jgb9348 (5485) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich orange and copper coloured body with a large, five centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright citrus, hops, alcohol and a good yeast note - all quite strong. Medium to Full-bodied; Dense hoppy flavour with resin, pine and some citrus notes noticeable and a subdued malt character with fruits and figs sweetening out the taste. Aftertaste shows some yeast and unfinished wort notes, a little earhiness also comes around, but the hops and sweetness round out the beer. Overall, a nice beer with a lot of flavours, but the hops and yeast come out the strongest! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Knightly Spirits (Orange Blossom) in Orlando, Florida a few hours earlier before drinking it on New Year’s Eve 2013 in Orlando, Florida.
TheBeerGod (5872) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Courtesy of my friend Noel. Amber bodied with notes, floral notes rt white head. Aroma is sweet and fruity with floral hops, malt notes and yeast notes. Taste is sweet malt, yeast notes, fruit, light bread notes and floral hops. Body is medium with a strong bubbly carbonation. Light boozy notes as well. Ends with more sweet malt, toasted grains, light caramel, yeast notes, bready notes and floral hops.
raradel (343) - Atlanti Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nose is good once it warms up. Smells like and IPA but the Belgian opens up in the flavor and nose as the temp goes up a little. Palate and body are great, flavors lack a little excitement. Another nice effort on a great style!
ChainGangGuy (4714) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 ounce bottle - $5.98 at Sherlock’s in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a lightly hazed, light golden-orange body with a medium-sized, wispy, white head. Not much lacing.
Smell: Resinous spice with some upfront stingy alcohol wafts. Bready malts with a lightly sweet-scented sugar crust. Tropical fruit, citrus, a sprinkling of ground aspirin.
Taste: Bready malted barley, a sliver of pils, and some light brown sugar sweetness. Grapefruit, papaya, tangerine. Resinous and at the same time some peppy phenols, as well as some sting of the alcohol. Moderate bitterness. Sweetness drops out as the bitterness and spicy, alcoholic, fruitiness remains on the finish.
Mouthfeel: A little beyond medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Overall: It’s not as pesky as forgetting an online password.
decaturstevo (5742) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep gold pour with a hinto red. Aroma is light brown sugar and sweet malt. Sweet malty start with some of the brown sugar notes. Light medium bitter finish. Medium bodied with good carbonation. 9% well hidden. nice warmth from a good beer
DrewFace (965) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep dark amber, roasty and hoppy aroma. Hoppy, toasty, dark malt character.
alexsdad06 (8268) - Ohio, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from Bruisin Ales. Pours a clear golden amber color with a medium sized beige head. The aroma has sweet candi sugar, yeast, citrus and tropical fruits, with a mild bready note. The flavor is not nearly as sweet, still some tropical and citrus notes, herbal notes kick in, toasted bread, and hints of wood. Interesting enough and I like the story on the bottle.
metalhead0043 (206) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz for 8 bucks. Pours a golden amber with a white head. Aroma is more reminiscent of an IPA to me; floral and citrus hops, a little malt and some spice. Taste is pretty similar too. Body is slightly thicker and creamier. I am not an expert on "Belgian" beers but this is really good. I think this is the best beer I’ve had from Sweetwater.
SudsMcDuff (7744) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
had on draft, tasted blind .. . pours a deep yellow .. medium head, light lacing .. . some mild yeast and light bitterring hops .. . the abv is very toned down .. . not bad but sure doesn’t feel like a dank tank beer .. . . who was the most prolific communist leader of china... MAAAAOOO!!!!
Gachupines (1217) - USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is almost like candy, very sweet smelling with a bit of pine hops. Flavor is a little fruity, with caramel and toffee notes. Some pine hops cut the sweetness a little, but overall it’s a bit too sweet.