BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours hazy amber with an average, frothy, off-white head, somewhat lasting with fair lacing. Aroma is average malt (cookie, caramel), average hops (perfume, flowers), average yeast (horse blanket) with notes of alcohol, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Full bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, moderate sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness.
JDUB (178) - Venice Beach, California, USA - DEC 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice amber orange, clear, with a lasting head. mild on the holiday spices (good imho, other seasonals can be over bearing). Flavor is musty with barnyard hops and sweet but mild malt presence.
beerbill (3254) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 16, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy dull gold with a moderate beige head that lasted through most of the glass. Light but pleasant aroma of yeast and grassy hops. A bit more flavorful than the aroma suggests with some yeast, citrus, and some sugar candy sweetness. A bit dry at the finish, but otherwise very easy to drink. The alcohol was fairly well hidden with only a slight warming at the finish.
DenverLogan (745) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange amber color, big head of small bubbles that hang on for a long while. Orange zest and lemon grass aroma. Rich, varied spices, ginger, nutmeg, fruit rind, bitter chocolate, honey ...yeasty, peppery, dry finish. I like the aroma more than the taste, but it’s big, a tad rough and interesting.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bottle at the 2007 Crescent Moon Holiday Beer Tasting. A hazy butterscotch color with a bountiful off white head. Spicy fruitcake aroma. Very rummy and sweet. This is a lot like fermented fruitcake. Has a very dry finish. Great hop report. The medium palate has some fizziness. Good, but not worth $13 a bottle.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 10, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
(750ml bottle) Murky amber body topped by medium beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, Curacao, rose perfume, alcohol, some spice. Taste is moderately sweet, alcohol (boozy), orange, light fig. Medium-full body, light effervescence.
BBB63 (5701) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at A&K Holiday party: Cloudy coppery hue with a lasting frothy head. The aroma has notes of floral and grassy hops, apricot and candy apple, wheaty and biscuity malts, and a hint of ginger. The taste is spicy and fruity with a dry herbal finish. The profile is muddled and missing the zing I would have hoped would have been in this beer. The mouth feel is dry and lively for the just okay brew.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Brew poured a light orange amber with a nice creamy off white head that stuck around. Nice lacing on the glass as well. Nose was a bit fruity and had some hints of honey and clove. Flavor was fruity and yeasty. Not my favorite Belgian, but a good one.
badlizard (5540) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 9, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from Bevmo. Hazy golden color with a fizzy white head. Aroma of honey, fruit, and Belgian yeast. Bright palate with a candy sweet taste and notes of fruit and floral hops to the finish.
mjg74 (2458) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BevMo. Medium amber in color upon pouring. Sweet candy apple aroma. Spiced yeast flavors up front. Some bitterness as well as a dry fruity flavor.