Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 24, 2016 auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
12oz Bottle. Thanks Sean for the opportunity! To be completely honest the aroma smells painful, a bedraggled mix of stressed Belgian yeast, raw pink bubblegum, and slightly old hops. The palate of the beer cleans things up ever so slightly, but holding onto the bubblegum yeast stress. The sugars crank up, giving a crystalline punch to the front of the tongue. I think a whole one of these would cause a lot of pain in the morning, with a lot of sugar, a lot of alcohol, and a boatload of messy phenols. The obviously stressed and freaked out Belgian yeast byproducts are really tough to handle. Did it ferment at 102F? Otherwise, for the gravity, it really isn’t too sweet.
Non Beer Trip Beer Trip Beer #64. Keg at the brewery, 3/12/16. Clear copper, large fizzy tan head, good retention. Aroma of toffee, bubblegum, earthy and piney hops. The taste is herbal, resin, piney hops, berries, toffee, toasted malt. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild lingering sweetness, booze well hidden. alexsdad06 (10817) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUL 23, 2016
12 oz. bottle received as an extra (nice) from notes. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor has fruity esters, Belgian yeast, spices, caramel, a hint of resin, honey, light floral notes, interesting. hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2016
12oz bottle. 2014 vintage. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Citrus, caramel and a honey sweetness. JStax (7176) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Draft pour at the source. Pours a hazy gold with a white head of foam. Aroma has dank citrus and some spice. Medium sweetness and medium bitterness. The Belgian yeast adds a bit of floral and spice complexity. Bigger body and soft carbonation. daknole (11402) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Amber pour, white head. An interesting mix of hops, hobey and caramel malt. Smooth and pretty tasty.
BiiruBierBeer (1059) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Smell is faint malty minerally. Taste is malty with a fair bit of hops. Medium to high carbonation and light body. Errl (2577) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle..Pour is light gold with a thin head..Nose is spice, honey, sweetness, hop, belgian spice..Taste is spice, honey, sweetness.. beersighted (135) - - AUG 11, 2014
Vintage 2012, this bold Belgian-style stone ale has a solid malt backbone and sweet as honey. Really nice west coast bitterness to balance it out. Fun brew! suprchunk (2994) - EffOff, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2014
2012 bottle from my secret Santa. Caramel color. Small white head. Little bit of lacing. Grainy malty aroma. Not much hops. Honey and leather taste with some malt. bytemesis (9237) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours hazy butterscotch, small fizzy off-white head, some lacing. Aroma is caramel, orange, cardboard. Flavor is better, caramel and orange notes with honey and some pine. Medium sweet, malty, lightly bitter. Full body, creamy mouthfeel. ABV extremely well hidden, which is impressive.