mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from bu11zeye. musky yeast nose with light fruit notes. murky amber pour with no head. not bad on the palate bhut the flavor is very yeasty and spicy
MartinT (9411) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 1, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
This doughy Belgian Strong Ale focuses on its pillowy mouthfeel and subtle spiciness (the union of mustard seeds and leafy hops) to humbly but surely satisfy the taste buds.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam covers the cloudy beige-golden.
-The yeast storm was inevitable even though the bottle’s been upright for weeks.
-A few banana esters are perceptible, adding complexity.
-The flavor profile is soft but not entirely compelling.
-The spicy, leafy hoppiness provides decent, but shortlived bitterness.
-Effervescence is very comfortable and helps in building this cozy mouthfeel.
steview (1037) - Petaluma, California, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
wow--mustard seeds: actually, surprisingly refreshing and strong; unattractive, distinct spicy aroma-- i didn’t like it; yeast, heat, sweet, somewhat dry, and lightly sour; mustard of course, but balanced with other ingredients well enough; okay.
Ibrew2or3 (8207) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Second mustard beer in our two mustard beer tasting. It pours hazy deep gold with copper hues and thin off white head. The light aroma has notes of Belgian sugar, lighter colored fruity esters, some dark fruit esters and a hint of mustard. The taste is slick and sweet and moves toward dark fruity esters and a mild background, OK faint background, of mustard spice. I also get some yeasty spice and faint banana. Like the other mustard beer the mustard spice is just too faint. This would taste a whole lot better with a bigger mustard presence.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance:Hazy gold-amber,light lacing white head..
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - OCT 23, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy orange pour with a small white head. Hmm, mustard... Yes, I enjoy mustard, in a beer it is so-so for me. Fruity and spicy throughout, the mustard soft in the finish, but I didn’t think it added much, more just a dry spicy kick. I thought the worst thing about this beer was the excess alcohol, hot and boozy, very distracting. Kinda tastes like a boozy tripel, but with a bit of extra spice to the finish, almost a little spicy heat creeps back up afterward. This just didn’t jive well for me.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taster - Brouwers Cafe - Seattle, WA
Aroma – Strong mustard seed aroma with a Belgian yeast lingering.
Appearance – Mustard Golden in color, Hazy with a nice head.
Flavor – This was a very Belgian flavored beer. With a hint of mustard in the back of the flavor. Weird flavor to add.
Palate – Nice Mouthfeel, Good texture with a dry finish.
Overall – This was a OK beer nothing too special the mustard was why we tried it and wow it was odd. One of the oddest I have had.
GRM (3765) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown bottle, 33 cl, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured on October 16 2008; eye: creamy white head made up of rather large bubbles and that stays, lots of lacing, amber, lightly hazy, suspended matter, average effervescence; nose: alcohol, spices, malt, yeast, sugar; mouth: alcohol, malt, light sugar, pepper, spices, alcohol becomes more and more present, finale in creamy malt with a hint of mustard, not much carbonation, lightly sweet and bitter, slightly creamy texture; overall: fine
Bouteille brune, 33 cl, 11 %, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savourée le 16 octobre 2008; œil : mousse blanche crémeuse formée de bulles plutôt grosses et qui demeure, pas mal de dentelle, ambrée, légèrement voilée, matière en suspension, effervescence moyenne; nez : alcool, épices, malt, levure, sucre; bouche : alcool, malt, léger sucre, poivre, épices, alcool devient de plus en plus présent, finale en malt crémeux avec une petite pointe de moutarde, peu carbonatée, légèrement sucrée et amère, texture légèrement crémeuse; en résumé : bien
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of Ibrew2or3. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of spicy yeast, mustard, and alcohol. Taste is sweet malt, mustard, and spicy yeast. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and a spicy finish. Another interesting mustard beer.
sebletitje (9348) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Courtesy of ibrew2or3.
Pours blonde, white head.
Aroma and taste. sme floating sediments, yeasty and spicy (there is a definite mustard presence) lightly hoppy, and the beer is definitely loaded with alcohol.