Gachupines (1091) - USA - JUN 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden to light amber color with a large white head. Aroma is earthy with some cloves. Flavor is lightly spiced with cloves, somewhat floral. Very light banana also present. Well done, light Belgian style ale, glad these guys started up in Atlanta.
PorterPounder (6306) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Savannah, Ga - The Distillery - on tap. Very dark orange, murky with a sticky white head and a nice generous coat of lacing. Aroma is sweet with some licorice and cinnamon. Flavor has a lot going on. Some candied sugar notes permeate the back end, hint of sweet bourbon, nekot wafer candy and a hint of bubble gum. Thick, sticky mouthfeel. Pretty decent.
anders37 (19600) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ Avellino’s Pizza, Decatur, GA. Pours a hazy golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma. Fruity malty spicy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty finish.
Hangover (1094) - Atlanta, Alabama, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Looks like a local company... interdasting. Pours a clear golden with a lot of carbonation and a pillowy white head. Aroma is sweet and yeasty. Defintely some strong Belgian phenols... sweet, bready and malty as well. Finish has a lingering sweetness. Tasty.
beernovice39 (3270) - Montana, USA - JUN 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a clear gold with a thick white head. Scent is sweet malts and yeast. Taste is fruity with vanilla.
markwise (4870) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2012 I think Blazer06 brought this one. Not sure. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Nose is sweet malt, pears, apples, and some honey with Belgian yeast. Flavor is similar. Light-bodied and pretty straight-forward.
pintocb (648) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark golden color. Aroma is dusty, and full of dried fruits with some overtones of citrus. Balanced flavor. The finish is a little bitter from tasting alcohol. It might be better in six months. Damn shame I don’t age beer. Good addition to the Georgia brewing club.
brokensail (13680) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 31, 2011
1.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
A: The beer pours a clear orange color with a big off-white head.
S: God this is bad. Pepper, ass, and burnt grain up front. Then, an intense earthiness comes through as does the very distinct smell of a wastewater treatment plant. Maybe some crappy veggie dogs in there too.
T: Toasted malt and a hint of toffee sweetness. There’s a cooked corn smell, veggie dogs, and even a slightly salty note. Earthy and pepper notes to the flavor also. Just bad.
M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation.
O: This was truly terrible.
HonusWagner (1746) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2011
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sweet, decently Belgian-ish nose. Unfortunately, quite a sharp phenolic taste that offers little to praise. Not wretched, but not exactly high on the revisit list.
rajendra82 (983) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I saw the first offerings from Wild Heaven today, at Green’s, and had to try the Invocation. This BSPA was poured into a Duvel tulip, and it looked decent. The color was a bit more orange than typical for the style, and the head was one finger thick, and long lasting, but nothing like the lemon meringue like formations seen atop others. The smell was malty, with notes of banana, orange peel, and clove. The taste was not as mellow as Duvel, because the malt sweetness, and hop bitterness were not quite as melded together. That being said, this was a very decent flavor profile. Well balanced between sweet and bitter, and with complex, earthy-floral character. I think this was actually somewhat more like a Saison, than a BSPA. The mouthfeel was medium dense, and not exactly delicate. Easy to drink the 12 oz. bottle, and very exciting to see a Georgia brewer starting up on the right note.