Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce bottle from Beer Run. Pours a very dark brown color with a large frothy brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, spicy and floral notes along with chocolate and nuts. The taste is floral, herbal, perfume, citrus, stone fruits, chocolate. Bitter finish, medium bodied.
gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Falling Rock on October 12, 2012
As "Green Flash Friendship Brew".
Black color, brown head. Sweet, mineral, brett scent. Brett, bitter taste. Dry finish, spritzy mouthfeel, high bitterness. Hints of licorice.
Most others around me found huge amounts of licorice, as where I felt mainly brett, I might have been interpreting the characters differently.
GT2 (6980) - Riverside, California, USA - AUG 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Paradiso Dupont. Pours a slight hazed yellow- mostly clear with a relatively dense, bright white head that has decent retention and scant lacing. Aroma is potpourri, bitter orange peel, perfume oils, some spice, lemonade. Taste is very dry, some saison character, light candi sugar, soapy, perfumey. 9.5%abv is not noticeable.
Ughsmash (6909) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to Blake for bringing this bottle over like 5 times! Opened with about the loudest pop I’ve ever heard, but it didn’t gush. Poured hazy medium golden with a fluffy white head. The aroma picked up lemon zest, cloves, and ginger over soft pale and bready malts.. warmer honey and peppery alcohol on the back-end.. enjoyed it. The flavor found more honey and lesser bready malts at the core, cloves, lots of catty Amarillo, and white pepper laced throughout.. warm on the finish. Medium-bodied and very well carbonated on the palate.. just too much carbo.. overall a tasty brew, but heavy-handed.
Dogbrick (6824) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Aficionado’s "Hidden Gems" beer tasting on 05/24/2013: Pours a hazy orange-gold color with a medium thick foamy white head that recedes slowly. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, grainy malt and hops. Medium to full body with flavors of sweet spices, bready malt, yeast and hops. The finish is nutmeg and yeast with a citrus aftertaste. Pretty good all around.
bb (6481) - 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.
Radek Kliber (6287) - 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.
sebletitje (5974) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks Tony @ OTH for the share.
pours cloudy golden, white head.
aroma,f ruity, clove, spices, light bread, definitely has the St Feuillien signature along with a more hopped up American style.
flavors, champagne yeast? mild/thick malt presence, fizzy carbonation with ample citrus. Belgian yeast with light hops adding for a nice bitter palate. Spices, cloves?, dry hopping is on the light side, rye adds some spiciness.
blutt59 (5870) - 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
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: An aromatic, fruity, citric, dry and floral strong Belgian blonde ale that manages to be refreshing and highly drinkable at 10%. Very good
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed 5 months after the beer release (5 months after first rating)
The look: Cloudy yellow-blonde body topped by a medium white head with low retention
In long: Nose is pineapple upside down cake, coriander, spicy and floral hops. Taste of banana bread, pineapples, dried light color fruits, salt, lemon, white pepper, scented flowers, dusty yeast, dry grassy and citric hops. Carbonation is a bit aggressive. Finish is sharp with some acidity and some dryness. Very mild bitterness sensation. Salty mouth-drying astringency. The lemony/citric character of the beer makes it appear refreshing and you totally forget you are drinking a near 10% beer. Low seeetness sensation and highly refreshing for a 10% beer. I was expecting some kind of Belgian-USA hybrid with a bold IPA hopping or something like that. But that’s not the case here, this beer felt 100% Belgian, even if a bit more adventurous than what we’re used to from the usually conservative St Feuillien. I want this to be a regular beer. Yet another 750ml of strong beer that I drank in record time. So I sang a song. Because whenever I start to think that my drinking is getting out of control I like to sing a song. It makes me realize that my drinking is not the worst of my problems.