BMan1113VR (7931) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Bottle thanks to someone. Pours with a huge foamy white head over a hazed golden body. Aromas are floral, peppery, estery, phenol, apricot and sage. Flavors are equally floral and spicy. Bitter, grainy, apricot, grassy, hoppy. Stone fruit, lingering esters. Lively carbonation. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 20, 2009
(Draught) Pours a lightly hazy golden body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of bubblegum, mustiness, pepper, and coriander. Flavor of Belgian yeast, light soap, citrus, and candi sugar with a somewhat chalky finish. deyholla (11900) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 15, 2010
On tap. Poured clear gold with a white head that dissipated, but left a nice lace while it lasted. Aroma was mainly sweet grains with a bit of biscuit and hay and just a hint of underlying floral notes. The flavor had more floral with the sweet grains that mainly had a biscuit note. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUL 23, 2010
Sampler at the brewpub (Holland, MI). Missed this last time in town. Pours a crisp clean golden yellow, a decent whitish head that dies to a smaller film, clinging to the edges. Good lacing. Aromas are a bit fruity, some light esters and some citrus mix with bready malts, pretty light overall. Initial is medium bodied with a pretty big dose of Belgian yeast, apples and pears right off the bat moving into bread and a telltale Belgian yeasty spice. Vanilla, a touch of clove, orange peel and light florals provide a light bitterness. Sweet up front with lingering fruits, a touch of sweetness. Pretty fruity, restrained bitterness. Quite flavorful, not overly sweet as expected. Dry, a touch of honey, fruity esters, more orange and floral slanted hoppiness. Not bad argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 6, 2011
22oz bottle. Large, pillowy off-white head atop cloudy amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, spicy, straw/grapefruit, bubblegum. Taste is moderately sweet, spicy/yeast, straw/lemon, some grapefruit. Watery light-medium body, light resin.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bomber from Sam’s, Durham. Moderately cloudy amber pour, initially quite a frothy head (bottle was a lil’ gusher) but settles into nearly nothing carb-wise. Strongly fruity aroma, sour apple and apricot along with the mildest of funk. Body is a bit watery, fading quickly much like the carbonation. Flavors are bready, occasionally a bit sweet, and plenty of bright, semi-tart fruits. Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle; Pour is murky golden with an overly carbonated, pillow top off white head that retains on the average side, I suppose into this tulip. Sticky cobwebs are present as lacing as well.The nose is lemons and grassy h ops, a touch of tropical fruits, and there is an earthy quality present here as well. The flavor profile shares those qualities, yet it is also bitter initially, and it finishes quite dry on the tongue. Almost annoyingly so - Anyway - this wasn’t bad by any means michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2011
22oz. Bottle: Aroma of hops, Belgian yeast, lots of spice, coriander, light peach, citrus, grain, and nectar. Poured amber/orange/gold in color with a medium-sized, off-white head that greatly diminished but lasted throughout. Hazy. Sparkling. Very good lacing. Flavor is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Tastes of grains, hops, spice, pepper, light citrus, light fruit, yeast, and some herbs. Light to medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Average to lively carbonation. Lightly sweet, medium bitter, hop, Belgian yeast, light fruit, pepper finish is dry. auerbrau (3203) - Ithaca, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2011
22oz Bottle. 2011. Thanks for sharing, Sean. Tamped down Belgian and grassy, metallic hop aroma. Smells pretty good. Flavors are a little more mangy and difficult to sop up. There’s a distinct oxidized, metallic hop character to this. The Belgian flavors hold a phenolic sweetness that is good at times, kind of standoffish at others. This beer is having some agreement problems, the elements are fighting. There’s good things beneath, but it needs to harmonize a little more for this to be particularly good. tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2011
Bottle. Hazy golden big foamy head. Kind of smells like lipstick. Light citrusy and perfumey.