OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - DEC 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle corked and capped via my Secret Santa! - Thanks! - Pours amber hazed with a fair creamy tan head that stays well and laces in layers. Aromas of musty basement, some pear, and a little cheese. Flavor is fruity with lots of pear and apple also some corriander there too.and maybe some ginger as well. Palate is crisp and pretty clean actually. Light bodied and easy drinking for a belgian strong.. No sign of the alcohol.. Pretty nice beer overall..
SHIG (4675) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a hazy orange with white head. Smell was a soapy hoppy aroma. Tasted started out bitter but ended sweet malt.
Tranquillity (1876) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2006
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at the Rover in Göteborg with Gnoff. Grape aroma, a bit like in a good lambic. Half-hazy orange colour, no foam. Crisp taste, cherry finish.
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
aroma is sweet candied sugar and a bit of hops. pours golden with pretty decent head. Flavor is balanced, but harsh and kind of strange... sweet, but and well hoped, but not pleasant. I tried to like this beer, but its just not a great brew. reminds me a lot of duvel. I happen to be drinking one right now... but this beer is much less pleasant with harsh flavors, a peculiar sweetness and hoppiness. not recomended, but its still not the worst thing I’ve had.
Emmaneul (16) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 15, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle 0,33l. Golden. Some alcohol, some butter, hop and candy aroma’s. Sweet taste, soft carbonation, full body and a finish that’s everlasting harsh/bitter with some sweetness in the end. This beer lacks subtlety. Not as good as some might say...
SSSteve (4006) - - NOV 11, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
fruity, pineapple, pear, apple aroma. cloudy gold with a small filmy head. suspended yeast in glass. lots of toffee, butter, marshmallow flavors. quite nice.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - NOV 5, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2oz, notched at best before March AND July 2009, I guess it doesn’t really matter which it was. Pours a cloudy red orange with a one finger light yellowish white head. Aroma has some spicy citrusy Belgian hops, yeast, and a slight artificial orange stale candy that some Belgian styles have--which I don’t like at all--though this is pretty faint. A little dusty with a slight alcohol presence. The taste has that orangey taste a little stronger which does distract a little bit from the rest of the beer. This is a fairly hoppy brew, though bitterness never gets too high, most likely balanced from the fake orangey sweetness. Dry finish, slightly warming and alcoholic. Medium bodied, soft carbonation. Pretty good, despite the crappy "fake orange"--I don’t really know how else to describe it.
ericnixon (744) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The color of liquid honey (well, honey is sorta liquidly already, but you know what I mean). Spicy aroma with an appley citrus-ness to it. Clovey taste with more citrus packed in there. Very dry aftertaste, to the point where I need a more refreshing beer to chase this one with.
MiP (15296) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, 8.5%. Refreshing acidic aroma. Cloudy golden colour, small white head. The flavour is a bit rough, but pleasantly so. Fruity and yeasty. Typically Belgian. Dry finish.
Earlier Rating: 4/10/2005 Total Score: 2.9
Golden colour. Very mild, slight sweet flavour. Low carbonation and creamy mouthfeel.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp baked green apples with pork chop breading and spicy hop pie in the nose. hazy light gold w/ white short sponge. hayseed dry white wine, coriander sour apple, fine lactic-bacterial leading into finish, on warming, vanilla note opens up. dry, moderately fizzy palate, crisp, lasting finish.