weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 9, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 24, 2007 On tap in the home kegerator...
Per the tag around the sixtel neck, this is 7.5% abv.
Appears a hazy, glow of orange with a 3 finger, creamy white cap that slowly fades away into a generous film that never leaves. Tons of lacing is ringed like sticky sea foam around the glass.
A few small spice particles rest in the bottom of the glass.
Smell is of the signature earth-noted Chouffe yeast, along with some notes of honey, underripened bananas, bubblegum, candi sugar, apples, spice, and flowers with a dash of cinnamon. I’m not getting any of the thyme aromas that was added during the brewing of this treat. In fact, it reminds me very much of La Chouffe, itself.
Taste is of the mentioned aromas perhaps toned down a little bit with a yeasty dryness coming through nicely.
Mouthfeel is carbonated lightly, yeasty, medium bodied, and fruity with bitterness catching the swallow via the yeast, spices, and hops.
A well done brew.
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber body with a small creamy white head. Sweet caramel aroma. Sweet caramel flavor with some hints of candi sugar.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to weeare138 for bringing this over. Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with a small sized off white head. Aroams of yeast, candi sugar, fruity, and some spices. Tastes follow the same.
Sregnar35 (933) - Rotterdam, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Mahars. Cloudy with a small lasting head. Aroma very bready and sweet. Flavor spicy and unpleasant, with a very sharp feel.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cloudy light yellow, white head, citrus and light hop aroma, moderate sweetness, some odd spiciness, not particularly pleasant, with a light hop finish.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light orange-amber color with light head. Sweet aroma with some spice & tropical fruits. Taste is Belgian with lots of sugar - perhaps a bit too sweet. Not bad, just overdone.
Nejhleader (1150) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
had this at Mcgraths pub in h-burg. Had a nice spice element to it, nice even body, smooth, but other then that I couldn’t really say that it was all that special.
kevin62 (267) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Stirling Hotel-Poured to a cloudy amber with a large white head.Get some spices and sugar in the flavor,as well as some malt and just a touch of hops.Ok beer.
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Barcade: Pours an orangey/amber with fading tan head. The aroma is very yeasty, slightly figgy, with a brown sugary sweetness. Upfront there’s great belgian character, smooth slightly sweet malts, hints of the candy sugar and plenty of belgian yeast, and it feels really belgian. The later flavors are awkard though. I picked up on the thyme in the later flavors, which gives it a strange, wood-chip earthyness. Overall the flavors are nice, but they aren’t balanced and they clash.
JoeMcPhee (8063) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 16, 2006
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Tap at Mugs Ale House. Deep golden, cloudy coloured beer. Fruity yeast used here as well as a noticeable spiciness. Peach and light cinnamon aromas as well. Flavour comes across a bit strange. Thin body with a ginger ale character that while not unappealing, is ruined by plastic/band aid phenolics. Apple/pear flavour on the back but not enough to rescue this mess.