Leighton (17767) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with a modest, white head. Holds a funky hop aroma with some spices and banana. Flavor is lightly tart, hoppy and has mild fruit notes. Medium in body with lively carbonation. Finishes crisp and refreshing. Very good beer.
brokensail (15444) - Dublin, California, USA - SEP 24, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: The pour is a hazy straw yellow color with a nice, big white head.
S: Lots of yeast character is noticeable right away. A fair amount of spice, primarily coriander, along with some nice floral notes and a good grapefruit and grass hop aroma.
T: The hops are not all that pungent, mostly grassy with a little bit of citrus rind and maybe a hint of pine. Lots of Belgian yeast esters and spice flavors, though.
M: The body is light-medium with a lively carbonation.
D: This sort of reminded me of one of the Bruery’s pilot batches of Mischief. A good beer, but with a little tweaking, I think the recipe could be very nice.
argo0 (12924) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 6, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
BCTC, draft. Cloudy light amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, orange/pineapple, light bread, spicy. Taste is medium sweet, straw/orange, some bread, faint spicy. Light-medium body, light dryness.
Ratman197 (12810) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a lasting white head. Aromas of biscuit, yeast, citrus, earthiness and light pine. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, straw, lemon, yeast, light earthiness and a hint of pine with a smooth dry moderatly bitter lingering lemon finish.
bu11zeye (12593) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of thirdeye11) Pours a hazy yellow body with medium white head. Aroma of herbs, pineapple, nuts, mango, and Belgian yeast. Flavor of Belgian yeast, pineapple, florals, and citrus with a moderately bitter finish.
hopdog (11004) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Poured a deeper yellow/golden color, cloudy, and with a larger sized frothy white head. Lacing left on the glass. Aromas of spiciness, some bananas, breadiness, floral, and some woodiness. Tastes of spiciness, bread, citrus, and fruiyt.
deyholla (9811) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Shane, thanks! Poured a hazy gold with a white head that lasted throughout the beer and laced a bit. The nose was full of nice citrus hops. While one note, the aroma was nice. The flavor had the same nice citrus note throughout with a bit of a sweet bread and cereal backbone.
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 31, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pouring from their booth at BCTC. Pours a hazy yellow gold wit a thin white head. Crisp hops, a touch of smoke and oak. Smooth, medium bodied, sweet malt and grain. Spiyc and yeast. Clean and interesting.
DocLock (9494) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Stealth sample at Frank Smith Beerapalooza 2010. Pours turbid gold with clingy white head. Nose is pale malt, funky yeast, hopcitrus. Tastes smooth, complex, with a nice Belgoan candi sugary malt matched by a solid hop backed citric profile. Very well done, and I think we may have discovered Troeg’s next regular offering, which I hope they call Candy Samples (and I applaud those who get the inside joke there).
arminjewell (9232) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy yellow/orange with nice fluffy white head, aroma is mostly citrus hops with a touch of the belgian yeast of banana and bubblegum. Taste is hoppy citrus with orange peel, grapefruit, and a touch of grassiness leading into the belgian yeast characters of banana, clove, and slight earth that finish a bit sweet but mostly bitter. Nice and balanced brew.