hapjydeuce (993) - Carlsbad, California, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle opened up 1/3/12; never rated this one when I had picked it up back in 2010. Pours very still with just a few fine bubbles and no head. Color is opaque toasted / golden brown. Very nice aroma of orange, bubblegum, lemon zest, white grape and pear. Really smothered with light fruits and the chamomile. Flavor is killer, Iím not sure if this is from some mellowing time in the bottle or if it was always this good. Fruity up front with grape tartness fading in and out and a nice dry grassy finish. Super-refreshing especially for a 9.5% beer. Probably one my favorite VEís in the series. I bet this was the shit when it was fresh...
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had this sometime at the end of 2012, as part of a 03.03.03 - 12.12.12 tasting. I had meant to enter these a while ago while they were fresh and add a few extra details, but that didnít happen. Review from notes. Anyway, here we go.
3.5 A: Mildly hazed light orange color. Short head falls quickly.
4.0 S: Nice nose on this. Herbal camomille backbone. Vinous white grapiness. Super peppery. Smells like a more than solid saison.
3.5 T: Like the nose, but less depth. Still quite nice though. Lots of pepper with plenty of overall spiciness. White vinous grape, oak, and vanilla. Maybe a touch of banana.
3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good spritzy carbonation.
3.5 D: Not bad.
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DavoleBomb, Jan 17, 2015
jandd1983 (3575) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 3, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. It poured a cloudy copper color with a tan head. The aroma was fruity and malty. The taste was of biscuit, grass, grape, spice and a hint of bubblegum. Tasty.
AWISLguy (2207) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle acquired from jsquire and cellared the past few years, then shared by all during the family Christmas with the 08/09/10/11/12 as a vertical tasting. Unclear reddish orange pour. Similar to mulled wine, with the sweet fruitiness. No spicy yeast presence. Smooth going down. Better than all but the 09. 13.6
tysongillmore (361) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sour. Kinda fruity. Not so good but can taste the potential. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
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Crispy34 (496) - Texas, USA - OCT 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Aroma es green grapes/ white wine and Belgian yeast. Appearance is a hazy bronze with little head. Taste is grape with Belgian yeast. A hint of bubble gum, white wine dryness, dark fruit. Palate is dry and very sweet. Overall, a good beer.
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demannu (321) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at Chrisís bachelor party. Golden brown pour with a somewhat sour smell yet sweet flavor. Tasted as if it was it had been barrel aged. Had a slightly syrupy mouth feel.
tcon25 (487) - Duvall, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle pour at Brouwer?s in Seattle, after the first Mariners win of the season. Light golden pour, sweet wood yeast aroma, flavor of wood, oak age, smooth beer, nice age on this one
andrewje41 (2397) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle pour split at Brouwers. Pours a light golden apple juice color with very little head. Sharp fruit, booze and spice aroma. Flavor is dry. Applesauce like with a little spice and sweetness. A bit of a high carb burn to it, though itís not boozy at all. Suprised at the level of carb. Overall flavorful and different. Glad I tried this.
Zita (5981) - Assentoft, DENMARK - APR 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sep2011:light sour malty aroma,golden, clear, white foam, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, ight soft carbonation, nice sogt dry finish.
cfrancis (2952) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy reddish gold with a small fizzy white carbonation that quickly disappears. Aroma is very fruity, winelike from the muscat and chamomile with some belgian aspects. Taste is rather delicate for something that has been sitting in a bottle for so long. Fruity, floral, belgian yeast and candi sugar sweetness. Great triple aspects and then the dry mouthfeel from the wine grapes.