CampesinoTino (757) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a light golden orange color with solid beige foam. The aroma has lots of hops resin and tropical fruit (mango,guava, passion fruit) along with a mild Belgian yeast presence in the background. The flavor starts out tart and bitter with a mix of lemon, ruby red grapefruit, orange rind and pineapple notes in addition to some clove, coriander and honey. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied with soft carbonation and a bitter, alcohol warming finish. This could easily have been a bitter, boozy mess but instead turns out to be a rather tasty Belgian style DIPA.
northropfrye (2194) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy amber. White head rich sweet malts. Pretty nice Belgian candy bubblegum ale.
maxwelldeux (3539) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a moderate off-white head on it. Nose is really interesting, and reminds me a lot of a double IPA - I get some floral and citrus hoppy notes, which really make me want to drink this. Taste is sweeter than I normally like, with some floral elements and a bit of the traditional Belgian yeast coming through. Decent, though.
fiulijn (14380) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Amber color, clean, with small creamy head. The aroma is strong, fruity, with some peach, mango, oranges. Good body strength, round mouthfeel; the malt flavor is quite anonymous, moderately sweet, with a nice fruit touch and strong bitterness, ending with soft resins. Don’t expect a piney DIPA.
An American sweet interpretation of Belgian Ales with the hopping of a DIPA.
Good powerful and clean beer, but unemotional.
Masterkush7 (504) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
This was a great strong ale with an intense citrus aroma. Taste is mostly sweet but has the hop flavours and bitterness of an ipa. This one took me by surprise.
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maley1 (770) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden yellow pour with small white head. Aroma of pine needles, fruit, caramel and bread dough. Taste of peach, apricot, caramel, yeast and a strong hop presence and finish. Full bodied, medium carbonation. Pretty good beer but a little cloying.
Lagerboy (1208) - British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Mostly clear orange yellow, yeast chunks, firm white foamy head mostly lasts. Pungent fruity hop aroma, apricot and pineapple. Intense tropical fruity hop forward taste, very low bitterness, solid milder caramel malts. Average carbonation, medium-full bodied, more aggressively hopped. A stronger, bigger beer, yet ABV remains well hidden. Delicious. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
swevrywhere (7) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yum............................................... via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DuffMan (6632) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, shared with Ian and others. Hazy yellow gold, foamy white head that laces thickly. Coniferous hop aromatics, lightly sour undertones, some lemon rind. Green young coniferous hop flavour with a strong estery presence and sweet candyish malts. Nice enough (Ian really dug this one).
bmerz (698) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours light golden with some lace. Aroma is peach, green apple, honey, pear skin. Flavor are these with more honey, pale malt one dimensional, hop forward notes mostly of pine, fairly dry bitter end. Feel is watery in body and sticky on the palate. OK....nice, sure, but doesn’t work.
Glouglouburp (5977) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
In short: A harsh uber-sweet golden ale without interest.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed when many months of age, bottle from mcberko, thanks a lot Matt.
The look: Almost clear amber-golden body topped by a medium off-white head.
In long: Nose is sweet, toasted, somewhat estery, surprising spruce, lots of phenols, some caramel. Body doesn’t feel very rich for a beer of this size. Taste is a let down. A load of toasted candy sugar and then some more. A strong peppermint flavor with some phenols on the side. Crunchy sweet dried fruits. Honey and a bit of caramel. Mild alcohol heat. A lot of spruce that leads to a ’sprucy’ bitter finish. Not sure what they were aiming for with this beer, it has all the downsides of a monster beer without the richness and depth. I think I’m abnormally polite even by Canadian standard when I said “excuse me” to myself after drinking this beer.