brokensail (9159) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Amber in color with a small white head. The nose is initially fruity and malty, but an undertone of acetone creeps in toward the finish and ruins the aroma for me. A nice bread note, some fruit, and yeast, but the acetone once again makes an appearance. A little bit on the bitter side, too.
t0rin0 (53) - Riverslime, California, USA - APR 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle at Fantome-a-thon 2012.
Pours lightly hazy reddish, tall brown head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is wine, malt, and pepper. The flavor is similar but it more winey with a touch of carboard in the background. Light bodied. An interesting observation about these Sante beers: the darker ones havent held up nearly as well as the pale ones.
JorisPPattyn (7547) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 31, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught - served very cold VERY hazy amber, with some greenish-ochre highlights; small but good stable yellow-amber head. Nose:???? A smell I associate with "Gelderse Rookworst" , a kind of smoked sausage I eat with young silver onions on vinegar. I’m sure there’s SOME (albeit little) acetic acid in this (Dany’s going to do an infarctus!). Indeed, quite sourish taste, metallic (like touching two metals with the tongue, releasing Galvanic current), spicey, yeasty. Finish is bitter, touch woody. Not very big-bodied. I’m surprised having tasted former Santé beers. I’ve been told by the people of HBL, commissioners of the beer, that the beer was much better at its release, and I believe them. Something went awry since.