waolsen (1353) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. copper with clarity. thin bubbled head. fresh hop, belgium yeast and spice aroma. light and a bit thin. peppery. yeast is mild. earthy bitter dry hops. artificial plastic in aftertaste. better as it warms.
jasonp (1555) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, clear copper with a white head. Lightly phenolic nose with pear, clove and a touch of baked crakers. Flavor has notes of light caramel, some clove and a presence of earthy hops. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Solid.
argo0 (11329) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(11/3/07, 22oz bottle, thanks Stine) Crystal clear amber body with minimal off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, caramel, Belgian yeast, peach, some honey, light straw. Taste is medium sweet, caramel, some chocolate, bread, light straw. Some dryness in the finish. Light-medium body.
3fourths (7861) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 7, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper honey color. Simple and slightly sweet nose of candy sugar, some apple and white grapes, a faint hint of coriander and anise. Yeast phenols are very faint but still noticeable. Overall a bit plain; very toned down and it would in no way stand up to true Belgian beer, but I understand that’s not the point.
Guerde (1161) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) Pours dark amber with a white head. Aroma is slightly sweet with some hops in there too. Taste is pretty grainy with a little fruit and a slight hop finish.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 4, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle, courtesy of Stine. Thanks, Eben! Pours a very clear, bright honey-orange color; thin white head with patchy lacing. Plenty of dough and fruit in the aroma; some honey and maple syrup; mostly sweet. Medium mouthfeel: chewy belgian core; dough, yeast, and belgian sugars; not sticky, but a chewy biscuit and yeasty presence; not much of a hoppy pale ale character coming through (which would have helped, as would a bit more dryness); a mild mineral bitterness and doughy note in the finish.
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 31, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Pours a deep golden body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, nuts, apple, and light herbal notes. Flavor of nuts, caramel, floral hops, some pear, and herbs.
tyler_mn (1475) - SLP, Minnesota, USA - OCT 28, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Grassy hops, light biscuity malt some caramel and a hint of dry and spicy yeast on the nose. Pours rich copper with a small white head. Flavor is relatively simple, but inoffensive. Fairly dry with the yeast and hops at the forefront. Lightly malty in the middle and finishing fairly dry with just a small kick of yeast. Medium bodied. Always good to see more craft brews come out of MN!
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - OCT 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ Acadia Cafe: Coper caramelly color, no head or lacing. Nose of apple esters and woody, grassy hops, some light yeast and sprucey notes. The flavor is a bit bitter yet sticky, plenty of zesty yeast and hops intermingle. The finish is toasty, nice belgian character while it warms. Good, needs a bit less sweetness and more carbonation.
sthlm (1224) - Iowa, USA - SEP 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2008 [Draft, ABR ’07] Pours amber with a small white head. Strong smell of corn and spice. A little thin. I really was not impressed.