Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A superb golden ale with a thick receding white head. In aroma, sweet malt with light Brett, spices, pungent, wild, muskey champagne. In mouth, a gueuze-like ale with light candy sugar, herbaceous notes, coriander, curacao, a superb beer. Rich and smooth. Tasted on April 24 2011. LCBO.
Ratman197 (9448) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 30, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear orange amber with a lasting ivory head. Aromas of straw, citrus, light carmel and light pear. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finmsh. Flavors of pear, straw, light camel and light citrus with a crisp dry lingering fruitry finish. Congradulations you just brewed a mediocre Belgian Strong ale!
Bov (9245) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
from Bierhütte.ch - clear bright golden colour with a little white foam left; very estery aroma, notes of yeast and perfume; a solid carbonation and malt backbone, very sweet with some tart acidity to balance it partially, no bitterness and a long estery, lightly acidic fruity finish with lot of residual sugars
FatPhil (8995) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 21, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki) - at the "100 Euros of Shit Beer tasting".
Pours a pale orangy gold, with a brief white head. Fruity aroma, definitely saying wheats. Almost sour in places though. Some alcohol in the retronasals, but on the whole the alcohol’s quite well restrained. Some sourness in the taste too, in particular when it goes up the back of the nose. Smooth, and a little sweet, but not too sicky. There’s a wheaty taste too, quite a bit earlier on, but less simple later on. Sweetens as it warm, becomes more like a pastry with its wheaty flouriness, and its hints of apple. A very simple taste, no real depth. I do like how well it covers the 10.5%, but it’s not a great beer, and certainly not worth 20e (shop price, not pub price)
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 11, 2011 750 mL bottle at home. Pours a fairly light yellow/orange appearance with a sizable off white head. Spicy and slightly fruity malty lager nose. Pretty fruity (notably pineapple) malty body. Bock-like flavor is more apparent at the back of the mouth and on the finish but there is a lingering pineapple flavor. Very carbonated and very unique brew.
daknole (8851) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Yellow/gold pour. Fluffy head. Light fruit, yeast, hops aroma. Flavor has some butter, fruits, yeast, mild hops. Move along.
hopscotch (8777) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 22, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle ... Vero Beach “GET YOUR RUDOLPH ON” Throwdown… Clear golden ale with a small, fizzy, white head. The nose is spicy and fruity with a suggestion of nickel and a rumor of chicken stock. Full-bodied and oily with modest carbonation. The flavor is sweet and fruity with only a hint of diacetyl. Bittersweet, mildly buttery finish. Bottle courtesy of Blazer06!
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 19, 2013 Many highs and lows in this one, but glad I tried it despite the sprice. Cloudy yellow with a little head. Sour and sweet, the sourness always present, like apple juice. A tangy finish. Grows on me as I drink it. Aroma of armpit funk and Selsun dandruff shampoo. Well malted.Peeno’s bottle.
Had more than 2 years later fro The Rhino cellar. Nice sour finish, works now.
JoeMcPhee (8302) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden-orange pour with a fast-fading white head. The aroma is lightly dusty and a little bit earthy. Softly fruity and a little bit musty. A touch of minerality and some noble citrus character. Orange peel and a bit of sweetness. The bright/carbonation lightens the body. Nice noble hop bitterness on the back of the palate. Fairly zesty. A bit crackery and lightly fruity with a distinct Belgian spice component. The bitterness is quite pronounced. Soft and zesty. Its still pretty sweet and boozy but it kind of works.
GT2 (8161) - San Diego County, California, USA - JAN 1, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750mL popped for NYE to start 2011. Well here are my thoughts. The pour is champagne-like with big clarity, a fizzy white head, and soda retention and little poofs of lace that remain for some people’s glasses. The aroma is all impending diacetyl, lots of old butter, less than inviting butterscotch candies. Really the aroma is buttered muffin. Taste for some people was diacetyl. I didn’t pick up too much on the palate but that doesn’t keep the beer from having a heavy butter flavor. Along with the butter comes some pretty unsightly cardboard and newspaper elements. Relatively bland. The fizzy, spritzy mouthfeel really takes over from a nondescript body.
So what is the purpose of this beer? How did it take them over two years to come up with this recipe? Why was it bottled in Boston rather than at Weihenstephaner? How did Weihenstephaner allow such crap to have its name and logo all over the bottle? How did the Weihenstephaner brewmasters let this pass as a commendable product? If this batch was the final product at Weihenstephaner, they would have sent it straight down the drain. No question. I hold Weihenstephaner to a standard so I’m very disappointed. Sam Adams I could give a shit about.