cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2006 12 oz. bottle via trade with OhioDad - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a one finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is spicey esters. Flavor is slightly tart esters with a nice spiciness. Light to medium body. No lingering aftertaste. This beer was a pleasant suprise. Very nice. Thanks Scott.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a golden color. Taste was lightly sweet, some hops, some spice. A very drinkable beer, but nothing incredible for a belgian. Quite a light beer overall.
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - MAY 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Acquired in a trade with someone who I cannot remember. Thank you though. Golden color, yeasty, fruity aroma. Flavor is nice. Somewhat light - almost Saison-esque. I picked up a faint hint of bretts, which was well hidden and actually added to the flavor. Pretty nice beer.
MrChris (110) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark fruit and spice aroma. Nice cloudy orange color with a health, frothy white head indicating good carbonation. Deep spicy flavor with a dry ending. Easy frothiness on the tongue, full but not suripy. Flavor holds to the bottom of the glass. This Belgian isn’t too over powering like some I had.
valpoaj (655) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAY 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Large head over a translucent amber body. Aroma is a wide mix of fruits and heavy on the spice, but difficult for an amateur nose to decipher much in the way of individual characteristics. I can’t help but sense some smoke in the aroma as well. Very spicy flavor, with some bitterness on the aftertaste. Intriguing, but this left something to be desired, which is probably in part due to my lofty expectations; the flavor was just a bit bland and the complexity did not allow anything to shine for me...oh well! On a side note, I fail to see how this compares to Orval as many state...maybe a bad bottle? If so, I’ll re-review
Aurelius (4505) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit cidery, a bit boozy. Lightly sweet. Alcohol bittering on top of the hops. Light tea color, lacing head. Vanilla notes. Woody.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy amber/orange, a few odd shaped floaters, with an overflowing head. Aroma is bretty with pears and yeast. Heavily sweet and moderately sour flavor. Sticky texture. Very nice.
thornecb (4640) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours bright amber into a trappist glass. Funky brett aromas. Sharp up front turns full and peppery with a lasting sour yeast finish.
JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - APR 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle - 2006: Pours a clear light amber color with big creamy off white head. Aroma has notes of honey, pear, apricot, herbal hops, bit of red wine vinegar and lactic tartness. Flavor has a fair amount of slightly chewy malt, bit of light caramel, note of honey and lemon, slight vinegary tartness. Finish is balanced, with a fairly notable bitterness. A decenet brew, an attempt to do a bretty beer, but doesn’t quite do it as nicely as some.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle, 2006 vintage. I read the label, and figured it was appropriate to use an Orval chalice. Thin white head atop a orange brown body. Beautiful brett aroma with some apple and grass nuances. Yeast, pepper and candi sugar are most notable flavors, with a bit of bitterness building towards the end. Dry and oily on the tongue. Really delicious.