aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The color was golden/orange. The head was thin, off-white, and creamy. The aroma was hoppy, sweet, and spicy. The flavor was sweet and fruity but lacking. The palate was average. The finish was warm.
boFNjackson (4191) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2012 OBF, tap... Poured burnt orange with a thick, beige head. Aroma of esters and cloves with a little roasted malt. Palate is silky with flavors of roasted malt, cloves, maybe cinnamon and a finish of hops blended with a mildly funk aftertaste.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2008 RBSG 2008. This sample was much better then my previous. Much cleaner, with less yeast floating around like a stew. The flavors all came out cleaner giving a nice citrus tart finish.
OBF 2008. Interesting beer, but it didnít come together for my liking. Strange apple cidery flavor, estery, but almost a rotting fruit sort of note to it. Flavor was very muddy and yeasty tasting, like it was mixed up. The fruity flavors and spiciness in the finish just didnít mix well for me.
Delirium (636) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours slightly hazy golden with a small disappearing head. Aroma is light fruits, yeast, and spices. Flavor is the same, with an interesting mix between the various flavors. Somewhat hard to describe, but unmistakably Belgian in character, and a very good one at that.
BossHossBikes (148) - California, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 1423. Bottled on 11/26/07. Pours a clear golden orange with a pale beige head. The aroma is prevalent in spices with some notes of a citrus tang. Iím not that well-versed in spice aromas, but I can say that this reminds me of an overly-spiced pumpkin pie. The flavour is much like the aroma, lots of spices but not intense enough to make this a chore to drink. The fruit flavours, which resemble pears and orange rinds, give a balanced roundness to the spices. The finish has a light spiced bitterness, but is pretty smooth for the most part. Lots of yeastiness in the finish too. I donít like spiced beers, but this isnít too bad.
My first experience with this beer, though, wasnít an enjoyable one. I cracked one open shortly after my Dark Lord Day road trip. The spices were overbearing. I think aging this, much like other spiced beers Iíve had, really balanced out the flavour.
RSRIZZO (1899) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(12 oz. Bottle courtesy of Headbanger). Aroma is a light malt scent with some citrus to it. Color is orange amber with good carbonation and a thick tight head. Taste is spicy and fruity. Starting with a medium body it goes down with a spicy feel. Finish is spicy with fruity yeast tones and a mild bitterness. After taste leaves you with a faint sour taste. This is an interesting brew that reminds me of Orval.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUL 11, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Goliath thanks for the brew
Bottle poured into a sniffer produced a good finger worth of head that faded away to a thin laver of lace
Aromas of bubblegum and spices filed my nose
Tasted great for an American Belgian just the right amount of sweetness and spice well done the mouthfeel is about what I wanted in it as well just enough carbonation to keep it interesting
I thought it was a fine beer for a Belgian clone and would drink it again
Bier brauen (246) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Oregon Brewers Festival. I remember this beer as good, but that is all I remember about it.
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 28, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at OBF--Poured a glowing orange hazy body with a thin off-white head. Bubblegum and candy sugar evident in nose. Sweet, creamy, mildly spiced with a sturdy floral and bitter hops presence. Delicious!
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with emacgee and aubreya. Light hazy amber pour. Fruity, sweet nose. Belgian sugar; bright summer fruits. Solid but not amazing.