dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Pours a hazy orange-golden color with a nice white head. Aroma is berries, hay and corn. Taste is sweet with a little hop bitterness. Thinner bodied and fizzy. Easy to drink, but just ok. stangger (619) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2012
22oz bottle. Cloudy orange, tons of junk in it. Aroma is sugary, sweet, passionfruit, belgian yeast. Taste is quite spicy, fruity. Some cherry tartness. Saison flavors. Belgian yeast is prominent. The passion fruit flavor is a bit medicinal and impacts the finish. I see what they were going for, but not quite there. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 12, 2012
Blech. Amber pour. Aroma of artificial fruit and crappy ass medicine. Flavor is the same. Man this sucked. wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 8, 2012
Pours medium amber and clear with a thin film of a head. Nose is big cherries, various fruits, sugar, soap and cough syrup. Flavor is sugary cough syrup again with cherries and spices. Medium full body. I didnt enjoy this one. really really like medicine and cough syrup. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
Thanks to Lunch for gifting me this bottle. Served in a SAVOR wine glass.
A: Pours a cloudy light copper color with a few bubbles on top after a hard pour. There’s a thin white collar with small bubbles around the edges, but that’s about all it gets.
S: The nose brings some faint stone fruits along with a bit of white pepper. Behind that is a touch of caramel and a bready malt base.
T: The flavor is wholly different from the nose, as there’s an abundance of fruit, at least compared to the nose, where there was only a faint whiff of fruitness. Here comes a bit of cherry and raspberry along with a faint black-plum presence in the background. A touch medicinal on the back end, though that aspect is fairly mellow.
M: Medium body with low-to-moderate carbonation and a bit of alcohol. Light fruity sweetness lingers in the background, heading to a finish that is surprisingly crisp. A bit of alcohol in the background, but nothing that wouldn’t be expected from a brew of this strength.
O: Pretty good. I enjoyed this quite a bit more than I expected to. The fruity elements to the flavor are quite nice, and the feel really rounds things out. Thanks again, Paul.
drfabulous (9008) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 27, 2012
22 ounce bottle. First aroma made me think funk. But taste is not at all. Very sweet. Sugary. A bit too much in the sweet fruit dept. Not so sure about it. SaintD (8) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2012 does not count
This beer was very promising of different. The head poured relatively bright and spritzy at first, which settled into a haze lasting the remainder of the glass. The aroma was very yeast forward. The flavor was primarily sugar dominant, with an increased bitterness that cloyed into the finishing. In the finishing, the briar fruit was definetly more up front than cherry or passion fruit, which might explain the sour dry drop off at the end.
Overall a very interesting beer. I wish the conditioning yeast had better attenuation and clung to the bottom of the bottle, but very enjoyable. I would drink it again. italianjohn (3335) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pale golden/copper pour with a light reddish tint .... just a thin ring of head little or no carbonation ... aroma of raspberry, cherry mostly sweet/sour cherry and passionfruit (think strawberry) ..... taste is sour and sweet cherries, with raspberry, spicy/tart passionfruit and light candi sugar ... finish is short and dry with a light bitterness ... mouthfeel is flat .... not bad stuff definitely see the lambic angle abv hidden well 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.