StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of DenverLogan. Translucent, semi-magnifying and very pale yellow-gold in color with some yeasties in the mix. Bright, sweet aroma of cloves, pepper and anise. Touches of bananas and sweet lemon esters give dimension to lively sweet vibes. Engrained earthen sense furthered by coriander. Light - yet full - sweet streams continue to roll in. Lemon intermingles with banana. Gentle spice dance gives it all it’s got, yet it doesn’t fully assert itself. Pepper and coriander are clearly hogging the limelight, and a slight alcohol reconnaissance mission manifests in the finish.
1FastSTi (3344) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours to a bright copper/straw body with a thin white head. The aroma is very yeast and fruity. Lightly spicy. The flavor is yeasty and spicy. Soapy. Not really what I think of in terms of BSA’s.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
light golden color nice white head lots of lacing good visable carbonation. Some good spice aroma light fruits very light and pleasant. Full even palate good body and smooth finish. Flavor is very light some light yeast and bread a good light spice and hints of bitterness. Pretty good.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden straw yellow with active carbonation, floaties and huge, soft, billowing lacing white head. Instant aroma of spice and citrus. Flavor of yeast, light spice and mixed well with full smooth body and medium carbonation. Head laced the entire glass and lasted to the last gulp.
Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - DEC 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose-soapy and chamomille, spicy. taste-very soft lotion like moputhfeel, chamomille, very subdued spices, soapy. Tastes more like a tripple than a BSA.
Slick (1969) - Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA - DEC 1, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
hazy amber color,large off white head that faded slowly until it left a nice lace behind.The aroma was fruity and mildly malty with a bit of spice coming through in the back ground.The flavor was very pleasant with plenty of fruity notes mild malt side a bit of hops and the alcohol makes itself known in the tail end with a nice warming effect.Very nice brew and i’m glad i have one more for later when it really gets cold.
bikesandbeers (547) - san diego, California, USA - NOV 24, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. poured a hazy orange with a great head. Fluffy white, and very active, I got a lot of entertainment from my tulip before actually drinking the beer. Aroma is fruity with that wonderful belgian yeasty present. The first sip was spicy, with a more of an alcohol bite than I expected, but it soon even out a great citrus sweetness with the perfect balence of bitter hops. great all around brew.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer poured a hazy medium gold color with a creamy, lasting off-white head. Aromas included yeasty notes of cellar and bright aromas of hay and hops with plenty of spicy notes. The carbonation was lively and the texure was light and refreshing. The flavor was initially sweet, giving way to a moderatley bitter, lasting, dry hoppy finish.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 18, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer has a huge white creamy head, beige hazy colour, medium colour.
If you’re ever lucky enough to smell this beer, hops are the first thing noticed. Fruits, orange, perfume, spices, and all of that together with the nice aromas of malts and alcohol, finished with a perfect touch of the world-famous West-Malle yeasts. An aroma better than every other beer from Belgium, thus better than every other beer of the world. If the aroma of a beer lasted forever, I wouldn’t dare to drink any single drop of this beer.
The beer itself is medium bodied, a bitter taste with a dominant flavour of hops and citrus. Quite complex taste, with alcohol not as dominant as the Tripel of the monks’ colleagues of Westmalles. Strong finish of hops. Delicious mouthfeel if you pour the yeast in your glass, with some more gentle sweetness.
jonas (6141) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy amber, heavily carbonated, foamy white head.
Citrus, banana aroma, minerally yeast edges, peach.
Light metallic trapist-yeast flavorbase, peach, bubblegum.
Mouthfeel quite foamy, makes the beer seem lighter.
Spicy and metallic yeast and hop aftertaste.