fordest (1954) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - OCT 8, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. I see why this is a base beer. Spicy spicy spicy. Spicy aromas and spicy flavors. Lots of clove and allspice. More spice on the finish.
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - OCT 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by fordest. Wierd but in a good way. Lots of floaties. Easy to drink with some spice and clove.
StefanSD (1805) - Lakeside, California, USA - OCT 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of fordest (thanks). Poured a golden color with a small white head and some white floaties. The aroma was very light with Belgian yeasts and spices. The taste was extraordinarily spicy with cloves, allspice, nutmeg and wheat. Malty mouthfeel. Long, dry, spicy finish. Overall: Lots of big flavors in this little beer. Very nice.
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 23, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a slightly hazy dull yellow with a thin white head and some lace. Aroma is lemony, ctirus, pine needles, and sap- pine sol and wierd esters, peppery, tanguerey-like juniper-gin-like but also some wierd citrus and earth. Flavor is a bit on the sweet sugary wide, with some beet sugar burn and earthy kick, more jiniper citrusy and pine, and yeasty phenolics, a bit too sticky sweet, low carb, and not much of a belgian tripel at all. Just a strong golden ale with some spices- light on the belgian character overall. Meh- I just wasnt into this one too much..
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 17, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow with a small white head that receded to a ring immediately leaving no lacing. The aroma that jumped out at me was the juniper with some bananas and spices, especially coriander. This is all accompanied by the Belgian yeast and light malt backbone. The taste has an initial sweetness of candied sugar and a hint of hops. This is followed by biscuity malts and the juniper which lingers through the finish along with a healthy dose of spices. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with very little carbonation and pretty dry. This is a drinkable offering from Troegs but not one that knocked my socks off.
BeerandBlues2 (7466) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12-oz bottle received via Secret Santa July 2008. Pours hazy orange with a small, fizzy, white head, mostly diminishing with spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, herbs, grass), heavy yeast (horse blanket, barnyard) with notes of banana, pear, apple, and wood. Full bodied, sticky and gritty texture, lively carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
RCL (2029) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Seems like a classic witbier aroma of coriander with a little flowery/herbal kick to it. Fairly tart, and a little heavy on the spice flavor with a rather sweet/tart finish. Quite think on the palate. Reminds me of a good witbier that needs to go to fat camp and lose about 50 lbs.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured golden in color with a thin head. Aromas were of banana, rock candy and spice which continued into a medium-bodied beer that was concentrated but also rather simple.
pintsize (1042) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2008
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
8-2-08 bottle shared with lb4lb thanks to DIM, we believe
Clear light watery yellow in color with no lasting head. Smell is spiced and doughy. More spice than I really like - but isn’t awful I suppose. It coats the tongue with a thick chalky medicinal flavored sweet funk. Not good. Really not something I enjoy at all. Hard for me to swallow.
lb4lb (2050) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 2, 2008
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
I believe this bottle is from DIM. Thank you.
Pours a mostly clear golden color with an extremely short lived head. Smell is bright and herbal and lightly malty. I can definitely get the juniper berries from this. Taste is sweet and herbal again. A bit cloying, actually, and has kind of a spruce and mint like finish along with some yeastiness. A touch of alcohol shows, but couldn’t tell it was over 10%. Gets harder and harder to drink still, despite the ABV being hidden well. Novelty beer...