badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. clear, golden pour with minimal and fading white head. aroma of a typical triple, with hints of citrus, circus peanut, banana and clove. flavor is pretty similar and slightly soapy, with added herbal tea, florals, and a slightly cloying honey finish. some white grape in there as well. this style is beginning to bore me.
50belair (3315) - Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at the Coffee District. A wacky belgian strong ale with funky tart spices and belgian yeast.
Nalu (217) - Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Parkway. Clear gold pour with a white head leaving a fine, heavy lace. Very smooth mouth feel, but ultimately just a medium body. The tripel/sour/infused ale natures all mix together and make this one hard to describe. Banana, ethanol, chocolate, white grape, apricots and singed sugar flavors. Maybe my palate isn’t developed enough, but this one is a bit much for me. I have a bomber I will cellar and crack down the road.
Ibrew2or3 (8055) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber pours gold with nice nearly bright white head. The aroma fairly smooth with modest levels of sweet banana, sweet pears, spicy yeast, some lemon like citrus, a bit herbal spiced green tea like and then a bit perfumy. The taste is pretty soft and smooth and offers up banana and pear then moving into yeasty spices, cloves, a faint pepperiness as well as a touch lemon grass and faint acidity. The yeast seems to coat the mouth creating a near creamy pillowy finish. I’m not sure where this is going with age but it is pretty darn nice right now.
DialSquare (4208) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber from Liquor Loft. Murky gold pour with a thin off-white head. Spice and yeast aroma with grapes and a floral vibe. Bread, clove, wine, white grapes, sweet malts, and citrus in the taste. Finishes dry and lightly peppered. Texture is low carbonation, medium and oily. Strange brew.
jeremytoni (3029) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle poured an amber color with a small amount of head. Strong sweet malty flavor with a lingering finish.
hopscotch (10557) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft… Hazy golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Great retention. The nose delivers floral chamomile, spicy phenols and fruity esters. Full-bodied and silky with stinging carbonation. The flavor offers sweet honey and white grapes, light acidity, pear and mild clove. Bittersweet, spicy, floral finish.
j12601 (9549) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pouring at session one of Belgian Beer Fest in Boston. Pours a clear orange gold with a thin white head. Yeast, chamomile on the nose, very floral. Chewy wheat, tangy but clean. Bright and lively. Sweet tingly finish. Very nice and well executed. It will be interesting to try this again in a year or two and see how it holds up given how delicate it was.
Gachupines (1243) - USA - NOV 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow with small white head. Aroma is a little fruity with slight malt. Flavor is strong and sweet with a white wine taste. Fruity and strong but not cloying, quite good.
troopie (2291) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught. My first thought was, this beer is a mess. Pours golden with thin white head. Moderate lacing. Aroma is wine, like a Cape white, with candi. Some wheaty notes. Medium body with much alcohol power. Many grapy notes, much flavour of the grape. Sweet finish. Didn’t taste chamomile.