oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours yellowish with huge white head. Aroma is spicy yeast with some citrus- orange and clove. Flavor is quite hoppy with some caramel malt- some astringency though. Palate is smooth and slightly acidic with dry finish. Nothing astonishing here- lacking in flavor and palate.
bhensonb (10354) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Wine Specialist. Orange tinged golden color with a vigorous white head. Smells more like a tripel. Yeast, citrus, bread, candi, and herby/floral hop. Medium bodied with frothy, creamy carbonation. Flavor is mildly herb bitter with a smidgeon of candi and pale malt. The finish is very nice, but confusing. It cycles sweet, dry, herby, sweet, dry. Ends up slightly bitter and astringent. It drinks very well. Like it a lot.
Skeegle (566) - Maryland, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I thought this one tasted like it was made with a bit of a skunk-yeast strain and tasted of rotten breadiness. All in a good way though, and it had some light sweetness before finishing very dry.
TheBeerGod (5047) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Max’s 72 Hour Belgian Beer Fest. Golden bodied. Somewhat cloudy. Nose is spicy and grainy. Soft hops and fruit. taste elicits more fruit (citrus mainly), spices, wheat notes (more grains). Seemed almost wit-like at times. Light dryness to the body. overall medium with a moderate carbonation tingle. Ends with citrus, flowers, spices and Belgian yeast notes.
ryan (3187) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask. Cloudy gold/yellow body with a small white head. The nose is herbs, grass, slight skunk, honey and cat nip. The flavor is moderately sweet, very lightly bitter with cotton candy, honey, lemon and basil. Medium body is soft with light carbonation.
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 17, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the cask at Max’s Taphouse in Baltimore during Belgian fest. Hazy, translucent, straw gold with no head. Served slightly warm. Very subtle nose of grass and citrusy lemons. Flavor is grassy, very floral, slightly yeasty, bananas and fruit esters. Finish is flat, watery with a little lingering fruitness. Great texture, solid flavor, just needs a touch more in the aroma.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light yellow and hazy with a white head. Smelled horrible like rubber and dirty feet. Tasted worse...Dirt with car exhaust mixed in. Not very good
UofFkid (108) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap. Golden pour w/ slight lacing. Very sweet aroma along with a very wheaty, very confusing. Seemed a bit flat and lacked freshness.
3fourths (7799) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Frisco Grille in Columbia. Clear and light in color with a yellow honey hue. Heavy candy sugar and corn nose, with even some malt-liquor-like fuesal boozy notes. Heavy grains, corn and alcohol. Not good. Ultra-sweet flavor, medicinal and coarse, with peppery alcohol biting the tongue. This beer is a mess.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 16, 2010 On Tap-Maryland Brewer’s Oktoberfest. Cloudy golden color w/a slight off white head. Sweet Belgian aroma. Sweet, spicy flavor of cane sugar & lemon w/a spicy element to it, maybe some orange peel? Had a slight wheat flavor to it as well. Quite good, best beer I had @ the Fest (couldn’t get near the Duclaw Booth!). Very easy to drink; alcohol was well hidden. ***Rerate*** Had this twice now since initial rating in 750ML bottles, drier than my initial rating. No candied sugar, more spice. Still good, but not as high as my initial rating; maybe it’s a bottle/draft thing.