sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 13, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Columbus tasting shared by moejuck. Clear gold in color, white head. Bottle was a bit of a gusher. Aroma, spice (cloves), and soem yeast to it. Flavor was a bit floral and yeasty with some pale malts. Not bad.
uglyblond1 (177) - Nebraska, USA - SEP 11, 2006
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
I am sorry, but this stuff is awful! Tastes like spoiled food rather than beer. Yuk!!
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium gold with a quickly fading head. A little of everything. Spice, hops, yeast, malts. Nothing really takes control and stands out. But an overall nice mix.
JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2007 Golden color with lots of foam. Light and sweet candy aroma. Sweet malty-candy-fruit flavor with a light hop finish. Well done beer that finishes well, but I think I prefer Demolition by a bit. Will have to re-sample several times to be sure.
bfeldmann (1048) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 31, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Poured a cloudy orange color with some sedimentation. almost zero head to speak of. Aroma was of coriander and yeast. Flavor was of yeast spice and a hop finish to it that bit the tounge. Mouthfeel was a very dry finish."
Boutip (4636) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry: Poured a medium brown color beer with a nice big foamy head with good retention. Aroma of sweet cookie dough with some yeast characteristic. Taste is somewhat dominated by the sweet cookie dough, some yeast and some dry fruits. Body is a bit thin and carbonation is just perfect. Overall, I wasn’t expecting this to be such good Belgian ale.
rudolf (2340) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Huge thanks to Mike for the bottle. Cloudy orange, thin head. Nose is orange, funky brett, grape pop (faint) Flavor is quite reminiscent of orval (!) Bretty funk, grape gum, slight acidity. I wish this was a tiny bit drier but this really is quite stunning.
Ratman197 (9440) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear golden orange with a small lingering ivory head. Aromas of peaches, light carmel and spice. Palate was light bodied, slightly tart and slightly dry. Flavors of fruitiness, straw and spices with a dry slightly astringent finish.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 27, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle. Bottle# 0950 on 7/27/05. Pours dark gold with a medium white head. Large visible flocculent particles suspend in the glass. Has a delicious bubble gum aroma. The flavor is a bit of a disappointment, but I do get pronounced strawberries upon swirling. Good beer, but not worth the accelerated price. The least favorite of mine in this special series.
csbosox (1217) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - AUG 26, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2007 I can’t belive it has taken me this long to rate this beer. Bottled 7/27/05. Served in a snifter. Golden color, smallish head. The aroma is very bretty (leather, barnyardy)with some nice woody undertones. There is also a honeyish sweetness to the aroma. The initial flavor is tart citrus, yeast, vanilla ice cream followed by a mild sourness and spiciness, with the flavor nearly identical to the aroma. Finish is tart and refreshing, but has plenty of body early one. Good stuff!
RE-RATE Tasted another bottle that was aged for 16.5 months (bottled 3.3.06). Brett aroma and flavor are just divine. There is also a great honey flavor as well as a beautiful floral, citrus, and tropical flavor. This beer is both as complex and as easy to drink as any beer I have had, I am adding a point to the flavor and a couple overall impression points.