3fourths (7979) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle pours golden amber with a faint haze to the body and large, overflowing off-white head on top.Super sweet candy sugar nose with a minerally chemical band-aid yeast note. Very sweet throughout the drink, a lot of crystalline candy sugar and fruity lemon and candy orange flavors, along with that same minerall/dust yeast flavor. Nothing major to complain about, but the presentation and price warrants something a little more interesting.
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 17, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an excellent beer. Belgian yeast in the aroma with malt and spices, citrus, coriander, flowers. Sweet flavor with some salt. Orange, and lots of yeast that gives a flavor like a beer from Abbaye des Rocs.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 Ml Bottle-Cloudy, off orange color w/a moderate, white head. Sweet, spiced, Belgian aroma. Nice, crisp, Belgian w/flavors of grass, cane sugar, light fruit, spices/pepper, floral hop, vanilla, banana, & orange peel. Had a bit of a dry, malt backbone. Had a lot going on, but not in a bad way. Kind of rough & gamey, not overly filtered. Long, spiced finish which left you wanting more. Quite enjoyable.
bhensonb (10959) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle, corked and caged, from Wine Specialist. Coppery color with a multi-finger off-white head. Aromas of floral hop over lightly roasted malt, with a light spice note. Medium body with frothy, creamy carbonation. Flavor is rather sweet, with light stone fruit and spice; could be a bit of citrus peel. Noticed a light dose of pepper in the finish. Finishes drier than it started. Tasty. Leaves my mouth feeling good.
Stine (1547) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 750 ml bottle, yeast blended. Cloudy, sandy apricot orange appearance. Floral lemongrass and baked apple aroma; tart, and fragrant. Soft, cookie-like malt presence. Herbal tranquility presides in the flavor, cool and calm, of leafy mint, jasmine, cinnamon stalk and a whiff of vanilla alcohol. Medium-full palate is initially sharp with carbonation but easily softened; lots of creamy almond sweetness in the middle, and a warm finish of dough and caramelized pears. Classy. Thanks Bob!
badgerben (4395) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Courtesy of Skyview. Hazy copper color with a thin head. Strong orange and citrus aroma, along with a bit of toast. More toastiness in the flavor. A bit of Noble hop floral. Sweet malt finish.
Skyview (5177) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Received 750ml bottle via Secret Santa. Pours a hazy orange amber brew with a thick, spritzy and rocky head that has some excellent retention and excellent lacing. Aroma of honey, multi-grain malt, some cloves, banana esters, orange zest, candi sugar and a touch of grassy hops. Taste is medium bodied, well-carbonated with flavors of coriander, multi-grain malt, cloves, candi sugar and a touch of tart cherries. Finish is slightly dry with a lingering clove and banana aftertaste. Flavor overall hides any alcohol character is this Belgian Ale.
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy Beerlando. Slightly cloudy light amber color, nice tight white head. Slight peppery and herbal tones back some sweetness and Belgian yeast aromas. Pretty straightforward sweet grainy Belgian taste. Pretty stock, but a nice offering.
eaglefan538 (2886) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour with huge carbonation, hard to control actually. Full orange-amber color, lacing streaks decent all the way down. Lots of bread, yeast, grass in aroma, some candy fruity aromas too. Flavor followed the aroma, candy apples with lots of balancing grass. Mouthfeel was airy bloated, overly carbonated. Not bad, not great. Tune down the carbonation and let’s see what this beer base really has to offer? Decent, nothing great, though.
cmillward (497) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 5, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to Beerlando for sharing! Pours amber, big white head, leaves some lacing. Yeasty aroma from the start, sweetness, ginger, some hay and caramel malts. On the tongue the yeast leads as well, hint of candi sugar-like cherries, sweetness, a touch of bitter hops towards the finish. Med mouthfeel, med carbonation.