BBB63 (5741) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle #2124 of 2157 and served in my Duvel snifter, yeah a Bruery beer that is not over carbonated! Honey golden hue with a small frothy head and sheets of lace upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of apricot and pear esters, candi sugar, caramel, rye, pepper, clove, and some herbal hops. The taste starts malty and sugary sweet with some fruity notes. A hit of booze and light bitter adds balance. A spicy snap upon the finish rounds out a nice palate profile. The mouth feel is slightly sticky and aggressive. Warming upon the chest. All in all easily the best of the beers I have had so far from this brewery. Look forward to trying more in the future at this point.
SudsMcDuff (5658) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium yellow, slight haze, good white foam that dies down to sticky lacing .. . reminds me of an imperial saison, pepper, honey .. . light muddled mouth, a nice brew but not worthy of its rareness, still honored to have tried it with friends though.. .. Me fail English? That’s unpossible.
riversideAK (5560) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice fruity aromas of pear, banana, spice, and yeast. Pours a clear tone of gold with no head whatsoever. Flavors of light fruit, pear, banana, clovey spice, and light alcohol. Finishes with a light peppery bitterness. Carbonation is soft and the alcohol is lightly warming.
douglas88 (5556) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle thanks to Eric, what a tasting. Pours a cloudy golden color with a large white head. The aroma is massive sweet fruit and candies. The flavor was nice; very warm but just huge apricot and tropical fruit, warm and spicy. Unique. Massive fruitiness.
TaktikMTL (5546) - Montréal-Nord, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille verte de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez moi. Arôme: Légère odeur de poires et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-dorée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et de pommes avec une pointe d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût sucré. (Rating #2345)
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Liars Club. Clear golden with a rocky white head. Sweet fruit and alcohol aroma and taste with pear and caramel notes and a semi-dry finish.
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky orange/yellow with a tight white head. Nice fruity, yeasty pale malt aromas. Medium body with light carbonation. Big spiced fruit flavors of apricot, pears, peaches, with a mild bready yeastiness. The 11% abv is well cloaked. Nice now, probably better later.
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This Belgian Strong Ale pours a deep orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, nice lacing with quickly diminishing retention. The aroma is fruity, peaches and apricots with some spices. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are orange and peaches, pears and other fruit. Hops are floral and earthy. Nice spices. Lots and lots of small carbonation bubbles. Hides the alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Beershine (5195) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mostly clear, light amber or dark gold. Small white head. Sweet nose with great hop character to back it up. Really juicy, like peach juice. Great aroma. Slick mouthfeel. A little oily. Also lightly fizzy. Sweet with alcoholic edge and nice hop afterbite. Too sweet but does have nice hop.
Skyview (5109) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during BA Feb Gathering at Stub & Herbs and shared by Bill. From 750 ml bottle (1908/2157), pours a semi-clear golden ale brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of yeast, winter green, a touch of apples, herbal spice and lemon. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with flavors of candi sugar, vanilla, yeast, citrus zest and apples. Finish is semi-sweet, some apple and yeast aftertaste with some alcohol warmth.