dwyerpg (4356) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not so much aroma. Tons of head. This is a great super-spicy trippel. The mouth is tingling from stop to finish. A bit of alcohol comes out at the end.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a hazy straw body with a tall white head. Aroma of banana, citrus, florals, pepper, herbs, and florals. Flavor of banana, herbs, Belgian yeast, citrus, and grass with a dry finish.
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml caged/banded and corked bottle, cork says Lot 2699, bottle says 22/04/12. Served in a tulip glass, the beer pours a cloudy light gold color with a couple inch frothy white head. Head retention was excellent, with a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like lemon peel, green apples, Belgian yeast and peppery spice. Taste is bready malt, grassy hops, lemon peel and peppery spice along with some clove and apricots. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and has high but soft carbonation. Drinkability is very good, it’s nice and smooth. Also, the 9.5% ABV is well hidden as it’s not really noticable in the aroma or taste. I thought it was a good brew, I liked it.
presario (4536) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Loud crack of the cork but no foamage. Long lasting big white head on highly carbonated gold. Lively clean spicy hop nose. Not extreme but smooth golden drink with some dandelion, strong hops and a bit of creamy butter. Alcohol is low key but you can feel the warmth in your body.
Rusty (1533) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a straw yellow slightly hazed with an overactive ice cream cone white head consisting of ever growing CO2 bubbles. Aroma is spicy hops, wheat, esthers, coriander, grapefruit peel, belgian yeasts, grass. Up front flavor is prickly, grassy, and spicy with the carbonation bringing out the nuances of the beer. Belgian yeasts, bananas, grass, spices, wheat, hops, many saison like qualities, etc but with zesty spicy american amarillo hops than you’d never find in a saison. Interesting brew.
BeerandBlues2 (9100) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Falling Rock. Pours clear gold with an average, frothy white head, low retention with light lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, hay, straw), average hops (herbal, grassy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of pineapple, pepper, and ginger. Flavor is average malt (bread, cookie, toasted), light hops (floral), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of pineapple, pepper, coriander, and ginger. Medium body and carbonation, low warmth and creaminess with a dry finish.
TheEpeeist (3187) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25.4 oz bottle. Clear straw yellow with a pillowy white head. Nose is yeast, dough, honey and herbal notes of basil and marjoram? Medium light with foamy carb; a bit cloying in a tripel kind of way. Taste is tangerine, bubblegum, toffee and wheat with bitter rye and clove. Maybe needs some time to settle.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 5, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Small Bar San Diego. Pours a lightly hazed golden color with a small white ring. Great nose of Citrus, banana, clove, chamomile and other baking spices. A very well balanced BSA.
vyvvy (3612) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - SEP 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden/orange with a large white head. The aroma has earthy Belgian yeast, fruity/banana esters, pepper, chamomile, apricots, light band aids and soft spices. Medium crisp body with lots of graininess and sharp flowing carbonation. The flavor starts out fruity, lightly sweet and lots of spices that give dryness for balance. It is very yeasty as well. The finish is fairly dry with some hops showing through with citrus and spice and lots of soft gentle spice. Very nicely done.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden pour with a huge white froth. The arona is huge tart lemon and other incarnations of citrus fruit rind-mist. Tons of spice and yeasty dough follow. The flavor holds nectar fruits that quickly turn to spicy grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied palate with a pillowy body and a clean finish,