turbo (1271) - Arizona, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 Great Arizona Beer Festival.
Poured light yellow.
Aroma is crisp dark fruits,yeast,
Flavor is fruit, citrus, very slight malt with a dry slightly bitter finish.
Pailhead (6351) - Plymouth, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Nice sweet aroma of yeast, bananas and citrus. Pours a pale yellow with a big white head that has good retention. Flavor is actually a little light. Light yeastiness and banana up front followed with a light citrus finish with slight acidity. A light metallic flavor lingers in the background.
gsteph (322) - knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 21, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This stuff is beautiful, a very vibrant gold with a huge, pillowy white head and some particles. It has a very "energetic" aroma. Yeasty, floral and citrus but light on the nose. Crisp and cool flavor palate and very lively. Slight fruitiness, citrus, very slight nuances of cloves, and malt with a dry finish. There is a slight hop bite but very mild. Flavor is great from beginning to end. The whole package is great.
Sammy (10783) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
like a blond. Yeasty smell, a nice yeasty head for a few minutes after the pour. Creamy smooth in the drink but with metallic in the finish and real metal and dry aftertaste. Coriander
pivo (2657) - GERMANY - MAR 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Yeasty nose, gold color, tall fluffy head. Creamy malt with a hints of vanilla and citrus. Reminds me of Leffe a little. No so special, but a quality brew by all means.
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2001 bottle---- Pours a hazy golden hue with a small white head. Aromas of caramel and pefume. Flavors of pears, a hint of citrus and a dry, champagne-like mouthfeel.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy blond color with a quickly dissipating white head. Nose is estery, spicy and laced with floral hops. Taste is light malts, light fruits, fresh and acidic, medium-bodied, slightly sweet with a light bitterness, lot of carbonation, followed up with a dry perfumy finish. I like this one.
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 7, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good balnced Blonde leaning beer.Flowers Lavender and Almond blossom? dominate the nose with some grassy hop notes. Honeyed malt woth atouch of citrus spice well balanced beer of little complexity.
yalnikim (800) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 7, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2005 Tasted 07/03/2005. 330ml bottle from Regional Wines and Spirits, Wellington.
Pours a light bright gold with a thick white billowing head. As the head dies a very strong clingy lacing is revealed.
The nose is a soft bouquet of old style boiled sweets and very light citrus notes.
Flavour is candy sweet up front, but balanced exceptionally well with a touch of spice and some bitter grassiness from the hops.
Palate is left remarkably clean for such a strong ale. Very good - a little more subtle than some belgians.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 5, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one head to head with Cdonk brown, both were delicious. Pours very light yellow color. Enormous head, and I poured carefully too. Had a metal band holding the cork in place to hold back the high carbonation. Head was everlasting. Very dry aroma. A bit musty and some orange peel. Light airy head. Flavor is mostly yeasty with some citrus. Very smooth and soft character, especially considering the high carbonation. Well done. Wisps of bubbly lace.