portableparty (1963) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours deep amber/copper color with a fairly quick tight foamy khaki head that diminishes to a sudsy film and collar. Aroma is sweet fruity with biscuit bread and bright fruit like banana and apricot and caramel there is a lot going on in the aroma! Taste has a quick bitter bite and flows right into bread biscuit some cookie dough and spice with fruity notes and sweet caramel malt and yeast. Palate is full with a fizzy carbonation and warming booze and finishes chalky and dry. Pretty complex, and quit enjoyable!
cbfobes (2592) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at 2013 GTMW, why did I keep coming back to this tent? Pours an amberish red with an off white head, the aroma is once again full of booze with a little bit of funk mixed in with this one, the flavor has some decent spices on the front end with some hops and citrus in the finish, still really boozy through out the drink though, once again, most of this hit the ground.
conway (1687) - - AUG 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark copper with a frothy off white head. Aroma is slightly funky and yeasty with dark fruit notes. Taste is incredibly boozy but has nice dark fruit and a little clove and citrus. Palate is full with a sharp boozy bite at the end. This is huge an tasty but the booziness stops it from being amazing.
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brokensail (11821) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amber/reddish pour with a small white head. Smells like sugar, booze, dark fruit, and pear. Some apple, grass, and a bit of glue. Meh. The flavor is extremely sweet. Sauternes, apple, pear, and sugar. Somewhat grassy, a bit of solvent, booze, and raisins.
SrSilliGose (3274) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Chill surly ticks offered by both the alum as well as another pal. Thanks for this high boost brew. Deep caramel fruit roll up toasted brown sugar sweetness. Some booze. Sticky. A touch to big for my liking. Kind of knocks you over the head than finesses through to the finish. The boost offered was accepted.
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL yellow wax shared at Congregation Azusa. Poured clear red with weaker foam. Nose is sugar, alcohol, orange liquor like Grand Marnier. Taste is sugar, booze, sticky as hell with cloying finish. A tad papery and bland in the aftertaste. Wasn’t for me :/
beerbaaron (1406) - Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful ruby reddish orange. Small wispy white head that lasted. Fruity. fermented fruit, banana, alcohol. Quite boozey but pleasant enough.
TheAlum (5964) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle courtesy of an extra via trade. Shared at the Lushawn Pre-wedding Bonfire. Neate. Pours a deeper brownish amber hue, a good firm haziness, orange glow on the bottom and edhes. Frothy beige head sits atop and laces well. Frothy and sticks around. Aromas are a bit toasty, carmelized malt and a bit of sweetness. Gentle ester, some banana and orange, touches of apple. A gentle earthy hopping, spicy yeast. Initial is firmer bodied, sweeter malt presence bites up front with a bit of toast, estery fruit, gentle orange and banana. Bit of apple, carmelized malt and toast. Some gentle spice, yeastiness. Middle is a bit sweet, gummy, and some vanilla, estery fruit meets some gentle spice. Some dryness, spice, and Belgian influence offers some good if sweeter flavors. Spice, oranges and banana, a bit of marshmellow. Finish is spicy, a bit toasty, a touch of caramel, carmelized malts. Wow. A bit sweet, a bit big. Mellow spice, decent dry earthy hops finish up. Solid, a bit sweet and messy in my book. The esters from the wheat malt presence give some life. Not my thing though. Looks pretty.
phaleslu (6905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by TheAlum- thanks again, Adam! Pours a dark brown with some reddish highlights and a little bit of off-white head that sticks only as a ring. Notes of clove, banana, wheat, rye spice, brown sugar, caramel, and dark and dried fruits. Boozy throughout, overly so. Medium-full bodied, with a malty, spicy, warming mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Not really my thing. Maybe this one needs a year or more of age to settle down and smooth out.
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
For a first try at the Belgian wheat style, they nailed it. The aroma was full of clove, yeast, straw and some lemongrass. It was on the sweet side with more yeast and sweet-bread undertones while a pleasant citrusy zest came through as it warmed up. Good job!