MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy straw gold color, big lumpy rocky white head. aroma is yeasty, some candi sugar, and spicy malt. the sage aroma is there but not too strong. high carbonation, flavor is dryish malt and a bit yeasty. sage is present with dry malt flavor. faintly astringent. bitter finish but aftertaste fades out.
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Presentation: You really have to give this beer credit for the presentation. It is a cool unique stubby little flip top bottle. When Bob flipped the top open it popped like a gun shot and the whole room turned to see.
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow with very active carbonation bubble rising rapidly.
Smell & Taste: The flavors in the beer are complex and I only had a share of this beer so I will need to re-visit it if I ever get the opportunity. I got a very spicy ginger and sage character, earthy grassy hops and a significant amount of dryness. The variety with in the Belgian Pales continues to impress. Every beer is so unique.
Mouthfeel: Highly carbonated creamy medium body beer.
Drinkability: I am definitely going to seek this out again. My share went down way to quickly.
Hope this is helpful.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy straw-yellow body under a big fatty white head. Neat aroma - smooth, sweet pale malts with gentle floral/spicy hops and sage laid on top. Not strong stuffing-style sage just what a fresh plant might smell like. Did I say this thing smelled sweet? The flavor kicks it in with a big bitter start: dandelion / stemmy / pith hops, a floral element, and a stronger, juicier sage. Underneath it all hides a lightly toasted pale malt. Light body aided by velvety carbonation. A hoppy, interesting brew. Try it in spite of its low score!
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale gold with a huge, rocky, cavernous white head. Nose is musty, herbal, lightly spicy, lightly sweet. Same flavors with the sweetness picking it up a bit and a nice dry finish. Medium, balanced body. Very nice, very drinkable.
Rballs01 (279) - Madison, New Jersey, USA - AUG 4, 2006
2.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Poured pale gold. Very hazy with a fluffy white head. It was very highly carbonated. Once i popped it open it over-flowed everywhere! The beer wasn’t anything special. Hints of peppery-spice, very bitter and lemony. The sage flavor was mild but definitly there.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 28, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, neck label notched at 6 A whatever that means: Pours a hazy golden bronze with a large, highly carbonated, pillowy white head that leaves big clumpy lacing behind as it subsides. Aroma is distinctively Belgian with bready yeasty notes and big peppery corainder citrus spice along with some floral aged Belgian hops. Body starts with some faint floral honey and pale malty sweetness slightly masked by foaming carbonation giving way to a good peppery coriander spice with a hint of citrus. A decent and pretty authentic Belgian styled Swiss brew.
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.15oz swing top. Pours a hazy golden with a huge, pillowy white head. Strong aroma of sage, which I would have probably thought it ginger if not for the label. Some citrus fruityness, pepper, and yeast are also in there. Sage, pepper, and lemons seem to be the dominant flavor. There is some bitterness thoughout into a very dry and grassy finish. Highly carbonated with a lighter body. Refreshing.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl flip-top bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a substantial foamy head. Aroma is very citrusy with some grassy notes. Flavor is very hoppy, with some yeastiness and some herbal presence (sage I guess). Some what crisp. Not bad.
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a hazy amber with a huge creamy white head. Smells grassy with oranges, some sugar and some grassy hints. The sage is also there but not pronounced. Tastes earthy with some peppery hoppy splashes, and hints of sage. Not as tasty as the aroma suggests. Light lemony finish with grassy notes.
heemer77 (5096) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUL 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2006 Pale yellow with a huge and long lasting white head. The aroma has a very strong sage with some light lemon citrus. The taste has some sage along with the dry finish I would expect. There is some light orange peel along with some flowers. However, the sage is the dominant character. An interesting and drinkable summer beer. Not as one dimensional as it would seem.