DJMonarch (9166) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s pre GBBF tasting, Kensal Rise 31/07/2010 (2009 Version)
Fruity aroma. Silver coloured and hazy in appearance. Fruity with a hint of dryness and spiced flavour in a floral and bitter finish.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate. Bottle thanks to Ang.
Hazy yellow with a big frothy white head and lots of suspended particles. Nice yeasty nose with some pleasant fruit and obvious orange and barrel. Drinks like a sour weiss. Really well balanced, the orange and barrel show through really well but are not at all over powering. The wine notes add plenty of complexity and the overall impression is that of a very well crafted and balanced brew. Like it.
stobbe74 (3789) - DENMARK - AUG 20, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow beer with a large white head. The aroma is malt, fruit and yeast. The flavor is malt, fruit, yeast, sweetness and brett. The palate is sweet. Overall a good fruity beer.
smooch (238) - Sylvania, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Huge head on this beer. Just nice drinking and well done. The nose is very, very mild and the appearance is pale gold and cloudy. The taste is just solid and light and fruity. No specirfic taste to me just a very well structured belgian.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors.
Aroma: The nose full of spicy Belgian yeast notes. Clove, light lemongrass, and fresh cut grass in there too. Good stuff!
Appearance: It pours a cloudy, orange gold with a huge, foamy, white head. This is one active brew. Great head retention and spotty lacing left behind.
Taste: Light and spicy with Belgian yeast really coming through. A bit of anise, clove, citrus peel, a peppery note, and lots of floral hops. Perfect for a hot day.
Palate: Light in body with above average carbonation and a slightly dry, floral finish.
Overall: A very nice brew indeed and certainly worth trying
iwantalambic (1478) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz, capped bottle, fresh 2010 bottle: hazed lemon-straw body below a creamy, ivory head that slowly dies into a wisps and collects at the edges. Light, airy orange rind aroma that has a wonderfully subtle, while at the same time striking floral, honeydew melon and sourdough starter presence. Tingly pepper on the tip of the tongue that becomes gentle though the mouth before a second citrus hop resin and pepper finish mixes with a fruity sourness catches your attention. Another wonderful belgian style ale from the folks up in Chicago! Thanks Nit!
neepsntatties (1520) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap at the 2010 Oregon Brewer’s Festival. Colour... golden straw with a thick head. Nose... acetic, yet fruity. Palate... lightly sweet, with quince, pear and lime zest and a delightfully long finish.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 bottle at ChrisO’s "Raise the Roof" tasting, 31st July 2010. Hazy very light yellow. Light citric nose. Delicate beer, pretty decent.
nuplastikk (5268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 15, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Empty Bottle. Hazy, yellow orange color. Pronounced floral barley and sugary Belgian yeast aroma. Yeasty and rich, a well executed beer. Creamy, with some slight alcohol warning in the finish. Excellent.
williamstome (1505) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big soft white head. Sweet fruity aroma, with flavor of raspberry, green apple and yeast. Smooth and very drinkable.