thebeertourist (4973) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 21, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy amber with a great head, looking appetizing as all the Blaugies beers (giving the same excitement when uncorking also).Vinous aroma, almost geuze-like, lemony freshness meeting oak woodiness. Lots of lemon flavours, some yeastiness, oaky vanilla, talcum-powder dryness like in a Girardin. Very fizzy, prickling the tongue. Complex, yet refreshing. One of the beers that convinces you of the supremacy of Belgian brewing!
JoeMcPhee (8746) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very hazy orange/amber with a thick, lasting off-white head. Nice sweetish aroma. Some spicy corianderish notes. Fairly full-bodied and quite yeasty. Some sweet cherry and light bubble gum in the finish. Slightly tart, dryish finish. Pretty tasty, but I don’t really get any figgy character at all.
Oakes (13068) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden-beige colour, very hazy, big head. Yeasty, slightly figgy/fruity aroma. The palate is quite yeasty as well, with an underlying fruity sweetness. Not hugely different, nor expressive, just a decent Belgian ale.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 7, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy light brown body, not much head. Tart yeast, mandarin orange, pale malt aroma. Brett tartness, lemon peel, grass, and sugar wafer sweetness. Great combo of tartness and Belgian-y sweetness.
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - DEC 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber with a large white head. Light nose with yeast, black pepper and toffee. Tart flavor, medium sweet with fruity notes, grapes, apple, yeast. A bit overly effervescent.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - DEC 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dirty orange with huge white head. Tons of sediment floating around. Sour/tart lemon aroma, very yeasty with some barnyard funkiness. Flavor much the same with faint hint of sour cherry, very drying mouthfeel/finish. Will agree with others, couldn’t detect any fig whatsoever. Maybe masquerading as cherry?
frylock (1135) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark orange body with a big foamy white head. Yeasty aroma with some dust, dark cherries and a touch of barnyard as well. Lightly tart, some wheat, cherries and figs. Finishes dry. I detected more cherry flavor rather than figs, but either way this was very enjoyable.
Silphium (3186) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Milwaukee YEHa!05, brought by MIBRomeo. Murky burnt orange body, thin persistent off-white head. Nice spicy aroma, but also sourish, with hints of grape (gotta be the fig), wood, and even a bit of cheese rind. Tart, estery body (fruits in abundance- orange, lemons, etc.), and a bit spicy, but mostly a tad sour and herbal. Rather tannic, too. Soft, tea-like body with just the right sour kick. Unique and quite tasty.
hezron (610) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 20, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is celery-ish aroma with some sour cherries some minerals, nice. Cloudy, straw yellow with a thin head. Sour, tart and lemony with a citrusy sharp flavor. Slightly musty and very interesting. Dry finish with a hint of spice. Thanks to Chuck and Blake.
harvey (40) - Milano, ITALY - DEC 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very hoppy (Flemish hops, maybe) and fruity aroma. Pours a huge white head, persistent, but not very compact. Amber in colour. Mouthfeel is dry and a little sour, medium bodied, lightly bitter and flavour is hoppy and spicy. I didn’t notice any fig note. Delicious, indeed.