chalicemaster (112) - Ohio, USA - APR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled in early 2011, I was a bit apprehensive about this. Pours a fairly uninspiring golden shade with little to no head. At first the taste was incredibly disappointing, but I think it was slightly too cold because it really came alive half way in. The main thing that struck me was that there’s an unusual floral hoppiness here that is actually quite pleasant. Good roasted malt backbone, and it’s nice and light. It would have been nice to try this ’fresh’ but even as discontinued stock, it was a decent belgian style ale.
hayduke (4948) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This 22 oz. bomber came to me via trade with Strykzone. Thanks. It poured a hazy gold with a thick foamy white head that left good lacing behind. Nose of citrus, banana, Belgian yeasts, and caramel malts. Medium body and sticky mouthfeel. Flavor is complex with pale malts, Belgian yeast, grass, banana, lemon and coriander. Medium-bodied, with a good carbonation snap, Long dry finish. Quite nice Belgian ale.
skortila (5341) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 18, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Small sample, old note. The aroma has aprikot/tropical fruity tones, bit earthy/funky yeast. Light hazy, golden coloured beer with a white head. The taste is light-moderate bitter, has Belgian yeast tones, fruity character. Nice.
Ratman197 (13426) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of caramel, yeast and fruitiness. Palate was light bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, fruitiness and yeast with smooth dry lingering fruity finish.
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (2010)... Pours murky and golden with a small, creamy, white head. The aroma is dusty, fruity and spicy, featuring pineapple and a hint of clove. Medium to full-bodied with nearly expired carbonation. The flavor is a marriage of pineapple and soft winter spices. Fruity, dry finish. Not my thing at all but it’s better than it was when fresh.
LearninBeer (486) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is malts, roasty some bread, slight banana/bubblegum. Pours a cloudy golden orange, with mostly diminishing off white head, slight lacing. The taste is bitter, maybe some umami. The body is medium, the texture is creamy, the carbonation lively a little fizzy. The finish bitter.
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was at the Goose Island Brewery. This beer has a nice finish and was a darker amber beer. Thought it had good balance.
davey101 (751) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
02/26/2010 batch. Aged in probably less then stellar conditions, recently snagged off of a beer stores shelf. Pours a clear golden amber with little edging. Nose is cardboard, metal, apricots, wheat, and bubble gum. Taste is similar, fading stone fruits and yeast esters with some oxidized cardboard and faded bitterness. It’s well over the hill, and far from great, but it remains drinkable at five years old.
hackobock (3570) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
January 17, 2015. Bottle at Monk’s American Bar. Bottle march 23, 2009.
Hazy golden with a medium sized white head. Aroma is sweet dried apricots, gooseberries, orange, light spices. Taste is sweet dried fruits, mainly apricots but also faint raisin notes, very light bitter notes. Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.
Hermod (6493) - Vantaa, FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
65cl bottle. Hazy golden, thick white head. Orange marmelade, zesty aroma. Covers pretty much everything else. Flavor has oranges juice, marmalade, malt and spicy notes. Don’t think I have had such a juicy beer before. One dimensional.
jookos (5604) - FINLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle@monks american. Yellow orange hazy. Belgy yeasty orange zesty, straw pale malty nose. Med bodied, really fruity. Oranges, belgy yeasty, malty. Finishes dry, almost perfumy fruity.