Chipalsa (1311) - Florida, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance - Cloudy, golden, thin lacing
Aroma - Oranges, yeast, vanilla, spices
Taste - Dried pineapple, grapefruit, yeast, bread, light hops
This is another fine job by Terrapin. The nose greets you with what is an "authentic" Belgian aroma - lots of yeast, light fruits and spices that make for an enticing scent. The body follows as so, but with a very satisfying grapefruit finish that sweetens up, leaving the mouth sticky and full of yeast flavors. Wouldn’t guess the high abv, however, because it is very easy to drink. I’m sure aging would do fantastic things here. A big thanks to OmegaX for this brew!
jwr07 (113) - Decatur, Georgia, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden color. Smells rather barnyardy: some hay and funk on the nose. Medium-heavy body, somewhat bitter and more saison-ish flavor, spicy dry finish. Also finishes fairly hot, which makes sense considering the abv Pretty good overall, but nothing to write home about.
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice Belgian ale, this beer has a full body and a fairly clear appearance. The orange peel is evident in the flavor, along with muted coriander and a slight grassiness.
DialSquare (3664) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Somewhat random tasting note (tap at Proof): covers alcohol really well - spicy, peach, sugar, candied, orange, warm.
drowland (7112) - Georgia, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
5/24/12. On tap. Golden/orange pour with a small khaki head. Slightly odd fruity aroma with floral aspects, spices, and more fruit. Sweet fruity flavor with brown sugar and spice. Reminds a bit of apple cinnamon but with flowers. Interesting.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. Deep golden pour, bright and oily looking, almost halfway to a mead in appearance. That’s certainly appropriate, given how sweet this beer turned out to me. Spices and sugars in the nose, but the flavors suggested a witbier with chocolate and brioche additions, or perhaps just liquid apple pie.
OldGrowth (3004) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mason jar at Tylers Apex. Sweet, yeasty, banana, clove, coriander. Clean golden orange color. Small head, no lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, creamy oily mouthfeel, sweet finish. Good, really like aroma. Sweet, spice is subtle. Easy to drink.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: 10th Anniversary
Date: April 19, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Canton
Appearance: hazy gold, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet yeasty aroma, light fruityness, touch of spicyness
Flavor: rich fruity flavor, pale malt sweetness, touch of candy, light spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Havy golden ale w/ sweet nose backed w/ heat. Taste is sweet, slightly citrus, & booze but lighter than I expected. Enjoyable but nothing special.
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at the Birch! Very light amber/golden pour, with a thin topping of foam. The beer is packed with flavor, a tapestry of bright summer herbs, light citrus, a hint of yeast, and a tight little graininess one has to associate with the rye. Exceptionally easy to drink for a 10% beer. Excellent. (#4598, 5/16/2012)