BuckeyeBoy (8861) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 26, 2011
750ml bottle thanks to inflatablehair. Pours out golden orange topped with a nice cream white head. Aroma was of spice cardamom? Maybe. Along with some pit fruit, honey, and citrus. Taste was more of the spice, some belg yeast, sweetness, a little hop, and some oak to finish it off.
jredmond (8839) - New York, New York, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Draft at DFH with Andrew. Pours a bright clear yellow body. Aroma is sweet Belgian CA dying and sugary malts. Mouthfeel is sticky with flavors of sweet oak, malts, candy. radagast83 (8625) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Split a 750ml bottle. After having the Three Floyds version of this collaboration brew, Popskull, I’ve had high hopes for this one for some time. I finally got to sit down and drink one and well, damn. What a disappointment. Perhaps father time hasn’t been kind to it or the brew just wasn’t stored at an optimal temperature, but meh - this was just underwhelming.jackl (8557) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Now don’t get me wrong, the beer was adaquate, it was drinkable and even perhaps a bit above average but it was nothing like the experience that I had with Popskull. Gone is the dark amber/clear brown color, as well as the malts, chocolate, caramel, touches of fruit, roast, and oak character. This was just... boring. Oh well.
Poured a light orange color, with a moderate white head. Aroma was sweet malts, residual sugars.
Bottle during Late Nights @ RBWG, Asheville. Deep amber pour with a small head. Very gunky, yeasty nose. Some lemon and apricot. Unidentified spices. Similar flavors. A bit of sludgy tired lemon and harvest fruits. Some caramel and wood. Full body, oily. Meh. SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2011
why the talk about this beer? .. Pours a hazy dirty gold, decent head . . lots of muddled spices in the nose, which follows quite a bit into the mouth, with warm booze and a good dose of sweetness .. all over the place! .. . happy to gotten to try it but i’ll pass if there is a next time .. . Don’t let her get to you. She asked for ’Pine Forest’, I gave her ’New Car’.
PhillyCraft (8202) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Bottle. 24.5 oz. Courtesy of Annie, Pours slightly clear straw yellow with a glowing orange tint and a lacy, wispy white head covering the surface. Aroma of bubblegum, bananas, cinnamon, Belgian candied sugars, vanilla and oaky rum. The caramom is very evident in the flavor, as well as strongly sweet, peppery, and chamomile tea-like dry tastes in the finishes. Lingering sweetness and slight minty burn. This is a decently brewed, refreshing American take on the Belgian strong golden ale but I would much rather have the other half of this collab..PopSkull brewed at Three Floyds.
Ughsmash (7502) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2010
750mL bottle. Poured clear, bright golden with a tight-bubbled white head.. seemingly lower viscosity. The aroma picked up a whole bunch of cardamom, peppery alcohol, and oak over a base of medium-skinned fruits (some meat and some skin) plus a hint of green raisin.. warm impression.. intriguing stuff. The flavor found minimally sweet fruits and a little honey at the core.. tart fruit skins, black peppery and banana-ey yeast (reminded me of Westmalle yeast, but it’s been a while), and cardamom laced throughout.. oak dried out and spiced up the finish.. warmed up the belly. Medium-bodied and well carbonated on the palate.. tangy and engaging the whole way through.. tasty stuff. egajdzis (6833) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Hazy golden color with a medium sized, white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of cardamom, vanilla, honey, brandy, and alcohol. Taste of a ton more cardamom, vanilla, honey, and alcohol. The cardamom really killed this for me. Patrickctenchi (6812) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Pours clear gold, small white head.
Slightly vegetal scent, heavily spiced.
Taste is softer.....cardamom...less harsh than aroma..some alcohol presents in backtaste.
OK, just a bit over-gimmicked.