french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 9, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice golden body with white thick head. Aromas of white wine and Citrus. Lively Carbonation with a somewhat bitter finish. This is a basic Abbey ale, not wow, but OK.
StompBrockmore (316) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2006 Pours sparkling orange with a big, frothy white head. Aroma is sweet and candied, while the flavour builds on this with bready, yeasty flavours mingling with the candied sugar and citrus. There is also a bit of hoppy bitterness in there, but it is not overly pronounced. When it comes to Belgian abbey ales, this one is fairly simple and basic, but still, all in all, very nice nonetheless.
bubbleflubber (1935) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours orange straw into the glass, with a nicely decent head and spider lacing. The nose is of sweet and sours, with hints of candied citrus fruits. The flavor is quite complex, with hints (in no particular order) of wheat, yeast, sours, mash, beans/legumes, and slight hops. The finish (and effervescence) reminds me of legumes and wheat (dry-hopped). The mouthfeel is light but round, and all in all, not a bad offering. Feels a little thin for a Belgian Ale, and it’s not my first choice, but then again, I wouldn’t turn it away.
Hansen (7340) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 30, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear, orange beer. White, lasting head. Aroma is hopped, perhaps hints of sulfur. Flavor starts bitter, then sweet, and finish is notes of sulfur. No spice.
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - SEP 29, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice brew, and if you pour it right, you can taste two distinctly different brews. Without pouring the yeast, you get a very crisp flavor. A smewhat fruity apple/grape flavor.aroma is alcohol and sweetness. The head is huge and white, when you pour in the yeast it goes from bubbly to thick, also clouds up the clear golden, to a hazy light amber. Takes away some of the offensive alcohol flavor and aroma, and makes this brew very nice.
CJfromPhilly (139) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours from the 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass an apricot colored orange with the usual huge rocky Belgian head. Active carbonation, as you would probably expect. Aroma is citrusy, hints of orange peel. Flavor matches the aroma, an orange peel bitterness, with the alcohol coming through on the swallow, but not in an overpowering sense. Mouthfeel is fizzy on the tongue and the body has a nice fullness to it. This was an impulse purchase that turned out to be a pretty good pick-up. Does the Belgian tradition proud IMHO.
alexanderj (3398) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, Sept 2006. Pours a ruddy gold; somewhat hazy. Large white head. Highly carbonated. Yeasty and spicy aroma. Carbonation very present in the taste. Taste was decent. Flavor was somewhat subdued. Malty and citrusy. I wouldn’t put it up there with alot of Belgian ales.
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. pours pale yellow with a nice white head that lasts most of the way down. Yeasty belgium spiced aroma. Nicely carbonated on the tongue yeasty grapefruit flavors but a little thin and lacking. Thin crisp finish.
Sanchex (224) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 22, 2006
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
As the description and most people have said, it’s quite drinkable for such a potent beer. Dull straw color, long-lasting head, with good lace. Cloying mouthfeel. Not a fan of this style but this one is alright. Cheers!
KnutAlbert (6364) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 18, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent Belgian blonde. Lots of carbonation, thirst-quenching, but not really outstanding. Round and easy-drinking.