HopHeadinAZ (180) - Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a hazy golden with a medium to large head. The head lingers nicely and ends up as a nice crown. I see some lacing on the glass as I quaff. I get some candy sugar sweetness and spice on the nose but I don’t see the hop aroma that I expected from this. The taste is sweet with some sweet citrusy hop notes, maybe the Amarillo hops. I do get a bit of astringency on the finish. It could be the alcohol or the hops but for 9.5% it’s well hidden otherwise. The mouth feel is heavier and I like it on this beer. Overall I liked this better than many American/Belgian collaborations.
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a cloudy, hazy yellow with a medium sized white head. Aroma of light lemon, grassy notes, basil, tea and parsley. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
Ernest (6304) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially large, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs, basement), with notes of lemon peel, pepper, wintergreen, alcohol.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Nicely aromatic and pleasantly balanced (dry, not syrupy sweet). Nice tangy yeast. It doesn’t excite me, but for a big spiced Belgian golden, it’s quite enjoyable. Less alcohol would have been preferable.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mekong for the St Feuillien/Green Flash Collaboration Tapping on 08/05/2010. Clear golden body with a small white head. Spice and floral hop aroma. Sweet spice and floral hop notes, very well balanced. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
BOLTZ7555 (2823) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy 10 karat pour with a towering meringue head that left healthy spotting inside the glass. Aroma of lemongrass, yeast, citrus, and peppery spice. Flavor is similar and shows none of the 9.5% ABV inherent to the brew. Head stays throughout the sip. Impressive really. Surprisingly enjoyed this one...wouldn’t usually be a fan but this is well done.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours bright yellow. Aromas of pepper lime wheat and mango. Med bodied with white pepper and pineapple on palate with long finish. Excellent
thirdeye11 (5617) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle best by 4-22-12 thanks to blutt59) opaque golden pour with effervescent carbonation and a big white head with tons of retention. Nose is floral, big and heavy on the spices, coriander, cinnamon and pear along with some brett. Taste of alcohol, cinnamon, spicy, candied pears, grassy, floral and very dry. Tons of carbonation and a spicy linger.
Rando7 (745) - Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap to tulip. Faint yellow with thin head. Basically a decent tripel with hops. I’d rather they leave the hops out, I don’t like the balance. Many will like this combination but I didn’t care for it,
Kevin (2098) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 11, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
overcarbonated. light yellow with a huge white head of tightly packed bubbles. smells of funky lemons, and spives( pepper, minor bit of lavender, thyme, dried bell pepper). i’d enjoy ranting about "yet another belgian ipa" and i have a good 5 minutes i could do on it, but i can’t this is good. not the kind of good that appeals to all facets of me, but this is a good example of what a "belgian" ipa can be. touch down oklahoma, fuck you florida state. this is dry, and leaves that powder like note on my toingue that i am a sucker for. hopped up flavor that has a dried cantoulope flavor to it. dry, with light spice coming out with each sip. citrus is flavorfull and melds well. the yeasty flavors are perfect for thisl, little bit of funk, dry, some bread notes, and pepper.
beerbastard (711) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Too many great beers in this style. Big white head that disappeared right away. Sweet Belgium nose hop back ground with apple blossoms.
Almost some barnyard. Refreshing granny smith tartness and spicyness. Lite tart and maybe some grape. Dry finish. Love it!