hopdog (9270) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml, black waxed, bottle acquired in trade with douglas88 (thanks!). Poured a medium and hazy golden/yellow color with a large sized white head. Aromas of citrus/rinds, yeastiness, fruity, and some spiciness. Tastes of citrus, yeast, fruity, spciy, and a little bready. Lively body that left with a crisp and dry finish.
TURDFERGUSON (3970) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from footbalm. Thanks Eric! Golden with a small foamy white head. Nose is slightly funky, a little citrus hops, and grassy. Flavor shows honey, citrus, esters, and some mild funky hints. Interesting brew but lacks complexity.
emacgee (4177) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks turd for sharing. Pours a cloudy gold with orange hues and a 1-2 finger white head. The nose shows some citrus rind character, esters, very mild aroma, peach? Flavor shows some isoamyl acetate, spicy, mild yeast presence. Lacks prominent and distinguishable flavor and aroma.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle - hand bottled, purchased from the new bottling line store. Pours a hazy straw yellow color with medium sized fluffy pure white head. Aroma has fruity esters, including pear and pineapple, as well as light honey, prickly pear cactus fruit. Flavor has bright carbonation, light notes of honey, apples, touch of bananna and pineapple. An occasional metallic note comes across. Palate is a bit watery. Finish is balanced. Overall this is just alright - a good brew, but a bit too estery for the style and doesn’t really have the Duvel-like notes I would expect, and the palate is a bit watery.
jcwattsrugger (11287) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 20, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
@Tampa Wkly Gathering courtesy Ibrew2or3-750ml bottle-pours a big white head that laces and cloudy gold color. Aroma is yeasty, light fruit, herbal. Taste is yeasty, light fruit, herbal/ginger, light/medium malt-honey.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 courtesy of douglas88. Pours a hazy amber with a sticky white head. Smells of ginger, some bubblegum, coriander, grassy, some funky hints. Tastes grassy with some spicy hints, dry pilsner malt, some perfumy hints, peppery, tarte, lactic. Enjoyable.
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
POurs yellow. Nose is spices, some lemon zest, some toasted malt, mild sugar sweetness. Flavor is citrus freshness, medium sweet sugars, candy sugar, toasty malt, spicy yeast notes.
redlight (2317) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml bottle shared during a layover in Salt Lake. Clove and banana on the nose with spicy belgain yeast esters. Pours cloudy golden blonde with a thick white head. Crisp beglian blonde, light fruits with spicy clove and grains of paradise, light on the palate. Not bad but lacks some depth.
jcr (2226) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - AUG 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml. Light gold body with a nice white foamy head. Aroma of spice, especially clove, fruit, toasted grain and mustiness. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, watery texture and extra lively carbonation. In fact, this beer is so overly carbonated that it’s hard to get any flavor from it. That’s ashame since this seems, at least in aroma, to have nice strong Belgian ale qualities. In fact, if you swirl away some of the carbonation, you get tastes of spice, pear and basement.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - AUG 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black waxed topped 750ml, generously gifted to me by Eric, footbalm himself. Pours a nice cloudy orange with a big white foamy head. Nose is sweet and spicy with a touch of citrus. Taste is sweet, light, with a very nice bubbly mouthfeel. I concur with mikey there is clearly a dry champagne feel to this beer, and I like it. Solid Utah brew!