walrussell (190) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet with a crispy bitterness, beautiful mouthfeel and body fizzythick. Orange coriander clove hoppiness. Really delicious.
jsmerig (1365) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2011
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Recommended by my server at the Spinnerstown Hotel. excellent choice. Sweet and malty at the start with banana flavor followed by a warm spicy bite to end clean.
jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 14, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly cloudy golden amber with a huge head of white foam mostly lasting with lots of tiny bubbles. Nose is citrus and spices. Taste is very flavorful with spices, citrus and hops complete with a bit of zing. Finishes on a fairly dry hop note. An excellent Belgian- not as sweet as most. To be enjoyed with white cheeses, apples and crackers.
arkurzynski (1855) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clear amber with copious white head. Nose of Belgian candy, yeast, fruit esters, bubblegum and minty hops. Taste is candied fruits and bubblegum finishing with a solid pine bitterness. Lingering hops and light candy. Lightly dry. An excellent, clean brew.
thirdeye11 (5843) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
( 12oz bottle thanks to BA Ktown67 in person) A mildly aggressive pour yields a perfect 2 finger head which recedes slowly. This beer laces very nice on the glass. The color is a dark yellow with tones of orange and lots of bubbles creeping up the side of the glass. Smells like leather up front, but then yields to sour fruits. There is also pepper in the nose. Taste of sour apple, sweet and sour pear, white wine-style grapes but no alcoholic presence whatsoever. There is also a nice balance of pepperiness that I generally only find in the best Belgians. Sweet, spicy, and refreshing. This beer was perfectly carbonated, nice and creamy to drink, and oily with an almost perfect weight to its body. Matched the style extremely well.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Hazy dark golden with a big white head, nice spicy nose of coriander, citrus, and yeast, flavor was impressive, with a fair amount of citrus, spice, and bread goodness and a very light bitter finish. Enjoyable.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: murky orange with shimmers of golden straw drifting on through. Fluffy orange pith head clings to sides of the glass, crawling up to form a solid thick collar. Swirls nicely.
Nose: orange and upside down pineapple cake. Orange skin and pith contribute some dryness along with more esters. Cinnamon, cumin, and grains of paradise. Banana peels, preferably green. Wafers, leather, sawdust and old bales of straw. An interesting mix of tropical fruit skins, freshly peeled.
Palate: soft along the sides and in the front. Flavor highly concentrated in the middle. Spices abound from start to finish; cumin and nutmeg especially with hints of grains of paradise. Coconut husk, leather, dusty baled hay, and pineapple skin minus the flesh. Very fast dry finish; thirst inducing. Raw honeycomb for an earthy down home sweetness. Green banana peel. A touch thin but not detrimentally so; flavors more than make up for it. Orange skin peel and pith.
Final Thoughts: besides the funky name, she was a wee bit of a funky brew. I initially started out tasting her rather unimpressed, but by the time I was done she had surely grown on me. An intriguing take on the ambiguous Belgian ale style.
nike (966) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, aroma of bread, grass, dough, pale color, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, bubblegum flavor, medium body, average carbonation, bitter finish. Clean crisp tasting brew, on style of a Belgium Ale
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Man this beer is so dope. Really great sweet Belgian yeast strain used on this one, give the beer a nice character. Earthy with notes of biscuit, hay, wheat, and delicious crisp finish. Yes!
wlajwl (4788) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is Belgian yeast, bubblegum and malts. The flavor is lemons, fruit, mild sweetness, malts and a mix of mild alcohol and tangy in the finish.