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.
jredmond (4871) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Backlog. Pours a hazy golden body with thick white lacing. Aroma is clove, spice and malt. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of sugary malts, clove, spice and a touch of vanilla.
madmitch76 (13037) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9th December 2009
Hazy golden beer. Soft and dry palate. A little dry creamy malt. Sweetish grapefruit and orange and nicely judged spice. A touch of ginger I fancy and same with pepper. Joins up in to a nice spiced beer. Finishes is a tad over dry.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Aaron, pours hazy orange with thin to no white head. Aroma has notes of ginger, some coriander, biscuit, touch of fruit notes as well, with even more ginger on there as well. Really ginger forward, the taste was similar with notes of lemon, lots of ginger, spice and biscuit notes, finishing with more ginger, slightly dry slightly sweet finish.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of glouglouburp. Thanks Dany! Moderately hazy orange appearance with a cream colored head. Huge ginger, moderately spicy, light cake batter, belgian aroma. Huge ginger, orange citrusy, mildly spicy, slightly tangy, nice belgian flavor. Really a nice Belgian ale with a fuckload of ginger.
beerandIT (298) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Little bit of head on the initial pour. Light golden color with decent carbonation. It has aged a bit. I smell pear, apples and cinnamon. I taste apples, cinnamon, brown sugar, slight wheat and lemon. Delicious beer highly recommended.
ruskiimperial (308) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy light yellow with little foam. Aroma is heavy on spice, marmelade, and some distinct clove. Taste up front has a good bit of clove, coriander, sweet malts and spices common to belgian yeast. Body is fairly light and the alcohol is mostly hidden under the spices. Carbonation is very soft. Quite pleasantly aged.
rocbyter (1854) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and light spice and sour aroma. Cloudy golden color with a small white head. Sweet beginning with a light cinnamon spice finish. Light palate.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml Bottle. Double White. Pours a hazed cloudy orange/yellow with slight head. Aroma is spicy peppercorns, ginger, chamomile, doughy wheat, and some phenols- vanilla and bubblegum- and almost a unibroue yeast phenol- with pepper?. Flavor is doughy wheat, lemon, pepper, ginger, tingly on the tongue a bit- with a moderately sweet finish- some earth in the end.
GRM (2793) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 1 pint 9,4 ounces, purchased at Bangor Wine and Cheese on August 17 2010, savoured on August 20 2010; eye: golden, hazy, no effervescence, tiny ring of white head; nose: yeast, spices, alcohol, slight malt; mouth: yeast, spices, slight malt, light caramel, finale in yeast with presence of ginger, medium body, good carbonation, slightly bitter, fizzy texture; overall: quite good
Bouteille brune, 1 pinte 9,4 onces, achetée chez Bangor Wine and Cheese le 17 août 2010, savourée le 20 août 2010; œil : dorée, voilée, pas d’effervescence, petit anneau de mousse blanche; nez : levure, épices, alcool, très léger malt; bouche : levure, épices, très léger malt, léger caramel, finale en levure avec présence de gingembre, corps moyen, bonne carbonatation, très légèrement amère, texture pétillante; en résumé : bien bon
ruggedman (647) - Portland, Maine, USA - AUG 19, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Rori. I’ve had this on tap, and in bottle many times, but this one was really special. Aged 2 years this bottle was so much better than it was when I originally had it. The ginger really stands out and has mellowed out since originally bottled. I think this is an absolutely brilliant brew. If you can find one now...I’d strongly recommend drinking it!