goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a hazy brown color with an off-white head. Mildly sweet aroma with spicy phenols hitting the nose. The flavor was sweet and malty with notes of yeast and phenolic pepper. Light to medium bodied.
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cork gives a large pop, then pours red-copper with a nice beige head. Vinous nose with a lot of sugary grape and apple, also some cinnamon. Flavor is a buzz-kill though, a thorough mess of spice and light fruit sweetness, heavily contrasted. Strong carbonation. Probably my least favorite Bullfrog bottle thus far.
TURDFERGUSON (4056) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 7, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can’t get into this one at all. Nose is weird, flavor is the same. Plastic, vacuum cleaner, some fruity yeastiness.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 11, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from Capone’s, Norristown. A very dark pour for a biere de garde, at least so it seemed (mighty gusher too). Huge chunks and tons of sediment enough for two beers. Ripe tart fruit in the nose, particularly getting hints of crabapple and so forth. Body’s a bit thin, something a bit medicinal in there too. Not bad.
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
thanks to kan for sharing! pours hazy amber with white head. nose of strawberries, mild tartness, yeast. flavors of caramel, berry, grainy, yeasty, dry spicy finish. odd tasting beer.
beastiefan2k (3822) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Goblet pour @ the brewpub. Color us a very red and pink hued brown, thick, cannot see through it yet it radiates just a little bit. This was an interesting beer, not sure what kind of yeast did all this. The aroma is like cheery pie crust and cola mixed together. A weird combination of malts and yeast, cool and different. It is similar in flavor but is a bit muffled by the strong carbonation. However, the carbonation helps offset the thicker mouthfeel, this juxtaposition adds nicely to the original structure of the beer. The flavor get s a bit earthy vegetable (in a good way) as well. I would be interested to see this recipe.
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Murky brown with a thick foamy head. Nose is apricot, strawberry, lemon and rising barnyard. Medium body with a crisp tingle. Taste is peach, citrus peel and yeast. Bitter pithy finish a touch metallic. Another curious stylistic twist from Bullfrog.
WeeHeavySD (3385) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
6th rating, tap at Capones, didn’t know what to expect from this and I liked it. Pours rich brown with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is sweet and nondescript. Taste is woah, lots of berry, fruit, some spice and nice funk. Tasty, nice!
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 6, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle from kramer. thanks jason.... pours a medium apple cider brown and a medium frothy white head.... aroma of must, yeast, berries, some mint?, and very spices...slighty tart, and earthy. muted flavor overall. some berries to add but doesn’t mesh well all things considered.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle. Pours a hazy, dark, reddish-amber color with a tall, lasting head of dense, spongy, khaki colored foam. Thick, sticky sheets of lacing coat nearly the entire glass. The aroma shows notes of spicy, peppery wildflowers, white pepper, and dried grassy hops atop a malt base of dusty, dried out caramel and bread malt. It’s solidly balanced between the malt, spice, and floral hops. Flavors include graham cracker
malts and more dry caramel, with notes of dusty white pepper, marigold, coriander, and a hint of dried orange peel. The spice profile is really quite nice, working perfectly with the low hop presence and the bready malt. Medium bodied, with a bubbly, spritzy carbonation, the palate starts out round, moving towards a dry finish. Good bière de garde.