joergen (22268) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow coloured with a huge white head.
Aroma of fruits and spices.
Sweet flavour of fruits, spices and hops.
Light hoppy finish.
IMtheOptimator (1162) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - SEP 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a strongly effervescent golden with a large fluffy white head. Strong aroma of grassy noble hops, pear juice, orangey citrus and some alcohol dryness. Flavor is light and refreshing toffee, lemony acidity, some light grassiness. Flavor becomes a bit more muddled on successive tastes. Finishes vinous and slightly dry. Body is light and lively. Sort of a toned down version of a generic Belgian Strong ale. Very drinkable and refreshing, while retaining enough complexity to remain interesting.
thornecb (4666) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2006 Pours bright gold into a shaker. Nice white micro lasting micro head. Soft and slightly spicy with a bitter pepper lasting finish.
Stefano (1891) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden with white head. Flavour is light to moderately bitter with light acidity. A good amount of alcohol is present in the long finish which balances the sweetness. Dry bitter aftertaste.
segfault (103) - Centennial, Colorado, USA - AUG 21, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden pour, white head. A nicely soft spiced aroma. Light malts, balanced with spices, belgian. Soft, slightly astringent. nice flavor profile.
larsga (6446) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Small offwhite head over hazy light orange body. Aroma is spicy,
grassy hops, sweetish yeast with a strange, egg-like character, wood,
and a whiff of licorice and terpentine, and some alcohol. Taste is
quite sharp, bitter hops, somewhat acidic, spicy wood and grainy
malts. Aroma is clearly better than the taste. Somewhat disappointing
mouthfeel, a bit thin and lacking in body. (0.33l bottle.)
LagerHogger (12) - USA - AUG 15, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the bottle, poured into a 20oz Tulip pint glass. Pours a sort of cloudy blonde, with a nice thick head leaving a beautiful lace. The brew gives a very aromatic blend of fruit and spice. Though the taste dissipates rather quickly the flavor is rather pleasant and hoppy with hints of fruit and spice, afterwards leaving a bit of a sour and malty finish. Overall, at 6.8% a worthy brew for beer lovers the world over or anyone adventurous enough to try!
TheGrandMaster (2334) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 13, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from keg, a clear light amber with a thin white bubbly head. Subtle sweet fruit aroma. Good level of carbonation, with subtle fruit flavours and a dryish finish.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml Bottle: Pours blond as promised with a big thick head, which quickly fell into a thin lacing across the top. Aroma of hops, grain, yeast, citrus, and something sweet I canít put my finger on. Taste is quite strong on alcohol and very hoppy, albeit not at all bitter. Definite spice, but it makes way into a somewhat unpleasant aftertaste. Not bad by any means, but not to the level Iíve come to expect from Belgium.
bluevegie (3063) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
23/05/06 Almost golden body, almost compact head but fairly lasting. Nothing really stands out, sweet with some spice, easy to drink though.