egajdzis (5152) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[BB 2/99] Poured a hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, some cork, nuts, yeast, and light oxidation. Taste of more caramel malts, light cocoa, dried fruits, green apple, spices and light alcohol as well. Low carbonation / soft mouthfeel.
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s Belgian Beer Festival 2006 in Pasadena. Clear tan with a medium off-white diminishing head. Good lacing. Aroma is mostly yeast (leather?) with some sweet fruits, very intriguing. The yeast shows up first in the flavor profile as well--slightly funky and not bad at all! Alcohol is apparent but well controlled. Sweet malts, reminiscent of honey. Sweet hoppy fruits, citrus and white grapes. Lightly acidic in a way that doesn’t hurt at all. Finish is brief and sweet. Bubbly and watery on the palate with light body. I picked this beer blind off the dwindling list of taps that were not gone yet and was pleasantly surprised. I don’t know why it’s rated so low!
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Note that this is likely not a retired beer. The bottle says something like "returned by popular request".
Pours a chunky light brown with a decent head. Lots of floaters in this one (trub). Maybe my pour was tad agressive? Roasted malt and fruit on the nose with a touch of hops. Bitter on the tongue with a sugar cane malty body (kinda roasty) and a touch of spicy hop in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium light with a fair fizz. A bit of lacing on the glass. Seems to reveal more of a hop bitter character as I near the bottom of the glass and the brew warms a bit. Not a bad brew but I favor many other Belgians over this one.
ABUSEDGOAT (2265) - California, USA - DEC 17, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I don’t think this is retired. Anyway... clear reddish brown body with a small head. Caramel and sugar all the way with aroma and flavor. I actually liked the regualar version better. This felt too thin and alcholic. 7 of these stupid things left...
SSSteve (3630) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2005
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
white grape sparkling wine aroma. grapefruit. orange color. more yeast chunks than i have ever seen floating around. minimal white head. kind of sour and citrusy. this may have gone bad.
MesandSim (7119) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 20, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A Mes rate:
Pretty decent. Shame they changed it in favour of the new version which is not quite as good. Very red amber colour. Plenty of caramel and brown sugar. Lovely palate. Strong hops in the finish turning more bitter as it goes on. Not bad at all
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Amber colour with a white head. Dark fruits aroma and taste, light sweet. Medium body and a sweet finish.
kook (2033) - Perth, Western Australia, AUSTRALIA - AUG 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
RBESG05: Old nose, cardboardy, a little woody. Some dark fruits there too. Dark gold in colour. Sweet caramel, fruits and alcohol, but still refreshing.
joergen (19342) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled at RBESG 2005.
Orange coloured with an off white head.
Aroma of dried fruits and wood.
Flavour of wood with some sweetness and notes of fruits and dried fruits.
madsberg (9530) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled @ RBESG 2005: Orange/amber colourd. Light unclear. No head. Aroma is "old". Some prunes and raisins in the nose. Very sweet and sherrylike flavour. Some distinct alcoholnotes. Ends on a somewhat spiced fruitiness.