benpickens (481) - Camarillo, California, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours with a massive long lasting head. Lemon, hay and tart aromas. Lots of floating yeast particles. Spicy and tart with a long lasting spicy hop finish. Good belgium strong ale.
zootfinster (219) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 18, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2008 r. Cloudy yellow appearance. Yeasty and alcoholic flavor with various malts popping out all over. On my retaste, I am not at all happy with it there are others in its category I would rather drink
kusken (7) - Fredericia, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2007 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one of my favirites. The best place to drink this is in Delerium Cafe in Brussels.
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - MAY 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep, honey yellow coloured beer with a frothy white head. A strong, sour fruit nose, citrusy, with an unripened red fruit aroma, and a hint of malt. A fizzy mouthfeel and a strong potent taste, tart, citrusy hop flavour, sour red fruits, spicy and a touch smokey, then a malty taste that leads to a dry finish. (Bottle - purchased from Beers of Europe, Setchey, Norfolk for £1.95 a bottle).
slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nose is complex and on the sweet side. Bready/yeasty, fruity esters. Apples, bananas, light hops. Dark orange with lively carbonation and some yeast floculation. Huge frothy white head which subsides to a slightly thinner but still frothy topping that laces nightly. Flavor is rather sour and lacks the complexity of the nose. This bottle has been sitting around for a bit which may have muted some of the subtleties. Palate is well-suited, but could use a bit more substance.
Soonah (1120) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 14, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Poured a cloudy, pale copper color with a pillowy, almost rocky head. The Aroma was herbal and spicy initially but some sweet dried fruit came through as it opened up. The flavor was a decent blend of spice, pepper and sweetness. Not overly yeasty. The mouthfeel was kinda middle of the road and the finish wasn’t as to the point as I had hoped. A pretty blah example.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - MAY 11, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle: Hazy peach color with a medium, fading off-whte head. Aroma is citrus and spice. Flavor starts lightly sweet and fruity followed by a spicy-peppery bite and a lightly bitter dry finish. Medium bodied and spritzy with lively carbonation.
mannika (140) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at BeerBistro. Pours a golden colour with a nice thick white head. Aroma is fruity, with a tart sweet and sourish smell. Drinks sweet and spicy at first taste, with a long, evolving, finish that is sweet, then turns bitter. Finish is very clean. Overall, quite nice, was very enjoyable.
Gurst (338) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sweet, but witha fair bitterness. Oranges, cookies, and bananas are some interesting tastes, but also yeast.
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazed light golden with a dense, though quickly thinning white head. The nose is dry and herbal. Yeasty, lemony, straw. I really kind of enjoy this. This is nice and foamy in the mouth, with some better than I expected viscosity. A rather strong dry lemony tartness. Some rather significant grassy hay flavors, and some nice creaminess. The herbal nature seems to disappear a bit with warming, but early on, this kind of reminded me of a rather strong Orval. the finish is dry and fruity, with citrus, the aftertaste is bigger in the alcohol, with a pronounced Belgian funk and dare I say it, peppery Saaz like hops? A nice beer all around.