Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the source, shared at kraddel’s 21st birthday tasting in Antwerp. Almost a gusher. Cloudy golden color, large fluffy white head with good retention and solid lacing. Aroma of vanilla, cider, lemon, very subtle barnyard. Taste is smooth brandied applesauce, light spice, pepper, dust. Hi carbonation. Delicious.
Drake (7850) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Richmond Industry Gathering. Huge props to whoever brought this.. Pours a hazy golden color with a large creamy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of bread, whisky, butterscotch, faint wood. The taste is wood, soy, brandy, peppery notes and bready malts. Full bodied, a little rough, but otherwise excellent.
jercraigs (7319) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2013-08-17. Hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of pale malt, oaky character. Flavour is relatively simple up front, sweetish pale malt, light oak throughout, mild alcohol. Smooth average bodied palate, soft carbonation. Just okay. Bottle, Campground Brewdown.
jtclockwork (6939) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy gold with big gushing white head. Nose and taste of apple brandy, oak, lemongrass, yeast, lemon candy and alcohol soaked grapefruit peel. Lighter medium body.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled this at Campground Brewdown 2. Pours a hazed gold with a thin white head. Soft wood, musk, funk. Wheat, candy, soft alcohol. Warm and yeasty, musk and wheat into the finish.
drowland (5893) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
11/9/13. Bottle thanks to Adam at Sweet Grass. I wasn’t aware this was a sour... is it supposed to be? HUGE hiss when I popped the cap and a solid plug of foam slowly started coming out the neck of the bottle. Really super hazy orange pour with floating particulates under a giant, tight, fluffy off-white head that sticks and coats the glass. Hopefully this was intentional, I guess? Wow, this is a strange brew... Weird aroma, definite Brett in there, and a fruity aspect to boot, but definitely a cream and marshmallow aspect as well, combined with a sugary caramel aspect, it sincerely reminds me of dulce de leche ice cream and also s’mores. Hmm. Taking a sip I get more of that caramel aspect, combined with coconut and buttery vanilla, it reminds of tart, fruity pina colada that went really heavy on the vanilla, coconut, and cream. Strange. More sniffs and sips and the buttery cream aspect keeps pounding at my senses and a booziness pops through. Possibly an infected batch or bottle, not really in a good way. The infection blended with the brandy is really goofy, on purpose or not in this case.
blipp (5595) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at CGBD. Pours orange with a white head. Peachy fruity, hints of brandy, light wood, light spicy yeast, and some light lingering fruity and hoppy notes. Big overall, but (relatively) well restrained on the barrel aspect. Good stuff.
BoBoChamp (5021) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, thx to Travler!, very complex brew, fruity/floral and slightly alcoholic/sweet, not too heavy, balanced, cloudy, small head, very good brew
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks, Chris! Thanks, Chris! Brandy and some oak. Light alcohol. A bit heavy oak in flavor. Moderate booze. No real tripel underneath.
Strykzone (4405) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at an esbls tasting. This was a HUGE gusher. Hazed golden with a white head. I smell wild yeast so this might be infected. The taste is sweet and infected. Spme apple. Too bad the wild yeast got in there.