BeerandBlues2 (10616) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 3, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22-oz bottle purchased at Coaltrain Wine and Liquor. Pours sparkling gold with a small white fizzy head, mostly diminishing, spare lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, straw), average hop (fruit, grass), heavy yeast (dough, earth) with notes of banana and coriander. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation and a tart finish. Light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness; banana, coriander and tart citrus hop flavor.
daknole (10162) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 1, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden pour, small white head. Aroma is very malty, some old orange juice, coriander and yeast. Flavor continues with some overripe oranges, coriander, light caramel and some yeast. Ok.
adnielsen (10028) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle @ home. I just found this still on the shelf in Denver. I remember liking it two years ago- lets see how the sucker held up in fluorescent light the last two years. Somewhat cloudy, golden orange appearance with an off white head. Soapy floral, a touch earthy (?), bready, herbal, slight citrusy aroma. Herbal, soapy, floral hoppy, light orange citrusy, bready yeasty flavor. I thought I enjoyed this two years ago but maybe I was just a shithead. This is ok.
hopscotch (10015) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 4, 2006
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft... Pre-GABF ’06 at Falling Rock Tap House, Denver... Hazy golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. Excellent retention. The nose provides notes of banana, must and light, spicy phenols. Lightly sweet, sugar cookie flavor balanced well by aged hops. Medium-bodied with a milky mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Bitter-sweet, fruity finish.
hopdog (9642) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. 2005 Vintage. Poured a medium and clear golden / orange color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of apples, pears, light yeast, caramel, and spices. Spiced caramelized apples. Tastes of dough, fruity, yeast, and light spices. Tastes on the thinner side vs. the aromas. Alcohol content hidden.
JoeMcPhee (8837) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 5, 2005
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
22 oz bomber. Thin white head over a bright golden beer. Sweet honeyish aroma, ripe banana, clove, pepper and some orange. Flavour is sweet, some clove and bubble gum esters. Peppery alcohol. Something here isn’t right, body is too sweet, fat greasy malts, slight sourness of rotten fruit. Light bitterness, but it doesn’t matter because it went down the drain anyway.
3fourths (8499) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost clear yellow gold in color with a small white head. Initial aroma and flavor is a sweet, sticky saison-style beer, quite good upon first impression. A simple Belgian style beer, lightly sweet, light coriander and sticky honey flavors. Reminds me of a lot of Dutch styled ales, with the increased sweetness, though this one has more of a ESB-type bitterness which is a bit strange. Very drinkable, reminds me of Duvel, with more sweetness from the grains, and a little bit of a malt liquor flavor as well. Alcohol is not covered at all, though at 8.5% it’s not too much of a bother. Much better than the so-called Deschutes Saison.
bb (7306) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 17, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Amber beer with a thin off-white head. Low fruity, yeasty aroma. Lots of fruity apple and some citrus esters with some earthy yeast and sweet bubblegum flavors. medium bodied. Not bad, just doesn’t stand out.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled on 2/26/07: Pours a transparent golden bronze with a thin wispy ring of white head. Aroma of sweet, pale toasty Belgian malty biscuity notes with some yeasty esters and a touch of citrus. Body starts fairly full and earthy sweet with some biscuity caramel notes and some tart balance before a drier bittersweet finish.
douglas88 (6960) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2008 Bomber from the state wine store. Pours a light gold with a small white head. The aroma is mostly banana and some citrus. The taste is mostly a sweet citrus and banana, yeast, and spices. Overall, quite drinkable but doesn’t stand out.