MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
[bottle] shared by the usual trio. Thanks! Pours clear gold with a large, fluffy white head. Aroma is white pears, candi sugar, Belgian yeast, light, leafy hops, but it comes across more noble than tropical. Flavor is initially nice and floral, honey, light herb, light yeast. The mid-palate is great - white fruit, candi sugar. The finish just completely bombs. Odd yeast character, out of place vegetal flavor, and the dryness just makes it worse. Almost awesome. LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle with the MN crew. Thanks guys! Pour is a clear honey gold, with a billowing white head that fades to really nice lacing. Aroma is citrus and wheat, peaches and other white fruit, a touch of white wood. Taste is some white fruit, wet wheat, some spices and citrus. Not bad. DalzAle (2038) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
Bottle. Clear golden pour, lasting frothy carbonation and nice herbal flowery sweet nose. Flavor is sweet wildflower honey, slight bite of hops, herbs and the aftertaste was slightly medicinal. Average. hopscotch (11182) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Bottle… Hazy golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Good retention. The aromatic highlights are white pepper, pepper corns and lemon peel. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. The flavor presents biscuit, cookie and pale grains balanced by medium peppery bitterness. Finishes bittersweet – more sweet than bitter. BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Bottle (have had previously, including on tap). Pours with a hazed golden hue and a massive white head. Tight bubbles, good lace. Aromas of tropical fruit, sweet, candy, citrus, oak, bready, vanilla, light phenol. Candy sugar, dry, estery. Flavors are of alcohol, fruit and big tannin. Oak flavors, citrus, tropical fruit, alcohol and phenol. Pretty hot for what it is (not as noticeable on tap). Tropical fruit, dry, ginger, a bit of alcohol burn. Lively bubbles, dry, warming. A bit rough. Tasty, but a bit harsh with tannin and some co-humulone burn.
SudsMcDuff (8468) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2011
ya, right .. . Pours a deep yellow gold .. quite awesome head, good lacing too .. . sap, hay, honey, and braeburn .. . light mouth .. . light finish .. . pretty nice but average .. . I would never let Ted Kennedy drive you to Chappaquiddick, Pam Minick! jtclockwork (17100) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 24, 2011
Bottle. Pours cloudy orange. Nose/taste of fresh citrus, apricot, peach, sweet malt, light oak and yeast. Medium body. Sweet finish with hint of warming alcohol. AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Draft pour. Hazy golden color with white foam. Floral, pine, pale malt aromas. Medium bodied with average co2. Medium sweet flavors of sweet spicy candi sugar, corn syrup, honey biscuit, grass with a smooth easy finish--good hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2011
750 ml bottle. Gold/orangish color with a light frothy white head. Citrus notes in the aroma and taste. drpimento (3734) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 12, 2011
Nice brew. I let the bottle warm some out of the fridge. Then I poured a huge, off-white, foamy, frothy, fluffy, billowy head that slowly settled down and some lace. Color is a slightly hazy gold amber with no bubble trails. Aroma is yeast, malt, caramel, fruit, bread dough. Flavor is similar to nose, but with a distinct hop on top then bittersweet, followed by the other stuff. Body and carbonation really are faultess. Finish is hop, some resin balanced with malt, of good length and satisfying. Quite drinkable.