kramer (5360) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy dark gold body with a small fizzy white head that had pretty nice retention. The nose is slightly sweet with a nice light hoppiness, some nice triple yeast fruitiness, and just a hint of alcohol. The flavor is a touch sweet, but not bad, with a fairly thick maltiness. The hops are a little subdued and express themselves mostly on the finish, lingering nicely. I’m not the biggest fan of triples as a rule, but this is pretty enjoyable. Fairly full bodied and chewy with moderate fizzy active carbonation. The alcohol comes out a bit on the warming finish. Pretty nice for a style that’s not a favorite.
Jerre (2969) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
29.04.2012 on tap @ ZBF 2012.
Hazy darkgolden to orange color, with a white head.
Aroma citrus, fruits, bit herbal notes, sweet.
Taste fresh hops, yeast, fruits, bitterness.
Brigadier (3240) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle
As things get too hot to even think about dipping into the stouts and barleywines I turned to the lighter beers in the cellar. That included a couple of bottles from Stillwater. This one is a good start that has me expecting great things from the others.
Aroma / Appearance - The golden carbonated body is very exciteable which results in a huge billowing white head. Once it settles the base takes on the appearance of a bronze champagne. Honey mustard, almonds, wet earth, and floral springtime notes warm up the air.
Flavor / Palate - The rosy mouthfeel is warm and inviting. Herbal green tea, lemons, and hay transition to a finish that is strong. If there is a weakness it comes with the overcarbonated texture that distracts from an otherwise excellent release. Still, if this is fresh give it a look.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A razor sharp hoppy Belgian blonde ale. Aggressive but fun. I like
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed approximately 2 months after purchase
The look: Cloudy dirty blonde by topped by a medium off-white head with medium retention and leaving lots of lacings on the glass
In long: Nose is citric and grassy hops and phenolic notes. Very little of the fruity yeast esters that I usually get in the triples. Taste has a doughy malt/yeast foundation, bready, coriander notes, bubblegum, then plenty of hops with a character that is spicy, citric, grassy and very minty. Finish is relatively dry, razor sharp bitterness and alcohol bite. Taste is overall very sharp, this is a beer that attacks the palate with sharp needles and sand paper. Certainly not traditional as far as triples are concerned, but pretty damn good even if a little too sharp and aggressive for its own good. Another beer I could drink on a daily basis, and let me tell you that it’s not easy to be a normal person living in a society where 99.99% of people are light drinkers.
BoBoChamp (5758) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl, new exclusive brew Anno 2011, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, spicy/bitter and slightly floral/sweet, balanced, cloudy, rocky head, good brew
hoosiers1994 (684) - Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours light gold with a whitish head. Aromas are bread, banana, and bread pudding. Tastes are rich fig, brown sugar, and a nice bitter Hoppiness to round out the sweetness. Overall a very good beer. Well done, Brian.
thornecb (4822) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold into a tulip. Bright white head with good retention recedes to hug rim. Sweet candi and yeast aromas. Sweet sourdough and hay upfront turning to a lasting hot, fruity bitter finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7461) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Zythos Bierfestival 2012, Leuven, Belgium. It pours hazy copper to orange with gold edges and tall light tan head. The aroma has spicy hops mixing with some funky yeast notes as well as some coriander and allspice. I get some mild sugariness at the end of the draw. The taste is similar with spicy yeast notes mixing with a bit of Saison like farmhouse funk and then more tart notes leading into floral and spicy hops. Behind all of this are sweet malt notes. This is pretty tasty and refreshing too.
joeneugs (4203) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. It pours a nice golden color with a huge white head. The aroma is sweet and fruity with some honey and light spiciness. The flavor is very intense with big time honey, phenolics, solid earthy hop bitterness and a soft maltiness. Nice finish. It feels a tad bigger than 8%. Very thick and smooth on the palate. Nice one.
daniele (6500) - ITALY - MAY 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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