yespr (32032) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy orange with a little, dense and off-white head. Light brettish note with light spice note and some caramel malt. Flavour is slight soapy, nice caramel malty and with a nice yeasty mellow note. Finish follows the same mellow line with a light fruity brett note, very controlled.
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have had this a couple of times on draft and bottle, draft looked a little darker? Either way its a little too sweet for my taste, but it’s obvious why people like it - its VERY Belgian. Bottle tells the Orval story, and all the Goose limited relaeses look cool. Possibly a little overpriced, but like the Pere Jacques I can’t say anything bad, it just isn’t my favorite style.
faroeviking (10288) - FAROE ISLANDS - DEC 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy orange colour with a big steady off-white creamy head. Aroma of yeast, citrus, spice and fruit. Good mouthfeel. The flavour is fruity with yeast and citrus, bitter hops and some malt. Bitter, yeasty and fruity spiced dry finish.
blklab2007 (2013) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle poured into a trappist glass has an orange amber in color, light sediment, and a thin layer of white foam on the surface that did attempt to lace. initial aroma on the pour had yeast and fruit, some sharp spice, caramel, orange peel, malt, and is really nice to smell. taste is mid range on the mouth feel, flavor is spicy, nice yeast that has lighter fruit character than the smell led me to believe, dominated by the sharpness of the spice but thankfully the malt does keep it from being too much. really a nice brew, has a good story to go with it, also some strong flavors but the complexity of it keeps me interested, props go out to these guys for pulling this off so well.
TheBeerGod (5337) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 7, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL with a crown. Label states 6.5% ABV and 2007 Batch. Pours amber with a moderate fading tan head. Aroma is spicy with fruit notes, Belgian yeast and sweet malts. Slightly hoppy as well. Taste is sweet with spicy notes, more yeast, flowers, and fruit. Body is light-medium with mild carbonation. Light bitterness in spots. Ends with more fruit, spices, strong yeast and sweet malts. Very nice session style Belgian Ale.
Maverick34 (2357) - New York, USA - DEC 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2008 Draft. Pours a coppery amberish wit a smallish head. Kind of sweet, not overhopped. Really good and really drinkable
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - DEC 2, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 20, 2008 Tasted from bottle at the Pizza Port Strong Ale festival. Bottle from BBB63, Mike. Amber color. Small bubble head. Meady (which is good!). 8,3,9,4,16:4
Rerate at Dr Bills. Why is this considered a strong ale? 7,3,7,3,15: 3.5
fiulijn (15260) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 4, 2010 2010-08-04, bottle from Salling in Århus, vintage 2009, 1 year old, 5-4-5-2-9=25
Hazy light amber color; thin head. The aroma is lighly acidic. The body is not very strong, and there is an evident sourness. This bottle is spoiled.
2008-04-30, bottle vintage 2007, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Hazy amber color with red shades. The aroma is a bit soapy. Soft mouthfeel, medium body, but the flavor is not impressive. Overall, not as good as the draught one.
2007-09-29, draught at the brewpub, Clybourn location, 7-4-8-4-16=39
Hazy amber color; creamy head. Nice aroma, malty, spicy and yeasty, Belgian style. Good mouthfeel, round; malty flavor, with a sweet spicy character (described as mellow tartness by the brewery); good bitterness. Mature brew, excellent Belgian example.
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little thin for me, and from what I’ve had so far, a little thin as Belgians go. The prominent note is lemon, which is one of my red flags. The finish is a lot like the start - yeasty, lemony - which is another. I had in on tap at Clybourn.
patrick767 (3590) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2008 bottle ’06 - Pours hazy gold with a huge head. This one took awhile to pour. The aroma is of sweet malt and some citrus. The flavor is very sweet with light citrus notes, and a touch of spice and alcohol. It’s pretty good, but I don’t think they’ve quite nailed the style.
edit: Enjoyed on draft this year. It’s better that way. Bumping up my rating just a little...