CheesedMan (554) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks SoLan. Pours a warm orange color. Aroma reminds a bit of orange marmelade, bubble gum and some tart green apple. Flavor is slightly spicy and doughy, seems a bit flabby.
JK (4157) - Uptown, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A mediocre beer. gold color with sediment, it does look good. Mild yeasty aroma with malt, and flavor has bread, moderate malt, some hops and some sugar, but all of the flavors are quite light.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from 750 ml bottle, I believe was shared by OSLO and Guerde. Pours a hazy dark orange amber brew with a slow dissolving off-white head that as some excellent sticky lacing and head retention. Aroma of tart dark pitted and tropical fruit, some herbal spice, lightly roasted multi-grain malt and some flowery hops. Taste is medium bodied, some carbonation with flavors of dried dark fruit, some candi sugar and plenty of alcohol. Finish is slightly tart and metalic, with an aftertaste of herbal spice and some yeast. An interesting Grand Cru.
Ernest (5896) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 14, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Head is initially large, frothy/fizzy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy light to medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is lightly malty (cookie), lightly yeasty (basement, cobwebs), with notes of dried fruits (pineapple, mango), candy sugar, alcohol, and bubble gum. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Not very characterful or enticing; a generic sweet, fruity Belgian strong ale.
ElGaucho56 (394) - USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is a grand cru? Pours a hazy amber with continual fluffy head, aromas quite heavily of strawberries, with peppermint, peachy alcohol; nice body on the tongue, again fluffy seems the right word; initial malt sweetness gathers momentum towards a well-hopped, menthol finish. Interesting, but not particularly fascinating.
SSSteve (3551) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy amber/brown with a large frothy off-white head. aroma is of yeast with citrus and alcohol. flavor has notes of brown sugar, light citrus, caramel. warming. fairly sweet with high carbonation. not bad.
notalush (4459) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Woohoo!! Tenth rater! - pours a glowing copper, with lots of tiny, suspended particles, and a frothy, smallish head - smells quite herbal, with some botanical and honey qualities - the mouthfeel is quite creamy dispite the high carbonation - sweet, but not cloying, with notes of vanilla, honey, wildflowers - gets a little sticky near the end, but otherwise a smooth and tasty beer - no apparent alcohol - quite good.
beastiefan2k (2197) - 2nd City (formely NYC & KS), Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Woohoo!!!! First US rater, shared by Notalush. Pours a beautiful orange-copper color, half lit and half dark color. Glowing color yet one cannot see through the beer. Has a medium but firm head with a sticky lacing. Aroma is tea-like Belgian sweetness with some floral-honey. Mouthfeel is slightly spiky and tingles the back of the throat. Taste is well attenuated candy sweet. The sweetness is balanced by a strong carbonation. Abrupt finish to the flavor and feels like you can just keep drinking this. Very nice beer. Split 3 ways, capped 750ml, different label, Hobgoblin tulip glass.
Rastacouere (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 21, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Huge white head of big bubbles tops the hazy golden hue. Yeasty, rather musty nose. A bit vinegary and sulfury in a eggy way. Rather dry, possibly infected. Fresh green apple appears not juicy, but eaten by the dusty yeast. Very tart and citric grip. Light-medium bodied, quite astringent. Biting carbonation.
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - SEP 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@Home. Sweet cider-like apple and yeast aroma. Hazy, yellow color, white head, good lace. Sweet, cider-like sourness, citric, light bitter and yeasty. Sticky and alcoholic.