auderale (605) - Minot, North Dakota, USA - FEB 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow colored pour with nice thick head. Fruity, light hoppy aroma with a sweet, lemony finish. Ok
FlacoAlto (4133) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2008
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours with a frothy, initially three-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a clear, slightly orange tinged, copper color and even more so when held up to the light. Sweet and fruity smelling in the nose, but it has a certain note that seems a bit like over-ripe cheese or perhaps even moldy fruit. A touch spicy towards the finish as well, the nose also has some toasty grain character towards the end. The nose is not all that appetizing, though it is certainly interesting.
Lightly sweet, the beer is surprisingly light and airy. Fruit notes of pear, melon and maybe even a touch of kiwi are accentuated by both the light sweetness and even a touch of yeasty tartness. A bit spicy towards the finish, notes of light pepper morphs into a spicy, pickled ginger & clove note that lingers on the palate after each sip. The rancid cheese note is noticed only a touch up front in the flavor, but it is noticeable. This beer is really quite thin, I feel like it should be a bit more substantial, despite being a fan of light high gravity Belgian beers.
I just can’t shake the analogy of bad cheddar, it is mostly an aromatic component but it definitely influences the flavor as well. This is just not working for me
Purchased: <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Liquors, Tucson AZ
smith4498 (3502) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from 6 pack Belgian sampler. Poured amber colour with a lasting head. Taste is fruity, malty and hoppy but not very impressive. Seemed too carbonated. There are many tripels that are much better. Disappointing, will not have again.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - JAN 28, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Tart aroma. Almost like a sour. Sour yeast, tart lemon zest, dusty attic. Pours slightly cloudy gold with a HUGE white head that takes forever to subside. Lots of yeasty tartness on the tongue. Some sweeter malt, but not too much. Sour wood. Medium bodied with too much carbonation. Finishes with an offputting sweetness.
exadore (92) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. I bought this in a 6 pack of Belgian beers, and I guess someone stuck the box I bought in a paint can shaker. The moment I popped the cap, it hissed as if hell was being released. Pouring it was a literal nightmare, as the head that frothed out of the Trappist glass was truly a sight to behold. Barely a quarter of the bottle made it into the glass before it began overflowing. I don’t know if it was overcarbonated or not, but it is really disappointing to get a beer in this condition. Body has a tart, tangy flavor, accentuated with a nice burnt straw coloured body. This would have been a good beer had I not had to wait for the head to slowly die off.
rayOfBeer (674) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JAN 27, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
pours from bottle a darker blonde with an ever present whtie foam head. Aroma of yeast and toast. Sweetness as the start with and immediate toasty yeast flavor and spicy carbonation burn. Nice beer. Easy to drink.
joohefner (380) - Isla Vista, California, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy golden amber with medium fluffy head. fruit alcohol aroma with hints of spicy grain. medium thin slightly syrupy body. honey malt and apple and lemon flavors with a yeast and tart bitterness underneath. smooth and mellow
BuckeyeSammy (604) - Palo Alto, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2008 Could be seen as a warm weather beer. Aroma is slightly yeasty, a little tart. Hazy orange yellow color. Sharp carbonation, lightly yeasty.. complex flavor. Frothy white head. Noticeable lacing. Notes of tart grapefruit in the flavor. Really enjoyed this one.. Very light beer.
Codythegreat (149) - Carrollton, Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not impressed. Got this out of a 6 pack of belgain beers and everyone of them was dissapointing.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 14, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a Belgian beer sampler six-pack--Poured a hazy amber copper body with a huge froth, lumpy white head. Nose of candied sugar and sweet fruity mslts. Some of the best Belgian beer flavors in a very complex delightful beer.