bigbish (712) - California, USA - OCT 23, 2009
Bought a bomber of this here in Denver on a recommendation. Man is this good. Pours a dark straw color with a thin white head which dissipates quickly. The aroma is very faint and sweet, smelly slight Belgian. I don’t really detect any american hops in the nose, which isn’t good or bad considering the hybrid style. The taste is fantastic. I can taste the Trippel coming through with a good hop bite and bitterness form the pale ale. This beer has a very long finish as the bitterness lingers on your tongue.
Great beer. MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - OCT 21, 2009
22oz bomber served in a Livery trappist glass. Cloudy, glowing orange pour with a thin head of off-white foam that quickly faded away. Spotty lacing. The aroma consisted of pale malt, soapy pine, and citrus. The flavor featured upfront citrus and pine bitterness, followed by some light candi sugar, pale malt, and also some bready yeast. The yeast is pretty clean if they were trying for a Belgian feel. Full-bodied and lightly carbonated. This one didn’t really do much for me. Not bad, but just boring and uninteresting. satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2009
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2009 aroma is hops, candy sugar and yeast. hop aroma is quite grassy with light citrus. body is pale straw yellow, a sharp blonde. flavor is huge hop bitterness with a backbone of the soft yeast which is a huge contrast. bitterness lingers and hit of booze rides out long as well. mouthfeel is soft and comforting. this beer is like firecrackers going off all around you, i want to cover my head and hide or maybe even cry. this beer is quite easy to rate as the flavors are so outright and this is obviously even better then the chouffe which is already top 10 for me. SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 17, 2009
On tap from Downtown Johnny Brown’s in San Diego. Pours deep gold with a thick creamy white head. Floral aroma. Honeysuckle. Sweet malty body with a good stiff bitterness. Just a parching level of hops to this beer. Floral tones persist throughout this brew. Thick lacing rings. Incredible. rudolf (2360) - Buffalo, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2009
Herbal hoppiness, booze & some brown sugar maltiness in the nose. Flavor is dominated by a strong American hop bitterness, some citrus & brown sugar. Mostly its just bitter.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2009
slightly hazy apricot color, respectable white head, lacy. sweet malt nose, dominated by citric and pine hops. some sweet malt in the flavor with spaice and citrus. medium bodied, nice bitter finish. a pretty nice brew. sampled @ family liquors in homewood. HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2009
22oz. bomber served in a Duvel tulip. Poured a brilliant clear gold with a thin white head. Bottle conditioned. Lots of piney hops in the aroma. Medium bodied with a solid malt base. Alcohol is well hidden. Pretty drinkable for the ABV. The Belgian spice is there along with a load of hop bitterness in the finish. Not quite sure if I like this one, but it is an interesting mix of two brewing styles. jstraw (1967) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 30, 2009
Light orange with good, foamy off-white head / Delicate, floral & perfumey nose of citrus, cream, and dry hops / Light to medium body with some biting hops but with good balance and fine dry finish / Stylish, floral flavors of orange, grass, cream, dry hops, banana, violets, and brett / Whatever it is, it’s terrific. SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Bottle. Pours a hazy prange color that clears up and has a big rocky white head. Nose is yeasty and lightly hoppy with lots of fruit, mostly melon. Palate is kinda chalky but also smooth and clean. Flavor is meklony fruits with a yeast note and some light hops bitterness. potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Tasting at GABF. yellow with white lighter head. lighter aroma of citrus and yeast and wheat. easy brew.