thirdeye11 (5338) - 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 (822) - 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!
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 26, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mostly translucent and orange with caramel accents for color, and an everlasting, creaming, whipped foam head. Aroma starts things off right, with sweet banana meringue, caramel saturated honey grahams, massive amounts of fresh coriander, hints of grains of paradise and a rustic, sweet lime treated accent at the end. Flavor produces a similarly amplified picture. Coriander is freshly harvested and cracked, then dispersing with a fairly husky complex throughout the palate. Crispy wheat chex and cackled white pepper treat with pils malt and a hint of buttery sourdough baguettes. A supporting role of banana-apple marmalade sneaks in with prominent hopping before fading into the larger coriander motif. Medium to fuller bodied and well balanced with fluffy carbonation and a heightened, tripel-esque bitterness. The finish is one hundred percent coriander smashed with a colander onto honey graham crackers. Quite an enjoyable summer quaff.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - AUG 20, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks for the bottle from secret santa. 6 months old. Pours with a thin microbubble veil over the surface that lasts indefinitely. The liquid is a murky golden color. Aroma of pear, banana, corriander and cloves. Nice typical belgian aroma. Taste of wheat, lemon. Medium-light body makes it easy to drink. Hops are subdued. Improved flavor as it warms up. Actually pretty nice. I like it much more than others it seems.
heemer77 (5060) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JAN 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep brass colored body that is clear as possible with that color, topped by a quickly fading light khaki head. The aroma is obvious Belgian yeast inspired with clove, cinnamon and funky banana esters. The taste is lightly spiced with clove and tomatoes. A hint of metal sneaks in the falvor. There is a nice finish that sticks with you, like hay and ginger ale. The body is very light for the abv, this is scary drinkable.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow/gold with a medium white head, champagne like bubbles. The head diminishes pretty quickly. Aromas of citrus, banana, clove, yeast, pepper. Taste is very good, more citrus, oranges, more banana and clove. Good carbonation, finishes dry. I think I found a new, regular summer brew. Good stuff, I wasn’t expecting much, but pleasantly surprised.
BVery (5135) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 7, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 27, 2009 TAP: at Stub & Herb’s, 3.7.09, nice golden pour, floral nose with coriander, clove, and citrus. Taste is similar, with a malty mouthfeel, really good.