AHouse (18) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got it from the tap, it had little head that faded quickly. Complex taste and quiet flavourful. It was hazy and golden yellow in colour. It masked the high alcohol content very well and was very enjoyable.
cewldre (268) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This beer is served from the bottle at a new pub that just opened up near me. They gave me the whole bottle and gave me a tulip to drink from. It pours a hazy yellow color with a head that didn’t stick around. It has a very fruity and yeast smell to it, but a very good smell. I was not a huge fan of the taste, but it does have a lot of complexities in it, so I had to give it some favorable marks. It has many different tastes, yeast, fruit, spice... Very interesting beer.
Quevillon (2876) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Je ne l’ai pas trouver mauvaise, mais je l’ai trouvé trop aggressive, trop de goût d’alcool. Par contre, c’est probablement la meilleur bouteille, non-trensparente.
blankboy (7172) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 30, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy gold with a large somewhat lasting fizzy off-white head. Sweet aroma of Belgian yeast, fruit, spices, honey and alcohol. Pleasant fruity flavour with sweet malt, spices, yeast and a mild bitterness -- the alcohol is quite present but not in a way that detracts from the enjoyment of it. Dry mouthfeel, medium bodied. This Is really good, it’s too bad our Liquor Control Board feels the need to protect us against the "offensiveness" of the beer’s name -- looks like I’ll have to continue acquiring it from Quebec.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2006 Had this beer on draft at a local restaurant. It was served in stemmed Trappist glass. Flavor (which is the undeniable highlight of this beer) was fruity, spicy and distinctive. Aroma was good, appearance adequate (yet undistictive), and palate feel was velvety and smooth. Would have again on draft...not sure about in bottle after reading some of the other reviews here.
jimcook (14) - Cathedral City, California, USA - JAN 26, 2006
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bought a 4-pack of bottles in Cathedral City, CA. Three of the four had what I assume to be such thick accumulations of yeast that I can only describe them as looking like flakes of dead skin (sunburn, anyone?) floating throughout the golden-hued ale. The one bottle without the dead skin (the second one I opened) had a nice, light-fruit-malt-with-enough-carbonation flavor, but as for the other three bottles, I just couldn’t get past the dead skin.
beerledgend (1196) - Waterloo, Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
hazy golden colour with lively white head. very soay aroma. taste very yeasty.
AndrewM (126) - Waco (Buckle of the Bible Belt), Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear lighter gold with a thin white head, a few floaties but no chunks. Aroma is of light citrusy fruits, yeast. White grapes, apples, hint of banana. Flavor is fruity sweet up front with a mildly bitter finish. Significantly better than the Noel that I had (think it was infected).
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - JAN 20, 2006
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Really kinda trashy for the style. The fruit is nice, but that maltiness has a certain cheapness to it, like when you suspect that your girlfreind may have been a hooker. Very yeasty, with a bready aroma and a seriously dry finish. Not that bad, but for your money there are much better bottles.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - JAN 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11.2oz bottle.Pours a cloudy golden with a small creamy head. So many weird looking floaties that don’t settle--reminds me of the Orbitz soda from about ten years ago. That aside, very strong fruity and yeasty aroma--sour apples and grapes--and a little bit of spices (don’t ask me which kinds), can pick up a little alcohol as well. Kinda tart at first, alcohol very present in taste, fairly sweet malts along with mild hoppy bitterness. Sweet finish. Will get again.