beisen (90) - California, USA - FEB 12, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy gold, with a tall foamy head. Nice malty flavor with a smooth mouthfeel. A little bitter on the finish. Kind of a cool bottle, and the cork hit the ceiling when I opened it. Still, pricey for what it is. I don’t think I’ll get this one very often.
SJM620 (11) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I was genuinely surprised by this beer. I was not sure what to expect. It was quite pleasant though. The bottle is what caught my eye, definately a unique bottle. I tryly did enjoy this beer, even though I do not usually drink Belgian Beer. This one made me rethink that position.
OldBoss (27) - Tuttle, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The small 11.2 oz bottle pours a hazy golden with a nice looking,fluffy white head that dissipates quickly, leaving lacing rings around my glass. I can smell some citrus fruits (lemon and orange), light spices, and a hint of earthy ’yeast’ with some fusel alcohol present. I can taste some spices, with a bit of lemon, and a hint of some bitterness. Slightly sweet from the malt with some alcohol warmth. A pretty good amount of carbonation. Overall, I like this beer and will try it again as soon as I pony up the $7+ for another bottle.
BustedFlat (554) - Edina, Minnesota, USA - FEB 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 21, 2007 Poured from a 750ml corked bottle into a brandy snifter. Golden and cloudy in appearance with a thick white head. Light aroma, typical of a Belgian beer. The taste starts sweet with notes of yeast and citrus and the finish is a bit peppery. I liked the the initial sweetness, but the peppery finish was not for me.
RERATE: This was the first beer I rated and I believe I rated it too low. On the second tasting it was dry and spicy and had a hint of orange peel and a touch of citrus with a slightly bitter finish.
brian1985 (14) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving Type: 11.2 oz bottle into glass
Appearance: Pours a hazy light yellow with a nice looking 1.5 finger white head that dissipates quickly, leaving slight lacing around the edge of my glass.
Smell: Sweet fruits (lemon and orange), light spices, a little bit of that ’belgian yeast’ aroma. Alcohol is also present.
Taste: Spices, lemon, surprisingly some bitterness. Not as much malty sweetness as I expected, and slightly more hop presence than I was anticipating. Alcohol warming as this goes down.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium with a decent amount of carbonation.
Drinkability: Overall, a very nice selection. One of these is more than enough for me in a sitting, though. Not sure if I would buy this again, as I prefer a good Belgian Dark, but still a very solid beer by all means.
Crafty07 (404) - Florence, Kentucky, USA - FEB 2, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a delicious Belgian ale that is dangerously easy to drink. The only real drawback is its outrageous price tag. Yeah, the bottle is cool, but I aint drinking the bottle. Still, if you’re out and they have it and you’re only drinking one that night, it’s a good choice.
jcr (2487) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Lots of malts and spice and yeast in this beer. But the mix doesn’t impress me near as much as many other Belgian strong ales. In fact, the spices and yeast seem almost plasticy atop the very sweet malt backbone. Nice white head and aromas of coriander and citrus. Full body and borderline syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor is very sweet and lightly bitter. Dry finish with a peppery alcohol bite.
burpfrank (299) - carpinteria, California, USA - JAN 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
First of all I have to say I have a cold and my taste and smell are kinda wacked right now.Anyway,It appears to be a VEY active beer.I underestimated the head and it overflowed very much.Lots of bubbles,like champagne.Head was light and fluffy and very large.Once it dissipated it showed a nice,golden colored beer.I was kind of wondering if the high bubble content was because it was hyped up with co2.I think it is from the brewing.It tasted like a good golden beer,which I usually don’t like at all.I like this one.I don’t think it is the "best beer in the world"as stated by Stuart A Kallen in 1997,as stated in the comercial deScription,but is it pretty good.Has a slight bitter taste.Maybe some corriander in the brewing.This would make a good summer beer,or one to share with the friends that are used to the cheap commercial light beers,as this will open there eyes and taste buds. Besides,it has a pretty bottle!
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a blonde murky color with a white head. Aroma of wheat. Tastes orange and coriander. Noce full finish
robinvboyer (3876) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice golden color.
huge white head, aroma of fruit, and some yeast. very refreshing, nice summer beer.