Willin8 (55) - Massapequa, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours orange/brown. Aroma is fruity. Flavor is orange, lemon, citrus. A little banana becomes more evident. Mouthfeel is slightly fizzy and crisp.
legion242 (2163) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
For what it claims to be, it sure does not stand up, but was very pleasent nonetheless. Very, very mild on the tongue.
hopdog (8821) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Bottled on 072705. Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with a larged sized off white head. The first thing that came to my mind when I smelled it was apple pie. Along with those aromas came light spices, lemons and light yeast. I was into the apple pie aroma. Tastes of all around fruitiness, trace of spices and yeast. Body was fizzy and too carbonated for my tastes.
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on cask at NotLA. This special version was dry hopped with Simcoe hops. Very yeasty nose, citrus, spice, red apples, and pepper. Lots of red apple in the flavor, sour spice, yeast and more fruit. The simcoe hops and yeast did it well, smooth, subtle, and tasty.
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 Cloudy orange with good, creamy head / Light, sour, fruity nose / Medium body with creamy, hop underpining, good finish, with some alcohol bite / Flavors of sour malt, banana, apple, and black pepper, with lovely hop finish / A fine Belgian highlighted by a superb body.
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - FEB 26, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2006 bottle from Pantanap; Nose was yeast, spices, and caramel maly; hazy copper with a big beige, light lacing, head, flavor was light fruitiness, pepperiness, spices, with a bit of hops in the finish. A good belgian.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2005 bottle from Moejuck - thanks, Joe! Sadly it was a gusher, but 2/3 survived. And what a lovely beer. Soft and floral aroma, but with some tasty sours and a nice peppery finish to it. Definitely some strong resemblance to Jolly Pumpkin’s La Roja. Man, I wish I could get this regularly.
jason (1677) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 Bottle thanks to the generousity of Whaleman. This one gushed, no problem caught it in time to pure into the glass. Clear golden body with good size head and decent carbonation. Aroma was peppery, yeast. Reminded me of Fantomam Dark White. Taste had a slight peppery/spice to it. Good Belgian ale.
zootfinster (205) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a nice golden amber with medium head. yeasty fruity flavor. Pretty heavy in carbonation for the style but satisfying. One of the better Goose Island brews.
Lowe1983 (1343) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden-amber color with an off-white head. Aroma is of banana, spices, lemon, and yeast. Flavor has some grassy tones with huge banana, lemon and yeast flavors. A pretty good belgian style ale.