TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I like the story on the bottle. Pours medium orange amber with a half inch of off white head, very nice. Aroma is yeasty, roasty, cookie like, clove, and brett. Flavor has notes of malt sweetness, ginger, clove, nutmeg, and yeast. Mouthfeel is about normal. Overall, this is a very nice beer, very complex, though not quite an Orval clone.
Cavie (4042) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fruit on the nose. Nice taste, a less-powerful version of the Pere Jacques.
tdcritch (153) - Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. This pours a darker lemon color. Thick white head. Aroma is spicy and has lemon and citrus in it. Has a very smooth mouthfeel. Great beligian style beer
Ceebs25 (503) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Good fruity and yeasty aroma, with notes of fresh baked bread, mild general citrus and tropical fruit, toffee malt, clove and some other herbal spices. The pour was nice with a frothy butter cream head that mostly dissipates, and fairly translucent but good looking orange-honey colored body. The flavor is also quite nice. Nothing too crazy but nice as things go together and are balanced quite well. Medium bodied, some subtle crispness through the middle, with a wet, and well bittered finish. Flavor notes of lemon-orange citrus, some floral aspects to the bitterness as well, sweet honey, mild fruit, light crackers, and spices as expected from the nose. When I had this before, I was quite impressed. This time around is no different. GI did well in creating a quality, complex, and drinkable Belgian ale with this one.
budallpro (20) - , Missouri, USA - FEB 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle [10 / 10 / 108 1744]. Hazy golden orange color, mediumsized white head Tastes citrusy, hoppy, sweet. Lightly carbonated. A very well balanced beer. And very enjoyable.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pour was amber/brown with a thick and creamy off white head. Aroma of fruity Belgian yeast and light spice. Very finely balanced brew with flavors as well as carbonation. Flavors are fruity, yeasty, very light clove and spice, but all were very well blended. I’m impressed. This brew was almost a session type beer. I’d love to drink many of this one.
BVery (7961) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 3, 2009 TAP: at Stub & Herb’s, 2.22.09. Rich amber pour, spicy banana on the nose. Not boozy, but drinks like a higher ABV beer. Great Belgian flavor.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - FEB 21, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle at Stockholm Beer Festival 2008. Hazy amber color. Tart, fruity and spicy aroma with mango, apricot and clove. Sweet flavo with fair amount of tropical fruits, clove, pepper and low bitterness. Fairly tasty, a bit too sweet for me.
NachlamSie (2970) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
[Feb 18, 2009]
On tap at Goose Island O’Hare. Pours a cloudy copper with a nice head. The aroma is yeasty with hints at clove, banana, and an array of spices. All aspects are tastefully balanced. The mouthfeel is medium and works well. The finish is barely bitter with a fair amount of hops, but this is mostly about the esters. I get vinous hints with lots of clove and coriander. This is very drinkable.
ironchefscott (357) - portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap at the twisted fork .....very fine head...pin point bubbles...very fruity nose and better on the flavor side......not bad...but a tad sweet for my tastes.....