spilledpint (345) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. can from Trader Joe’s.
Ar: Moderate spicy nose, banana, and some yeasty funk that gives off a slight rust note.
Ap: Pours a hazy copper with a fizzy white head that dissipates quickly.
T: Up front sweet, clove note, but there’s that awkward rust flavor here. Almost no alcohol burn.
P: Medium-thick, mild carbonation, moderate stickiness.
DiarmaidBHK (3393) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Brixx Chapel Hill pours golden with a thin white head that disappears quickly. Slight champagne note on the nose. Not much on the tongue. Doesn’t have any alcohol burn. Some hop bitterness on the finish to clean things up. Eh!
DialSquare (2657) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz can from Gail’s Hops and Grapes in Hickory. Yellow pour with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet honey belgian yeast. Taste is butter, pepper, candy sugar, banana. Ok.
DrSilverworm (6369) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz can, thanks to Jay. More hazy golden color, good thin persisting white head. Nice fruity hoppy aroma, some belgian-esque yeast flavor. Attractive maltiness. Estery, nice spice taste, some sweet zest. Some orange. Smooth, creamy, lighter carbonation. Bigger body, but more dry texture. Enjoyable strong golden ale
Itzjerm (1277) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sweet aroma sugary but nice aroma. Sweet good flavor. Almost syrupy. Nice spicy flavor
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Jayb0 (1029) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Nice take on belgian strong. Fairly clear orange, slightly weak head. The 8% is well hidden, the beer is fairly complex, estery characteristics, some hops, a bit spicy and somewhat refreshing, an accomplishment given the strength. Only issue was it was maybe a tad too sweet in the end.
craftbeerdesign (2175) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz can purchased at Trader Joe’s in Raleigh, NC. pours a dark orange with a 1 finger white head. light Belgian yeast esters across the nose with heavier phenols. med body filled with notes of banana, citrus and light grain. sweet candi sugar comes in later and coats the finish along with more yeast esters and phenols. definitely fermented warm with lots of spice notes coming through.
maxwelldeux (3662) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2012
2.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This is a slightly weird one. It smells like feet. It doesn’t taste bad at all, but isn’t really anything I would ever like to smell again. Not much to say about it, other than that I find it really weird that it’s in a can.
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 1 year old archive: Pours hazy yellow with white head. Aroma of light bubble gum and citrus, little fruit. Flavor is grainy wheat, citrus, some fruit, yeast and a light tartness. Light body with high carbonation. Overall, not bad.
Cybercat (3305) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a rather attractive, if not stunning, solar yellow with a fairly thick white head. Malty aroma has a strong fruity overtone that is mainly apple and banana with a hint of pear. Flavor - now that’s flavor! - fills the mouth with fruit, again mostly apple and banana and a little pear, with a malty undertone and hints of butterscotch and caramel. Texture has firm body and a strong, persistent fizz. Had in a can - I bet it’s spectacular on tap.