MarkSachon (1009) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Bomber bottle from Halftimebeverage.com delivered to Pittsburgh of all places. Shared with my wife and her girlfriend, both of whom were excited to see the inclusion of yerba mate, a favorite tea of theirs. None of us could really detect a strong presence of tea flavorings and I sense they were slightly disappointed overall. Me too. For a premiere series brew with a great apocalyptic theme, Elysian is off with an average and ho-hum start. mcberko (17328) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a mostly clear golden orange with a small white head. Aroma of apples, pears, candied sugar, cotton candy, bubblegum and some tea. Flavour of some odd spices and herbs, with dried apples and pears, sort of tea-like quality I suppose, and yeast. Medium complexity with some odd spices which I assume are from the tea. Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Tap at 16 Tons. Yellow/amber pour with a big, bubbly white head. Herbal and floral with Belgian yeast and light citrus, this one really did not meld together well in my opinion. bhensonb (15094) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours golden amber with a creamy/bubbly beige head. Aroma reminds of old fashioned linoleum paste. Fruit, maybe also banana, peppery clove spice. Near full bodied. Flavor is definitely peppery, lightly stone fruit, touch of tropical fruit, and a lot of bitter hop. Finishes very peppery. Pushing the Belgian limits here. boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle... Poured golden amber/orange with a thick, bubbly, eggy head. Nice lacing and retention. An extremely refreshing beer. The matte creating a soothing palate with a hint of smoke and phenols. Smooth, belgian yeast esters and spices. Earthy hop flavors and floridness. Citrus, grassy tones and a hint of malt sweetness to help the body.
AxlLives (288) - Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2012
22 oz. bottle - Pours orange-gold, small white head, nice lacing and retention. Very faint nose of spice, barnyard, dough, and fruit. Perhaps when it warms up more will show. Medium palate, unexceptional taste. Plain beer festival brew flavors, little bit of banana and slight clove, pepper on the back end. Ok, not as good as the label art (Charles Burns’ ill illustration). sonnycheeba (5970) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Tap. Pours clear gold with medium, creamy white head; short retention and good lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, pears, cookie malt, spice, and grassy hops. Flavor is heavy malt, light hops, and medium esters; dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth. BeerandBlues2 (13213) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Tap at Max’s. Pours clear gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie and biscuit malt, light alcohol, spicy hops and fruity esters. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and bitterness, fruity esters, spicy alcohol and a dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation. after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Draft at special brews. Pours a cloudy burnished medium amber with a creamy thin off white head. Classic green apples and sweet cream nose showing plenty of dust as well. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Dusty, toasty mid palate with apples and sweet cream, dark dusty finish. Solid tripel. joeyray700 (15) - motley, Minnesota, USA - FEB 15, 2012
Poured clear copper color with nice beige head. Nice clean fruity aroma. Very clean well balanced hoppy taste. Nice clean mouth feel. Overall a good beer but nothing great.