eczematic (1306) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JAN 6, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
well i expected a witbier but this aint one. whatever it is it’s nice. hazy orange with lots and lots of broken teeth and a head that sticks all the way. in the smelll i got orange, banana, baked apple, peach, bubblegum and im sure more imaginative noses would come up with a lot more. suffice it to say it is a veritable fruit salad on the nose. taste is round, fruity and sweet, fluffy, but then quenchingly acidic. some interesting heavy trappisty fruit - fat plums, pears, baked apple, chewy and tasty.
BeanDip (117) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beautifully clear and golden with a huge fluffy, white head. Nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is flowery and spicy. Yeasty. Taste is very nice and light without being wimpy - touch of citrus and floral spice. Texture is lovely and creamy with some depth. Very nice.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared a 750 last night with 2 other guys at WOB.
Poured a hazy golden blond body with an enormous white rocky head. The aroma, though it was light, brought up notes of a delicate doughy yeastiness, light clove and coriander. I would have to say the flavor basically backed up the nose, as being light and very drinkable. There was a fragile little note of orange and lemon there in the finish, and the palate was a smooth buttery biscuit!
This is a Pretty nice brew, Not too exciting yet good, but I’m glad I didn’t buy an entire 750 for myself!
5000 (5984) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a very pale yellow, cloudy, huge rocky white head that leaves behind a web of lacing, with lively carbonation. Dry aroma of citrus, spices, and flora. Smells rather sweet as well. Not as sweet on the tongue, but soft spices and citrus are quite nice. Perhaps semi-sweet could describe this one quite well. Good body and mouthfeel. Finishes somewhat quick, but quite clean. Not as spiced as others, but I still think its quite respectable.
imdownthepub (9479) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled at The Kulminator, Antwerpen. Light hazy golden beer with bubbly head. Yeasty and coriander notes with a light lemony background. Taty and refreshing although understated.
Aldrighetti (163) - Coltura, ITALY - OCT 17, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tutored tasting with Italian beer expert Lorenzo "Kuaska" Dabove.
Golden, light hazy, sparkling body; with a large, creamy, white head.
Spicy aroma, citrussy (lemon), tropical fruit, light honey aroma.
Flavor of honey too, light herbal taste joined with the spicy charachter.
Medium body, fuller than "average" blanche.
mutant (854) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2004
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Circulating yeast chunks in gold liquid under a huge foaming head. Light corriander aroma. Flavour is too light, slightly citrusy but not much. Watery, I didn’t like it at all.
Cobra (1100) - Banned City, - SEP 25, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 cl brown, longneck bottle. No freshness date seen anywhere.
Why don’t they date these beers, so we know if we’re getting a fresh one or not? Is there that much involved in doing so?
Anyway, it poured out a medium horsepiss color, with a fast fading white head. It did leave a minimal covering of lacing on top of the beer, however. Aromas are of lactic wheat malts, slight Brettanomyces character as well. Tastes are definitely of Brettanomyces cultures, along with a sour note as well. No hops in aromas or flavors. Medium mouthfeel, nothing special there.
Drinkability is ok, but the sourness would limit me to two of these, maximum. Decent, drinkable, but nothing to write home about.
igel (196) - New Mexico, USA - SEP 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A transparent golden/orange color with a light fine carbonation (and a few bits and pieces rolling around). The white head diminishes rather quickly, but leaves a fine layer and a light bubbly, sticky lace. Aroma is tart and spicy (coriander), with malty notes. Palate is medium bodied, effervescent and pleasingly tart. The flavor is a well-balanced combination of sweetness, a citrus tartness and a light hop finish. This brewski/amalgamation is not glaringly complex or provocative, yet its characteristics exemplify a harmony of subtle flavors I have not noticed in any other beer of this style.
Nate (3531) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice malt aroma, with Belgian yeast, honey, light fruity hops, apples. Medium orange-amber hazy with large chunks floating in it. Fluffy white lacing head. Medium bodied with medium-high carbonation. Starts with classic Belgian ale taste, lightly sweet and acidic, and with a subdued bitterness. Yeast taste, chalky and light bitterness come in at finish. Light alcohol profile. After is clean with some yeasty bitterness.