keanex (1799) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2012
From a 22 ounce bottle with no freshness date. Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.Nephilium (1821) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2012
A: Murky brown and orange, reminds me a lot of iced tea. There’s not much head to speak of but there’s a light tan ring around the top. This doesn’t look very appealing.
S: Sweet malts, slight Belgian yeast spice, and an underlying sweet and tart fruit, cherries mostly. I like the complexity of this and the sweet fruit to it.
T: There’s a lot of sweetness from the malts with sugar throughout. There’s a slight tartness to this that comes through at the end. There’s also a warming sensation that comes through down the throat.
M: Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation through it. This feels alive in the mouth.
O: This is a nice beer, good complexity to it, though the description sounds better than it tastes. This is worth trying.
This starts with a sharp aroma, with Belgian yeast notes as well as alcohol heat. Pours a clear amber, with a hint of red in it, and with a full white head. The fruit and aging appear to help the alcohol heat of the Gran Met, taming it quite a bit. There’s a touch of fruit and oak in the finish, just a touch. Not a bad beer, better then the Gran Met, I just was expecting a bit more fruit to come forward in this beer. Ughsmash (7510) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Bomber. Poured hazy medium orange with a whole lot of sediment in there. The aroma picked up dry raspberries, passion fruit, and earthy, white peppery yeast over bready and a little toffee malt.. lots of fruit and lots of candi sugar.. interesting. The flavor opened with tart raspberry seeds and lighter fruits, with bready malts and a bunch of beet sugars settling in behind.. dry with whiter spices on the back-end.. the fruit was interesting in here, but it was too sweet. Medium-bodied, but filling on the palate with high carbonation.. tartness from the fruit was unfortunately masked by sugars in many places.. overall a decent brew. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2011
22oz bottle from Wegman’s in State College, PA. Pours a cloudy amber-orange colored body with a finger-width, frothy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a moderate lacing. Aroma is caramel malts on the sweeter side with some fruits that have a bit of a cherry, slightly tart raspberry, and I guess a touch of passion fruit. A hint of yeast in there too. Flavor is similar and a bit better. Fresh fruit is a bit more apparent with a nice, light tartness coming from the raspberries. Some apricot-cherry and passion fruit plays well alongside the very light tartness. A touch of yeast comes in and gives off a hint of breadiness to the lightly sweetened caramel malts. Fruit comes out a bit more towards the end with a touch of tartness that helps this dry with a touch of earthy, yeasty spice. Clean with a very light bitterness before leaving a medium length aftertaste. Medium, smooth body with a soft, refreshing, moderate carbonation. Overall, a decent fruit beer. No hint of alcohol and pretty refreshing for the ABV. The flavor does offer a nice fruit mixture that blends well with the malts and offers a pleasant, very light tartness. Not overly sweet and well balanced all-around. Not earth shattering, but pretty good. dfhhead25 (251) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2011
Aroma- listed fruits, booze, wood
Appearance- cloudy deep yellow, lots of sediment, unreal foam
Taste- big fruitiness. oak, herbs, earthiness, bitter finish
Palate- high carbonation, medium body
Overall- Strange brew, quite unique. First half of bottle was pretty refreshing, got cloying as time went on. Sediment was irritating as well.
SudsMcDuff (8494) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2011
This was a linda carter .. . Poured a cloudy caramel .. light foam .. . muddled, hay, strange .. . . what an asshole, i hate that guy and so do you ..and now on to weather, well its hot, thanks to sonofabitch randy marsh ... keepersj12 (3137) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 3, 2011
Kind of a weird beer but in a good way. It has a cloudy amber with a hint of red look with just a thin layer for a head. The aroma has a lot of fruit and then a bit more fruit. The flavor is quite sour with all the fruits coming through. It has a lively carbonation making it very crisp. This is best ice cold on a hot day. Belt it down but beware of the ABV which is not noticed until you read the label.. Jesterdeal (1986) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - AUG 5, 2011
Aroma of.raspberries and passionfruit. Pours amber with almost 100 % foam head. It takes a while to dissipate so look out. taste of sour apple and passionfruit with just a hint of metal and yeast. its neat. Blairgus (4615) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
12 July 2011, bottle. yellow with some light orange notes, a little sediment, steady bubbles. very fizzy - burst with fizz when i opened it, spilling half the 22oz bottle. definitely getting cherries and raspberries on the nose. a bit of lambic sourness. med/thin and a bit creamy. interesting. don’t think i would cal it a lambic without knowing it. it has a lot of dry cherry pit flavour, some fruit. not much of a lambic sourness in the flavor. nice enough. bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JUL 5, 2011
Served in a tulip glass.
AROMA: The aroma of this beer is unbelievable, really good! Lots of fruit, and some sweetness.
APPEARANCE: Golden color with some hints of red. Quite a bit of white frothy head.
TASTE: The passion fruit is really prominent - almost like passion fruit tea. There are other fruit tastes here too - raspberries and cranberries. Some spices and coriander are also present. This is real dry and there is little sweetness.
PALATE: Light bodied and a bit oily. Better than average carbonation.
OVERALL: Very different and intriguing, I liked this but I think it could have used a bit more sweetness.