Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - APR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler to glass. Golden Amber pour with a thin white head. Nose is belgian yeast with grapes and some wine. Taste is a decent tripel, a little light in body with a nice white wine grape finish. Some oak and booze in the finish.
John25 (562) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Apple juice color, shiny. Buttery movie theater popcorn taste with juicy peach and white wine notes. My first true experience tasting an infected bottle. Syrupy buttery mouthfeel. I wish this wasn’t infected because it’s probably very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
conway (1495) - - APR 11, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear dark gold with a thin ring of white head and active carbonation. Aroma is peach, white wine and oak. Taste opens with a nice peach note and then gets overtaken by a massive wave of diacetyl. Bummer. Alcohol is very present in the finish. Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation. Will look to try this again hopefully sans infection.
bhiner41 (182) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours clear and golden thin white foamy head, mild lacing. Has an aroma of white wine, slight funk, and yeast. Slight sting like it’s cousin golden monkey from the alcohol. No lingering burn. Palate evens out to dry fruit and coriander and spice. No notable vanilla flavors.
italianjohn (2350) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden orange pour with a thin white head .... aroma of oak straight oak and chardonnay with a spicy tripel yeast, light vanilla and some boozyness .... taste is of vanilla, oak, chardonnay, some fruity tripel yeast and light orange/peach ..... has a spicy whiskey to it ..... mouthfeel has a slight abv but it is smooth and subtle on the back end .... 2014 vintage so the barrel aspects probably still need to balance out ... .finish is dry and oaky with some chardonnay and spices coming out .... nice and easy drinking
docsteigs (528) - Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting and nice beer. Mild aroma of honey and grape. Pours like a wit with some sediment in last pour. Taste is mild, warming, with hints of sour.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
DuffMan (6886) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, courtesy of b3shine-- thanks!-- shared with Parksy and Ian. Hazy blonde body, creamy white head, solid retention, heavy lace. Delicate tropical fruit esters, vinous traits, sweet pale malts, light vanilla. Warming finish. Very nice.
pushkinwow (2034) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Capones 2013 Black Friday event. Clear golden yellow with a white head. Lots of fruit (pear and peach dominate), alcohol, chardonnay, some vanilla. Low carbonation, moderate body, prefer the base beer.
Sikash (240) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pours a nice golden color with a frothy white head. Aroma is tangy with a sour yeast aroma I was not expected was almost concerned for an infection. Some additional notes of pepper, vanilla, and wine. Flavor is a little astringent and not a big fan. I can pick out hte oak and the golden monkey that underlies this. Mouthfeel is fizzy carbonation is average. Overall I am not a big fan.
Theydon_Bois (9116) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Capones Annual Black Friday event, Norristown PA, 29/11/13.
Lightly hazed golden with a moderate off white covering that thins to edgework.
Nose is vanilla, white chocolate, grape skins, peach, sweet notes.
Taste comprises a mellow white wine woody tang, vanilla caramel fudge, sugars, light yeast, background citric, much more mellow than the base beer.
Medium bodied with bite, fine carbonation, vinous fruit finale.
Nice stuff, beats the base beer for me, the white wine BA seems to have tempered it well, alcohol well integrated.