Goodgrief (1733) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour was a honey brown, nice two fingered head and lacing prominent. The aroma and flavor was grainy with some fruit and wheat notes. A lot of grain like malt, some mild hay and a decent bitterness. A fair amount of clove and yeastiness. Some moderate bitterness...but I never would have guessed Cascade and Centenniel hops. Doesn’t have the prominent American hop flavor of some of these crossover attempts, but that was a good thing for me. This was more subtle and pretty well done, if you ask me. Worth a try.
dmac (3511) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle from EZ Liquors. Pours a god looking cooper/orange bdy sitting underneath a giant foamy white head that lasts and leaves nice lace on my Hennepin glass.Aroma is lots of yeast up front, tropical fruit, over ripe banana, bubble gum and slight dusty grains. Super bubbly body with a medium mouthfeel and a dry metalic finish. Flavor is slightly spicey, yeast, grass and some citrus rind. Not sure Im really into this whole American hops Belgian yeast crossover that seems to be popping up.
MrBunn (2320) - Western, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours an orangish amber with a dense head and aromas of light hops and oranges and caramel. Flavor is very sweet and spicy. Lots cloves and pepper with a bit of sweet honey and caramel. Abbey like yeastiness to it with a bit of banana in the finish.
JoeMcPhee (8053) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden pour. Slightly sweaty/goaty aroma. It’s a bit sweet and chewy. There is a light pale malt and a bit of strange sweetness. A bit of light herbal hoppiness. A touch of lemon and citrus with an earthy/peppery finish. It’s okay... sort of rustic.
Elwood (2900) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JUL 21, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a hazy orange with a touch of brown and a tall, creamy, off-white head. It has a dry Belgian nose with notes of dust, yeast, a little hay, and soap. Medium carbonation with a light, dry mouthfeel. Fruity on the palate at first, then bitter. Spice (mainly clove), yeast, and hay on the palate. Medium-long, bitter finish. An okay example of the style but a little unbalanced on the bitter side.
Pwn3d (1959) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I had this beer after about 7 Golden Monkey’s. That said, this will definately need to be rerated. Clove, ample amounts of spice and yeast.
jredmond (4569) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma is malt and cascade hops. The flavor is clove, spice, some hop, and just a tad of alcohol sting.
danielcurtis81 (1517) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bonus bottle from Adrian910ss. Pours a pale gold. Bready, spice, cloves, very floral. Not my favorite style.
craftbeerdesign (2132) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft at Taco Mac, Crabapple... arrived at the table in a snifter as a deep golden with a 1 finger off white head... wonderful banana, somewhat citrusy and Belgian yeast aromas... Zotten flows across the mouth in a delicate smooth fashion while coating the body of the mouth with an everlasting light bitterness and sweet fruit presence... a true pleasure... looking forward to buying a six pack...
argo0 (11077) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle) Soft, large off-white head atop hazy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, straw, Belgian yeast, pepper, some lemon/grapefruit. Taste is medium sweet, yeasty, straw, some pepper, lemon, light bread. Light-medium body, some acidic effervescence, rather drinkable.