stevencon (381) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2013 Very clear yellow white head visible carbonation. Aroma of candy sugar Belgian yeast pineapple apple and grapes. Taste similar with vanilla wood floral. Boozy but not to bad and fits the style and abv. In a huge fan of triples but I do like this.
jbruner (1882) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear golden brown from the bottle with minimal white head and light lacing. Aroma of crisp, sweet grapes, a hint of Belgian yeast and oak. Taste follows, golden monkey with a bit more woody sweetness. Not bad, but not great.
Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Head is initially small, mostly diminishing.
Body is medium to dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (sugar cookie, caramel, husks, popcorn), with notes of butter, rotting apples, and wood.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter, unclean.
Medium to full body, velvety/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Wow...so, so bad. Nose is an embarrassing mix of flaws, lots of diacetyl and husky malt and disgusting apple odor. No better in the mouth, either...unbalanced syrupy sweetness with a dirty aftertaste. It boggles the mind how something so consistently good like Helios can come out of the same brewery that produces such egregious fumbles like this. A total drain pour.
pilgrimoutlaw (685) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours hazy copper with foamy white head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, white grape, ben-gay, coconut, banana, pepper. Moderately sweet and bitter. Medium body is creamy with a bit of peppery crispness on the end. Pretty unique.
egajdzis (5152) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 6, 2013 Lightly hazy amber color with a small, white head hat left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of vanilla, wood, Chardonnay, spices, citrus, light oxidation,and some alcohol as well. Taste of citrus, vanilla oak, spices, yeast, acidic white wine, and a finish on the drier side. Heavy oak.