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
Strykzone (5263) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours with an explosive foam. Head is light orange and takes a while to dissipate. Aroma is busy. Floral notes, tart hops, spice, and some stale milk. First taste tells me that this is one of those beers that have a lot going on. Lots of malt grabbed me at first but hop notes and then dark fruit popped up. That was all in the first sip. Next sip was bubblegum followed by cigar. How does it do that? This is a wonderful beer and is a delight to sample.
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.
nimbleprop (5413) - 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.
naivepegasus (346) - USA - SEP 27, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours with a massive amount of head- rapidly rising, and very hard to pour the full bottle without stopping. Head is creamy, and slowly dissipating. A nice amber orange color. nice, fruity, spicy aroma to it. A nice, balanced taste that really explodes in the aftertaste. They say itís a tribute to Orval, and I can really see the similarities between the two. I like this beer a lot, but I think the other seasonal Goose Islandís are a little bit better.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2013 Shared by Kinz at the Great Chelada Incident 2007. Bottle 2006. Clear copper body with a small fizzy off-white head. Sweet candi sugar, spice and light fruit aroma. Sugar and fruit flavor with some light tart hints. 8/3/8/3/16/3.8
Clear golden body thin white head
Sweet fruit and light spice aroma
Sweet spice fruit and light malt flavor
Light body mod high carb 7/2/7/3/15/3.4
marcus (7083) - 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.
radiomgb (2446) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Orange in colour, very large off white coloured head, excellent retention, great lacing. The aroma is of orange citrus, floral hops, light funk, spicy pepper, wild yeast. The flavour has some great spice, brett, lots of orange zest, very light sourness, herbal and quite floral. Very full mouthfeel, medium body, high carbonation. Finishes long and spicy, quite creamy. This is excellent. Almost as good as Orval, very, very close.
355ml bottle obtained in a trade with <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/ViewUser.asp?U target=blank>kkearn, thanks Keith.
Received on August 1, 2007 and opened on September 22, 2007.
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.