mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big thanks to the state of Wisconsin for this bottle. From a 750mL bottle. Pour is hazy orange with yellow highlights. Large white head that quickly fades. Large hop presence in the aroma. Orange, nice clove-like spice character, and maybe some bananas. Flavor is similar with strong citrus flavors followed by a nice spicy clove flavor. Beer finishes slightly bitter and grassy. Pretty solid offering.
Miksu (5030) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - JUL 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
0.75 l bottle at Petalax Beer Festival 2010. Hazy yellow color. Perfumed aroma with flowery-citrusy hops. Herbal, spicy and bitter flavor with clove, orange and lemony-grapefruity hops. Astringent mouthfeel. Citrusy hops and spicy yeast clash here.
Beerman6686 (5619) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 18, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This poured a lighter cloudy straw color with a white head. Aroma was of fresh fruity hops, and belgian spices and yeast. Flavor was a nice bouquet of flavors including bright floral and citrus hops, belgian spices, yeast and some sourness too. Really different and interesting.
saxo (15413) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is hazy pale golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, hops, grass, malt and fruits.
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 14, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours gold with a generous white head. Smells of perfumy hops, wildflowers, metallic, dry pilsner malt. Tastes of dry malt, some citrus hints, perfumy, some spicy hints. Crisp finish. Nice balance and full body.
ROGUE (2152) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Pours an extremely cloudy pale orange color, a little lighter yellow around the edges. Lots of yeasty floaters, with a chunky off white head that leaves a thick layer of lacing. A citrus hop aroma dominated the nose, with lesser yeast and doughy malt aromas in the background. Flavor has lots of citrus hops and some pine and then finishes with a spicey yeast bite with some light boozyness. Mouthfeel is rich, with light carbonation.
Gachupines (1144) - USA - JUL 12, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy, golden yellow with a white head. Aroma is yeast with a little clove. Flavor is slightly hoppy with strong yeast and clove. Somewhat spicy as well. Quite good.
thetomG (246) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours slightly murky golden color. Aroma is mild but has a bit of citrus and yeast coming through. Flavor is much more complex - bits of apple, lemon yeast and some spices are all present.
Well carbonated and fizzy as you sip - feels very nice going down. Would definitely drink this again. Very tasty!
oteyj (2139) - 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 (2306) - Seattle, Washington, 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.