NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Haymarket. Pours a quite attractive slightly hazed Gold with a fluffy white head. I guessing this is a take on a Golden Strong ale. Nose is pleasingly floral, slight bread note and nice Belgian yeast character. Very clean. On taste, firm and welcomed bitterness, herbal/floral hops dominate. I don’t get any of the sweetness that others have mentioned, just some alcohol notes that are welcomed. The bitterness and dry fermentation is very solid. This is a very good interpretation of the style, imo. Nice.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft. Pretty golden color with thick bubbly head. Brownish tints with a hazy center. Slightly hoppy aroma with hints of fruit. Yeasty flavor with a slight dry hop flavor. Light body.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour, nice white head. Aroma is loaded with some nice herbal hops, spices, wheat, caramel and light lemony notes. Flavor is very crisp and has a nice balance between the yeast/spice, hops and malt. Well done.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Parkway. Cloudy gold pour with a stiff white head leaving a coarse lace. Nose is very light, with some lemon and banana with a hint of smokiness and some yeast as it warms. Start is banana esters and it transitions into a peppery, spicy and sweet middle and finish. The body is heavier than the average BSA, but not in a league with IIPAs, etc. Having said that, Mischief is a bit too sweet for me in the finish.
nightrider (754) - encinitas, California, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted from a growler brought home the bruery. Light golden in color with a generous white head. Aromas of bready belgian yeast. Medium in body and very nice on your palate. Light fresh hop flavors with some sweetness thrown in there. Finish is balanced and on the drier side. A good one.
Haslinger (868) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Bruery. Damn this one is good. Good spice to it. Almost like a doughy yeast taste with some sweet spice. Tastes a bit like christmas
dionysus (1454) - Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours gold with a white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy with a touch of honey. Flavor shows pale malt, citrus, and an underlying vegetal note that I cannot quite put my finger on. Overall body is dry, somewhat astringent, with light to moderate bitterness.
can8ianben (1394) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow! I love the creativity at the Bruery - a crazy citrus hop aroma nestled on top of a vibrant spicy Belgian body. I’d compare this to an amped up version of Stone’s Cali-Belgique. Really interesting and very delicious.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - DEC 26, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold to burnt orange with a large, fluffy and persistant white head. Aroma of champagne, sourdough bread, yams (but less sweet), grass, leaves, and maybe a hint of something like basil. The yeast presence is great here. Flavor of doughy malt, grass, earth, pepper, champagne, dry sourdough bread, tangy spice and grain. Finishes with lot of pepper, earth, grass, and a significant yeasty punch. Spicy in ways that reminds of Unibroue, or other beers that showcase a champagne/Belgian yeast combo. Full bodied but not heavy and a well carbonated creamy texture. Very nice!
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - DEC 24, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, split with my dad in Key Largo, FL. Drinking out of a plastic hotel water glass, there was no coffee pot or I could have gone Clark VV on it. Murky orange and gold with a fluffy white head and some sinking particulate matter that looks to be from hop pellets. Aroma is spicy and floral, reminds me a lot of the Mt Hood hops I have been using. There is also some candi sugar and general fruitiness. Soft mouthfeel with a somewhat assertive bitterness at the finish. Citrus, spicy phenols, light malt and floral flavors. It is certainly a pleasant enough beer. Reminds me a lot of a homebrewed beer I had at theisti’s recent party.