Shag (2638) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - AUG 1, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Another impressive beer from Abbaye Des Rocs. It poured an amber color. The aroma is strong citrus, peaches, and vanilla. The flavor is rater spicy with smoth apricots, peaches, and orange. Its very smooth and hides the alcohol extremely well. Good stuff.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JUL 30, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Pailhead. Pours a solid amber colore. Eruptive white head that fades. Good lacing. Aroma is slightly skunky with chemical and fusel alcohol aromas all over. Light bodied. Flavors run harsh and chemical. Hopefully a bad bottle as this was disappointing.
21iceman40 (1732) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this is a very very thick deep red sunset beer. the aroma of this beer is some nice peaches sliced up and cooked up in some brown sugar. watery with lots of dark fruits up front, i get a weird bitter version of sweet and sour chicken with it also, quite odd as i fuckin hate asian food. This is pretty damn good.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2005
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Courtesy of Pailhead. Pours amber/dark golden with nice white head and lots of sediment. aroma and flavor are very metallic and oxidized. Some skunky cleaner character to it. Don’t know if was actually infected though. First bad beer from this brewery.
Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thoroughly hazed and cloudy amber colored liquid pours from bottle to glass, giving a thick, long-lasting head of off-white foam, leaving lace. Very nice.
Aroma is yeast and citrus fruit, lightly spiced. A little sour, a little sweet, fruity all the way, zesty, and lively.
Taste: yum. It’s got what you want. This is the Belgian pale ale, down to the bone. Mellow, mild, but unrepentant in it’s incessant delivery of flavor.
A Belgian "amber ale" is a curious notion, not a category seen before, so far as I know. Right now, I love it. Ultra refreshment. This can be tossed back with ruthless aplomb, and little hurt is felt. An easy drinker, to be sure.
Once again, I can imagine no fault in this brewery. Everything they do is amazing in one shape or the next. Every hat I own falls out in their honor.
A nice introductory Belgian pale ale, a good one to wean your novice pals on!
Belgo (154) - Køge, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark golden with a fine head. Aromas of dried fruits, caramel and alcohol. On the palate the beer is heavy, sweet and actually a bit cloying after the first two mouthfulls. As a big fan of l’Abbaye des Rocs I am a bit disappointed by this one.
Pailhead (5097) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle: Aroma of fruit, caramel, yeast, alcohol, and cleaner aroma. Pours a hazy amber with some sediment. Big soapy white head with excellent retention. Lightly sour up front. Finish is really off. Chemically, cardboard, and alcohol. Something is off with this beer. Very disappointing.
MiP (13799) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 31, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Slight clovy aroma. Dark golden colour, slightly cloudy. Small creamy head. Quite sweet flavour, dried fruit, apricot? Good body.
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2005 (Bottle 75 cl) Orange golden, hazy ale with a thick creamy head. Incredible fruity aroma. Very, very aromatic but at the same time almost suffocatingly sweet. A beer that should definitely be enjoyed in small quantities. 140604 and 061297
Kinnaj15 (275) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber with small golden head. Lots of sediment. The aroma has a lot of yeast and a hint of alcohol. Sweet spicy taste with a lot of yeast. Dry aftertaste with a small hint of a acicid flavor.