aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - APR 18, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
like fresh bread and cookies in one at initial sniff, with a bit of grass. Mild citrus and flowers first palate that gives way to a mildly honeyed malt body. Nice bitterness with good clean finish.
Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - APR 14, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cloudy-straw with nice head. Yeast, a b it of spice, orange peel, dry finish. Highly drinkable and enjoyable. Thanks Jbrus.
legion242 (2322) - Richardson, Texas, USA - APR 11, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy golden; fluffy head; dry grassy nose. Lots of grassiness on the tongue. Good spice. A nice departure form the XX Bitter.
TheBeerGod (5496) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 27, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Lot number 000039 with a best before date of 12/08. Pours clouded amber with a foamy white head. Nose is fruity and largely floral like a flower bed in early spring. Light yeasty notes and and bread with some mustiness abound. Very odd aroma to me. Sort of a Belgian Strong blended with a saison or lighter gueuze. Taste is very fruity and yeasty. Dry throughout but has some light cobwebby notes and dank basement. More flowery notes and light hop bitterness. Seemingly runs the gamut on flavors. Light spiciness lingers throughout. Light barnyardy notes come through at times as well. Body is lighter and has plently of foamy carbonation to it. The dryness leaks through around the edges and at the end. Finish is light spice, yeast, cobwebs, mild mustiness, damp basement and pollinating flowers. Wow, what a nice surprise!
heemer77 (5158) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 20, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bright gold that is slightly cloudy with a larger white head. The aroma is funky apples with some cranberries and pears. The taste is a bready apple with some dusty cherries. Finishes with some nutmeg. This has both barnyard and fruit. Nothing subtle here. This is in your face with the dry and funky body. Fairly refreshing.
kms399 (267) - plymouth, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
thin one finger head golden color. sweet with a hint of hops. has a kind of dusty smell to it. overall quite nice.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours ahazy amber hue with a nice tan head. Aromas of old fruit and spice. Flavors of light hops, a little funk and a wonderful finish.
sloth (2605) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - FEB 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large, rocky, white head with good retention and a bit of spotty lacing left behind. Hazy straw color with a light orange hue. Juicy, fruity nose, nicely hopped. Faint bubblegum notes with a hint of yeast also. Med/light body, lightly effervescent. Hops up front, laid back fruityness, with a light toasty malt backing. Lightly acidic with faint citric notes. Finish is dry, spicey, nice bite.
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 21, 2005 Goldish blonde, with a charming little ring of lace. One whiff and I asked myself "Is this a tripel or a lambic?" Funky, murky, musky and dusty, with a side order of piney hops! That horseblanket/tobacco pouch aroma too, not bad! Sweet, maple syrup like start, with a nutty, then corky middle and long bitter finish. Indeed, not bad at all...
Sampled on tap at Moan & Dove: Not as funky on the nose, but looked a lot nicer and was smoother coming down. But I liked the bottle version better.
tbookman (618) - Ephrata, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Medium amber color and a bit hazy. Spicy flavors throughout - some sugar, nutmeg and caramel. A bit yeasty too. Very very easy to drink - this Belgian has a lot going for it.