Bill Becker (1808) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 15, 2017 popkow (308) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Massive cloud of foam released from the inferno. Massive amount of carbonation packed into this devils brew. Straw and wheat champagne with hidden alcohol behind the lacing.
From May 2008
I bought this bottle from South Bay Drugs & Liquor for US$10. Thanks Joey!
The usual caged and corked 750ml bottle, it pours a slightly hazy yellow gold with a 2 finger head of foam and plenty of lacing.
The smell has notes of yeast, lemon, pepper, and a bit of clove. It's nice and I think, right for the style.
The taste is...yummy. Plenty of pepper and lemony flavour along with notes of yeast, banana, and some sweet and bready malt. I don't notice any of the clove that I mentioned in the smell but it's not really needed as the flavours do fine without it. It finishes very dry and, despite its abv, this is a very refreshing and quite drinkable BSPA.
It has a medium mouthfeel to me and the carbonation is also medium.
Hey, if I was given this in a blindfold test, I'd swear that this was made in Belgium...or by Russian River.;^) I'd love to do a side by side with this and RR Damnation! I doubt that there would be a loser.
Bottom line: Excellent example of the style and it is one that I'd seek out again. Highly recommended! mephisto (1294) - TAIWAN - NOV 7, 2017
pours hazy golden with white head. can't tell the aroma or flavor due to the cold but it's a fun drink. czlowiekmotyka (517) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 20, 2017
Belgian yeasts are very dominant in the aroma. Pretty bitter and a little bit sweet. Surprisingly light for its abv. In comparison to LA line-up, not very interesting. yoxik75 (200) - Wroclaw, POLAND - MAY 19, 2017
Piana obfita ale brzydka i po chwili opada. Kolor jasny żółty mętny. Aromat ubogi, drożdżowy korzenny, owoce, brzoskwinie, minimalnie cytrusy. Smak zbożowy, słody, drożdże belgijskie dające ostre i szorstkie odczucie, przyprawowe. Są owoce z rodzaju tych świeżych, brzoskwinie, morele, cytrusy. Piwo ze średnią słodyczą pije się lekko, alkohol ułożony jedynie delikatnie przebija na finiszu, nagazowanie i goryczka wysoka. Piwo złożone, solidne, dobre bez zachwytów. sokuzs1 (1577) - POLAND - FEB 20, 2017
Aroma: raisins, dried fruits, banana, stonefruit, citrus, earthy, anise
Taste: medium bitter, medium sweet, dried fruits, raisins, stonefruit, earhy, anise, grass
gr_pa (849) - siemianowice, POLAND - FEB 19, 2017
Yellow, hazy small head. Aroma: citrous, banana, peach, old spck. Medium body medium sweetness, medium bitterness. Not much happening Koelschtrinker (21492) - K?ln (Cologne), GERMANY - FEB 16, 2017
Stark karbonisierter, oxidiert süßlicher Antrunk. Leicht herb, steigend bitter, mittelstarke Würzigkeit. Okay. 7/8/7/7/9/7 Brewhemia (321) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 7, 2016 Very hazy and very nice deep yellow colored beer with lots if white head. Looks good. Spices (pepper, coriander) and fruits in the aroma (lemon, some banana, melon and peach). Intense, complex and interesting aroma. The taste has lots of sweetness and lots of spicy flavor notes (rosemary eg) and a very bitter (but not hop flavored) and tart finish that stays on the tongue for quite a while. The finish is a little too intense to create perfect balance I think, but otherwise really good tasting beer. VamboladeTolly (2180) - Tartu, ESTONIA - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with medium whiten sticky head. Aroma: sourish, rotten hay, tropical fruits, spicy. Taste: sweet and sour, malty, fruits. Medium body. Sweet nad sour finish. OK but not for me. MelvinKalksma (1726) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2016
Medium aroma of malts, Belgian yeast, fruit, grain, hops, citrus and spices.
Turbid/opaque yellow/golden beer with slight yeast and with a medium white/off-white head.
Starts medium sweet with malts, Belgian yeast and fruit; ends slightly bitter and dry with grain, hops, citrus and spices.
This beer is intense, complex and balanced. Great appearance, I always wonder how this brewery manages to get these blond beers so opaque. The aroma could have been less simple, but everything else is great.