michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle: Cork blew with a loud pop. Aroma of yeast, grain, slight spice, and slight hops. Poured yellow/gold in color with a huge, loose, foamy, frothy, white head that filled up half of the glass. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Full of tiny particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium bitter. Tastes of yeast, light pepper, slight spice, hops, light pale malt, and a hint of honey. Medium body. Tingly, then dry, slightly chalky texture. Lively carbonation. Pale malt, yeast, hops, and light spice finish is lightly sweet and medium bitter, and ends dry and slightly chalky. 9.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout. Over-carbonated. Not all that flavorful.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
BB 04-12. The pour is a hazy, straw color with a full, white, fizzy, rocky head which settles to a fluffy layer and leaves loose, sporadic lace. The nose interesting with a nice mesh of Belgian yeast and American hops; honeyed bread, lemon peel matching wheat tartness, floral, peppery alcohol matching spicy rye, a touch of white grapefruit, some resins, and some rosemary. The flavor is similar but citrus is more prominent, still lots of honeyed bread, spicy rye, orange and lemon peel, tart wheat, citrus notes somewhere between orange and white grapefruit, just hints of floral and the rosemary. The palate is fitting with a lively to fizzy carbonation, moderately full body, a creamy body, warming sensation, and the carbonation adding a seeming dryness. The finish is long with the carbonation drying it out, citrus notes throughout, honeyed rye bread dissipating, rosemary left on the tongue and a less than moderate bitterness. An interesting brew to take such a light colored Belgian and add lots of hops without adding a bunch of bitterness. The spicy rye notes masked the ABV well, the tartness from the wheat meshed well with the citrus. Amarillo hops seem to compliment Belgian yeast strains well for what ever reason. From two breweries for which I have mixed feeling for, they collaborated to make a very nice beer.
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, cloudy golden pour with floral, sweet honey aromas, flavors of grainy clover honey, wheat and yeasty, nice even finish
DialSquare (2921) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from Market Square Liquors. Yellow pour with a huge white head that leaves soapy stick. Aroma of mint, lemon, light malts, yeast and pine. Tastes are more of the same with spike of carbonation. Finishes dry, bitter, pepper and mint. Interesting.
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 29, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy yellow, nose is of belgian yeast esters, fruity, with a nice fennel kick. Taste is spicy, clean belgian pils malt, and again a good fennel bite.
Damico (2693) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight lemon notes in a very soft tripel aroma, from the yeast. The appearance is very light with a bit of lemon haze and a small white head. The flavor is so light and smooth that you don’t tase any alcohol at all for that ABV. The light notes of lemon come on gradually and linger lightly for a bit, it goes down very easily.
JohnnyJ (4553) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear golden pour, white head. Fruit, sweet candy sugar, yeast, spice, light citrus, and bread. Good beer, however I was not blown away by it.
Radek Kliber (6519) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ginger Man NY
Aroma: gold grainy notes, malts hint of wheat. All clean and proper.
Appearance: crisp golden brew , medium white top. 3+
Flavour and Palate: medium bodied , crisp with golden malt as base. Alcohol visible on sides. Softer finish. Quiet good.
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Point the cork away from anything you care about. Not a gusher, just a forceful pop. Pours cloudy yellow with a big white head, good retention and good lace. Smells yeasty with some banana and bubblegum. Tastes about the same. Sweet and yeasty with some fruit and cereal malts. Medium body, lightly coating, fizzyish carbonation.
BiddleBrau (962) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy light gold with light white head. Fruity, orange, corriander and a bit musty in the nose. Citrus spicy (a hint of bublegum?) flavor, dry with subdued malt presence. Nothing overpowering but plenty of flavor. No way I’d think this had 9.5% alcohol. Palate is fairly full as well, I guess based on the malt needed to get that alcohol. A very nice surprise.