beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JAN 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is a cloudy yellow, lots of swirling action as it pours and that big fluffy white head just kept going. Eventually settled down and remained throughout the glass leaving tight, patchy lace.
Smells of fresh lemon and orange with a bit of floral hop notes, very strong on the nose, quite citrusy. Taste is a smooth lemony delight with a little sweet, bitter malt at the start and jumps right into the lemon and orange peels and mixed with a fresh, floral hop and spice. Very good feel, some dryness to it, but its very citrusy wet and smooth. Drinkable, yes sir indeed.
DerWeg (1567) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 4, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The dandy 330ml bottle. Cirtusy sweet aroma, cloudy blonde with puffy head and fresh carbonation. Some pear, cider notes, warm woody spices, all dancing around in a long wind-down to a dry-ish feel. Ample flavor for itís style, satisying body. Wonderful.
LiamPatrick16 (124) - Montgomery, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
small white head yellow brown body light body frothy and citrusy salty after taste black specks on bottom
Jine (900) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Given a choice between this and the Nocturnum, Iíll choose the Nocturnum any time. But by no means is this a bad brew. Actually its very very good. I love the spice and yeast and "stuff" that floats throughout the liquid. Just makes me smile
pintbypint (3014) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2006 330ml painted botlle. Poured dark gold, hazy and lots of paritcles floating about. Fine beaded white head fluffed up upon pouring and settled to a thin white film. Aromas of citrus and honey, maybe a little pepper. Bitter and dry in the mouth, with more peppery notes, light alcohol. 9%abv.
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks goes out too JadoreBlanche for this fine sample!
Appears to have a straw coloured body, slightly cloudy. White fizzy head, some lacing present. Aroma is citrus, spices, slight alcohol, and all are blanded together nicely. taste is citrus, creamy? spices, and malt. good bgsa.
spkldhenlvr24 (517) - Newburgh/Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sick bottle. Poured a hazy pale golden, yellowish color with a small white head. Good yeasty, fruity, spicy aroma. Extremely tangy, spicy bite. Really tickles your tongue when you take a sip of this. A salty, fruity aftertaste. Good Belgian, just a little too spiced for me.
waveman352 (178) - Saratoga Springs, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Poured a medium off-white head golden yellow in color. Very spicy and yeasty in taste and smell. It seems like they may have added some herbs or something in it because the smell is quite strong. Very cloudy medium bodied. The aftertaste has hints of being salty. Really good beer. I want to have this one again.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2004
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2006 Draft, This was pretty good, you could definitely taste the alcohol but you could also taste some fruit in it banana a little bit, real good taste with the alcohol a sipper for sure, but it was way too pricey.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, LCBO winter release 2004 before they pulled it because one person complained about the name (donít get me started). First thing you notice is the label, which is eccentric to say the least - kudos for originality. Fantastic sweet citrusy aroma; cloudy dark yellow colour. Crisp active carbonation mouthfeel. Lots of citrus flavours in taste, some spiciness and a lot of strong alcohol - this is a beer you is know his 8-10% and you take your time (or should) because of it. Dry lingering finish - burning back of your throat alcohol. Overall, alcohol dominated a little too much, otherwise a very good beer.