DSG (4714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 7, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a Vertical Epic tasting at Mastikim. Thanks Dagan. Hazy golden. Spicy and fruity aroma with some white wine notes, light earthiness, a malty hint and a bit of honey. Sweetish flavor, spicy and fruity, with a bit of floral honey, light earthy hints and a drier finish. Medium-bodied.
UnionBeerCzar (77) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber to white wine glass, appropriate? Really weird golden orangey color, small head that evaporated quite quickly. Nose is candied sugar with a little must, not really in your face. Medium to light mouthfeel, lots of carbonation, very bubbly. The high carbonation does not deter from the beer, it actually kind of makes it for me... Itís champagne-ey and I like it. Very Belgian blonde feel on the front palate, Definetly finishes with the white wine/grape/muscat action. Overall I really found this to be interesting, however Iím glad itís retired because I donít know if I personally would go after it again. Salut
zach8270 (3047) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle - 22 oz - Night of the Titans 2013) Hazy orange pour with a fizzy white head. Slightly mild and floral aroma with some mild yeast. Flavor is very fruity and grassy with an odd floral taste that doesnít seem to belong. Dry and grassy flavor with a mild vegetal and sweet finish. Least favorite of the epics thus far.
jrgratz (113) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at Rattle ní Hum. Pours a cloudy golden orange color with very little head. Scent is Belgian yeast with sweetness evident. Some grapes, light fruit on the nose. Taste is semi sour, oak, slight bitterness, light fruit. Flat. Drinkable.
stevencon (343) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft and bottle. Grape and eucalyptus floral spices. Hazy gold. Honey vegetal taste. Grassy finish but not really bitter. Eucalyptus
jbruner (1726) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear golden yellow on tap with thin white head and light lacing. Aroma of tart grapes, belgian yeast, honey sweetness,and wheaty grain. Taste is more wheaty and sweet than tart, vegetal and medicinal, with a hint of belgian esters. Decent, but not my style.
jcos (1362) - Maryland, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Location/Date:Bottle on January 26th, 2013 during day 2 of Nerd Beer Epic Weekend.
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange.
Aroma: Light orange, yeast..
Taste: Spices similar to a saison, orange, wheat, yeast faint grape..
Palate:Medium light body.
Summary: This one has more punch than previous VEs with the spice level. Donít know if it balanced out over time as desired, but interesting change in the lineup.
bikeclj (13) - Virginia, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Apricot in color with a full body. Crisp and fruity with apple. Aged well. Somewhat of a wine like taste. Overall malt don't look for hops.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sonnycheeba (2543) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; 06-12 mini-vertical tasting. Pours clear, bright amber with thin, fizzy white head; shot retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is peach cobbler, bread and cereal malt, pears, grassy and citrus hops, and light candy sugar. Flavor is sweet malt forward with heavy peach and pear esters, grassy hops, and yeast; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to the Thorpes for sharing.
The beer is golden hued with a thin white head. The aroma brings citrus, malt, light spice, oranges. The flavor offers candied oranges, malt, sweet, syrupy orange juice. Medium to light in body with fairly low carbonation. Ok.