Headbanger (4020) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - AUG 6, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2013 750 ml bottle (Batch 10)-Poured an orangish amber with a big white head. Aroma of sweetness, malt, and fruits. Taste of the same with a bit of yeast. This was a nice summer brew. alexsdad06 (10651) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Bottled. Pours a hazy light amber color with a medium off white head. The aroma was sweet fruity, caramel, apricot, peach and citrus. The flavor seemed to show some age inspired oxidation. Still sweet and fruity, but with a little funk. A hint of cork is also present. I’m not sure how old this bottle was. JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2008
750 from a departmental picnic - thanks, John! Seems like this bottle was miles better than the bottle shared by the local crew. Handsome orange color, slightly cloudy, and a big head. Not a trace of skunk, and in fact some gentle sweet apple aromas with hints of nut in there. Moderate yeast in the body, abundant carbonation and full mouthfeel. Pretty good quaffer. TURDFERGUSON (4058) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 8, 2008
Haven’t tried or seen this beer for a while. And the David shows up with a 750 of it with a label I’ve never seen before and its a batch #5. This shit was mad old and showed. Not a great cellar beer. Nose is incredibly skunkified, with old sweaty gym socks, armpit, and mild skunky pot. Flavor is similar, very sweaty and skunky. Haven’t had a beer this skunked out in quite some time. Definitely an experience, but not one I want to have again for a while. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Carolina Crew tasting. Batch 5 Quite possibly the worst/skunkiest beer i’ve ever tasted. Flavor is similar to dank marijuana. I like that flavor in my weed, but in my beer no way!
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 7, 2008
Bottle of Batch 5, labeled "Speciale," so this beer was likely 4+ years old, and it did not age well at all. Smell of skunk, skunky weed, and sweaty gym socks. Notes of sour grass. I honestly spit it out when i tasted it, so I didn’t pick up any flavors when tasting it. I’m sure this was once decent; thought I’d rate to advise against picking up and old botte. golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - DEC 1, 2007
Draft at the Blind Tiger, thanks to MaxDaddy. Brown pour with only a little head. The aroma was bready, slightly earthy malt and grain. The flavor is the same with some yeastiness. Alright, but more of a summer wheat beer than a belgian ale. puzzl (3260) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 30, 2007
Tap at Blind Tiger. Lightly bready, waffle, cheesy aroma. Balanced and dry. Amber colored with a small head. Slightly belgian yeast, with a wet, unassertive, dried prune taste. Unexciting. PilsnerPeter (3050) - Flushing, New York, USA - NOV 28, 2007
Tap at Blind Tiger: (Courtesy of MaxDaddy) Deep hazy orange with a thin white head. Mild wheat malt aroma, with a hint of subdued lemon peel and yeast. The flavor has a musty lemon peel character, along with mild yeast presence and a very weak finish. Very mild overall. Simple, not much to it. LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 21, 2007
Cold 12oz bottle: Pours a medium orange color with microsediment and a quickly dissipating alabaster head that leaves a thin film and a ring. Aroma is of light malts, light spice, light fruits and light brown sugar with grassy notes. Taste is of bread/dough and subtle, grassy hops. Light to medium body and smooth with low carbonation. Ending is of light brown sugar notes.