Beerdedone (3170) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 4, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled. Pours dark chestnut with a off-white head. Aroma of caramel malts, yeast, earthy hops, and notes of dark fruits. Flavor of hops, citrus, fruits, and some spices with a bitter finish.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 23, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In the 330 mL flip-cap bottle from Beertopia. Pours a dark amber to light brown color with a beige thick head. Pineapples, raisins and the aroma of a freshly whipped lemon pound cake batter. Very sweet with the fruity plum and raisin flavors, but just quite does not have that single thing that jumps out and grabs me to likr this as much as I did the sassis or the blonde by this brewer.
sheatripper (863) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33 cl. swingtop. Cloudy amber/brown with a frothy almond colored head. Aroma characterized by apple jack (cider), otherwise basically fruity with some musty yeast traces. Flavor of off-sweet cookie/cake malt with some toasty notes around the edges. Again, very fruity tasing (apples, pears, plums). Hops come through on the finish, along with some boozy warmth at the very end. Fine carbonation. Very nice overall balance of malt, fruit and hop. A bit pricey here ($8 per 33cl) but very enjoyable.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled. Pours hazy orange/brown with a good size off-white head. Aroma of fruit, spices, caramel, yeast, and citrus. The flavor is ssweet, fruit, spices, caramel, and finishes with a citrusy dryness. Good brew.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper amber with an airy, spotty-lacing off-white head. Aroma of lightly sweet caramel malt and lots of floral, lemongrassy, earthy fresh hops with a touch of doughy yeast. Body starts fairly full with nice carbonation and light caramel and toffee sweetness well-balanced with crisp, bittering and flavor hops toward a smooth bittersweet finish. A very nice Belgian strong ale that seems more like a saison.
JoeinDahlem (1438) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - AUG 13, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy copper with a pillowy off-white head. Nice malty aroma with caramel and yeasty. Flavor is a touch sweet--with rye bread, caramel, notes of lemon and cider--then whacked into balance with a nice dryness and hops. Mild bitterness covers the alcohol well, and the finish is malty-bitter. Refreshing, flavorful, balanced... An amber that comes off like a super saison. I loved this beer.
SSSteve (4006) - - AUG 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
murky brown pour with a large foamy off-white head. aroma has notes of caramel, yeast, alcohol, and dark fruit. quite boozy. medium bodied with flavors of estery fruit, candy sugar, and a lemony finish.
Lubiere (12402) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazy darkened gold ale with a thick creamy off white head, with small dark chunks. Plenty of oranges and dark fruits in aroma, with almost coconut or suntan cream, and light chocolate. In mouth, a trully pleasant sweet candy sugar with dark dried fruits, lots of german hops, and a strong alcohol in attack. Rich and robust. Bieropholie imports. BB March 2007.
BelgianBeerGal (3672) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl swing top bottle. Pours a murky orange color with an off-white head. Fruit ester flavors with a slight alcohol finish.
SHIG (4381) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a rusty orange color with a thick creamy light brown head. The aroma is a citrus orange fruit with a hint of spice. Sweet malt flavor with a dry fruit finish.