TomDecapolis (4387) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Capones. Pours a lightly hazy golden yellow with a medium bubbly/foamy white head. Aroma of spicy Belgian yeast notes, citrusy and floral hop notes, light banana. Flavor of banana, lemon zest, dry, orangey hop notes, bready malt, spicy and fruity Belgian yeast character. Nice hop flavor and bitterness.
bb (6532) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Straw colored beer with a huge whitish head. Summer fruit and spice aroma with light sweet malt. Malt and spice flavor with summer fruit and yeast. Medium bodied. Spice and malt lingers with sumemr fruit.
ledzeped503 (5) - Burlington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 2, 2010 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Dilly Deli, Cincinnati, OH. 750ml bottle, corked and caged. Poured into a tulip. Thanks for recommending this beer peanut! I really liked this beer, even more than I had anticipated. Essentially like a ramped up duvel. The rye and amarillo hops lend a nice spicy quality to this beer while the wheat malt adds a great deal of body to it. Bright golden, perhaps a shade darker than duvel. HUGE dense white head that lasts and lasts and will get away from you if you’re not careful. Light spice on the nose, but mid-palate and the finish is where this beer really shines. The hop and rye bitterness burst through the fluffy wheat palate and complement the respectable abv (9.5%) to produce a satisfying finish that warms the back of your mouth and throat. hides the alcohol pretty well, but a little heat on the tail end. Moderate to high ester and yeast flavors and a healthy dose of hops make this beer a true treat!
JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled as a bonus at the mead tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 7/29/10. Pours clear gold with a huge white meringue head. Grassy nose with herbal notes and grassy hops. Sweet malt flavor followed by herbs (I’m mostly getting lemongrass) and a nice bitter finish.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light hazy yellow with a huge, fluffy white head. Light notes of bread, citrus, spices, clove, bubblegum and subtle hops in the aroma. Bright gentle cirtrus flavor is balanced by a soft yeastiness, bread, and light spice. Nice well balanced summery belgian. Medium body with lots of carbonation.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Superb, complex aroma - citrus and spice. The flavor, however, seems to be dominated by a huge licorice flavor - not really up my alley.
redlight (2303) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle @ redlight redlight. Minty pine with grassy and hay with a fruity spiciness on the nose. Pours hazy yellow gold with a thick fluffy white head. Slightly funky, not extremely hoppy, tropical fruits with spices with grassy hops with hints of grapefruit zest. Wonderful to drink with thick white lacing through the entire glass. Excellent.
DocLock (7445) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 cc from Capone’s. Pours clear canary with a champagne-level of carbonation and a huge white clingy head. Nose is pale malty, white winey fruit, yeasty spice, hops. Tastes malty, champagny, very carbonated, with hopcitrus, pinot grigio white winey notes, spicy yeasty notes, and a complex palate. Gets a tad cloying late, but that’s a minor beef.
PorterPounder (5110) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 30, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square - 750 ml cage corked bottle. Pours a murky light orange with a beautiful fluffy white sticky, creamy head. Spicy aroma with some coriander, and some lemony accents. Flavor is bold and refreshing. Strong and spicy up front with some coriander notes, a hint of mint, light lemony citrus and a back end of yeastiness. Mouthfeel has a solid carbonated, zesty bent to it that sits just right. Good collaboration.
malrubius (1559) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Novare Res in tulip. Pale gold with ring and lace. Mild peach and citrus yeasty aroma that adds spice when it warms up. Citrus honey peach sweet fruitiness with citrus and pepper finish that adds spiciness as it warms up. Clean dry refreshing. Well-disguised alcohol. Excellent.