JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz from MrBendo - thanks, Todd! A truly odd beer. Pours a very dusky amber, with lots of sentiment wrestling for space with the fairly lively carbonation. Decent head, not much retention. The aroma is almost saccharine, making me wonder if the fruits on which this thing was aged were fresh or synthetic somehow (no reason to doubt the brewer, but that’s the vibe I got from the aroma). Somehow I thought this was going to be more like a tripel, with modest fruit qualities, when it ended up being the inverse. Pleasant razz flavors dominate, like Founders Rubaeus, and there’s an alkie burn there for sure. There’s a dull, almost flat finish to the beer, and I felt that more hops and spice would really have benefited this brew. Finishes thin, borderline flat. A respectable experiment.
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good, but a little too alcoholic for me. Had a cherry flavor to it with a bitter finish. Very powerful and full bodied. Not too much complexity. Must be sipped very slowly to enjoy. NIce aroma
jeff789 (1408) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very fruity, i wish they had lowered the alcohol a bit or found a way to mask it more... excellent label...
jredmond (7180) - New York, New York, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle thanks to wcampbell. This poured a hazy reddish body with no head. The aroma is really fruity - all different kinds. The taste is almost like a more tame version of DFH Fort, but in a way better because I thought Fort was way to alcholic tasting. This is still 9.5% and you can still taste some alcohol, but its drinkable.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[1122-20080226] 1pt6floz (c/o biegaman, w/ him, blankboy, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc, mds). Fruity strawberry orange cherry aroma with a bit of sweet grains. Hazy, orange brown body with a quick foamy white head. More sweet sweaty cherry in the flavour with slightly bitter fruit pip notes. Medium body. Very strange brew, plus the label has so much going on in it you keep finding hidden things every time you pick it up.
agl108 (1005) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle at Flat Rock Saloon. Poured deep red with scant head. Astringent fruity aroma. Slight cherry/berry flavor with spicy finish. Bad beer and a waste of money.
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of sirpsycho via trade. Expected this to be a little more fruity than it was. Really tasted like a golden Belgian with a very slight hint of cherry and passion fruit, bit of a spicy finish. This was ok, but very ordinary. I like fruit beers a good bit but I don’t think this one lives up to its counterparts. Always good to try some new ones though!
GregClow (3077) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, blankboy, biegaman, mabel, jerc & mds - courtesy of biegaman. Agreed with Paul on the label - that’s pretty fucked up right there. Good thing that the beer is decent. Hazy reddish-gold colour. Aroma is sweet and Belgian-ish, with some tart berry notes and a bit of spice. Flavour is surprisingly nice - the fruit complements the spicy, malty beer very well. Looked very gimmicky to me, so I was quite impressed by the contents.
sawyej26 (18) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz Bottle slightly cloudy amber body light head, pleasant fruity aroma. Sweet fruity melange followed by decent malt presence with a hint of spice reminiscent of a Belgian ale. Slightly bitter finish that cleansed the palate and practically no presence of alcohol in the flavor.
blankboy (7076) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, biegaman, mabel, jerc & mds -- courtesy of biegaman. First off, that is one disturbing label on this sucker. Quite disturbing indeed. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with an average size diminishing white head. Aroma’s sweet and fruity. Nice fruity flavour with a pleasant bitter finish. Average bodied. Good stuff, I liked it.