BeerandBlues2 (13216) - Escondido, California, USA - JAN 14, 2008
8th Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines. Pours clear orange with an average, rocky, off-white head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, hay, straw), average hops (flowers, citrus), average yeast (dough, earth) with notes of peach and pear. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, and a metallic finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2007
FOBAB 07. Cloudy pour with small whiteish head. Nose of light fruits including but not limited to grape, notes of hops including flowery citrus and earthiness. Different for sure, good......ehhh different for sure. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 27, 2007
On tap at the 2007 GABF: Pours a hazy but mostly transparent golden with a thin ring of white bubbles. Aroma of sweet pale malt and a touch of citrus and light fruits. Body starts fairly full and caramely sweet with some slightly earthy tartness and a drier, more bitter and warming finish. Needs a little more balance and refinement. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2007
On tap at FoBAB 5. Poured hazy medium amber with just a light ring of off-white head. The aroma was really odd.. carrying an assortment of sweeter grapes and honey throughout, and some other fruits down at deeper levels.. bit of overt alcohol.. this was intriguing, but I just couldn’t wrap my head around what they were trying to do. The flavor had sweet chardonnay grapes and honey that jumped out at me.. warmer finish and definitely complex, but again I just didn’t get it. Medium-bodied with little (if any) carbonation, which I know was intentional.. grainy and sweeter on the palate. I’d like to give this another shot. DrnkMcDermott (3097) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2007
FoBAB Chicago, 2007. The program’s listing called it "intentionally still," but it has a nice bubbly texture of sparkling cider. Grapes again, and some apricot as described. Suggests a Belgian Special B malt profile. Easy drinking and very much like a dessert wine: Fruity, nicely sweet and lightly alcoholic.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 30, 2007
GABF 2007: Poured a hazy copper color with a thin off-white head. The aroma had light woody notes. Caramel malt shows itself. The malt flavor was tart, vinous and fruity. Medium bodied with good warmth. gws57 (1276) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Had this one on draught at the brewpub in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Cloudy, opaque dark orange pour wuth a filmy white head, nose of merlot and apple cider, mouthfeel and flavor is dominated by alcohol with notes of raisin and apple. Strong but really good. stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2007
Sampled @ Cambridge Brewing Company with the Mad_Indian. Pours orange amber with an average size light beige head. Aroma of caramel, floral hops, fruit, and oak. The flavor is slightly sweet, caramel, fruit, oak, with some floral bitterness. Very smooth for 10.75%. MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2007
Sampled with Stegosaurus during our second Boston Tour. Served at Cambridge brewing. Cloudy copper pour sweet alcohol aroma. Tart up front but mellow in back. Not bad at all. BitchesBrew (716) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 1, 2007
[stem glass @ the brewpub] Incredible fruity aroma-- apricot, pear, peach.. very intriguing and complex. Dense, full flavors are packed with fruits, solid malt character and some incredibly complex tart acidity (I assume from the Chardonnay barrel). Syrupy, slick mouthfeel. Outstanding, overall.