porterhouse (1581) - Boothbay, Maine, USA - AUG 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(330 ml bottle from Oak Street Provisions) Hazy apricot-amber with off-white head. Hoppy aroma - citrus/grapefruit, light pine. Mouthfeel fairly smooth, medium-full, slightly rough. Flavor of grapefruit-pine over light caramel. Weakish flavor, feels "watered-down". Meh.
jtclockwork (6229) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours mocha brown with tan head. Nose/taste of apple, fresh coffee, toasted oats, cocoa, sweet malt and light candy sugar. Finishes dry toasted grain. Medium body. Nice balance.
kopher (592) - New York, USA - JUL 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
really awesome aroma of burnt sugar and toffee and toast and caramely malt and something fruity like apricot. flavor is lighter and a bit sour. also drier than aroma suggests, with a clean dry malt finish.
suprchunk (1802) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Toffee colored pour. Small khaki head that fades instantly. Little splotches of bubbles on the glass. As is typical with all Emelisse brewed beers, the yeast does not compact and tries to leave with the beer. Always lose about an ounce have to pre-stop the pour before reaching the yeast typical of quality beers. Corn aroma with some hops and malt mixed in. More like roasted corn husks. Taste a little malt right up front that gets overwhelmed by the bitterness. Finishes bitter.
Barrelbelly (568) - BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber with medium head. Sweet and sour aroma and taste. Cereals, malts and candy sugar with a sour touch. But the combination of the sweet and sour tastes was not so succesful in this brew to my taste.
Abio (1479) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Amber coloured beer. Ok head. A mixture between bitter, sour, and some sweetness that gets trough, but all those things are not mixed together like it should. Medium-dry ending.
dutchbeerpages (1357) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It takes a while for the appelstroop (applesyrup) to come through. It is really after the sip has gone that this slightly sour, somewhat sweet flavor comes. Itís a cloudy, not too pretty beer with almost no head. The first thing that came into my mind was that this was a true American beer. I like it. Bottle from De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.
vyvvy (3422) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JUN 29, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber / copper with a light haze and a soapy beige head. The aroma has nutty toasty malt, butter (diacetyl?), spice, syrup and an overall slickness. Medium fairly rich body with minor soft carbonation. The flavor starts much drier that the aroma and thankfully shows not butter. There is toasty malt, some bitterness, earthiness and an astringency. The finish has hints of coffee, spice and more earthiness. This is okay and good for an amber ale. But this isnít a style I crave and for the price tag I wonít be getting this one again.
Lukaduke (1475) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 24, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a orange amber color with no visible head. Aromas are sweet and fruit with notes of caramel malts, peaches, apricots and a slight floral whiff as well. On the palate it follows the nose with nice flavors of fruity hops, sweet malts and a lingering bitterness on the finish. Not bad but nothing to fancy either... was kinda hoping for a little more interesting of a beer coming from this collaboration. Oh well cant knock em all out of the park.
mansquito (2878) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 18, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Grape & Gourmet, VA Beach 11.2oz ($6): Pours an amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is sweat malt, spice, and a good heft of hops. This beer felt like I was drinking two beers at once. One side was an annoying maltiness that was somewhat sweet, and the other side of this beer was some sharp hops. I donít think that this was well-balanced and I thought it to be one of the disappointing offerings from one of my favourite brewers.