jcartamdg (2443) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2012
2.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours redish copper with no head. Aroma of passion fruit cherries and guava. Taste is a overly sweet syrupy mess. Not a good beer
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Huhzubendah (3002) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared at my tasting on May 29, 2010. Thanks Paul! Review from notes.
The label art is hilarious and quite unusual. Nice. This beer appears a hazy yellow color with a small head and just a touch of lacing on the glass. The sweet fruits are definitely noticeable in the aroma and throughout the taste, though there is a subtle tartness that balances the sweetness out to some degree. This beer has an interesting taste and finish. I’m just not sure what I think about it. The feel is smooth, and pretty easy considering that it weighs in at 10.5% abv. The finish and aftertaste are also quite unorthodox, though not necessarily in a negative way. It’s an intriguing and interesting beer, for sure. I would definitely try this again.
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy orange-golden color with a nice white head. Aroma is berries, hay and corn. Taste is sweet with a little hop bitterness. Thinner bodied and fizzy. Easy to drink, but just ok.
stangger (608) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Cloudy orange, tons of junk in it. Aroma is sugary, sweet, passionfruit, belgian yeast. Taste is quite spicy, fruity. Some cherry tartness. Saison flavors. Belgian yeast is prominent. The passion fruit flavor is a bit medicinal and impacts the finish. I see what they were going for, but not quite there.
daknole (10281) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2012
1.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Blech. Amber pour. Aroma of artificial fruit and crappy ass medicine. Flavor is the same. Man this sucked.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours medium amber and clear with a thin film of a head. Nose is big cherries, various fruits, sugar, soap and cough syrup. Flavor is sugary cough syrup again with cherries and spices. Medium full body. I didnt enjoy this one. really really like medicine and cough syrup.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , 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 (4811) - 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 (2490) - 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