Rictus (126) - Dothan, Alabama, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
cloudy whit-like an bubbly with a huge head. Dusty grainy spiced smell. Bitter dusty taste, slight caramel. Spikey moderate mouth feel. Not an everday beer but good.
Slayer85 (1051) - Firenze, ITALY - NOV 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. A hazy blonde near amber beer with a rich and persistent white head. Strange and peculiar aroma with spicy (ginger, pepper) and fruity (overall oranges) notes. There is also something I can’t explain, similar to wheat and probably the kamut. Unusual flavours too, spicy and fruity (peaches, citric fruits) with almost no traces of hop. Light to medium body, juicy. soft carbonation, long sweet finish and alcohol well hidden. Light bitterness and acidity. Original, interesting and well done.
FrankJohansen (3614) - Sabro, DENMARK - NOV 28, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy yellow colour with a medium white head. Aroma adn taste of malts, fruits and spice. Lasting finish. Different but good.
bhensonb (12946) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 22, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Mixed aroma of sweet honey, spice and pale malt. Brassy gold color with fine bubbles and a decent white head. Medium body with a mild, creamy carbonation. Flavor is lightly honey, lightly sour, lightly very many things, including ginger. The finish is honey on the edges, sour in the front, and mildly bitter on the edges (of the tongue). There is a strange rosy kind of flavor lurking, could that be myrrh? Great stuff.
LordCorkscrew (1774) - Ronco Scrivia (GE), ITALY - NOV 19, 2007
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Straordinaria creazione di Teo Musso del Baladin, questa Nora mi incuriosisce fin da quando ne conosco il nome; finalmente, l’occasione si presenta: bottiglia divisa in due da Paola a Brescia, nel TeKu ovviamente. Versa colore dorato con buona schiuma candida; uno scrigno di spezie l’aroma e il sapore, una carezza dopo l’altra ai sensi che disinibiti si librano nella freschezza di un vagheggiato ritorno alla natura. Il vetro del bicchiere non si sente più, fra le labbra scorre soltanto questo delicato elisir d’oblio. Dopo, abbiamo letto Baudelaire; ma io avrei preferito Rimbaud.
thewolf (11640) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ Italian tasting @ YNWA, Kolding. Pours a nice clear golden with a medium creamy white head, weak lacing. The head diminishes fast. Aroma is complex: honey (is that the myrrh?), lots of herbs (basil peeping through), ashes, roses, ginger and wheat. Lively, but still rather full mouthfeel. Interesting flavour. Dry herbal, violets, heather, roses. Quite dry and very Saison-like. All these spices and herbs are never too much - always well-balanced.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2007
1.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
I didn’t really care for this beer. It had an oddly perfumed aroma, and a combination of yeastiness and cerealness in its flavor that I couldn’t get into. More over, the excessive amount of floaties in this beer gave it a strange and unpleasant mouthfeel that was at the same time both slick and gritty.
Appearance was a hazy tan, with some light and dark specks in it which reminded me of eggnog. Aroma was perfume-y, and the first thought that hit me was "lavender." Taste was faint at first, intensifying as it warmed, and the emerging flavor was cereal-y and yeasty in a way that was unpleasant to me. The mouthfeel was a bit gritty due to the floaties present, but also a bit slick and slimy feeling.
I was not a fan of this beer and would not recommend it.
larsga (6893) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 28, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thin grayish white head doesn’t last. Orangey hazy body. Strange perfumy fruity herbal aroma of licorice and cough syrup. Dry licorce taste with herbal and fruity notes, again kind of like cough syrup. Dry mealy herbal aftertaste. Strange, but not bad. (0.75l bottle at Isola della Birra, Milan.)
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orange with a two-finger white head that leaves a good bit of lacing. Floral, honeyish aroma reminiscent of Dogfish Head’s Midas Touch. Big spicy background with a bit of citrus. Flavor is quite citrusy and spicy, much like a good Saison. The ginger comes through in the aftertaste. I have no idea what myrrh tastes like. Soft on the palate. Like a slightly de-carbonated Saison.
KnutAlbert (6397) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 8, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lively sparkling. Yeast and spices - pepper, ginger, vanilla. Fruity, sligtly sour in a Belgian way. There is a maltienss from the Egyptian grain which probably accounts for some of the spiciness, too. A good beer and an interesting one.