imdownthepub (13033) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 22, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Conditioned. Golden brown with large foamy head. Highly perfumed, piney nose with a grating background peel flavour. Bread notes.
SilkTork (5537) - Southampton, United Kingdom, Hampshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dirty pale colour with an upside down drizzle and soft foam on top. I can't think of any reason why anyone thinks that it looks attractive. But each to their own. Smells like a wheat beer. I suspect there is wheat in here somewhere, which would account for the big head and long head retention. Initial crispness is quickly over taken by a sweet stickiness then by the alcohol. Some wheat beer spice in the finish. Belgian yeast evident throughout. Despite all my grumbling I enjoyed this brew. Finished it quite quickly as well.
SirTom (89) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 6, 2003
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I get a very different kind of buzz from this beer. Like getting high? Whatever it does, it's great. Has a great palate and very abnormal but mouth-watering aroma.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - DEC 4, 2003
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft - Cloudy yellow beer with great hoppy, sweet aroma. A great tasting beer with perfect carbonation and flavor. An quite enjoyable lunch beer.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 30, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gotta love those Belgian hops and yeast. Nice mild hoppy aroma. Vanilla and floral tastes. Beautiful cloudy golden color.
1more4dessert (334) - Upstate, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2003
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
sparkling gold, not as much cloudiness as I expected. fizzy voluminous head, lots of ester notes, banana, slight fruiti tartness. excellent mouth feel, decently prolonged semidry finish, alcohol completely obscurred
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - NOV 27, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy yellow with big thick fluffy white head. Sweet on initial taste followed by a dry finish. Lightly fruity. Good.
biermonk (265) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 19, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer poured a creamy golden colour that produced a monstrous head. It has a spicy vanilla bouquet. Very smooth flavor that becomes a little bitter towards the finish. A very well balanced ale . I'll definitely drink this again.
Kalli (502) - Falun, SWEDEN - NOV 17, 2003
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice this one, but unfortunately my notes got lost, so this is from memory. Fairly simple for a abbey ale, but pleasant none the less.
larsniclas (6653) - Billdal, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2003
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at The Rover, Gothenburg.
Golden with an ok head.
Aroma from yeast and band-aid.
Rather thin with a late sourness.