ClubGonzo (4025) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Vinmonopolet in Valkendorfsgate, Bergen. Pours a slightly hazy straw yellow body with a small white head. Nose is Belgian ale yeast, citric peel, straw, hay, pale malts and hints of white chewing gum and muscovado grapes. Taste is citric peel, Belgian ale yeast, white chewing gum, straw, alcohol, green apples, grapes and hints of hay. Semi-dry finish. Medium body, medium to high carbonation. A decent fruity and light-colored BSA without any big surprises.
Arve_Christian (3073) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Golden color, slightly hazy & good foam. Aromas of fruits, honey, orange,floral tones and good yeast influence . Medium body & complexity. Some immediate sweetness, but balances well. Very enjoyable
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poisoneddwarf (1714) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Aroma is doughy, funky, lemony, grainy, cheesy. Pours hazy pale golden with a white head that recedes fairly quickly. Taste is earthy, sweet with a bitter finish; has a nice dusty presence. Finely carbonated with a medium body. Good beer, but it’s not blowing my load or anything.
pete4999 (1045) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Blue Monk in Buffalo, NY. Pours a nice clear golden yellow, pale white head. Listed as a saison but extremely boozy for the style...the Belgian Strong Ale style seems more apt. Heavy on the Belgian spice. Another nice American-Belgian from Stillwater.
hopmelt (188) - Painesville TWP, Ohio, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy light golden, slight creamy head, lots of lacing. Aroma tropical fruit, slight bubblegum and phenolic esters, slight pilsner malt sweetness, a hint of spicy noble hops. Taste tropical and stone fruits, sweet bready malt, slight balancing bitterness, phenolic and bubblegum esters. Mouthfeel fuller dude of medium body, medium carbonation, slight hop astringency, finish on the dry side of balanced. Overall tasty, has all the elements of the style, nothing stands out, I like the added bitterness this beer has.
Inbreak (2130) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - MAY 21, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
21.05.2014, 0,35l bottle @ home:
Nice creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is mild floral, flowers, yeast, bubblegum, citrus peel, weeds, hay, washwater, wheat, dried fruits. Taste is slightly harsh floral, weeds, flowers, yeast, citrus peel, hay, dried fruits, washwater, grass, wheat, bubblegum, cardboard. Medium bitterness, slightly dry harsh mouthfeel. Not my cup of tea.
ej (719) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear pale yellow with a small white head. Fruity, estery aroma with hints of spices on the nose. Some hay and earthy notes as well. Taste is moderate sweet with a light bitter touch into the aftertaste. Full body with average levels of co2.
Nero55 (720) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 17, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Rocketcity Brewfest. Light yellow with thin head. Aroma of yeast funkyness, banana, clove. Light body, banana, clove, grain, and a sweet finish. No real noticeable alcohol.
amr20 (1) - Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at Garden Cafe on Broadway. Nice aroma but perhaps not memorable. Nice opacity. Taste is stellar, with a nice hint of coriander that’s not overpowering. Palate is rather cleaner than I expected. Overall a stellar go-to beer.
nuplastikk (4399) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Haymarket (thought it was a one-off). Hazy yellow tan. Has that Pils look in a way. Steady, foamy, off-white head. Not sure what to think of this one. High fermentation temperatures notes, odd, funky, borderline off. Kind of tastes like a juiced imperial pils. Some mild but sweet banana clove notes. Mild and wacky herbal tones. Not dialed in, an odd beer. Certainly has some nice Belgian yeast tones and a pleasant noble hop balance, but this just doesn’t come together. Not commanding the premium price. Herbal saison-tripel-golden. Unique, almost has an old school belgo-feel, which I can appreciate. Grew on me a little.