bhensonb (10908) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 6, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
650 ml bottle from Monoprix, swingtop. Poured pale gold with a five finger white head. Light dusty aroma, sort of floral. Medium body with lots of fine bubbled carbonation. Flavor is light malt with notes of citrus. Finishes clean and dryish. It’s an excellent light beer. Really thirst quenching and refreshing.
imdownthepub (10134) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 1, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled, 650ml. Hazed gold with light head. After the Cuvee de Noel, this was pretty bland. Herby, flowery hop with a thin malt body, some carbonation and a slight papery note. Not too much to recommend it.
Yves (2181) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2009
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Hazy gold coloured beer with medium carbonation and small white head. Sweet little herby aroma. Full palate. Finish is bit bitter, herby and slightly dry.
Wim (2734) - Weelde, BELGIUM - JAN 17, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
hazy gold blond coloured little sparkling body with a sparkling white head a fruity hoppy aroma a spicy fruity hoppy taste with a spicy bitter finish
shalloWMeans (169) - Independence, Kentucky, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the very first round of my very own annual Beer of the Year tournament. Sixteen great beers from around the world, elimination style bracket, good times for all. This was a very interesting beer, but unfortunately could not stand up to the awesome drinkability of the St Sylvestre 3 Monts. When poured, the appearance is definitely cloudy from the yeast. With the beer being organic and unpasteurized, there is certainly plenty of yeast, and it’s a little difficult to retain. Still, the color is nice- lazy golden amber, little to no head. Aroma is very remniscent of sherry; with woodiness, nuts, and tannins; very oaky (Could be a little corked). Nonetheless, it is very complex, and very intriguing. The body is rather light, but not watery, with just a hint of carbonation. The taste is much better- an undeniable nuttiness, again sherry and dry wine notes, with a bit of green apple and apricot crispness, remniscent also of a dry, frech cider. Overall, the bottle conditioning definitely imparts an oaky, winey character, ending with a short, sharp finish. I think this would have had a better chance of winning, but unfortunately the guests were a bit intimidated by the large chunks of yeast in the glass...
gowdy (725) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at home. hay, grass, pale, hazy, frothy, light sweetness, light body, oily feel,
Quack-Duck (7793) - Down South, GERMANY - MAR 29, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. Hazy golden yellow, large and fluffy head. Very fruity and malty, slightly hoppy. Hints of lemon and grapefruit.
haf (528) - Gijon, SPAIN - MAR 11, 2008
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
La mejor cerveza biologica que he probado. Pero la verdad no son muchas. Son demasiado caras para como saben.
harrisoni (13580) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - FEB 13, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
65cl bottle from Carrefour, Calais. Gold colour with thick lasting white head. Toffee on aroma. Toffee in mouth. Not a wonderful beer, some hop on end. Hop is a tad soapy. Not that great.
Tmoney99 (10554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2008
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle corked from Party Town. Poured clear yellow color with a minimal fizzy white head that mostly diminished with fair lacing. Moderate sweet citrus aroma. Light to medium body. Medium citrus sweet flavor with a medium sweet corky finish of moderate duration. Soft beer with average character.