RoyceH (1196) - Hesperange, LUXEMBOURG - SEP 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
EBF 08, Copenhagen. Sweet honey, some fruity sweet syrup mouth. Nose is slightly medicinal. Mouth is soft, simple, honey and fruits. Some spices towards the end. Despite this beer’s simplicity, it’s very good.
FatPhil (9288) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy. Good sweet belgian aroma. Honey in the taste and the aroma. Fruity and soft. Beautiful.
joergen (20662) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at EBF 2008.
Clear golden coloured with a small white head.
Fruity aroma of spices, citrus, yeeast and hops.
Fruity flavour of citrus, yeast, hops and dried fruits.
Sweet finish of yeast.
gerardoluna (194) - MEXICO - SEP 17, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
[Eyes] Wonderful deep color, excelent foamy creamy head.
[Nuse] Floral malty and hoppy flavor, with notes of caramel and alcohol.
[Mouth] Sweet malt, fruit and fresh. Strong and sweet. notes fruit of apple and bananas, a little touch of yeast. i will storage some bottles for the next year.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ah, a beautiful iridescent golden color pushes froth upwards at an alarming rate. A goblet full of suds that lings and a bit-o-sunshine at the bottom. The head finally rests leaving a thick fluffy blanket to make you smile. Aromas of fresh stonefruit. Full nectar with superb residual effers. A classic already. Flavor wise we see a strong malt backbone supports tons of complex fruit from the trees like nectarine, apricot, banana, kiwi, vanilla bean, and spices, maybe a bit of green tea. The finish is bittered beautifully despite it strength and moderate sweetness factor.
Stefano (1873) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2009 Draught at EBF 2008. Unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lancing off-white head. Aroma is malty and yeasty. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ The Front Door: Boise - Pours a golden blond color with a nice puffy white head and good lacing. The nose is bright with some candy sugar, belgian yeast, orange and coriander along with some starchy strong alcohol notes. The flavor is intense and estery with lots of yeast and processed candy sugar notes. The finish is spicy and yeast. Quite good and fresh, much more golden than the usual Cuvee with similar levels of spice.
ScoWRee (379) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 Pours a pale golden color with a thick white bubblie head. Aroma of fruit and spice. Taste is crisp with a strong spicey inpact, maybe corriandor. Hints of Bananna. A little too much going on here.
bierkoning (10162) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 corked bottle. Pale golden color. Huge foamy head. Peach, just a hint of soap and flowers in the aroma. Alcoholic, soapy firm flowery, slightly perfumed hopbitter flavor with some citrus. The soapiness continues in the aftertaste. Not bad overall, but a tad disappointing.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed golden liquid. Nice continuance of bubbles through the brew. Large, lasting off-white head. Sweet malt, light fruit and quite a bit of alcohol showing up in the aromas. Some floral hops are present and quite enjoyable. The alcohol in the nose is just a bit too much at times. Strong and sweet are my first thought coming out of the first quaff. Licorice (not a personal favorite) and light fruit of pears and bananas are the flavors that I catch the most of. A bit of yeast, but in a white bread kind of way. My stomach and forehead are starting to feel warm. Sweet vinous qualities in the finish and into the linger. I know the "Blauw" version is always better with a year or two, I’m not sure with this one. The sweetness and alcohol are quite high now. I’m thinking this could become a sticky mess. But I’m thinking I’ll need to set one down for an experiment.