Ughsmash (7507) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Hopleaf. Hazy peach/golden with tight 1" Guinness-like off-white head. Hay, bananas, and spices accentuated the very pleasant sweet malty aroma. Very creamy, smooth, and full on the palate. Pears and plums joined the bananas and spices in the flavor. Very solid malt backbone.. and well-balanced. Dangerously easy to drink.
thehipone (197) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 11, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2005 Tasted out of a Delirium Tremens Pink Elephant glass. Leads in with slight sweetness and fuit flavors (pears, hints of plums and just a touch of banana). Peppery, bitter finish with well hidden alcohol. Smooth drinking stong ale.
sunevdj (3909) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - SEP 10, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 18, 2005 Bottle conditioned, exp. date: Aug. 06. Pours a hazy warm yellow with a dissappearing, white head. A nice, fruity smell spread as I poored the bottle. Sweet and quite bitter flavors. Aromas of, especially, banana, pepper and alcohol. Bitter finish. A nice, but a bit too bitter ale, in a very funny bottle.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 9, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled from bottle. Pours cludy orange-gold with a thin, creamy white head. Aroma is spicy with pear, hard candy and leather. Flavor is slightly sweet with sugar, banana, grapes, pepper & clove. Medium-bodied, well-carbonated. A good ale.
Hopgeek (90) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 8, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle, pours a cloudy apricot color and makes a fluffy white head. Lacing cascades down my glass with very compact, dense bubbles drifting down as I imbibe this. Strong yeast in the nose with a hint of vinegar. Light peppery spice flavor with coriander, lemon, yeast and alcohol. Medium to full palate with peppery carbonation, finishes quite dry. Excellent strong pale, I really enjoyed it.
yayforbeer (753) - Orange Park, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2007 Sampled at Broudy’s Beerfest, Jacksonville, FL 9/03/05. Pours cloudy pale golden with ample white head. Nice Belgian yeasty aroma. Flavor is excellent with complex fruity notes and citrus, yeasty and spicy. Sweet, clean finish. Flavorful and yummy-tasty. The pink elephant motif doesn’t excite me, but the beer is excellent. Pretty close to awesome. I will certainly revisit this one. .. 9/30/2007 .. .. on tap at European Street Cafe, Jacksonville, FL.. 2 for 1 happy hour .. looks great in the correct glassware, nice big white head and lacing over clear blonde beer. Spicy, fruity, with bananas, citrus, clove and a well disguised alcholol bite. Light, refreshing and enjoyable, the only fault is its a bit thin in body. Delicious anyway.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a somewhat cloudy, fizzy gold with a thin, white head. Aroma of apples, alcohol, spice, and a bit of fruity malts. Fuzzy palate. The flavor is complex and spicy. It starts dry, but gets sweeter toward the finish. Flavors of black pepper, bitter fruits, alcohol, and maybe honey. Very warm (thanks to the alcohol).
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2006 I love this beer!
Maybe I judge it unfairly because I fel in love with it as soon as I spotted the bottle at KaDeWe in Berlin.
330ml poured into original glassware.
Honey appearance w/ nice refreshing head. Amazing richness in the aroma. Coriander (?) clove and yellow fruits.
Dry but full palate, massive body for being a blonde.
After having had one you want to drink 6 more and fall into delirium.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft most recently - but notes and thoughts from multiple tastings both draft and bottle. Cloudy yellow. Maybe almost a tint of green - maybe some reflection from a neon bar sign - hard to tell. Sweet sugary fruity candied aroma, with lots of spice, pepper, and yeast and a touch of grass maybe. Sweet almost sugary fruit flavors - lemons and some banana, along with pepper amd spices, a significant amount being corriander. Finishes a little bitter and is warming.
JK (5632) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 3, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet fruity aroma. Cloudy yellow, with a fair thick but short lived head. Flavor is spices with some bitterness. Not as sweet as I expected, and from the tap it was filtered.