Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2008
Thanks to Bob for the bomber! Poured translucent medium orange with a towering cap of whitish head. The aroma picked up very dry bread, pale malts, and peppery spices.. decent with nothing great going on. The flavor had sticky honey and light fruity sweetness laced with dry spicy yeast.. finished with some tacky sweetness and a touch of raw alcohol. Medium-bodied and too carbonated on the palate.. I enjoyed the dry spices. This didn’t do much for me. IrishBoy (4212) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
Bomber from tytoanderso! pours clear orange copper with a four finger head into my snifter; Nose is fruity, candi sugar sweet with some light Belgian spiciness; flavor has yeastiness, light spices, and hop bitterness with some light fruit notes; finish is light pepperi spices with some lingering hop bitterness. zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2008
22 oz. bottle. Great looking belgian ale - pours a clear orange-amber with fluffy off-white head. Aroma of malts, candy, and some dark fruit. Light on the palate, but still well-balanced. Flavor of yeast, sweet malts, and bread along with a some green hops and grass near the back of the palate. Slightly bitter finish with a somewhat metallic aftertaste. mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2008
Courtesy hopscotch. Pours a crystal clear copper amber, with a monstrous, puffy, well retained light tan head. Smells of some sweet Belgian candy sugar, dark sweet malts, and sweet candied fruits. Huge carbonation, overly so in my opinion, with much of the same flavors that I got in the nose. Big sweet malts and fruits combined in the flavor, with even a hop bitterness in the finish. Decent, not great. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 31, 2008
Pre Tasting 08 PP Belgian Fest w/ my girlfriend Cyn, Bartzilla and Galtscat. Bomber via Galtscat. Pours orange with a 1 finger tan head. Nose is sweet light. Taste is sweet and light hopped and has some bite. I really like this as a session belgian pale.
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 29, 2008 Pours a nice copper color with some solid head. Aroma is of dark, wet fruits - grapes, plums - as well as some mild but spicy hops. The flavor is similar with the fruitiness coming through more than the hops. The mouthefeel is very nice. This beer fills the mouth nicely, and is quite smooth. The finish leaves a bit to be desired as the aftertaste leaves some hints of vomit (this sounds terrible - it isn’t that bad, it’s just not what I look for in a great micro) , but overall this is a very drinkable beer. hopscotch (11161) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 23, 2008
Bottle... Clear amber ale with a huge, rocky/wispy, off-white head. Fantastic retention. The aroma consists of spicy, peppery hops, mildew and aged paper with a rumor of caramel. Medium-bodied with spritzy carbonation. Low to moderate sweetness and moderate to medium bitterness. Fuzzy fruit and freshly baked white bread. Mid-length, crisp, lightly bitter, mildly sweet finish. maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2008
Crystal clear copper body with a small off-white head. Heavy grainy and grassy hop aroma with light caramel. Grainy flavor, light grassy and some floral hops. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a grainy finish.
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2008
Poured a clear copper color with a small off-white head. Doughy, yeasty and sweet aroma. The flavor was yeasty as well with a mild hop note to it. Medium bodied. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2008
Thanks to Secret Santa for this one! Very clear orangish reddish amber, very slight head. Aroma of earthy and floral hops, some yeast perfume. Flavor is sort of earthy and some malt, a bit of husk, a touch of floral hops. It is overall Belgian in nature. But in the end, things just didn’t quite hang together here.