beastiefan2k (4033) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2010
The beer pops loud with a strong head rush. The bartender had to rush it to the glass. The beer looks beautiful with a thick hazy golden color and obviously a thick head. The beer is very loud. The aroma hits me with brett (plenty of haystack and barnyard). There is a nice honey aspect behind that. The combo of the two make me think they will keep aging nicely. Its similar in the flavor. The mouthfeel is very spritz-y, bubbling and tickling the tongue and cheeks. I want to try this in 3-5 years.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2010
750mL bottle @ the Ginger Man, date 2008 stamped on the back (I am guessing BB), served in a large wine glass.
Pours golden with an amber hue and a full thick creamy head that reduces slowly and sits there like a pancake. Aromas of stonefruit and minerals. Full and luscious on the tongue with creamy effers. This is a wonderful beer exhibiting primarily peach, apricot and nectarine essence with banana bread, a bit of minerality and brisk acidity to balance. The finish lingers. There is a defined sweetness with a touch of caramel. kwerikson (178) - burlington, New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2010
very loud pop on a 2006 caged and corked bottle that was a slow gusher. pours a deep beige with a cloudy amber body and a tall thick lumpy head that was beige in color. the aromas are soft and a little fruity with light fruits. the head did not want to fall. there is also a lot of yeast in the nose and some pale malt. light bodied and very bubbly but yet so smooth across the tongue. thick and sticky lacing was produced and holds well to the glass. the flavors are really balanced and the alcohol content was hidden beauitfuly. i taste white wine grapes, ripe apples, slight sugar and a bread like taste that is really enjoyable. the finish is as dry as dry can get and the aftertaste is smooth and really mice with almost a hint of caramel. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2010 Dark orange caramel color. Fizzy with a bubbly tight off white foam. Aroma is fruity, spicy, but a bit dulled by yeastiness. Taste is honey, pears, apricots, light spiciness. BVery (10716) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 30, 2009
Bottle (small sample). Pale orange pour with a very bubbly head. Very cool concept. Fizzy foamy mouthfeel with a really nice Belgian yeast taste. Enjoyable brew.
gkost (1069) - Alaska, USA - DEC 28, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Daknole. Gushed like Champagne gushes. Pours a soft yellow with huge active Champagne head. Nose is band-aids, green apple soft sugary sweet fruits and grapes. Flavor is plastic, green apple sweet sugar malts. Probably past it’s prime, but pretty neat idea. michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 28, 2009
750ml Bottle (2006 Vintage. Very difficult cork removal): Complex aroma of malts, yeast, light wood, and slight fruit (apple and pear). Poured amber in color with a large, dense, off-white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Extremely sparkling. Full of tiny and small particles throughout. Flavor is light to medium sweet. Tastes of malts, yeast, slight Bamburg wood, and light caramel. Medium to full body. Viscous, coating, lightly dry texture. Lively carbonation. Malt, yeast, and hint of Bamburg wood finish is slightly dry. 11.5%ABV is completely hidden throughout. madmitch76 (25101) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2009
14th June 2008. Amber coloured champagne style beer. Plenty of froth and thousands of bubbles! Whee! Delicious honeyish mango malt with a creamy crisp finish. Some other subtle fruit flavours well integrated. Lovely! BuckeyeBoy (8203) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 22, 2009
Bottle Thanks to my wonderful wife on my birthday. Shoots out a gold topped with a cream head. Plenty of foam and we wait and wait some more. Here we go the aroma was of a variety of different fruits maybe a little fruit salad along with some rich malts. Taste was more of the fruit salad, rich malts, and some sweetness. The 11.5% no way. beerbill (3619) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 8, 2009
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy orange gold with a large linen white head that lasted until nearly the last sip and left considerable lace. Pleasant aroma of malt, caramel and just a bit of apple. A bit musty in the nose as well. The flavor is unfortunately somewhat oxidized with malt, caramel, apple, yeast and alcohol all present. Some moderate alcohol warmth at the finish. A bit dense in the body, which is combined with some fairly heavy carbonation. Its a shame, but this beer is tired and past its prime, and its also too expensive to try another bottle.