Trev (2019) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an amber colour with a large foamy off white head.
Aroma is initially candied fruit (orange), apple/pear upon closer scrutiny. An earthy yeast underneath.
Flavour is spicy and earthy, pear and orange peel fruitiness. caramel malt underneath.
Finishes with a clean refreshing tartness. No hint of it’s 7%.
General66 (203) - Streator, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had this on tap at West End in Chicago. Came out in a trappist glass looking beautiful. It was a gorgeous dark amber color with a very frothy 1 finger width tan head. The aroma consisted of a lot of yeast with some fruit undertones. I wish we would have sat inside so I could enjoy the aroma more. The taste was very refreshing with a lot of sweet caramel malts and a lot of spices and fruit. Finished very smooth. I have heard great things about this beer and definitely believe what I have heard. An excellent brew!
LinusStick (3036) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A delicious and spicy Belgian. Aroma was nice. Starts out very yeasty and fruity but as it warms smells like Sea Breeze and band aids. Pour was a flat dark gold with no bubbles or head. Taste was delicious. Strong spices and yeast on the sides of the tongue with sweet apple, pear and orange peel on the back of the throat. Crisp and refreshing. This tastes and smells like a Jolly Pumpkin beer.
sstackho (249) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 17, 2008 Draft at Goose Island Clybourn brewpub. A clear light gold, little head or carbonation. Light yeast aroma. Flavour is rich, sweet, but not overly sweet. Lightly spiced. Medium bodied. Some light hops as it goes down the throat. Not as complex as I like my Belgians.
timmy300 (203) - bloomington, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
nice surprise finding this on tap, so i didn’t have to buy an overpriced 4 pack.
lots of bready, fruity, funky yeast notes. spicy cloves as well.
this beer does not suck
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 8, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Pours out in a hazy pale amber color with a low creamy white foam. Fruity aroma of apricots, banana, yeast, cloves orange-flowers with distinct notes of hay-like hops. Medium-bodied with notes of banana, orange-peels, yeast, yellow plums and white bread. Long medium-bitter finish of orangey and hay-like hops with touches of yellow fruits and banana in the background. An elegant quaffer.
adrian910ss (2434) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 bottle. Exploded with foam upon opening. Pours a hazy dark orange with a large foamy white head. Aroma of perfume, floral spice and yeast. Has a perfumy taste with hints of spice, floral hops and orange peel.
wmubronco1992 (670) - Coldwater, Michigan, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Clybourn location. Dark orange appearance. Small white head, some lacing. Spicy floral aroma. Lots of hops. Nice warming feeling. Excellent beer, very drinkable
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Muddy orange pouyr with a halo of suds atop. Sweet citrusy aged barley-wine lioke nose with orange candy fumes afloatin’. Flavors were orange-like everywhere with a candy-like presence with the sweetness of the malts. Did i say this tastes like oranges. Oh yes, yes i did.
Homer321 (2893) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 4, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
served on draft from the beer bistro in chicago. poured into matilda signature "M" glass. orange in color with minimal head. smell of pear in the nose and slightly tart up front. slightly grassy, nice lacing. wonderful tatse. the only thing I have a problem with is that everyone compares this to orval. It’s not orval or even like orval, but it is a very nice beer.