rlgk (18851) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 10, 2012
Sour and bitter 2012. Hazy amber reddish beer with a small off-white head. Fruity metallic aroma, berries, fruity notes, some strawberries and chocolate. Metallic flavor, berries, roasted, hay notes, fruity. yngwie (17109) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 11, 2013
On tap at the taproom. It’s a clear, amber beer with an off-white head. The aroma is wonderfully hoppy, lots of pine cones, some orange peel and caramel malts. The flavor is really bitter, almost hiding all the malts. Some caramel though. Pine cones too. Medium body, very dry. Long bitter finish. A bit one dimensional, but sure nice. 130811 brokensail (16609) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014
On cask @ The Bruery. Clear amber pour with a finger of off-white head. Really nutty, bready malt nose. Some light fruit esters, floral hops, earth, and tea. Slight herbaceous quality and orange oil. Flavor is pleasantly sweet with lots of caramel and toasted bread. Bitter finish of tea, woody herbs, and chalk. There’s a hint of citrus and lots of earthy hops. Dedollewaitor (16239) - Odense, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2011
Earlier Rating: 10/9/2010 Total Score: 3.7
A: The pour is an opaque copper color with a fluffy off-white head that settles down to a thin layer.
S: Sweet candi sugar (a theme with Goose Island’s Belgian styles), caramel, and bread in the grain/sugar department. Some subtle, but at the same time obviously present, spices. I seem to get some nutmeg and allspice, as well as some slightly grassy hops.
T: The spices are more noticeable on the front end of the palate than they were in the nose. Bready malts and some definite sugar notes, but not exactly cloying. A light caramel note and some hints of strawberry and sweet citrus.
M: The body is medium with a somewhat low carbonation for a Belgian style beer, but not dangerously so.
D: I was hoping for a bit more from this beer. It was good, certainly, but for a beer that is talked about so much, I found it to be a bit uninteresting.
Bottle @ J&C, Friday session, 2011. Thanks. Pours clear amber with a large creamy white foam. Nose is oak, vanilla and dark fruit. Fresh and fruity hops. Lots of vanilla and hoppy peach. Smooth body. Ends dry! Ferris (16106) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
Growler - Flowery hops, with some pine and slight alcohol. Clear dark amber with a decent brown head. Earthy hops , nutty, spice and amber malts. A little heat in the end. Not bad smells better than it tasted, but still good.
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bhensonb (15514) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 31, 2011
Capped 750 from Beverages 4 Less in Santee.nPours clear dark ruddy copper with a 3 finger creamy off-white head. Aroma is very citrusy/grapefruity/hoppy. Flavor has a lot of oak, some mild roast malt, and a very great deal of citrus/grapefruit rind. Very nice. djd07 (15293) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 6, 2016
Bottle thanks to William. Pours a cloudy brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is pine, citrus, oak. Medium mouth, strong oak, pine, toffee, strong resin, good.
Theis (15152) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2012
Bottle at Sour & Bitter 2012. Clear amber - offwhite head. Amber malty, roasted malts, spicy notes, berries, light rubber, light bitterness, citrus, caramel, syrup, toffee, light wooden notes. Ratman197 (15117) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 24, 2012
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear reddish amber with a lastingamber head. Aromaof oak, carmel, tofee, lig fuittiness and light vanila. Palate was light bodieand crisp wit a dry finish.Flavors ofoak, carmel, toffee, vanilla and lght fruittiness with a crisp dry lingering oak finish. DSG (15035) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 16, 2012
[5/10/12] Bottle sample at Sour & Bitter. Hazy reddish amber. Hoppy citric and floral nose with some malty notes. Flavor has a bit of maltiness, very light sweetness and a bitter hoppy finish. Medium-bodied. Quite nice.