madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
8th June 2011
Hazy amber beer, tiny white head. Light semi dry palate. Sweetish malt, a little tea and subtle banana and bubblegum. Light spice. Finishes dry and mildly bitter. Messy!
brokensail (14045) - San Leandro, California, USA - MAY 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The beer pours a clear amber color with a frothy white head and some sticky lacing.
S: A nice hop aroma with plenty of citrus and fruits. The Belgian character comes through quite strongly and there is plenty of spicy phenols and a big time banana aroma. A fair amount of malt with some bread and light caramel.
T: Quite sweet and malty, but there is plenty of hop character to it, though mostly fruity in nature. The "Belgian-ness" of the beer is apparent. Lots of banana, clove, and pepper to be found. There is a slight chalkiness to it, though.
M: Medium in body with a moderate carbonation.
O: Thought this was a really solid beer and after the poor showing of the Latitude series, this was a welcomed improvement from Sam Adams.
bhensonb (12968) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from the Beer Shop in Davis, CA. Pours rather orange with a creamy off-white head. Aroma is spicy; seems clove. It is sweetish, has some citrus. There’s a lot of flavor packed into this one. It really develops a hoppiness, but I’d say its fruit or floral. On balance it is more sweet than not, but there’s so much hop and spice that that doesn’t matter. Drinks really well.
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a clear dark copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, spice and yeast aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium toasted & yeast sweet flavor with a medium rich sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where exceeded.
bu11zeye (12367) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Dixonian) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Aroma of herbs, grass, earth, florals, and grain. Flavor of grass, herbs, citrus, and yeast with a dry finish.
jtclockwork (11810) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours clear amber. White head. Great lacing. Nose/taste of orange peel, coriander, Belgian yeast and hops. Coriander really adds a level of sweetness to the beer.
Ratman197 (11784) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle poured a clear amber with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of carmel, pear, spice and light orange. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of carmel, spice, pear, light pine and light orange with a crisp lingering spiced carmel finish. Where’s the Hops?
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle-shared by jtclockwork-pours a rich/foamy off white head that laces and gold color. Aroma is yeast-coriander, secondary sweet light/medium malt. Taste is yeast, spice-coriander, some herbal hops, secondary sweet light/medium malt.
Drake (11172) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle opened 4/10/11. Pours a crystal clear golden color with a medium sized creamy offwhite head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, candi sugar, banana, spicy notes, green banana. The taste is bitter hops, banana, earthy notes, spicy finish. Lingering bitterness. Medium bodied.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Name: LongShot Friar Hop Ale
Date: April 02, 2011
Appearance: clear dark copper, fine off white head, scattered lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, sweet fruity esters, spicy phenols mixed with robust hops
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, sweet caramel malt enhanced by the fruity esters, light phenolic spicyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4