hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Small white head that mostly diminished, fine-small sized bubbles, sparse lacing, yeasty, cloudy, no visible carbonation, and a straw yellow hue. Malty, banana, sweet, spicy, and clove aroma. Sweet, malty, clove, spicy, some banana in the flavor. Smooth mouthfeel. Nicely done.
CJfromPhilly (139) - Aston, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a light yellowish-orange with a thick (and I mean THICK, watch how you pour this!) head that settles down to a 1/2 finger covering. WOW, higher than expected carbonation, tons of bubbles endlessly rising to the top of the glass. Aroma is almost candy-sweet & fruity. Taste is malty, with some hints of banana & clove thrown in. Very lively and crisp on the tongue with some alcohol bitterness on the swallow. Very smooth and almost TOO drinkable for an 8.5% abv belgian. I may be seeing those pink elephants sooner than I thought!! Damned good stuff!!!
DCJack (181) - Alabama, USA - OCT 21, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle has unusual appearance, along with the name, appears this beer is trying too hard to be different.
Bubbly, champagne-like fizziness.
NIce deep golden color.
strong citrusy aroma
Stings the palate, like champagne, with a sharp overbearing intensity.
No delerium noticeable, probably false advertising.
temporrari (387) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ The Map Room, Chicago. Light golden yellow. Large white head. I was pretty damn buzzed by the time I drank this, but it tasted good. Fruity and sweet, some yeast. I’ll rerate when I can get a more sober opinion on this brew.
JoshuaB (475) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poirs a nice hazy blonde with lots of thick fizzy head. Smells of lots of fruity esters and some nice yeast notes with a touch of malt thrown in. Flavors of apple and pear are first noticed with a spicy undertone, then the yeast begins to add its kick. Finishes sweet and pretty malty. A decent brew that is relatively common and easy to find. Hands down, BEST NAME EVER for an alcoholic beverage.
Tonitones (13) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good. A pretty golden blonde color with a fizzy thick head. Thick and creamy. Yummmm!
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, dirty amber. Large frothy white head.
Sweet aroma of pears,
"Fair and balanced" taste, some spicy rindy hops in the background, foreground has spicy, cinnamon like fruit and vanilla. Some strawberry too.
Slightly fizzy, slightly burning alcohol in belly.
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2005
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Purchased at Whole Foods from refrigerated beer section. Frothy head that rapidly diminishes. Cloudy, orange-colored creamy medium bodied ale with heavy particulates. Heavenly fruity ester aroma. Starts with delicate fruity sweet malt flavor (with peach and pineapple hints) and finishes with slight hop bitterness. Some alcoholic warmth. A very tasty smooth Belgian ale.
harrisoni (14681) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - SEP 27, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle. Golden beer with creamy lasting white head. For me, it smells and tastes like Duvel, but slightly sweeter and more alcoholic burn. Complex Belgian strong golden beer nose, with some whiskey notes. Fine in mouth with grapefruit and tangerine carrying on from aroma into the flavour. Finish is more citrus hoppy dryness with a bit of alcoholic burn. Not at all bad and worth a second bottle.
antisnobJP (275) - St. Michael, Minnesota, USA - SEP 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright slightly hazy golden beer with a frothy white head and tons of carbonation. Aromas of sweet banana and fresh slightly spicy yeast. Lots of sweetness in the aroma. Flavors of banana up front give way to apple and pear with some allspice and a dry finish. Hops balance all of this fruity malty goodness. Sweetness returns after a few seconds, reminding you to drink more. Alcohol warth felt in my chest, but no real hint in the flavor. Prickly bubbles are refreshing. Did I mention this beer is sweet? I like that, but if you don’t like a sweet finish you’ll probably be irritated by this one.