j12601 (5609) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ place for a tasting. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Smells like cookies, brown sugar and a bit of malt. Medium bodied, spicy yeast with a bit of malt and sweet fruity esters. Finishes with a bit of bitterness. Tasty.
BeerandBlues2 (7418) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours clear gold with a small, frothy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cookie and biscuit malt with honey notes, coriander and citrus notes with light spicy hops, and Belgian yeast aromatics. Flavor is fruity esters, coriander, citrus, spicy hops, candi sugar with a sweet malt background and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
mnoud (213) - Martinsburg, West Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 6, 2013 2013.03.13 - Terrapin Special Anniversary Ale 2012 - 22oz bottle in goblet glass. 2012 Vintage.
Aroma: sweetness, some subdued fruity esters. Really nice aroma.
Appearance: Pours around 8-10 on SRM scale, a mostly clear light gold. Typical white head/carbonation goes away fast leaving some foamy edge ring, bubbles can be observed from bottom.
Taste: Some drinks are a bit of lemony citrus on the tongue, peppery tonic spice. Some are sweetness, berries, some honey. Interesting and complex taste. A very nice brew, repeat purchase worthy. Hat tip to Appalachian Vintner in Asheville for the recommendation; I stopped in on my way through the area.
Palate/Mouthfeel: mostly light, a bit creamy. Needs a bit more carbonation but is ok as is. For nearly 10% abv this is amazingly smooth and tasty.
Aroma 7/10, Appearance 3/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 18/20
Edit: text update, rating unchanged
blipp (4784) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAR 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ place. Pours slightly hazed gold. Spicy yeast, light grainy notes, and some fruit sweetness. Light bitterness and hints of citrus. X=10.
jtclockwork (5099) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by Ramy at tasting at my house. Pours gold with white head. Nose and taste of caramel, toffee malt, orange peel, coriander, tea and sugar. Medium body.
nuplastikk (3284) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
DC tasting. Mildly hazy golden tan, no real head, some foam around the edges. Pretty mellow for the ABV. Golden Tripel kind of beer. Has a delicate tea/chamomile balance. Nice and unique.
nick76 (4077) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
The aroma is sweet and honey like with spices and yeast. The appearance is golden with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a disappointing special beer that seems so ordinary.
Palidor19 (2727) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A beer that has the strength and flavor to make this a unique beer. I am tastings many spices and probably some honey. It very tasty but it has some faults
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southernolkart (50) - - DEC 24, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an orange amber color. Aroma is very zesty with a heavy Belgian yeast aroma. Very zesty taste with a complex blend of fruit flavors. A nice finish with taste of green apples. One of my favorites. Would definitely drink again.
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radagast83 (3104) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a clear yellow-orange color with a wispy, white head. Aroma had plenty of vanilla notes, some camomile notes there too. Sweet light orange citrus notes, some oak-wood in there. Caramel notes are sweet, some toffee character to it. Taste is moderately sweet here - and quite smooth. Alcohol is pretty well masked.