Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to Lunch for gifting me this bottle. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.
A: Pours a cloudy light copper color with a few bubbles on top after a hard pour. There’s a thin white collar with small bubbles around the edges, but that’s about all it gets.
S: The nose brings some faint stone fruits along with a bit of white pepper. Behind that is a touch of caramel and a bready malt base.
T: The flavor is wholly different from the nose, as there’s an abundance of fruit, at least compared to the nose, where there was only a faint whiff of fruitness. Here comes a bit of cherry and raspberry along with a faint black-plum presence in the background. A touch medicinal on the back end, though that aspect is fairly mellow.
M: Medium body with low-to-moderate carbonation and a bit of alcohol. Light fruity sweetness lingers in the background, heading to a finish that is surprisingly crisp. A bit of alcohol in the background, but nothing that wouldn’t be expected from a brew of this strength.
O: Pretty good. I enjoyed this quite a bit more than I expected to. The fruity elements to the flavor are quite nice, and the feel really rounds things out. Thanks again, Paul.
drfabulous (3569) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 ounce bottle. First aroma made me think funk. But taste is not at all. Very sweet. Sugary. A bit too much in the sweet fruit dept. Not so sure about it.
SaintD (9) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2012 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was very promising of different. The head poured relatively bright and spritzy at first, which settled into a haze lasting the remainder of the glass. The aroma was very yeast forward. The flavor was primarily sugar dominant, with an increased bitterness that cloyed into the finishing. In the finishing, the briar fruit was definetly more up front than cherry or passion fruit, which might explain the sour dry drop off at the end.
Overall a very interesting beer. I wish the conditioning yeast had better attenuation and clung to the bottom of the bottle, but very enjoyable. I would drink it again.
italianjohn (2208) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden/copper pour with a light reddish tint .... just a thin ring of head little or no carbonation ... aroma of raspberry, cherry mostly sweet/sour cherry and passionfruit (think strawberry) ..... taste is sour and sweet cherries, with raspberry, spicy/tart passionfruit and light candi sugar ... finish is short and dry with a light bitterness ... mouthfeel is flat .... not bad stuff definitely see the lambic angle abv hidden well
keanex (1232) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 22 ounce bottle with no freshness date. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
A: Murky brown and orange, reminds me a lot of iced tea. There’s not much head to speak of but there’s a light tan ring around the top. This doesn’t look very appealing.
S: Sweet malts, slight Belgian yeast spice, and an underlying sweet and tart fruit, cherries mostly. I like the complexity of this and the sweet fruit to it.
T: There’s a lot of sweetness from the malts with sugar throughout. There’s a slight tartness to this that comes through at the end. There’s also a warming sensation that comes through down the throat.
M: Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation through it. This feels alive in the mouth.
O: This is a nice beer, good complexity to it, though the description sounds better than it tastes. This is worth trying.
Nephilium (1250) - Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This starts with a sharp aroma, with Belgian yeast notes as well as alcohol heat. Pours a clear amber, with a hint of red in it, and with a full white head. The fruit and aging appear to help the alcohol heat of the Gran Met, taming it quite a bit. There’s a touch of fruit and oak in the finish, just a touch. Not a bad beer, better then the Gran Met, I just was expecting a bit more fruit to come forward in this beer.
Ughsmash (6969) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Poured hazy medium orange with a whole lot of sediment in there. The aroma picked up dry raspberries, passion fruit, and earthy, white peppery yeast over bready and a little toffee malt.. lots of fruit and lots of candi sugar.. interesting. The flavor opened with tart raspberry seeds and lighter fruits, with bready malts and a bunch of beet sugars settling in behind.. dry with whiter spices on the back-end.. the fruit was interesting in here, but it was too sweet. Medium-bodied, but filling on the palate with high carbonation.. tartness from the fruit was unfortunately masked by sugars in many places.. overall a decent brew.
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle from Wegman’s in State College, PA. Pours a cloudy amber-orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is caramel malts on the sweeter side with some fruits that have a bit of a cherry, slightly tart raspberry, and I guess a touch of passion fruit. A hint of yeast in there too. Flavor is similar and a bit better. Fresh fruit is a bit more apparent with a nice, light tartness coming from the raspberries. Some apricot-cherry and passion fruit plays well alongside the very light tartness. A touch of yeast comes in and gives off a hint of breadiness to the lightly sweetened caramel malts. Fruit comes out a bit more towards the end with a touch of tartness that helps this dry with a touch of earthy, yeasty spice. Clean with a very light bitterness before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Medium, smooth body with a soft, refreshing, moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent fruit beer. No hint of alcohol and pretty refreshing for the ABV. The flavor does offer a nice fruit mixture that blends well with the malts and offers a pleasant, very light tartness. Not overly sweet and well balanced all-around. Not earth shattering, but pretty good.
dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma- listed fruits, booze, wood
Appearance- cloudy deep yellow, lots of sediment, unreal foam
Taste- big fruitiness. oak, herbs, earthiness, bitter finish
Palate- high carbonation, medium body
Overall- Strange brew, quite unique. First half of bottle was pretty refreshing, got cloying as time went on. Sediment was irritating as well.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was a linda carter .. . Poured a cloudy caramel .. light foam .. . muddled, hay, strange .. . . what an asshole, i hate that guy and so do you ..and now on to weather, well its hot, thanks to sonofabitch randy marsh ...