Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - AUG 12, 2005
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
just shelled out $8.59 +tax for this awful beer. It was fizzy beyond belief. Poured all fizz and took like 15 minutes to settle. Smelled like butt, tasted the same, with tons of off sour taste. I believe it to be a bad bottle, but maybe it is just a bad brew??? Now looking at other rating. I say stay away.
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@GBBF 05’. Quite peppery and spicy, yet smooth. Some citrus aswell as grape as mads points out. Soft smooth, clean, slightly bitter finish, quite nice.
madsberg (10140) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled @ GBBF 2005: Golden coloured. Hazy. White head. Grape, citrus, yeast and other wheaty notes in the aroma. Flavour of fruity and grape. Quite spiced. Clean and cleansing in the end. Quite sour. Nice one.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Yellow in color with a nice white head. Fruity hoppy aroma. Very hoppy and malty flavor. Fruity. Citrusy. Finish is malty and hoppy. Spicey. Interesting beer. Complex. Very nice and smooth. Drinkable. Well balanced. Enjoyable.
MaiBockAddict (1497) - Good Beer Bar Deprived, New Jersey, USA - JUL 30, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Hazy yellow, nice white head. Lightly fruity hoppy aroma. Flavor is very hoppy, with some nice pale malts shining through. Hoppy malty finish. And the bottle says 7.5%, not 8.5%. This is a rather subtle brew, that probably will not score well with most, but I find it rather enjoyable.
IMtheOptimator (1161) - Bethel, Connecticut, USA - JUL 13, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured cloudy yellow with a creamy white head. Citrusy aroma. Taste is somewhat thin, with a small touch of spice. Carbonation feels forced and covers up any interesting flavors. Strong alcohol finish. Not very drinkable.
schuimkroaat (413) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUL 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle, bottled on 19th March 2005. Beautiful light amber appearance, both in its colour and its intransparency. Not much sparkle, snow white frothy head, composed of very big bubbles, not staying for long. Very fine and a bit thin aroma, fruity and perfumed, with hops and a touch of pepper. The taste is bone dry, with rapid development of some gentle fruity juiciness, followed by alcohol and unassertive but sharp hops which stay in the aftertaste along the warming alcohol. A nice balance in the end. Complex palate, caressing the tip of the tongue with sweetness and teasing its edges with sourness; for the rest, very prickling. Benefits from not being poured (too) cold.
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle 75 cl) Lovely golden colour, slightly hazy with a tall, thick head that never vanishes completely but laces my glass beautifully. Very dry in the mouth with a surprisingly light body and a light bitter finish. Some diacetyl. Incredibly fresh, crisp and quenching and a very typical Saison - the only one made in Flanders. 310505
lachesis (756) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 18, 2005 Hazy orange-yellow beer with nice creamy ivory-white froth. very fresh and aromatic nose with touches of citrus and summer flowers, also a slight vegetal accent in the nose. The taste is smooth and dry. It is refreshing and has a nice hoppy bitterness with some flower accents. Also a very lively mouthfeel that brings some extra freshness in this brew.
MiP (13535) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 24, 2009 Hoppy aroma. Unclear, light yellow colour. Small white head. Bitter and aromatic hoppiness. Nice bitter finish. 5 3 6 3 13
Bottle at ZBF08. Good sweet maltiness. Creamy mouthfeel. Hazy yellow colour. Good stable white head. 6 3 7 3 13
Bottle at ZBF09. Weak yeasty aroma, some coriander. Cloudy yellow colour. Nice creamy stable white head. The flavour is dusty, chalky, light malty, slightly sweet, hint of clove. 6 3 6 3 16