Sammy (8406) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lots of lace, two samples and the colder bottle, newly opened, with strong carbonation was more tasty. The warmer one with sediment at the bottom, was fine but not as tasty. Noticeably fruity and spicy Belgian more than anything, and would like even better in the cold wnter. Sampled at Cole’s Belgianfest.
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer poured a cloudy brownish orange w/ thick lasting head and lacing. The aroma was full of light fruit, spice, honey, and lemons. The flavor was lemony, honey, light fruit, and coriander. The mouthfeel was light bodied and lightly carbonated.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden hue with a frothy white head. Woderful lacing. aromas of pine, banana, light hops and spices. Flavors of wheat, honey and nice yeasty finish. Almost creamy on the palate
hopscotch (8893) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle... Very murky, golden ale with a mid-sized, fluffy, off-white head. Excellent retention. Earthy, spicy, woodsy nose with notes of cobwebs, leather, bread and lye soap. Well-balanced flavor... just a touch on the bitter side. Steady malt. Mildly spicy, tangy, and earthy with minor notes of sea salt and white pepper. Medium-bodied with an astringent mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Finishes lightly bitter and bone dry.
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Glowing, hazy orange/copper.Giant, frothy white cap. A few chunks of yeast rest at the bottom. Musty yeast aroma with spices, grainy malt, and crisp hops. Same flavor. Medium, well carbonated body. Very nice brew. I suppose the catch-all "belgian ale" category is the only way to classify this one.
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Mahar’s. Vegetable like coriander peel flavor. Food like, spicy, typical belgian spices, cinnamon apple nose. amber with very little head.
TURDFERGUSON (3945) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at The Moan and Dove. poured into a 6oz wine glass. light amber with a small white hue lining the glass. Nose of citrus--lemon and lime zest, yeast, and grassy wheat. taste has more yeast, citrus, and nice hop bite. a nice belgian ale from de ranke.
beaconstreet (811) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dear god this was expensive! On tap, chalice glass, at the brickskeller. Hearty, slightly bitter, clovery hints of richness. A lot to handle, though drinkable, though god it was expensive!
KimmoS (51) - FINLAND - JAN 25, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy, dark honey colored. Aroma has some maneur in it it foams in my mouth. The flavor is sweet with wheat, yeast and honey. It says on the wrapping that it was bottled 5 years ago and shouuld be consumed before 12/06.
fbennett (293) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer pours a tangerine color with a thin white lace that disappates quickly. The smell is of candied fruit orange citrus, peach, grassy/hay (wheat) notes. The taste starts with sweet apricot flavor then hits you with a slight alcohal essence then follows with a slight hoppy bitterness that compliments the whole beer.