BeerandBlues2 (9454) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle purchased at Liquor Max in Loveland, CO. Pours clear and sparkling orange with a small, frothy, white head, somewhat diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (hay, straw, meal), average hops (flowers, grass, herbs), heavy yeast (horse blanket, earth, musty) with notes of cask and solvent. Medium bodied, sticky texture, lively carbonation, and an astringent finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2008 Bottle, bought @ Willems, Grobbendonk.
My 100th Belgian Ale
Pours a golden orange with a smallish creamy white head with loads of lacing. Aroma is rye, apples, herbs and grassy hops. Spritzy and rather lively mouthfeel. Flavour has oranges, peach, lots of hoppy dryness. There is a peachiness to the flavour that gives a relative tartness. It is bordering on a Saison - a very nice beer all in all.
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL, no date. Damn, I thought this was a new beer from my local shop, but it looks like they just changed the label--the new label looks somewhat like the Stouterik with the sun rays and such. Clear orange amber with a three finger rocky white head, fair retention. Herbal and grassy hops up front (somewhat stale), some yeast, candy sugar and peppery notes following. Flavor is much the same with quite a bit of (earthy) bitterness for a Belgian--peaking at a 5-6 (out of 10). There was also some very light wet paper. Moderate to high carbonation with a medium body. Not too bad of a beer at all.
waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. golden/clear with spotty head. earth, spice, grass and alochol aroma. grass on palate. light, dry and sweet.
JoeMcPhee (8314) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 31, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle. Deep cloudy golden beer with a thick creamy head. Lovely soft spicy aroma. A little bit of perfumey/cologne and a lovely soft caramelly character behind it. Fairly hoppy with a nice herbal/spicy component. Some light bubble gum and a dusty/earthy yeastiness. Moderate bitterness but a lingering spicy/herbal hop flavour. Some light peachy fruit and a touch of pepper towards the back. Quite a nice brew really.
Dedollewaitor (13761) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2014 Cloudy orange with a fine white lasting head. A lot of Belgium hops in the aroma. Medium bodied. Good lacings. Again bitter hops. A bit too weak palate & balance, but very nice. Reminds me of XX Bitter! Re-Rate Jan-14. Great session beer. Tap @ Moeder Lambic and bottles. Fresh hops, yeast and grass. 3,8-4
FatPhil (9172) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - OCT 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 7, 2014 330ml bottle (Porvoo Harvest/Dark Beer Festival 2007) (5:3:7:3:13=3.1)
light hazy amber, ok head. light grainy and quite hoppy aroma. clear hop character in the taste, dry and very nutty. huge long bitter finish.
Rerate: 330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn) (7:4:6:3:13;3.3)
Lovely chocolatey aroma. Less exciting in the taste, but still avery nice drinkable dark beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2009
Date: October 10, 2007
Source: Tasting, Logan Pre-GABF
Appearance: hazy dark yellow, fine white head
Aroma: sweet spicy candy malt aroma
Flavor: dry malt flavor, lots of spicy character keeps it dry, only a hint of malty sweetness, the spicyness leads to a long bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 5/10; Palate: 5/10; Overall: 10/20
oh6gdx (20244) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 15, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Hazy orange colour, not much head. Aroma is spices, wheat, yeast and some hops. Flavour is a bit grassy and hoppy along with som emild spices and herbs.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2007
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml Bottle on 10/11/07: Faint aroma of Belgian yeast and a little spice. Poured golden in color with a huge, foamy, white head that lasted throughout. Small lacing. Cloudy. Very sparkling. Flavor is lightly sweet. Not much to the flavor besides yeast. Medium body. Sticky texture. Lively carbonation. Tasteless finish. Overall, boring with little taste.