fluids (364) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Medium white head. Huge bubbles. Dark yellow coloring. Heavy yeast smell. Saisonesque with caramels, orange and beautiful subtle hop lift in the middle. From the best place in Florida: Knightly Spirits in Orlando.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 22, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Solid gold hazy body. Creamy soapy head with great lacing.
Biting and enticing yeasty grassy hops. Pretty strong and nice aroma.
Very soapy earthy taste. Stale dirty wood floor with some light caramel backing. Not bad. Very nice. Nice change in pace for me.
Pailhead (6144) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Courtesy of Styles. Aroma of fruit, orange peel, yeast, flowers, and a hint of spice. Pours a hazy golden-orange withi lots of sediment. White head with decent retention and excellent lacing. Flavor citrusy with light lemon. Moderate fruit and yeastiness. Flowery bitter finish.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy anber color,small off white head that had a decent hang time then faded to a small lace.The aroma was malty and yeasty with a bit of citrus in there.The flavor was fairly decent with a good wheaty malty side some fruit and a bit of light hops Not bad but then again not exactly my cup of tea.it’s worth atleast a go around once.
1FastSTi (3358) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
U.S. version. Pours to a thick creamy white head. Nice lacing. Nice hazy brown/straw head. The aroma is very nice. White grapes, sweet yellow apples, fruity nose. Nice grains and some Belgian yeasts. The flavor has some spicy and musty qualities. Cinnamon, banana, pears, coriander. Better as a sum than broken apart. The palate is medium bodied and good. Goes well with this beer.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Chuck - best by 2008. Hazy amber body with generous carbonation suspsending a foamy off-white head. Appealing aroma - moss, spicy vine, and wet wood. The flavor takes the mossy, woody notes to a new level with the spices being realized to orange peel, dandelion leaf and bark. Dunno if this is a triple or not but it tastes damn good! I love the funky woody, spicy tastes.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
amber, cloudy, aminimal head, white foam, lightly bitter, medium body, average carbonation,
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy dark yellow almost urine looking.. with a huge frothy white head. Big yeasty aroma a touch musty hints of apple and pear. Avg pal smooth coating miildly carbonated. Flavor is a touch musty a bit of yeast a nice sweet flavor hints of pears and dried apples maybe even some honey and some light spice. This is surprisingly good.
BrewDad (5274) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(BJCP Class) Spicy hop aroma. Golden color which was semi-clear. Hoppy malty flavor with a good amount of spiciness. Great dry finish very light in the body for this style. High in alcohol.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky gold with a blizzard of yeasty chunks suspended inside. No head really made a presense after a vigorous pour into a goblet. Just some off-white bubbles closing in on making a froth but dwindles quickly only to gain a bit of stick around the collar. Not much lace either.
Aroma is as murky as the color. Musty basement, pale, dull pear, yellow raisin, and apple. Light, soft white cheese notes some areas.
Taste is nearly the same with a musty, dulled fruity thing taking the front and middle with over ripe pear and apricot. Some overwatery orange juice sits in there too. Lightly sugary, mainly mild and very dull across the flavor palate. Finishes with a slight grassy bite and some mixing white pepper, white cheese dryness, yeasty earthy must, and a nip of metalic tinge.
Feel is steady, softly smooth, clean, carbonated with a weakening medium body that has some thinning aspects to it.
Its not what I thought it would be knowing what des Rocs is capable of. I guess not every beer can be exceptionally good. This fell short unfortunately.