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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.02   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
This straw colored beer greets with an aroma of noble hops, pears and Belgian esters. The flavor follows nicely with a moderately spicy hop and Belgian yeast effect buoyed by a soft malt body. The finish is crisp and dry. We enjoy this beer with spicy foods, grilled steaks, grilled chicken and mandarin salad. Where you take it is only limited by your imagination.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4882) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Wow. The ratings are really divided on this one. I thought it was a standout. Pours like white grapefruit juice with a white head. Nose is tart citrus, sugar, and some acetone. Flavor is citrus, sugar, and tartness with hints of boozy acetone. Finishes with lingering tartness. Similar qualities to a good berliner weiss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2010
After reading some of the ratings, I thought that this wasn’t the beer that I tried. I guess I had a "good" bottle. Pours light orange. Nose is mild earthy hops, tart acidity, sour grapes and unripe fruits. Flavor was sharp acidity, sour fruits, tart cherry, funk and HUGE lactic sourness. In hindsight, I this bottle was heavily infected, but I think it worked as a sour ale oddly enough. Happy accident? I guess based on style and quality, it doesn’t deserve high marks at all, but based on initial taste, I actually really enjoyed this but I’m really confused. Was this supposed to be sour?

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
Odde (308) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 7, 2010
Courtesy tasting group--thanks! :) Light white head atop a very pale yellow with little lacing. The sourness kicked like a mule. Lots of odd aromas I couldn’t quite put my finger on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bu11zeye (12364) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - DEC 22, 2009
( 22oz bottle ) Pours a cloudy pale yellow body with a medium white head. Aroma of citrus, grass, herbs, light butter, and weed. Flavor of citrus, peach, herbs, grass, and wood.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
thornecb (4934) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 11, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2009 Batch Seven. Pours very pale gold into a snifter. Bright white head with medium retention leaves spotted sheets as it recedes to skim surface. Lemon joy and mild hop aromas. Flat plastic and sour summer fruits - huh?. Dry, abrupt finish. Boy, did I want to like this more...

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2009
Very, very pale beer with a touch of haziness on the pour. Oily nose with lots of acetone and rancid coriander character. Spoiled fruit, rotted malt and a harsh spicey extract. No redeeming qualities to speak of.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Bottle at Pauls. Pours a white gold body with a white head. Smells like curdled milk and lemon grain puke. Regurgitated grain and dank moldy mess. Horrid.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4428) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 5, 2009
Thanks a ton to JCB for sharing. Pours a cloudy white with a one finger frothy white head. The nose shows mothballs, Belgian yeast esters, corn, wheaty, curacao. Flavor is fruity, peach, estery, thin, yeasty. Palate has an astringent bite to it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BuckeyeBoy (3879) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 3, 2009
Bottle Thanks to ditmier for sharing Bottle 74 of 94. Pours out a cloudy pair juice topped with a white head. Aroma was of spice, light pepper, and some lemon zest. Taste was more of the light spice, some banana, and light belg yeast. A lot going on here.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2009
Bomber. I couldn’t believe this brewery could make something even worse than their saison or Tripel. This HAS to be their worst beer, because it may just be the worst beer I have ever had. Everyone says that Steelback is one of the worst. Nope- not even close- this stuff is so damn offensively gross I wanted to throw up upon just smelling it. Complete isovaleric bomb- verging on the smell of puke itself- acetaldehyde, butter, and DMS- how can one beer have all the major flaws? Parmesan cheese throughout, milky lactose, and dirty baby diaper- wow another major flaw in newbie homebrews! Lacto- sour - mash that was left out for a couple days and rotting spent grain- all the worst flaws, smells, and tastes in the brewing world all in 1 bottle. Truly a monumental achievement in brewing history. Cant I rate just one beer with a negative score?

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