ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle, 2009 edition, graciously sent across the border by Glouglouburp. thanks, dany! pours a gorgeous, slightly hazy, apricot color with a massive, soapy, bright white head that won’t stop building in the glass and leaves sticky rings of lace. aroma is great with big, belgian yeast, peppery, clovey spices, and sharp lemon zest backed by light tropical fruits, hints of pine, and dryer sheets with a touch of vanilla icing. flavor is wonderful, like a fine belgian ipa, with fresh, piney hops, orange citrus, pineapple, and lemon zest backed by sweet yeast, honey, exotic florals with a touch of spicy clove and cinnamon on the finish. palate is medium bodied and creamy on the tongue despite the effervescent carbonation with a crisp, dry finish. overall, a top notch brew.
Beerona97 (2398) - Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear light gold with an extremeley substantial foamy white head that continues to build for about 20 minutes. Aromas of lemon, grapeskin, grass, very light alcohol, overall very crisp and floral with some yeast notes coming through. Strong taste, lots of sweetness and bitter hop bite that lasts for a while on the finish. Body is a little thicker than I would have gathered from looking at and smelling the beer but is still on the lighter side. Carbonation is high. Alcohol is not noticeable. Bottle thanks to Savvy1982.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge thanks to viggo for getting a bottle of this to me at DLD 2010.
A: Pale golden straw color with a completely massive white head and loads of thick, soap sud lacing as it makes its way down.
S: Some Belgian yeast and accompanying spiciness alongside some grassy hops and light fruits.
T: Nice grassy sweetness from the wheat alongside a nice bitterness from the hops. Light stone fruits as well.
M: Good carbonation and feel for a beer of this strength. Nice complexity.
D: Very drinkable all around. Big thanks again to viggo; super glad that I was able to get a bottle of this.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-15-2010
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours out over the top bubbly with a monster head. Color in the light is golden. Bold full aromas of heavy hops, malts, fruits, yeast and spice. Some sweetness too. moderate lacing. First sip is full of heavy malts and bitter hops. A second wave of flavor brings orange and yeast flavors. Very dry warming finish. Big and strong flavor. A lot more than I was expecting. Perfectly balanced.
VertBaconStrips (2320) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - OCT 16, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2009. Champagne blow out foamfest. Yellowy murky or not depending on what part of the bottle. Nice aroma... a bit bizarre but still pretty cool. Sharp orange, yeasty spice a bit on the pepper side, hint of clove, bit o’ pine, slight must, tropical fruits. Weird and I dig it. Stiff. The yeast is pretty hard with a wicked bite to it. Only a hint of alc on the after taste. Tropical fruits, possibly warm pineapple, tons of citrus - oranges, lemon, unsweetened grapefruit, something earthy or musty, much more alcohol when warmer. Tropical fruit and hard yeast dominate the taste. Goes back nicely, excites the taste buds. Hell yea this was good!
georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2010
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clear Golden blond with an amazingly large creamy white head. There is lots of tiny bubbles in there. Aroma is Herbal and citrus hop, spicy, earthy. Medium body with an average carbonation. In mouth it is really sweet at first, lots of residual sugar. Then is spicy, earthy and herbal. Hops really gives a lot to this one. Some bitterness at finish but well balanced. Excellent beer.
tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very sweet aroma offers plenty of melon, icing sugar and herbal hops. Opaque golden straw coloured body is topped by a huge, fluffy, meringue-like white head that lasts well and coats the glass with lacing. Very sweet flavour with nice background hops. The bitterness is pronounced without being overwhelming. Pink grapefruit is notable in the aftertaste. Alcohol is never apparent. Medium body with strong carbonation and airy texture. Chalice. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle sampled at presario’s Als vs. Stamps tasting.
zdk (1870) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared on RBSG’10 bus - really tasty! caramel and spice. nice poignant bitterness and earthy. Cloves and cinnamon, floral. Nice bright carbonation.
garthicus (2908) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Thanks to R. Appearance: golden orange with a generous white head. Aroma: sour, lots of grassy hops, a little apple, yeast & malt. Flavour: loads of yeast, alcohol, lemon, lots of hops, a good amount of lemon too. Very nice.
Tmoney99 (13469) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at RBSG 2010. Poured a hazy medium copper color with a large frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate sour citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Very good brew.