CMUBEERMAN (426) - - AUG 10, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty standard BSA...rich golden yellow, but it does have a huge fluffy head...almost too huge. Aroma is candi and bread. Flavor is candi, bread, spicey yeast, and a bit of alcohol. Mouthfeel is a bit wet and has a fairly bitter finish.
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. brownish yellow. very carbonated, tons of lacing and mammoth foam head. smells like a wit. tastes like bananas and huge bittering finish. sour. not particularly pleasant, but the abv is cool.
KnutAlbert (6675) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deceivingly blonde. Rocky head, sour overtones, an amazingly complex beer. Available everywhere, but that does not neccecarily mean that it’s not a mighty fine beer!
pickled (47) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 8, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I love this stuff! The head is so thick I can get some on a spoon for my daughter to play with (or eat).
MrBunn (2729) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ridiculous white head (obnoxiously large) covers a light straw colored body. Aromas are yeasty with some citrus, bananas and cloves that come out as it warms. Flavor is of dough, a bit of a sour citrus character, yeast, cloves and grass. These blend together well and the product is understated yet remarkably well-crafted.
EValP (30) - Colorado, USA - AUG 4, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This light yellow beer is hard to pour with a thick head lasting quite sometime as with other Belgium Strong Ales; a bad pour will ruin your experience. After letting it get some air, this beer is pleasing to the pallet with a citrus aroma and taste with a bit of hops and yeast showing after a bit. This beer has quite a bit of carbonation that complements the beer very nice. Nice balance of flavor, great beer with a fair amount of alcohol.
Stefano (1956) - Thisted, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 4, 2008 Pours a clear golden color. Incredible white head that takes quite a while to die down. Fantastic lacing. Citrusy aroma. Very good amount of carbonation. Sweet tasting with a little hops and a hint of alchohol but not too much. Nice balance of flavors.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: FEB 5, 2007 Aroma is moderatly malty with grapefruit and sweet yeast. It pours sparkling and light gold with a mostly lasting rocky white head. taste is a good balance, lightly cirtus and hoppy with a long finish, light to medium bodied dry and fizzy.
Slacks (615) - Bolton, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml Bottle: Now here’s what beer was meant to be! A beautiful pour with a thick white foamy head; it almost disappeared eventally, but I had a small volcano throughout. A great smell of yeast and lemon, almost like a hefe. Flavour hits floral off the top, moves into a nice citrus tone with a fairly noticeable alcohol (as it should at 8.1%). Becomes somewhat hoppy at the end, leaving a bit of dry mouth. Terrific stuff.
BigBen2120 (688) - Derry, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2006 ORIGINAL RATING: As with most Belgians (esp with corks) huge white head, but this one seems to dissipate a little quicker than some. Still takes a while to pour. Yellow body which is only slightly murky. Smells yeasty with some floral and citrus. The taste is not as strong as I thought it would be. Tastes slightly of citrus, alcohol, and hop... A nice little ale I guess... not as strong as many Belgians I’ve had, but not a bad ale... Not as good as an abbey ale, but a nice little beerk Surprisingly light for what it is.
RE-RATE (12-06): 33cL bottle from A-1 to-go in Gardiner. Light yellow translucent body with several inches of white head. Smells malty, citrusy, and slightly skunky (uh-oh...). Tastes citrusy and peppery with a hint of skunk... On the upper side of light-bodied, with a fair bit of carbonation in this one. Relatively drinkable. I have to believe this wasn’t the best bottle. I’m sure I’ll try it again though.