Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - NOV 7, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a very slightly hazed golden blonde color with a large, long lasting, loosely formed white head. Constant streams of bubbles whirling throughout the brew. Aroma is Belgian spicy, white peppercorn, hint of coriander, and a grassy note. Flavors come together really well in this brew, unlike many Belgian IPA style beers. Might be the low co-humolone (sp?) of the Amarillo, who knows? Who cares, this tastes good! Flavor is up front honey accented malts, peppery spice middle, and a citrus hop finish reminiscent of warm pineapple. Note of hay as well. Refreshing for such a strong beer, the ABV is quite hidden. Great stuff!
GRM (3851) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9,4 ounces, best before 22/04/12, purchased at Bangor Wine and Cheese on August 18 2010, savoured on October 30 2010; eye: straw, hazy, nice effervescence, nice sheet of white head, no lacing; nose: yeast, coriander, floral hops, perfumy, light spices, pepper, citrus; mouth: yeast, coriander, perfume, floral hops, light alcohol, pepper, citrus, clove, perfumy finale with presence of floral hops, medium body, good carbonation, lightly bitter, foamy texture; overall: quite good
Bouteille brune, 500 ml, bouteille 915826, meilleure avant 22/04/12, achetée chez Bangor Wine and Cheese le 18 août 2010, savourée le 30 octobre 2010; œil : paille, voilée, bonne effervescence, belle couverture de mousse blanche, pas de dentelle; nez : levure, coriandre, houblon floral, parfum, léger épices, poivre, citron; bouche : levure, coriandre, parfum, houblon floral, léger alcool, poivre, citron, clou de girofle, finale parfumée avec présence de houblon floral, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, légèrement amère, texture mousseuse; en résumé : bien bon
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. Haxy blond with a big, frothy white head. Very floral coriander on the nose. some clove, and some orange from the hops. Starts sweet in the flavor and gets quite spicy and hoppy and well with a pronounced pepper component. Medium-full body with ample carbonation. Pretty spicy stuff. They definitely weren’t going for restraint here. Pretty cool I guess, but I might have to get used to the brash approach.
bleeng (1668) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - OCT 24, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours bright yellow and hazy. Nose is lemony, yeasty, citrusy, light hoppy. Taste is very fluffy, lemon/citrus, light hop, with the alcohol noticeable but not overpowering. Very effervescent and carbonated. Easy to drink. Delicious.
FROTHINGSLOSH (7161) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from a 750 corked brown bottle this beer poured a very cloudy yellow-golden color with a huge foamy white head that lingered and produced incredible lacing. The aroma was tart citrus, bread, sugar and candied fruits. The flavor was tart and sour with notes of lemon, orange, pineapple, table sugar, bread, Sweettart candies and faint vague herbs. The finish was long and tart with lemon, pineapple, sugar and spice lingering. Moderately full bodied. The alcohol was well hidden. Excellent.
dwyerpg (5829) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 17, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not so much aroma. Tons of head. This is a great super-spicy trippel. The mouth is tingling from stop to finish. A bit of alcohol comes out at the end.
bu11zeye (12868) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a hazy straw body with a tall white head. Aroma of banana, citrus, florals, pepper, herbs, and florals. Flavor of banana, herbs, Belgian yeast, citrus, and grass with a dry finish.
bluejacket74 (1933) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml caged/banded and corked bottle, cork says Lot 2699, bottle says 22/04/12. Served in a tulip glass, the beer pours a cloudy light gold color with a couple inch frothy white head. Head retention was excellent, with a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like lemon peel, green apples, Belgian yeast and peppery spice. Taste is bready malt, grassy hops, lemon peel and peppery spice along with some clove and apricots. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and has high but soft carbonation. Drinkability is very good, it’s nice and smooth. Also, the 9.5% ABV is well hidden as it’s not really noticable in the aroma or taste. I thought it was a good brew, I liked it.
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 7, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Loud crack of the cork but no foamage. Long lasting big white head on highly carbonated gold. Lively clean spicy hop nose. Not extreme but smooth golden drink with some dandelion, strong hops and a bit of creamy butter. Alcohol is low key but you can feel the warmth in your body.
Rusty (1546) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a straw yellow slightly hazed with an overactive ice cream cone white head consisting of ever growing CO2 bubbles. Aroma is spicy hops, wheat, esthers, coriander, grapefruit peel, belgian yeasts, grass. Up front flavor is prickly, grassy, and spicy with the carbonation bringing out the nuances of the beer. Belgian yeasts, bananas, grass, spices, wheat, hops, many saison like qualities, etc but with zesty spicy american amarillo hops than you’d never find in a saison. Interesting brew.