BBB63 (6502) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - NOV 20, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Yellow hue with a good fizzy white head and lace. Some floaties in the beer. Aroma was yeasty (sweat and earth), dark bread, cereal, floral hops, lemon, vanilla, and dust. Traditional tasting, dry and dusty with a sweet malt and nice citric tone. Good spice character on the finish. Very dry and very fizzy mouthfeel. A quaffable brew but the dryness was too much, I needed a glass of water after drinking this beer.
argo0 (12428) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 27, 2003
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(draft): Hazy yellow body with big rocky white head. Aroma is lemon, strong Belgian yeasty. Medium sweet, lemon, spicy, yeast. Medium-light body, lightly carbonated
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 20, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Maproom, Chicago. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with an average, but persistent head. The aroma was strongly hoppy for a Belgian. Bitter, but not terribly so, with a good bit of citrus to compliment the typical Belgian elements. Earthy and grassy, this beer really makes an impression, with the strong hop presence dominating the malt. Really a strong beer.
omhper (21758) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled draught at Akkurat, Stockholm, Sweden.
Golden coloured, lightly hazy. Interesting orangey nose. Dry and medium bodied. Big, spicy nutmeg flavour, a hint of vanilla. Sparkling mouthfeel. Lingering nutmeggy, dry and bitter finish.
jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2002
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy yellow appearance with an interesting bready/cheesy aroma Hop bitterness is rather refined and rather musty/oaky flavor.
Ernest (6834) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 27, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Head is initially large, frothy, white, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Body is murky dark yellow, dense large particles, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs, citrus - lemon), moderately yeasty (dough), with a strong coriander note. Flavor is lightly sweet, moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Finish is moderately bitter, moderately acidic. Medium body, dry and watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly astringent, lightly alcoholic. Too dry and acidic for my tastes.