robforbes (2001) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours lightly golden with a thin frothy head that goes away pretty darn quick.
smells grassy with malt and a note of citrus.
a bit sour on the taste, bitter and not too heavy, with a hint of tangerine, and some fermented fruit, lively carbination, leaves the tounge a bit thick and dry.
not as good as their mirror pond or black butte but still alright.
BillKismet (3162) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bronze body with luscious foam cream head. Dank beer aroma, with wild intermingling of yeast. Dank beer flavor with a soupcon of banana. Fairly well masked alcohol, though it still invades the palate.
greenhorn1 (727) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JUN 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Nice clear gold pour, with a small head that dissipates quickly and bold lacing. Aroma and flavor is of spices (mild corriander), grass notes, and citrus. In my opinion, it is just to sweet to be classified as a Belgium Strong Ale and it is missing something, maybe the yeast bite that a good belgian style ale has. Either way, it is refreshing and not a bad beer.
BrewDad (4493) - Olympia, USA - JUN 28, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
A deep golden yellow color with a thick head. Loved the flaovrs and the use of hops. Has some fruity flavors this is a great beer, I will hold on to this as it ages and will age well.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I so far have been impressed by the Bond series beers from Deschues, but I think this one needs some time to mellow. The hops were still really sharp and the alcohol present and a bit distracting. Still needs to build a bit more on the carbonation to dry it out, felt a bit thick on the palate. Sweet tropical fruit flavors, honey, and citrus. Might really improve over the next year or so, needs to ferment a bit more and dry out to lighten up the palate and bring out more esters.
ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 25, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Grassy, spiced aroma, lots of pilsner malt; corriander and orage peel notes; sweet and thick, band-aid, pears and apricot flavors; somewhat hotly alcoholic.
truegen (167) - Puyallup, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22 oz. bottle from 99 Bottles in Federal Way. Pale, hazy gold color. Head was weak--I may have chilled this too much. Not much of an aroma, just whiffs of grass and tangerine. The hop profile seems well thought out and balanced, but overall, this beer is just too sweet without the yeasty, doughy acidity that makes the best Belgians special.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear dark golden with large creamy head. Sweet light citrus aroma with a bit of grass/spice. Didn’t look at the alcohol % and my first impression is that this packs more of a punch than I was expecting. Taste is herbal and alcoholic. It’s a drinkable attempt, but just not really that good. Too sweet and alcoholic to be refreshing. Worth trying, but not worth revisiting often. I love the head on this beer though...stays fluffy all they way through.
BuckeyeBoy (2314) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Brewpub Pours out gold topped with a nice white head. some nice spice and yeast pretty good belg.
waolsen (1328) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - JUN 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. golden with nice clarity. rising bubbles to moderate foamy white head. wheat, lemon, apricot, sour malts but all around fruity aroma. nice body. lively palate. spice, very mild yeast, wheat. lively through the aftertaste. spicy and furity finish. Although not the best for the style I enjoyed drinking this beer very much.