MetalNHopHead (2264) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - DEC 29, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2015 Everything about this beer is big. The aroma, the head, the taste, the finish. Before I get ahead of myself, let me take this one step at a time. The aroma is tremendous. The Chardonnay really comes through here. The head is tight and pristine. The taste is a complex phenomenon. There’s lots of citrus in the middle of the mouth, then there’s a Belgian style fruitiness. Finally, there’s that huge hop finish with a controlled bitterness. The flavor of Chardonnay lingers on the tongue for quite some time. This is an unbelievably good offering from Nebraska Brewing Company. SudsMcDuff (8541) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 21, 2010
Had up at Freetail in San Antonio for the Old Bat Rastard bottle release, shared with some awesome BA’s from San Antone and Austin and provided by Scott, owner of one of the best brewpubs in Texas, Freetail!
HeadyDE (884) - Delaware, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Pours out a light gold with some haze.. foam is sturdy and lacing is ample..
Smell is wonderful, light sweet notes, very light oak, sugar, hints of fresh squeezed hops, and some mellow honey and citrus..
Taste will absolutely blow you away. amazing stuff, from the sturdy hop presence, to the light honey, to the fun yeast/oak flavours; this is just to hard to describe without doing this beer justice!
not only that but the mouthfeel for a beer of this caliber is untouchable.. smooth as silk, with not even a hint of the 10%.. the abv is hiding so well you should check your pockets..
ALL and all this beer is just amazing..
I want it again and again and drinking it with new friends made it that much better..
I raise my glass!
From notes..one of the top 3 or so offerings from Savor this past June, obviously this is not the ideal setting to be trying to take notes, but this really impressed, stood out from most other offerings, had a ton of complexity, and extremely drinkable..would love to see how this would age..seek it out.. traviskurowski (32) - - JUN 26, 2013
Bottle. Tastes like an IPA sour--Chardonnay yeasts bringing the citrus flavor out of the 108 IBU hop flavor. Cloudy in appearance, orange color, thick foamy head that relaxes after a bit. Big mouthful. Lovely. Recommend, recommend.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2010
First rate in awhile. I felt the beer deserved it. A rare re-purchase at $25/750. Aroma seamlessly weaves equal notes of citrus, dough, oak, and fruity chardonnay. Flavor is sweet-fruity up front but develops a complimentary tartness (orangey tartness, not lacto tartness) to balance the sweetness. Bitterness level may be hefty, though it comes across as fairly mild amidst the sweeter notes from the malt, yeast, and chardonnay. Full bodied but not overwhelmed with sticky sugar. Soft carbonation, appropriate with all the subtler fruit notes. Didn’t get any funky notes other raters have mentioned. A real winner of a beer from a barrel not often seen in the beer world. Well, well worth it.
DocLock (11189) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 25, 2011
750 ml bottle from Capone’s. Pours hazy copper with off-white head. Nose is resiny hops, tangerine, tropical fruit, oaky and peppery notes. Tastes fairly dense on the palate, very complex, rich, very hoppy with a huge malt bill, a lot of tropical fruit notes, and some peppery notes. Very well made as usual from these guys. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Bottle. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Very nice floral and fruity aroma and taste with notes of green apple, pear, caramel white wine, vanilla and oak with a soft silky palate. Tstamba (786) - Maryland, USA - JUL 15, 2014
Draft at White Oak Tavern. Deep golden hue with substantial head and ample lacing. Citrus and fruity hops with Chardonnay on the nose. Complex flavor profile with sweet malt, citrus, oak tannins and dry white wine finish. A truly outstanding Belgian style trippel...