NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Strong aroma of spice and bits of alcohol and hop. Spice, clove and fruit in the flavor. Someone said it was ’perfumy" and I’d have to agree. There is something very "fragrant" about the way this "tastes." I know that is odd, but it is still true. Very unusual. Elements of a saison and a belgian strong though much less gas. ZInteresting and pleasing to drink.
MartinT (8619) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 4, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2008 The Lure:
Flowery bouquet of sweet citrus and Middle Eastern desserts. White pepper, rose water, oranges form a very fruity shampoo. Very interesting, but not assertive enough for me to fall in love.
Fluffy Belgian-like carbonation stabs through the orange peels, white bread crumbs and cake dough. Perfumy, enticing, but again not confident enough compared to their Super Baladin.
The market’s been closed for many hours, but the day’s fragrances still hover.
From the bottle and from the tap at Bir&Fud, Roma.
tiggmtl (4545) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Resinous, spicy spruce, pine, peppery, woody aroma has strong notes of pineapple-orange-lemon, lavender flowers and icing sugary sweetness. Opaque tan-copper with fine-bubbled, fizzy, white head that diminishes to partial cover and ring. Some dark brown sediment. Orange-pineapple-cherry esters with pepper and spruce spiciness and floral-vanilla tones in the aftertaste. Medium body is dry and well-attenuated with gently prickling carbonation that awakens the tongue. Bottle enjoyed with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Olivier_MTL, Rastacouere and Yowie.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Oranger, très trouble, d’une grande opacité, laissant s’évader de grosses bulles gazeuses. De merveilleux parfum résineux d’huile à la lavande et de shampooing à l’orange et à la citrouille semblent offrir un juste substitut au houblon. Balance un peu moins cohérente en bouche, les résines sont davantage présentent alors que les herbes des montagnes continuent à nous faire rêvasser. Son corps allant de léger à moyen, les grains utilisés semblent en provenance d’une autre planète. Les grosses bulles effervescentes combinées aux parfums d’essence d’orange rappellent vaguement l’orangina. Unique en son genre!
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange color with lots of floaties and no head. Dry aroma of fruits and yeast. Flavor of spices, lavender, fruits and yeast. Light to medium body, creamy texture, moderate carbonation.
Rastacouere (6161) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 1, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Opaque cloudy orange-yellow color. Nice off-white head recedes to a ring. Big nose, very spicy. Original notes of lavender and spruce reminds of soap or deodorant. Woody and dry character, I wouldn’t mind drowning in that one. Nicely floral yeast aptly providing new developments in mouth where sage and aquatic plants juice bring up a whole new world of interesting flavours, but it’s globally less well integrated than the nose. Moderately carbonated, medium bodied. Impressive Italian beer!
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma had slight flowers, a thin citrus note, and malty. The flavor had slight flowers and citrus notes w/ a little maltiness. The flavor was kinda thin. The beer poured a slightly cloudy yellow w/ thin head and lacing. The mouthfeel was light and creamy.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a golden body with some floaters, topped by a medium thick, white head with some lacing. It’s slighlty sweet yet a touch sour with a lemony note. Not much else. Medium bodied and dry.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poursa golden hue with a light white head. Aromas of wheat, light spice, a light clove/honey note with a light muskiness. Flavors of lemon, honey, wheat, spice with a lingering sweet/sour finish. Lemonade like flavor and tartness.
Papsoe (25073) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2005 (Bottle 75 cl) Another unique beer from Teo Musso Matterino. Apparently brewed with "Kamut" - a grain found in the graves of the Pharaohs! Added cane sugarjuice and a colour like the desert of Namibia! Well, Teo you certainly are a good storyteller. Fully golden, unfiltered, not much head. Strangely spiced, almost peppery aroma - not easily defined. Is it the kamut? An underlying sweetness and just a hint of hops. Very fascinating. 181104