bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Belmont Station. Pours hazy light gold with a creamy/foamy white head. Aroma is mild yeast/spice. Med body. Flavor is yeast/spice, light banana ester, something almost wheat, going lightly bubble gum in the finish. Itís not full of intense flavors, but it is flavorful and very smooth.
superspak (1928) - Michigan, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours very hazy golden amber color with nice 2-3 finger pillowing white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of pear, apple, banana, herbal, floral, pepper, clove, lemon, bubblegum, and yeast spiciness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity. Taste of lemon, pear, banana, bubblegum, pepper, clove, herbal, floral, earth, biscuit, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of lemon, pear, banana, pepper, clove, biscuit, earth, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of flavors; no cloying flavors at all. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly creamy and prickly mouthfeel that is very nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong golden ale. Great complexity and balance of flavors; very smooth and crisp to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.
djd07 (2537) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at The Hay Merchant. Pours a cloudy copper with a large creamy white head that lasts awhile leaving sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is yeast pepper and honey. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet fruity malt and honey with light sweet finish. A good Belgian strong ale from Salt Lake Brewing.
brokensail (9213) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 17, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden straw color with a white head. Sweet sugar and bread. Some banana, light citrus, and a nice spice note. There is a little bit of yeast, some straw, and fruit esters. Sweet bread, biscuit, cereal, and a bit of sugar. There are some fruit esters, a mild spice, and a hint of yeast. Some pear and apple flavors on the finish.
b3shine (3574) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Waxed bomber to oversized snifter. Looks good; golden-orange with good carbonation and white head that dissipates into lacing fairly quickly. smells solid; doughy and Belgiany with a little spice. Tastes sweet, doughy, and Belgiany with a good, semi-dry mouthfeel. Good.
hayduke (3081) - Eureka, California, USA - JUN 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brought back from the Utah State Liquor Store by my bother Rick Poured a hazy dingy orange with a white head. Light lacing. Nose is sweet caramel malts with some yeast and light fruit. Medium body. Lively mouthfeel. Flavor is spicy with a light bitter finish. Easy drinking and refreshing.
JPDurden24 (1384) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
At Wasatch/Squatters night at Whole Foods. From the Bottle pours a hazy gold with a slightly off-white head. Aroma of has some funk, bubblegum, and yeastiness. The taste is a little sweet and bread. Decent, but not much flavor overall.
kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours clear amber with a big appropriate foamy head into my duvel glass. Malty amber. Malty taste with only a hint of hops. If I l didnít know any I would think I was drinking the big cottonwood.
IrishBoy (3689) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Odeed. Nose is yeasty sweetness, candisugar, and a bit of cloves. Lightly hazy amber orange with a medium, pale yellow, lightly lacing head. Flavor is sweet, light white bread, cloves, and bitter hints. Quite quaffable but not spectacular.
rougeau13 (1776) - Texas, USA - APR 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods. Pours cloudy golden with a huge, resilient, pillowy off-white head. Thick lacing. Aroma of lemon pepper, wheat, bubblegum, barnyard funk, and sweet bread. The taste is quite bland when compared with the aroma. Itís a little sweet and yeasty, but thatís about it. Medium bodied, ever so slightly dry, fluffy carbonation. Kind of boring.