trokini (1025) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 12, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured cloudy yellow with a rocky white head that exploded out of the glass. Good lacing. Spicy sweet aroma packed with ginger, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg, etc. Lemon zest and sweet yeast esters as well. Carbonated, but still heavy in the mouthfeel. The taste is outstanding. Pleasant yeast/banana flavors with orange and lemon zest blended with the lighter malt. Different spice combinations seemed to hit you, similar but never the same. A sweet honey and wheat finish that lingers. And have to agree with JohnGalt1, chamomile is present as well, or at least the spice combination resembles it. Loved it.
Madsnp (933) - DENMARK - MAY 9, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Thanks thewolf. Pours hazy straw yellow with a small white head. Aromas of ginger, coriander, brett and wheat. The flavour is spicy and sweet with notes of apples, brett, oranges and ginger.
treadyroc (150) - St. Leonard, Maryland, USA - MAY 8, 2009
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy amber with not a whole lot of head. The ginger aroma is very evident right off the bat; reminds me of dark ín stormies. The problem with me (maybe just me) is that I drink a fair share of dark ín stormies & I donít really think that the combination of heavy ginger with the taste of a traditional Belgian strong ale goes very well. It does even out after a few sips, but itís just not for me. Finishes clean, & very well done, & an interesting beer, nonetheless.
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 bottle thanks to bu11zeye. poured yellow with a white head. aroma of bologna, cinnamon toast, and spice. flavor was pretty much just cinnamon toast crunch for me. light body and high carbonation.
bu11zeye (12527) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle, 2008 vintage) Pours a cloudy golden body with a medium white head. Aroma of eucalyptus, tea, grass, and florals. Flavor of bay leaves, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, and wheat.
BeerBiker (1413) - Odense, DENMARK - APR 25, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle @ Odense Tasting, 14th February 2009, remembered for Carsten BeerMouths fantastic 3 meals highend gastronomy.] Although itís long time Iíve tasted these brewdrops I remember the great wellbalanced ginger!
mar (5135) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to bu11zeye. slightly hazed yellow pour, nose is musk, spices and fruity. easy on the palate with a not so musky flavor but very much nutmeg and other spices.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is spicy, wheaty, medium sweet. Pretty light golden body, thick white head. Flavorful wheat blend, spicy without the notorious Allagash tendency toward over-sweetness. This is my favorite of Allagashís offerings so far.
blutt59 (6413) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle, thanks to bu11zeye, light yellow in color with slight bubbles, very herbal aroma with rosemary, mint and fileí flavors
Avengedpoet (329) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 25, 2009 Oddly enough, at first whiff this hazy white beer smells almost chronically hoppy with a nice dose of coriander. The aroma is a real adventure as this beer breathes and warms up. Next it moves onto smelling like the perfect ginger bread house, and then medicinal like a honey ginger cough drop. All along the taste follows suit, although in a slightly muted way. This was a very interesting beer, mostly because of the aroma. The heavy-handed spicing became quite un-bearable as it warmed, which was unfortunate.