raradel (342) - 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 (4391) - Marietta, 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 (5155) - 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 (799) - 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 (5562) - 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 (144) - Raleigh, 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 (5866) - .....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 (909) - 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.
UDBeernut (1775) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
yup, there is no way this is a belgian style, finish is clean without esters or whatnots. pours orange amber with a thick foam head, nose of citrus, mango. taste is generally balanced with notes of malt sweetness with a strong tropical fruit finish.
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
So this is a BSA, huh? Who has time to decipher all that crap on the label. Pours a clear dark amber color with a medium sized frothy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of toffee malts and spicy, resin hops. The taste is stone fruits, citrus, caramel, spicy, herbal hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness and fruitiness. Decent enough.