Silphium (3186) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy medium orange body, medium off-white head. Herbal, toasty nose, rather dry, with medicinal notes and strong spicy esters. The crisp, tightly covered body was pleasantly light yet complex, with crackery, bready notes and grassy hops in addition to the floral, spicy yeast characteristics. Well-done.
MoDog (927) - Griffith, Indiana, USA - AUG 26, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 750ml caged and corked bottle. Served in a tulip. This ale poured a clear golden color with a large, foamy, beige head that slowly faded away. Some sticky lacing was left around the glass. The aroma was made up of orange, bread, and also some light alcoholic notes. The flavor consisted of citrus, bready yeast, light alcohol, and also some grassy hop notes. The mouthfeel was full-bodied with a good dose of carbonation. This was a decent representation of a strong Belgian, but I probably wouldn’t go out of my way to find it again.
BBB63 (6299) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - AUG 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in my NB worthy glass: Initial pour is clean and golden with a lasting foamy white head and good lace. The aroma has notes of dusty and floral fruity yeast esters that display apricot and banana character along with some grassy and mineral vapours. The taste is nicely not as sweet as I feared with a grassy bitterness and a cleansing alcohol presence. Minor fruity sweet and herbal character at midesection. The finish is astringent and woody dry. The mouth feel is sprite and lively with a dry alcoholic finish. It will be interesting to see how this ages. For now it is a tad too sharp and aggressive, much like a young Duvel.
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a clear golden with a good sized white head that lasts leaving good lacing. Aroma of pilsner malt, banana, citrus, yeast, and floral hops. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness and light alcohol warmth. Very good.
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite effervescent with nice lacing. Has a slightly dusty baking spice aroma. Nice, but not terribly interesting.
nimbleprop (5347) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a translucent straw colored gold with a thin white head. Smelled faintly of yeast, flowers and vanilla. Flavor was banana, yeast, peanuts, grass and faint malts. Slightly medicinal finish detracts from what was a very well rounded beer.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to ucusty...pours a muddled yellow with orange tints. aroma is dominated by yeast with some sour citrus and fresh apricots. medium carbonation and body. flavor is a citrus sandwich on yeasty wheat bread. great for a hot day by the pool.
Tmoney99 (11367) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured hazy orange color with medium fizzy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma was complex sweet yeasty and citrus. Medium body. Medium balanced flavor with medium bittersweet with small alcohol bite finish. Good brew worth trying with some age.
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden amber beer with a nice off-white head. Grass, hay, grain, light citrus aroma with fruity esters. Nice rich malty flavor with big citrus/summer esters and some backing yeasty piciness. Medium-plus body. Lingering hops and yeast. Well balanced and put together nicely. This is one of those beers I wouldn’t expect everyone to like.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light yellow color with a white head. Aroma is lemon with lots of bitter astringency. Flavor is malty, lemon, and an astringent bitter finish.