Sammy (11076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Reilly’s in Madison. Looks closer to a Belgian, tastes closer to an IPA. A delight, a clear hop delivery, cushioned by yeast rather than malt secondary. Golden diffused by the off-white yast. Hoppy aroma. Very good drinkability. Tad above average mouthfeel, though carbonation was right there.
Nuffield (4056) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It was a pleasure to share this with Jazz88 on his most recent visit to MN. He liked the blend of Belgian and IPA, and I guess I fell in line in thinking this a fairly sophisticated beer that adds to the overall sense that they do some good things at Tyranena. Bottle.
shrubber85 (10589) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Sour lemon and barley malt aroma. Hazy amber color with small head. Slightly sweet-sour lemon and musty malt flavor. Bitter herbal hops finish.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle dragged back from wisc by keenan. 3/24/11.
bright coppery bronze with a white head.
peachy, yeasty aroma with some warming spiciness.
the flavor is the same... not swell.
sharp spiciness but dull mouth feel. 5/4/5/3/12
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
IPA12oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours a dissipating light tan head and hazy amber color. Aroma is yeast, citrus/resin/spice hops, light fruit-peach, some medium malt. Taste is medium malt-some caramel, yeast, citrus/resin/spice hops, light fruit-peach. Easy.
RSRIZZO (1940) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle (courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Trappist glass at 46°. Color is a hazy golden orange with light carbonation an a very thin off white head. Aroma of caramel, fruit and hops. The medium body has a smooth mouth feel with a light crisp bite at the end. Flavor comes in with toffee, a mild hop spice and a fruity Belgian yeast flavor, then a bold bitterness rolls in with a bit of citrus. In the after taste the citrus and spice seem to stand out then leave a dry bitterness hanging on. Overall this is a great brew, I live this style and this is one of the best I’ve had.
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle served in my NB worthy glass: Amber hued with an initial nice frothy head and left good lacework upon the glassware, The aroma has notes of grassy and resiny hops, Belgian yeast, caraway, dill, earthy and minerally esters, hayfield, apricot and pears, caramel and pale biscuity malts. The taste is more sweet malt and yeast driven tones with the hop bitterness more a background player but still noticed. Moderate hop and yeast spiced and an overall rustic earthy character. That said, still seemed a tad unfocused at times. The mouth feel is lightly lush and spunky but sort of goes tepid towards the finish. An okay offering but honestly expected more (I guess more like the better highly hopped Belgian Ales out there)... not enough of the big, bold, and ballsy character I want from the BGW series.
vtafro (6567) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Max and Jess’s housewarming. Brown golden pour with light tan head. Light belgian yeast, light dry fruit, spice, herbal tones, and a touch of hop bitterness.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Rating #84. Copper pour with a little orange and an off white head. Hoppy with a distinct belgian yeast character and a slight metallic aroma. Hoppy and a bit old, a little sweet and an aftertaste that sticks around. (1589)
nbutler11 (1267) - Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Chef Keenan. Pours rust in color with a trim offwhite head. Rose hips, salt, and dusty hops. Meh.