wxman (1737) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUN 22, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Eggwhite-like head that stays. This is one you don’t want to pour too fast - - it’s volatile. Clear, pale yellow American lager color. Sour (but pleasant) citrusy hop aroma. Taste of pale malt and spicy hops; almost like an ale version of a pilsener. 8.5% abv doesn’t make it’s presence known, surprisingly. Very intriguing and delicious.
Juelze (1144) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2007 Pours a golden color with huge fluffy white head. Smells of dark fruit and spice, almot peppery. Tastes of clove, fruit, banana, and spice. At some points I was tasting banana and at other times it tasted more like dark fruit. As it warms in the finish it almosts tastes like an unripened banana. This was an excellent beer!
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 20, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bright hazed golden yellow, monstrous rocky white head. Nose was really nice with loads of spices, candied fuzzy fruit, and pear, with more subdued tones of citrus and pepper. Super well balanced with spiced fuzzy fruit tones receiving a sugared hop bite in the end. 8.5% seemed well hidden. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, spiced bittersweet finish. Why it took so long for me to try this is beyond me. Just a classic Belgian brew in my book...
novedyarg (55) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice golden color with a thick white head. Fruity aroma with yeast mixed in. Has a smooth refreshing fruity taste with a bitter hoppy yeast finish.
Zipgun (2) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2005 does not count
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of the worlds greatest beers. Absolutely sublime! 8.5% and you can barely taste the alcohol. Make sure you drink it in the correct glass.
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Bottled at Het Amsterdammertje, Gothenburg)
Pours straw yellow with a thick, creamy, rocky white head. Yeasty nose. Slight acidic flavour with hints of vanilla. Small notes of banana. Chewy mouthfeel. Medium to full bodied. Sour-ish and bitter in the finish.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - JUN 11, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Perhaps the most perfect-looking beer I’ve ever seen--stately gold with a huge billowing head. Excellent yeasty and malty aroma; earth tones, fruits, and Belgian spices are all present before a subtle hop background. All of those are also in the flavor, which had a sourness that I found clashing with the rest of it. Still a fantastic beer.
ABUSEDGOAT (2566) - California, USA - JUN 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2005 Pours a golden yellow color with an insane head. Looks like a crap lager that’s overcarbonated. Aroma is peppery, yeasty, spicy, and alcoholic. Flavor is much the same. Enjoyable, comlex, and refreshing.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 21, 2005 Hazy amber supporting a tall and fluffy white head with good lacing. Strong aroma of malt, candied apples, some hay and plenty of hops. Very flavorful ale with a sweet but crisp malty center, citrus, pepper (alcohol), spice and more hops. Pretty clean finish with plenty of bitterness. Overall, this is a good ale but I did the sense that the flavors and layers didn’t play as well together as they should.
NoiZe (2323) - Zeist, NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s not a bad brew. It’s somewhat complicated, you got to look through the surface and taste the fruits and spices. Do not be scared away by the sour taste.