harrisoni (12088) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle enjoyed at home after Man Utd beat Chelsea to all but win their record 19th championship. Funny I thought I had this at ACBF but obviously not. Clear orange amber colour with lasting white head. Well what am I expecting? Another highly drinkable beer I am guessing. Sweet sherbert and apricot aroma. Hop and apricot aroma. Enticing aroma. In terms of carbonation and mouthfeel it is all bar perfect. Yes more apricot flavour in the mouth. Some hop sting on the finish. A decent fruity Belgian strong with great mouthfeel. Almost in tripel country. Apricot fruit is pretty good. Opens up as you drink it. The mix of apricot jam and touches of honeyed syrup are extremely enticing. Touch of tangerine on the finish. As it went down the more I enjoyed it. The fruit really is immaculate. Overall I will remember this for the impressive apricot jammy flavour and huge drinkability in the mouth.
Mora2000 (5162) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to bu11zeye for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a yellow color with a white head. The aroma is heavy on the grassy hops with some lemon citrus notes. There are also some yeast notes as well as a little bit sweet malt and alcohol. The flavor is more of the same. I get a lot of orange and lemon notes as well as some grainy malt and some grass from the hops. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(33cl bottle) Pours a hazy golden orange body with a small cream head. Aroma of yeast, earth, grapefruit, and grass. Flavor of yeast, orange, caramel, pear, and coriander.
MadIndian (2222) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Issac Newtons. Orange pour with a malt , hay and hop aroma.
A full body feel with a blended hop and yeast taste.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Consumed at a recent DC area tasting. Served in a SAVOR snifter. Thanks to nimbleprop.
Pours a moderate golden color with a good white head and a decent amount of lacing as it goes down. Good retention. The nose itself is extremely fruity along with a bit of mild spice. I get some light stone and pitted fruits. The yeasty spice is extra strong in the nose. The flavor tones down the spicy yeast character a bit, focusing more on grain and a bit of fruit. Medium body with high carbonation. This was a pretty nice brew.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 03-30-2011
shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at First German Ratebeer gathering at Idar Oberstein courtesy of Travlr. Sour apple, apricot malt and herbal hops aroma. Cloudy amber color with small head. Sweet orange malt and bitter citrus peel flavor. Very nice fruity beer.
blutt59 (5914) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, yellow color with similar flavor and aroma to X but more sweat and sweet pineapple, metallic finish
77ships (3099) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle@Kulminator: clear orange, passion fruit colour, sweet & very fruity (passion fruit, mango, papaya,…) with floral hops, toasted malt, plenty of yeast, slightly bitter finish, medium body & carbonation, easy to drink, interesting & fun
ekstedt (4935) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 20, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Etre Gourmét. Cloudy amber with large fluffy white head. Nice earthy, fruity malt aroma with some almond paste and bubble gum, and som floral hops. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Well balanced, medium bitterness.
tdtm82 (668) - Essex, ENGLAND - APR 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; bought from magic yeast shop, 33cl, poured into Struise glass on an absolutely blindingly hot day.
White lacing, murky copper-bronze appearance, aroma is floral hops, pine, banana, toffee, treacle, oranges, brown sugar. Taste is oranges, toffee, banana. caramelt, pine, gorgeous sprakling mouth feel, candy sugar, slightly burnt toast notes-mildy roasted and sharp on the tongue, alcohol, wood, a bit of burn but not too aggressive, floral hops, reasonably balanced. An interesting beer, think I hold this back a bit too long thu, Sorry Carlo and Urbs, my amateurish rate here.