PhillyCraft (8200) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2017 fiddler26 (26) - New York, USA - DEC 11, 2009
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
The worst of the prior reviews about sums this up for me. Aroma reminded me of an unattended-to men’s room. I’ve never quaffed a glass of urine, but the aroma gave me the impression I was doing just that. A huge disappointment since I love this brewery’s Hop Devil. I paid $8 for a bomber and threw out most of it. The caveat is that this is the first Belgian I have tried in about 20 years, and perhaps this is what they are like and they just don’t get along with me.
Backlog, bottle, pours a hazy golden color with medium to large head. Notes of acidic fruit, light vinegar, sour malt, and caramel. All over the damn place. Not liking this sour, stick to the lagers and pales victory. Patrickctenchi (6810) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 11, 2016
Cloudy amber with a frothy beige head.
Fruit, caramel, funky aroma.
Taste is tart and acidic....old, soft apple and caramel malt.
Slightly bitter and funky....pretty nice. shrubber85 (11708) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2016
Bottle. Barnyard yeast, apple, caramel malt, and hay aroma. Cloudy dark amber with giant light tan head. Lightly sweet apple, caramel malt, and moderately bitter dry grass flavor. Mildly lightly funky yeast finish. Nice. Strykzone (7800) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2016
1 pint 9.4 ounce bottle that was C and Ced. A big fluffy beigeish head. I rolled the bottle resulting in a very cloudy beer. Deep golden brown, like nice tan. Spices are tasted. That includes cinnamon. Earth and caramel. Lots of malts with yeast to match. Not a lot of funk at all and it drinks more like a Belgian Ale. rustbucket0873 (460) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 22, 2016
UPDATED: APR 22, 2016 Pours Golden amber color, with huge fluffy tan head. The aroma is sour apple, earthy, floral, hay. The flavor is sour, with floral, earthy, some hay, grapefruit. No distinct flavors other than those. Really like it?s quite interesting for someone who is adventurous.
oldrtybastrd (5228) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 13, 2016
Pours a cloudy golden yellow with fluffy head. Aromas of sour fruit, woody notes, and some horseblanket. Flavors of sour grapes, yeast, hay, and some funk. AndyW68 (1641) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 22, 2015
Clear copper pour with thick off white head. Aroma and taste are yeasty biscuit and citrus. Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle shared with dad for Halloween. Snifter pour was golden yellow with big head. Aroma is lemon, grapefruit, funk, horseblanket, biscuit, and wet hay. Taste is similar with the fruit first (citrus) and then the funk, biscuit, and hay. Big carb, finish is dry and unexciting. Not bad. tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Gusher. Hazy honey with big head. Smells fruity and boozy.Tastes hoppy with a light bitter finish. degbert (1776) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark orange with a high, sticky, heavy, off-white head. Nose is orange, lime, latex, lavender, sage, funk, rosemary, and honey -- there’s a lot going on here. On the tongue, things start off with a surprisingly cool herbal note; it’s almost like camphor or tea tree oil. After that, it gets snarly, funky, and bitter, with some underlying grapefruit and orange caramel notes; I have to say, though, I’m not getting a lot of sourness. Makes me wonder if it’s dropped out somehow. Finish is long and IPA-bitter. I’m just not getting as much wild here as I expected.