ketchepillar (1184) - Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA - JUL 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to someone on the RBSG bus! Nice hay and fresh grain. Some banana. Fairly estery. Grapefruit.
DuffMan (9498) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 25, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden on my sunny deck while waiting for the tenderloin to cook on the BBQ. Pours a bright hazy yellow gold with an initially very bubbly head that settles into a creamy whipped topping. Aroma is sweet and chiefly floral, jasmine comes to mind, with nuances of spices and spruce tips. Flavours are complex and delicious, with many things coming to mind: honeycake, straw, jasmine flower, orange blossom, light yeast, conifer, spices. Light and refreshing despite the ABV, beautifully flavoured and complex. Fantastic!
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 22, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Volo Launch Party.
Aroma is malt, fruit and yeast. Amber, pours a large fluffy white head. Flavours are pear, malt and yeast. Light bodied for the abv, sweet, good tongue tingle. Very good.
piscator34 (2312) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 3, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled sample via Savvy1982, shared with oakbluff. Pale orange in colour with strong carbonation. Aromas are of mild grassy and floral hops, spicy yeast, and a touch of tropical fruit. A well balanced mix in the mouth of pale malts, tropical, spice, and grass flavors. Moderate bitterness and light bodied. Very drinkable for 10% alcohol. Well crafted, but not a blockbuster in my opinion.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2009 bottle thanks to Savvy1982! Pours a very lively hazy gold with a tall white head, lots of lacing. Strong floral citrus nose with lots of yeast aroma and elements of grassy malts. Flavor is rich with light malt and grassy flavors lots of citrus in the backend with some yeast esters and a slight alcohol burn. This is a top notch beer.
cfrancis (3098) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This is probably the best beer I’ve ever had. Everything about it is right up my alley. Pours a cloudy golden yellow with a big frothy white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, hop and sweet grain. Taste is sweet malt, slightly citrus with a smooth hop finish. Full body and slight biscuit. Just an amazing beer. It needs to be produced more often than every two years!!
vtafro (6553) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2007 & 2009 Vintage bottles at post EBF tasting. Golden pour with white head. Belgian yeasts, spices, hops notes in the newer vintage, however the for the 07 the hops had dropped out. Nice either way, I prefer this fresher.
GRM (3698) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Green bottle, 750 ml, purchased at Le Grand Duc (merci Jean-Marie!), savoured on May 21 2010; eye: golden, lightly hazy, average effervescence, champagne-style white head that turns into a nice creamy sheet, light lacing; nose: hops, citrusy, grapefruit, citrus, slight orange, light champagne yeast, spices; mouth: hops, citrusy, grapefruit, champagne yeast, citrus, slight orange, alcohol, spices, quite dry finale in resinous hops with presence of yeast, medium-full body, rather carbonated, mildly bitter, slightly sweet, nice and pleasant astringency; overall: quite good
Bouteille verte, 750 ml, achetée chez Le Grand Duc (merci Jean-Marie!), savourée le 21 mai 2010; œil : dorée, légèrement voilée, effervescence moyenne, mousse blanche style champagne qui se transforme en une belle couverture mousseuse, légère dentelle; nez : houblon, citrique, pamplemousse, citron, très léger orange, léger levure de champagne, épices; bouche : houblon, citrique, pamplemousse, levure de champagne, citron, très léger orange, alcool, épices, finale très sèche en houblon résineux avec présence de levure, corps moyen-corsée, plutôt carbonatée, moyennement amère, très légèrement sucrée, bonne astringence plaisante; en résumé : bien bon
punkska101 (1679) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml super sexy green bottle. Clear yellow high carbonation. Dense frothy white head. A: citrusy, tropical and spicy. Inviting nose. F: grapefruit what a punch finish is bitter and medium long. This is close to dry. A long will we have to wait for next batch ? This one should be a regular a must for hop head like me.
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Liquid Sunshine X – Olympia, WA
Golden yellow in color, thick with Belgian yeast and fruit like aromas. Lots of earth like flavors herbal was heard a lot around the table. Lots of citrus in the flavor this was well balanced and was a surprise for me this night.