NachlamSie (3294) - 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 OíHare. 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.....
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Meant to resemble Orval (or i think i remember someone saying this to me, could be wrong). This is sweeter, with less noticeable brett characters than you would find in Orval. Still pleasant Belgian-ness, with soem slightly dry bitter hops in the finish.
jkwalking05 (4600) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light golden color with a medium sized white head. Aroma is very yeasty with some apple and light hops. Flavor is of apples and hops.
jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle & Draft. Copper color with white head. Aroma: Fruity with notes banana and yeast. Medium bodied with fruit and hop flavors.
stankenk (130) - Maplewood, Minnesota, USA - FEB 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a nice medium amber. The nose is some spicing, orange citrus, sweet malts, herbal hops, and some yeast. Comes across the palate Initially it tasted slightly sour like many Belgian ales but changed to a complex floral taste and finished like a traditional Belgian, with a lingering finish.
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I swear Iíd had this before having a glass at Romanís this week, but apparently I am confusing Matilda with memories of Pere Jacques. And Iím glad I corrected this situation, because where I found Pere Jacques to be pretty mediocre and boring, I found this beer to be considerably more enjoyable and interesting.
This beer pours a light golden color with a pretty minimal head. At Romanís, it was served in a long-stemmed glass reminiscent of a martini glass (what I donít know about glassware could fill a library). Aroma was a touch fruity and spicy. Flavor offered a rich sweetness paired nicely with a touch of very-Belgian-y maltiness. There was also considerable fruitiness, full mouthfeel, and yeastiness that was also reminiscent to Belgian beers Iíve had (like fresh Tripel Karmelet). Mouthfeel was pretty rich.
This is really a very good beer and I would recommend it. I had it on tap at Romanís in Milwaukee.
ilherps (248) - Carbondale, Illinois, USA - JAN 31, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very fruity and spicy indeed. A yeasty citrus on the nose, with flavors of lemon, pineapple, cotton candy, and some other various green flavors, also subtle caramel. Flavors are similar, very good Belgian.
RichardW (1813) - Carlisle, Cumbria, ENGLAND - JAN 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
08 bottle. Amber hue, with an off-white, thin head. Full bodied with a rich aftertaste. Great attempt at creating a Belgian style ale, Citrus-y, orange peel flavour and aroma, with just a hint of creaminess.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JAN 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from god knows where, York perhaps? I really liked this one. A good stab at a Belgian from our US brothers, well done lads. Amber with a thin white head. Sweet smell, candy floss perhaps, icing, Belgian yeast and citrus perhaps? I donít know, Iím a drinker not a rater. And taste is similar blah blah blah. I liked it. I will drink again if I can get it.