DuffMan (5789) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, at Aces & Ales. Brassy gold body, hazy, with an orange luster. Aroma is sweet, honeysuckle, light spice, light yeast, undefined fruit. Palate is sticky but not cloying, sweet malts that lean toward floral honey, dried peaches, lightly spicy. No hop bitterness to speak of, but more of a sweet treat that calls to mind sauterne, but without any petroleum or funky depths. I was expecting more hops, but even without having my expectations met, I wasnít disappointed.
adamah (212) - - APR 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
The aroma was nice, fruity and spicy. It poured a beautiful pale golden color. The taste was sweet up front but had a nice clean, dry finish. I didnít get any hop character out of it though perhaps it didnít age well. Still an excellent beer.
gorditoabd (606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours deep golden hue, minimal foam. Nice spicy funky aroma, touch of hop bitterness. Taste is sweet funky spicy with middling hot resin hops. Some clove and banana in the middle palate before a spicy warm ABV finish. Tight, well- balanced brew. Great stuff.
GothGargoyle (834) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear golden with a pale head. Aroma is sherry, apricot, honey, wood, sweet white wine. Slightly syrupy mouthfeel, sweet on the palate, lingering sweet finish with a vague hint of bitterness in the aftertaste. Taste is apricot, honey, orange blossom, sauternes. Nice.
JPDurden24 (1380) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Glowing yellow pour with small white head. A nice fruity aroma with a good earthy and malty bite. Pretty damn good.
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zvikar (2517) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - MAR 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at the Vertical Epic Tasting at Mastikim. Thanks Ariel, Pours radiant yellow with a small head, aroma of honey, caramel, toffee, orange jam, flavor is slghtly bitter with honey, apricot and alcohol, medium bodied
rumproasts (1842) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
tap at hopcat event. Deep golden with small head. Very sweet and fruity. Hops are mild but crisp. Awesome - really outstanding beer. Sad that Iím unlikely to ever find it again.
Chalsk (966) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden amber color with a soapy white head. Aroma of grass, banana, peach, and caramel. Has a sweet caramel taste with some citrus and zest. Slight banana underneath. This beer is past itís prime. You get that grainy dry aftertaste as the beer begins its descent into a malt bomb. Not sure why they chose a hoppy beer for 08, knowing the hops would fade.
neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle served in a branded glass at a tasting at Danís alongside the 2007 edition. Pours hazy amber with a moderate tan head that fades slowly to a thin cover and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose, there are big floral notes with fruity esters, citrus and a slight pepperiness. The flavour is moderately bitter and slightly sweet with piney notes and citrus. On the palate, it is medium in body with a slightly dry texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a very nice Belgian style ale with California-style hops. I suspect that the hops have not held up as expected, as there is a slightly off character in the body. 2012-08-11
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle served in a CCB snifter.
A: Pours a light amber color with a frothy white head forming on the pour. Recedes slowly leaving some sticky splotches of lace down the glass.
S: Fruity and flowery hop notes some mild citrus as well. A little honey sweetness with some bready malts. Light background yeasty spice.
T: Stone fruits, fruity esters and some spicy. Light paper with some sweet malts.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level. Light level of bitterness on the finish.
O: The hops were still around as well as the light spiciness from the yeast. The hops just werenít as potent, obviously, but it definitely wasnít bad.
Serving type: bottle