mkel07 (3391) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 3, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. An explosion of foam, thick and white like a gigantic marshmellow greets you on the initial pour. Very clear and amber in colour with spice, pepper, cloves and some fruit in the nose. Dry on the palate with a spice aftertaste. Quite good and leaves a nice lace of foam on the glass.
spork13 (3) - Launceston, AUSTRALIA - JUN 14, 2011 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
A lovely bitter Belgian style beer. I got a bottle (and will get a couple more!) from Crown Cellars and thoroughly enjoyed it. Pungent aroma, sensational appearance - even the bottle and label look classy, great taste, and 1/2 the price of some imports! Well done Bridge road Brewers
beardfear (87) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy straw pour. The funky saison yeast is apparent in the aroma but there’s also plenty of mango, banana, cloves and pineapple. A mildly sour, bitter finish complements the fruity phenolic characters that wouldn’t seem out of place in a hefeweizen. Very refreshing and very easy drinking; a perfect gateway beer to more esoteric Belgian styles like saisons and lambics.
Jessop (207) - AUSTRALIA - APR 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Wow what a surprize here. This beer was just lovely, poured hazy and light golden with a white frothy head. It tasted slightly sharp with a fruity somewhat green apple hint. Slightly thin and watery body preceding a acidic and a touch astringent finish.
Maris (989) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - JAN 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the tap at the Local Taphouse, St Kilda on 27/1/2011 (part of a five beer tasting paddle). The aroma is of Belgian yeast, apples and apple pie. The flavour is dominated by green apples and lemon. This one has a nice subtle and refreshing sour/bitterness. Quite nice.
j12601 (6603) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Where the Wild Beers Are event graciously hosted by Mission Dolores. Pours a hazed milky hefe looking yellow gold with a thin white head. Citrus, zest, musk on the nose. Lemongrass, citrus, wheat and musk on the finish.
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2010 sampled at a tasting session with friends. orange and grassy hops dominate, with hints of pepper and spices.
Oakes (12612) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy blond with a thick head. Peppery aroma with light fruits and nice yeastiness. Very fruity on the palate with gentle spiciness, slightly creamy malts and maybe a hint of acidity late. Nice pale malt character and good balance. One of the more interesting Aussie microbrews I’ve come across.
Pyobon (922) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cloudy pale gold with decent tight white head. The aroma is tangy citrus with peppery and metallic notes. Medium body and nice carbonation bordering on fizzy. Tangy citrus foretatse with a peppery and to my mind rather harsh metallic bitterness in the finish. An unusual beer which was just a bit harsh for my taste.
hawthorne00 (2436) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2010 Bottle. Pours bright orange with a large creamy white head. Smells of orange zest and cloves with light doughy yeast and some funk. Taste is sweet and tart. Finishes tart with punchy pepper/ clove/ ginger. Good blue cheese beer. Eminently quaffable with character and a little intrigue. [3.8]
Tap. Had a bottle a few weeks ago and wouldn’t change what I said previously. On tap it was missing all of the tartness and most of the spice: it was an OK fruity Belgian ale around 3.3. Leaving the rating as per the bottle.