holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from Andersonville Liquors. Pours an orange color with particles of yeast floating underneath a creamy smooth white head. Yeasty aroma with orange and vanilla. Flavors of orange, yeast, oak, candi sugar, bitter orange peel. Carbonation is very fizzy which I don’t like in most beers but other than that a fine belgium.
gearbike (512) - West Bloomfield, Michigan, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow with small head. Malty but still lighter tasting than most strong ales. Got a good dose of sweet spiciness. Alcohol well hidden.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2008 too much going on in this brew to really discuss. buy a bunch of bottles, get some friends together and drink...then go buy some more
lifeless on tap
apingos (90) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2007
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
From the tap at The Beer Bistro on W Madison. A nice place but a bit pricy. I didn’t like this beer at all. I kept drinking it to figure out the what that funky flavor was. Kind of like a barley wine but not really. This should not be called beer.
bhensonb (14162) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of yeast, light bread, and some spice. Light spice. Pale brassy color with a white head that won’t go away. Foamy lacing. Starts with spice, mild carbonation, a hint of banana, mild sweetness, and a fruit and herb combo in the finish. Fairly dry finish. Arguably some citrus hop in the finish, but there’s a lot going on in there.
Crash (532) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 24, 2007
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured a hazzy light yellow with fluffy white head and light lacing. Aroma was really not there but there was a hint of light bread. Taste was a bit acetic with a dry finish.
yomamaphat (19) - USA - APR 23, 2007
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Unimpressed. Acrid from an aroma, flavor, and palate perspective. Thick like coagulated goats milk. Nothing I haven’t tasted in more economical beer. Head was weak like an old leper. Flavor was very nice but completely uninspiring. When was beer supposed to taste so fruity you might confuse it for a wine cooler?
swiseman (482) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 15, 2007
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
strong and fruity aroma which is very enticing to the nose. taste of bananas and grapes on the tongue with lots of carbonation. aftertaste is a bit stale and bland which separates this from some of the better Belgians
NachlamSie (3294) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a rich, bright orange with a tall, though fading, white head. The aroma is zesty and wild with a bouquet of spices. Notes of citrus abound. The flavor is less tart than I expected with suggestions of sweet lemon candy and a backdrop of woolen notes. Hints of banana, grass, and a variety of wild, herbal flavors are present while the alcohol warms my nostrils a bit. Good beer.
danimal34 (41) - Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Looks wonderful, then all downhill from there. Light fruity smell. Flavor very lacking for a strong ale. Then the overcarbonation reminds me of a cheap canadienne beer.