mcox90 (1902) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a lovely, almost glowing, red/yellow, like the sun going down over the beach after a hot summer day. Huge, white foamy head. Use a Trappist glass, you’ll need every bit of space. Aroma has hints of lemon, grass, pink grapefruit, with a dash of pepper. Flavor was mildly spice, with notes of pepper, coriander as well as the aforementioned fruits. Clean dry palate with high carbonation. This one is worth seeking out at least once.
kenwall17 (232) - new york, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice looking golden ale. Some hops and lemon... refreshing. I personally prefer more of a strong flavor of something.
Gription79 (2827) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 21, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
High hopes for this one.
Beer was cloudy.
Aroma: yeasty, fruit notes, some oxidization ( I felt the yeast and hops clashed)
Taste: there was a sourness that felt out of place, caramel sweetness, hints of fruity hops, firm bitterness
Not an exciting beer, but not so unpleasant that it had to be footbalmed (drain pour)
mansquito (5337) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUN 14, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The Big Hunt, DC sample glass: Pours a hazy golden colour with a white head. Aroma and taste are kind of strange (although, I know I had a beer that tasted like this before): kind of earthy, weird yeast flavor, lemon, but more like the cleaning fluid than the fruit... I won’t say soapy, but almost. Somebody else said plastic, maybe that is the metaphor that I am looking for. In any case, I was ready to buy a glass of this, but the sample convinced me otherwise. Not my thing man.
Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed from a 750ml bottle in a wine glass. The beer pours a fairly clear straw-colored yellow, with a large, dense white head. The nose shows fairly prevalent character of what initially seem to be earthy European noble hops, with indications of the use of piney American hops beginning to come through as the beer warms. These aromas, paired with the Belgian yeast esters, create an interesting melange of notes. The palate shows the spritzy, palate cleansing, dry, and slightly spicy character of the best examples of the Belgian Golden Strong style; with the addition of a substantial amount of flavor hops in the mid-palate and finish. The general feel of the beer is complex and layered, but the flavors didn’t always seem to perfectly match one another; especially with regard to using west coast hop in quantity in the beer’s flavor profile. Overall, very interesting and nicely executed, as with many of the beers from this excellent brewery.
jc4031 (129) - Colorado, USA - JUN 9, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
i really enjoyed this one, nice and crisp, dry with nice bitterness and nose. definitely worth trying
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared at CL Rosso release. Pours hazy gold with a yeasty aroma, fruit, citrus, a bit of lemon and herb. Dry and tart, very interesting. Wasn’t really a big fan of this one.
Cybercat (5111) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong aroma is crisp and fruity with a firm yeasty overtone - and a bit of a nip. It pours a clear, bubbly golden yellow with a thick and fairly persistent white head that leaves some respectable lacing. Crisp, fruity flavor is rather sour, yet has a sweet undertone, as well as a woody hint of hops. Texture is milk-smooth, a bit thick and rather tingly. Mischief indeed! This is a worthy brew.
ApisAles (1575) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 5, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy yellow pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast sweet honey citrus a bit of something boozy? Kind of a schizophrenic beer. Too sweet not very hoppy. Yeast character was there but mild. Not very good. Couldn’t finish the last half of my glass as this became undrinkable as it warmed.
RSRIZZO (1949) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 mL bottle poured into a Trappist glass at 40°. Color is a light golden with a slight haze. Carbonation is light with a frothy white head. Aroma is a nice fruity Belgian yeast scent. It has a lighter medium body with a smooth mouth feel. Flavor has a little gain and sweet corn followed by a touch of hop spice and citrus then a mild bitterness. After taste is crisp with the citrus and spice lingering with just a hint of alcohol. Overall is a very good brew, well balanced with good flavors and very easy drinking.