PhillyCraft (5925) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with Brian in Vt, pours a hazy golden color with light white head. Notes are valentines chalk candies with the sayings on them. Other notes of clove, Belgian yeast, coriander, peppermint, and spice. Refreshing drink but not a style I enjoy these days. Bazooka joe bubblegum finish with the comic paper still on it. Better than most.
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, caged & corked. Nice-looking yellow-orange pour, vaguely hazy, the head bright white and built atop some beautiful swirls of carbonation, piling high into foam. The aroma is sweet with banana cream. This drinks almost like banana soda, with a frothy mouthfeel, like a whipped meringue in a glass. Very nice. (#5422, 1/28/2014)
Awktoberfest (385) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautiful rising head pour! Very spicy nose and flavor. Good beer I enjoyed drinking...
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drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/25/14. 750mL bottle. You’ll never guess where from. Lightly hazed golden pour with a nice khaki head that sticks and laces okay. Banana, cream, esters, lemon peel, and a touch of yeastiness in the aroma. Sweet cream flavor, lemon, banana, clove. If not for the doses of Belgian yeast touches, I might guess this was a hefe if tasted blind.
ClarkVV (5858) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle, best before 2/4/15
Lovely Uni pour, plentiful carbonation rising in a clear, bright golden body, with tons of white head, receding to an inch and well-retained there.
Fruity (lemon, peach, nectarine) esters in the nose combine with lovely, complex pepper phenols and a well-integrated biscuity-honey (I think I’ve used honey in every one of my reviews lately, my apologies) maltiness. Vanilla, herbal hops, a touch of drying alcohol and a very high strength of aroma overall. Wow, for $6 dollars, this is startin to shape up very well.
Not able to wait long for the beer to breath, I dive in and am very pleasantly surprised by the extremely clean yeast flavors and perfectly well-attenuated maltiness. Graham crackers, dough, black pepper, saazy hoppiness and plentiful golden fruit esters are very cohesive here. A touch, no more, of alcohol dries out the finish and the perfectly done, spritzy carbonation keeps the palate fresh. Medium body, low but still apparent hop bitterness and free from any of the occasional Unibroue pitfalls (heavy yeastiness, DMS, corn). Drank this alot faster than I expected. Really good. Not reinventing the wheel here, but everything is done wonderfully and the flavor and aroma are very strong. Wow.
Oogiee (71) - Taipei, TAIWAN - JAN 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
hay, cereal, floral, citrus, dough, ginger, yeasty
hazy, golden, dense head, white foam, tight bubbles
heavily sour, light sweetness, lightly bitter, umami, light body, medium body, lively, thick feel, astringent, tart tongue aftertaste
shonobiwan (219) - Sound Beach, New York, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Long Island, NY - 750 mL bottle poured a hazy golden color with fluffy white head. Aroma was spicy with fruity undertones. Taste was very sour, not what I was expecting but the character of a Belgian ale was there, very effervescent. However, I was expecting more from this beautiful bottles beer. Not a bad brew for the price.
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle share at Proof. Pours the slightly hazy color of a wit/triple, a odd pale yellow. Can we all agree that this is almost exactly like La Fin Du Monde? Really enjoyable. Tons of fruity ester. Citrusy. Hmmm, I can really dig this beer.
dwyerpg (5683) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Unfortunately, this was flat. Nevertheless, it was both wheaty and fruity/citrusy. Overall, nothing really special here.
DarkMagus (504) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellow color with a foamy white head. Aroma of apples, sweet candy sugar, and that classic Unibroue house character. Flavors were similar. Nicely balanced with a fair amount of bitterness present. Nicely carbonated and easy to drink, but perhaps a bit on the light side for me. Worth trying!