oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JUL 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy peach pour with a massive white head. The aroma is dank evergreen hops with floral and citrus notes abounding. Some fruity Belgian esters and spicy dough come through as well. Slight caramel and toffee comprise the malt character nicely. The flavor is ultra hoppy for the style- so fresh and delicious. A citrus onslaught commences with orangepeel that is nicely complemented by caramel malt. Grassy, herbal, dank resin notes follow. Spicy dough is everpresent. The palate is medium to full for the style- tons of crisp dry resin notes- very hard to pull off. A high level of effervescence creates a pillowy texture, The finish is dry and super crisp. One of my favorite Bruery beers so far.
craftycarl21 (2238) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours the exact couple of the table it’s sitting on- orange/brown. Monstrous frothy white head that dissipates slowly. Aroma holds a ton of hop presence, with sage, orange zest, tarragon, and floral notes. There is also some nice Belgian yeast quality on the nose, with dough and spices like clove coming from the background. Flavor is awesome- tastes like what all of those Belgian iPAs were trying to achieve, but they didn’t quite make it to what this beer presents. Absolutely perfect balance between dank hops and a light Belgian strong ale. The herbal and citric character collides in a beautiful explosion with the yeast, spice, and nectar fruit from the Belgian component. Palate is dry and quite effervescent, with a beautifully dry and crisp finish. This beer avoids the overhype on the Bruery- awesome stuff.
Defreni (2612) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Flaske: Orange mudret øl med et fint skumhoved. Kraftig duft af amerikansk humle. Citrus er dominerende. Fantastisk smag,hvor humlen igen dominere men gæren kan også anes. I det hele taget er det en fantastisk velafbalanceret øl der virkelig fanger det bedste fra 2 verdener.
DYCSoccer17 (3321) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tulip on tap at Ol Bridge Pub in Reno, NV. Peppery estery, fruity aroma with hints of banana and spicy hops. Some lemon is also there. Dusty, horseblanket notes are also detected. Moderately hazy golden body with a fizzy white head that is strong. Fruity, estery, bananas, light apples to start. Becomes grainy in the middle. Spicy and peppery notes follow into a long dry finish. Quite refreshing.
dmac (4045) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from the Oak. Poured a golden orange body underneath a huge super sticky and pillowy bright white head. Aroma is dried fruit, lots of pineapple and green apple along with tropical fruits, yeast, grains, a hint of bubblegum and the slightest touch of piney hops. The body is dry and finsihes mostly dry with a touch of hops bitterenss along with a medium body and average to slightly strong carbonation. The flavor is very similar to the aroma with lots of dried out tropical fruits, grains and yeast. This one is very saison like except where a saison is spicey this one has dried tropical fruit sweetness. Excellent beer that really suprised me and that I would gladly purchase again.
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Orange yellow thin permanent white thin head. Shared with Hatchattack. Aroma is pine and resin big floral with touch of grapefruit. Flavor is similar with chewy texture. Bitter bitter straightforward booze bomb. I dig i dig.
jimhilt (2406) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a two finger white head that fades slowly leaving some lace, ton of yeast left in bottle. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Cloudy pale amber color. Nose is tart apple. Flavor is tart citrus, some hoppiness. Lingering dry bitter aftertaste. Unusual golden. $8.99 for a 750ml bottle from Liquorama Upland, CA.
TBone (12567) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
PBF. Hazy yellow color, small white head. Citrusy-lemony aroma, grassy hoppyness. Nicey grassy, lemony (lemongrass!) flavor. Good backing maltyness. Sweetness. Some alcohol. Strong golden ale? Pleasant, but simple.
oh6gdx (20395) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Yellow colour, small head. Aroma is very much a Belgian tripel, and flavour much the same. A quite balanced and nice tripel. Pleasant thing.
swoopjones (5927) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUL 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ Lucky Dog, Brooklyn. Murky golden pour. yeasty. belgian yeast & hop presence in aroma. taste was nicely hopped, not a belgian ipa but close. heavy belgian yeast character. pretty balanced. nice beer