wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - NOV 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Monks. Poured cloudy golden with a foamy white head. Smell had sour apple, banana and wheat plus some clove. Nice sour apple and banana combination in the taste. Pretty solid.
jtw (1146) - farmington, Michigan, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle reading 8.5%. quite pale and carbonated out of the (faux?) ceramic bottle. light fruity/estery and yeast aroma, with only a faint wheaty spicy scent hidden. has a somewhat overly pale body, and too much sweet white-fleshed fruit flavors to offer much balance. a relatively easy drink considering the high alcohol content, but not a particularly pleasant one.
awebster (165) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 30, 2005
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
I didn’t care much for this beer, it had a sickly taste to it, and it also manifested this in the nose as well. Sort of a rotting taste/smell.
hotstuff (4424) - 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 (140) - 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 (182) - 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 (389) - 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 (476) - 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.