this while camping at BCTC this year. Pours a clear gold and light brown amber gold with a thin white head. Soft Belgian yeast, light hops and citrus. Yeast and wheat. Gentle long lasting bitterness. Very tasty. Definitely liked this one better than the other one.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 24, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours amber with a frothy, white head. Smells metallic, floral, perfumy, light citrus. Tastes dry and floral with a subtle, peppery bitterness on the finish.
BBB63 (6083) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample "A" bottle shared at Flossmoor pre-DLD Black party: Not many notes... Faded and oxidized with some Belgian yeast influenences, roasty and bready malts, some herbal notes, slighty fruity and twangy, soft carbonation, way past it’s prime.
slowrunner77 (5975) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2014 well done and better than expected. the clear cut winner in my book. great body and balance of tropical fruity sweetness, spicy belgian yeast, and piney bittering hops.
JaBier (4956) - 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 Lover’s 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.