oh6gdx (24430) - Vasa, FINLAND - JUL 10, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled (thanks heemer77!). Hazy golden orange colour, mediumsized white head. Aroma is hayish hops along with some weirdly dryish notes. Flavour is skunked hops with some really flowery hints. Also some wooden and spicy notes in it as it warms up a little bit. A very mouthdrying thing.
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAR 3, 2013 On tap at the Met, was great-- true illustration of a true Belgian style. Rich aromas, deep alcohol flavours, some citrus in the finish.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled with Mad_indian, from a trade with Ohiodad. Pours Golden with an orange hue. Aroma of spices, belgian style yeast, and fruit. The flavor is smooth, sweet, fruit, spices, yeast, and a good hoppy finish.
MadIndian (2718) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled with Stegosaurus, courtesy of an ohio dad trade. Cloudy orange pour with tiny head. Bread, spice and malt aroma. Taste was good but it was mising something. It fell a little flat for me. Not a bad brew but no WOW factor !
AgedOak (99) - Ohio, USA - JUL 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy dark golden amber color with a massive frothy head. Spices, yeasts and some malt in the nose. A crisp citrus flavor struck me first , followed by some fruit. Ample amount of carbonation with a somewhat hoppy finish. Very different for a belgian. Very nice
TBone (15601) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 3, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange color, good off-white head. Horseblanket, citrus, yeast and mango in the nose. Citrus estery, fruity sweet flavor with some yeast. American adaption of Belgian blonde., maybe they are trying to copy Orval? Good effort but not really match to its archetypes..
omhper (22726) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JUL 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. Cloudy golden, creamy head. Orangey yeasty nose. Sweet and mildly malty with medium body. Creamy and fruity with well blended flavours of apricot, vanilla, pine needles and perfume.
pineypower (2974) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 Bottle, thanks Santa (06). Pours out a slightly hazy light orange color with a good sized fluffy head. Aroma of spice and yeast, slight citrus. Taste is smooth still with a good amount of carbonation. Flavor comes together well with light citrus, yeast, spice and some grassy/bitter notes on the finish. Would have again
mikeben (355) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2007
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very nice beer, crisp and clear. I like the sweet flavor present in many Belgian beera but this one doesn’ leave an unpleasent aftertaste that some stronger ales can do. It’s a little like duvel except it has a cleaner flavor. The hops aren’t too biiter.
sayravai (4706) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Opaque orange with a large, foamy head. Slightly tart aroma with yeast and pale malts. Slightly alcoholic flavor with yeast, lavender and lemongrass. Medium-bodied, slightly thin palate with foamy carbonation. A reasonably enjoyable, but not very interesting brew.