MartiniFiend (104) - Mount Horeb, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle. Light amber color with a nice head. Aroma is a mix of hops, yeast and fruit.Medium palate. Flavor starts out hoppy with a yeast middle with a fruity then lightly bitter finish.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden yellow hazy pour with a thin white head. Maybe I’m seeing things but I swear there’s a slight green tint to the beer. Very spicy aroma - peppery and floral with some lemon citrus. Spicy flavor - cardamom and clove. Malty with a touch of yeast and citrus hops. A bit of grapefruit on the finish and alcohol. Crisp and refreshing, although theres a very bitter alcohol finish which dries the mouth.
Ughsmash (7087) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Brasserie V - Madison. Poured clear bright golden with a well-retained cap of white head. The aroma was spicy with pears, mangoes, and passion fruit upfront followed closely by a bunch of white pepper and clovey yeast character.. quite fragrant with much more citrusy hoppage present at this point in time.. I think the elements will balance out (hops and yeast) in 6-12 months, and then the yeast will dry it out and change the beer greatly.. can’t wait to check that theory. The flavor had juicy passion fruit and pineapple at the core laced with banana and white peppery esters.. spicier on the back with white pepper leading. Medium-bodied and spicy on the palate.. solid feel and very drinkable.
mikalooch (224) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured golden yellow out of the bottle with almost no head. Smells citrusy, lemons and fresh cut grass. Seems to remind me of a wheat beer at the start. Spicy sweet flavor and goes away a little bit bitter. Very hoppy, but balanaced well. this beer is fantastic now but will probably be top notch in about 2 years.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light golden color with a moderate, yet stable off-white head. Big lemon-lime and lemon grass hops scent. HInts of malt and wheat. Reminds me of NG Imperial Weizen, without as much malt in the aroma. Sweet wheat and bubble gum start. Stays rather sweet throughout. Hops flavors pick up in the middle with some grass, herb and mint. Citrus also picks up in the linger and into the finish. Fairly heavy in feel. Easy drinking. Linger has some caramel and mild spice, with ginger and clove. This one keeps my interest all the way through.
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden yellow with nice swatch of creamy white head that sustains with moderate lacing. Crisp bread malts, yeast, spices, light fruits, and floral hops. Initial taste of biting pepper and spices along with dry earthy hops; candy, citrus, bananas, pears enter midway with a moderate alcohol presence; pepper and hop dominated finish. Slightly chewy with moderate carbonation exacerbated by the spice profile. Plenty of hops here, but almost overwhelmed by the pepper and spice nuances and hot alcohol, might balance out better with aging.
raphael (865) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
crisp clear yellow with bubbles (from bottle) & thick white head. Soft ho aroma with the alcohol, lemon & white flour, flavors of powdered sugar, vanilla, a distant tang. Lips are sticky but finish not all the way to cloying, apricot?
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 9, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bomber from J. Barleycorn’s in Nashville. Poured a clear light gold color with a four finger white head. Aroma was floral and citrus. Some yeast notes too. The flavor was similar to the aroma. Some citrus notes with a floral hop bite. Well balanced. This was a great beer.
eaglefan538 (2851) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from StateLine, a great purchase. The pour was with a full head, hazy golden color, nice lacing. The aroma was floral hops, light fruits of peach and pears, bread/yeast. The flavor followed suite, and well, this one impressed me (I was already not anticipating greatness because I don’t love the Stone VE series all that much, and don’t buy into the Am Hopped up Belgian Strongs). A nice and drinkable concoction from one of my more favorite brewers in the country. Good stuffs, somewhat dry finish. Thanks, Stone!
StefanSD (2071) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650 ml bottle from bev4less. Pours a translucent gold color with a small white head. The aroma is dominated by Belgian yeasts which bring a sweet and spicy banana. The flavor is sweet with rock sugar candy giving way to hops and a bit of citrus. The mouthfeel is full and malty. The finish is extraordinarily dry with a bit of lingering sweet caramel. Overall: I like this. This is a very intriguing concoction. I hope it ages well. Gonna stash a few bottles away.