yespr (42642) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark orange with a small collapsing white head. Dry fruity and phenolic aroma. Yeasty and fruity initially flavoured. Light caramelish and phenolic. Bitter and slight spiced to malty base. Spiced and dry finish.
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - JUN 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a rich amber color with a thick off white head. Aroma is malty, light brown sugar, cider. Flavor is malt, candi sugar, light brown sugar, spice, bread, and alcohol. Palate is medium bodied, highly carbonated, finished sweet and warming. Decent stuff.
alexanderj (3602) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured an amber color, a bit murky. A nice sized head with some lively carbonation. Aroma of apple, yeast, bread and earth. Actually liked the aroma. Very Belgian in flavor; pretty dry and yeasty, with some apple, bread, earth and fruit. Solid.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle courtesy of lackenhauser shared at the Brick Store.
The cork nearly decapitated a couple of folks and we had quite a gusher. After getting it under control, it poured a hazy golden amber with a (needless to say) massive white head that receded slowly and left good lacing.
The aroma didn’t impress me all that much and smelled a bit like stale apple juice. It had hints of candi sugar and spices as well, but nothing that really jumped out at me.
I thought the taste was much better but did have plenty of the aforementioned apples as well as other light fruits, pears and some tart lemon up front. The sweetness of the yeast and candi sugar formed a solid backbone to the taste.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied and probably a little too carbonated. Not terribly distracting though.
This one was imminently drinkable and outside of a sub-par nose I enjoyed it.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden color with a malty, yeasty, slightly sweet aroma. Flavor was malty-bready, with light fruit and bland. Nothing special here.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - APR 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy and looks great. Nice and smooth overall but a bit hot. Also some odd flavors for me. ok.
BOLTZ7555 (3021) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 6, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Sparky27...THANKS ERIC!!! Murky honey pour with a towering ivory head that leaves significant lacing. Nose is pure cane sugar, belgian yeast, citrus, and grass. Extremely sweet; simple syrup, biscuit, caramel and canned fruit. Somewhat velvety mouthfeel. Pretty decent brew.
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle courtesy of JCB – thanks J! Pours a cloudy gold with a 3 finger beige head. The nose is very fruity with spicy yeast. The taste is sweet fruits, rock candy sugar and some spice. Medium prickly mouthfeel. Decent, but too sweet for me.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml from The Wine Specialist, D.C. Crisp and quite lively pour, with a lasting carbonation and abundant aromas of tart yeast and autumn fruit. As Tyler writes, though, there’s something anonymously bready in the flavor, a grainy taste that washes over the whole. Strangely one-dimensional from an otherwise impressive brewer.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - FEB 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Very yeast heavy aroma. Green apple, dusty malt, vague spices and candy sugar. Mild notes of earthy and grassy hops.n Fairly non descript. Pours a thick, hazed amber/copper capped by a foamy, thick white head. Flavor is dry, dusty and rather bland. Dough and crusty malt. Candy sugar. Light hop notes; cut grass and tree bark. Fruity flavors as well.. pear skin and green apple. The carbonation is quite high. Chalky mouthfeel with a yeasty and dry finish. Thanks Jason!