CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear deep bronze with a stringy-lacing white head. Has a sweet biscuity pale malty nose with some peppery clove spice and floral hops. Starts with pretty good fullness and sweet light caramel maltiness with some banana esters and light citrus hoppiness before a drier biscuity bittersweet finish. Pretty true to style with good complexity.
Kinz (3527) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep gold with some hints of copper, very slight head. Pours clear until the yeast gets dredged up. Aroma is spicy Belgian yeast, pepper, hint of clove, fruity esters, followed by floral hops. Flavor is biscuity malts, with a blend of the same Belgian and hop notes as the aroma on the finish. Balancing bitterness. Maybe not my favorite take on the hoppy Belgian style, but an enjoyable brew nonetheless.
DocLock (8570) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 15, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Capone’s. Pours turbid dark straw toward orange w 1-f white head and copious lace. Nose is rock sugary yeast, hopcitrus, florals. Tastes rich, floral, spicy, with Belgian yeasty flavors, some dry chardonnay notes, heavy fruit, and backup hops. Complex and flavorful, this one is very good.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
20111012 Bomber from Wine World. When I opened this I was in the mood for something strong, but now halfway through it’s just getting to be a bit much. Really comes across as a hoppy tripel, and that’s okay and the way the EKG contrasts to the fruity yeast is pretty nice. As big sweet American versions of Belgian tripels go it’s pretty decent, but still these sorts of beers are a big too sweet and boozy for me these days. Not pretty stuff, it’s a fully clouded golden with about zero head. Aroma is very yeasty and with a mild vegetal note beneath tremendous bubblegum and some strong alcohol. Not one I’d buy again, but not a waste, that’s for sure.
adnielsen (10137) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, courtesy of bnielsen13. Thanks Brad! Hazy golden orange appearance with a white head. Grassy, slightly piney hoppy, belgian yeasty, bready, golden malty aroma. Sweet, a touch fruity, a touch sugary, pale malty, lightly piney, grassy hoppy, straw flavor. Pretty enjoyable beer but nothing too special.
jkwood04 (4805) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, some light floral and slightly piney hops, a little caramel/pale malt, and some alcohol. Flavor about the same. Average texture. I just brewed a beer that is very similar to this, and the yeast notes are better in this but I want more hops.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice Belgian. Pours cloudy orange with a thick head. Aroma of citrus and Belgian yeast. Juicy citrus and some pepper. Decent brew.
freekyp (1669) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aromas of orange, lemon, peach and classic Belgian style yeast. Pours opaque orangy tan with a thick juicy head. Flavor is tart and fruity with an awesome pineapple overtone. Very sweet finish fades to peppery goodness.
Dorwart (2449) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very thin head which reduces to a small clump of bubbles on the surface. Rather unusual for a belgian brew. Nice fruity and yeasty aroma with some apples, candi sugar and sweet malts. Color is a slightly hazy, golden orange. Kind of flat in the mouth. Strong alcohol presence, strong malt presence, some herbal notes and a dry slightly bitter finish. I expected some of the fruity flavors in this brew but am not finding any. Little bit of celery mixed in there. A decent brew but I am a bit dissapointed as I am usually a BIG fan of the Smuttynose BIG brews and belgian golden ales too.
Jow (2740) - New York, USA - SEP 27, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Stagshead, pours a cloudy golden amber with nice nose. Tastes belgina yeast, floral, citrus hops, spices, orange, and booze. I really enjoyed this brew.