Terminus (3242) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice fruit aroma mixed with yeast. Thick head formed but went away after a while. Average color, but the taste is filled with yeast, banana, spice, clove, and light hops. Tasty beer that would be even better if the aftertaste was better.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shiny amber/gold body, thin head turns into a creamy ring. Sour banana and orange aroma. Tastes like a belgian wheat beer... some orange wheaty hops.
beernightscout (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Color is medium copper, head quickly dissipates into small random ovals of roundish foam. Mmm, must mean lots of yeasty beasties. Smell is strong, sweet, redolent of spices like allspice and clove, and it gets stronger as it warms up in my big-mouthed glass. Tastes milder than it smells, but still sweet, medium bodied, with a refreshing bitterness on the finish. Good amount of carbonation. Not an extreme beer, but a very good beer. Got it for $9/four pack at Trader Joeís (itís about $10 at Whole Foods).
Ughsmash (7136) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear deep amber pour with a light off-white head. Aroma was wonderfully decadent... with lighter fruits (pears & grapes), spices (including white pepper), and an intriguing bready yeast. Well-carbonated on the palate, and coated the mouth quite nicely. Finish was rather long, and carried through floral hops and some spices. Flavor picked up the bready yeast, some spices, and some fruit, but was not nearly as exciting as the aroma (yet it was still quite good). Iíll definitely have to pick up some more of these!
PhillyBeer2112 (2525) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - AUG 21, 2005
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2006 Orangey and hazy, with a foamy large bubbled head. Aroma has a good dose of brett, spicy, wet leather, banana, wet hay. Rounded and sweet up front with a touch of yeasty bite, a mild earthiness, spicy finish with a medium bitterness.
JCW (1274) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks picture perfect on the pour, amber colored, frothy white head. Aroma is fruity bananas maybe melons and yeast. Moderately sweet. Odd tasting finish, with a slight dryness.
1FastSTi (3336) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks John. This beer pours to a clean copper color with a white head. The aroma is bananas, wheat, clean and nice. The flavor is nce. Light spiciness with a clean wheat and banana flavor. Very smooth flavor. The palate is light and slick.
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear gold in color with numerous bubbles breaking at the surface. Somewhat starchy aroma joined with cloves, anise and chamomile. Pepper and anise come out to play for the flavor portion, joining some rind, muted plantains, and an undecipherable yeasty muskiness. A decent beer, but quite a smorgasbord of elements in its present condition. Thanks for sharing this, JPDIPSO!
MIBRomeo (2559) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled on 7-27-05
Shared by John (thanks)
Pours a light brown color w/ a small bubbled white head and visable carbonation. Sweet malt and yeast aroma w/ a light buttered bread dough aroma. Palate is smooth and well coated but not overly thick. Flavor is very light buttered bread dough and yeast w/ a finish of a light carmel.
Indra (2619) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - AUG 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz. bottle served up, perhaps obviously, in an Orval chalice, and, to my surprise, this is one of the freshest bottled beers Iíve ever sampled with a bottling date of July 27 of this year (15 days ago). Unique and mellow aroma, spicy and fruity with undertones of white grape, cider, tangerine, pepper, leafy, herbal hops and very faint suggestions of candle wax, leather and old leaves. Impressive coppery golden color, mostly clear, with a mostly lasting, fine, uneven head and thin, delicate lacing. Flavor profile is mildly sweet to start, lightly doughy and malty, becoming more fruity and spicy before the dry, peppery, lightly bitter and dry finish. Rather mild in character, overall. Smoothly effervescent palate, mouthfeel is very lightly winey, body is medium. One can certainly note the presence of the Orval yeast strain here and it is not unwelcome.