TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2012 Rated 2007-09-17 - Pours dark orange with a mostly receding light tan head. Aroma of bacterial fermentation, tart, lightly acidic, with sour grapes, orange, and the funk. Taste is tart, white grape, funky yeast. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied and lightly tart with lively carbonation. This is a nice Orval clone, very impressed with this effort by Goose Island.
Rated on 2012-01-11 - Pours orange/amber with a thin wispy off-white head. Notes of dry caramel, wood, wine and clove. Medium to full bodied, dry finish, lightly alcoholic with soft carbonation.
nimbleprop (5339) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 11, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a deep translucent orange with a large, frothy, foamy slightly off white head. Aroma is crazy, spicy, yeasty, floral, with maybe a faint hint of ocean breeze in the back. Flavor is heavy on the yeast, banana, sweet candy and barnyard funk. Barnyard funk? Try this beer and youíll learn the definition. The finish was a tad chalky, but flavors are clean. Very unique. I donít typically like Belgian style ales, but this is as close to a true Belgian beer as youíll find in America. All the others are imposters, this is an origional.
marcus (6988) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 10, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Goose Island Clybourne. This golden ale poured with a thin off-white head. There is a very nice combination of malt and hops that leaves a funky, but pleasant taste on your tongue. Carbonated and peppery mouthfeel.
Drink4Satan (676) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 5, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mc Chouffe trappist glass. Pours a massive lasting off-white head that sits atop a transluscent orange body. The aroma brings forth ripe fruity boquet citrus fruits, pear, and apple along with bready malts, barnyard funk and intoxicating, pungent yeast. The flavour has that charateristic yeatsy bubblegum taste, with grapefruit citrus, sweet grain, candy, peppery corriander spice and a velvety smooth mouthfeel. The finish is slightly alcoholic and warming with fruity, yeast esters. Job well done.
MHED (114) - lisle, USA - SEP 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle pours a dark amber, nice clarity and medium white head. Aroma is toffee like and fruity. faint pear and maybe bananas. Starts sweet with caramel, ripe summer fruit, bread, some peppery hop spice and a luscious mouthfeel. Steady flavor throughout ending the same way it starts with lingering belgian complexity.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
clear amber, thin fin dirty white head, lots of lace, sweet funky horse blanket aroma, creamy body, big funky flavor withmore and more funk, touch of sweetness, bitterness by spices and yeasty funk
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 15/20
badlizard (5536) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 31, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
350 ml bottle from archer liquors. Deep orange amber with a fluffy white head. Fruity and pungent yeast aroma. Bright palate. Crisp orange and spice taste with a dry finish.
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Candied malt aroma, fine citrus hops too, copper, pours a small custard head. Terrific combination of malt, oranges and caramel toffee. Spicy, firey, malty, creamy. Like all the best candy in one mouthfull!
hombrepalo (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Itís a good beer, dark spicy fruity. malty flavored beer with a strong taste of hops. average to my tastes.
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 Bottle from Acertain. Thanks man. Beautiful hop aroma that reminds me of Orval, but not as pronounced. Same floral, sharp hops in the taste accompanied by a little pepper, citrus and backed well with malt. Not much sweetness, and you canít taste the alcohol. I dig this.