JoeMcPhee (9325) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 31, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale golden, lightly hazy with a very thick creamy/fluffy white head. Truly beautiful-looking beer. Aroma is quite fresh, light malt, crisp bright spiciness. Light clove, apricot and lovely yeasty spiciness. A bit of mint and soft yeastiness. The flavour is just so well-balanced. A light wheaty/bready malt base, but it is still deliciously dry. Flavour is spicy and lightly fruity. Very delicate with a lingering mint/herb hoppiness on the back. Finishes very crisp and dry. Awesome.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at some Beer Hall in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Hazy lively golden pour with a huge & frothy white head. Nicely aromatic with Belgian yeast esters. Some herbal notes, mild bubblegum (without being sweet), honey, dates and very subtle lemon peel. Nice aroma. The body has a dense and creamy carbonation, that’s actually a bit too lively at first, then it settles down nicely. The flavor has a solid Belgian malt base, making it a bit honeyish overall, along with mild lemon peel, smooth peppery alcohol and an herbal Belgian hop bitter finish. Not the most complex, but definitely solid.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
100th rating! [Bottle] Poured hazy gold with a large whiteish head. Aroma is spicy and sweet, with lots of bready yeast. Flavor is very nice. Typical belgian yeastiness. Perfect amount of spices and carbonation. Very light mouthfeel, and pretty much no alcohol detected.
nearbeer (4917) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 16, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2008 330 ml. Cloudy, orange-amber with a large meringue head that leaves sheets of lacing. Aroma is rich fruitcake (with icing). Flavor is similar: dense brandy-rum cake with raisins, lemon, apples, and dates. Nice balance from subtle earthy notes of sourish leather and woody herbs. Well-blended balance of big flavors; the richness pitted against the dryness of the yeast, hops, and alcohol. Medium body is mostly smooth and dry.
sthlm (1283) - Duluth, Minnesota, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] Pours dark golden with a big white head. Aroma is really lemony with a hint of banana. Taste is yeasty, with a good deal of malt, and a bit of coriander. Medium-thick mouthfeel with a long finish that is slightly dry. The dominance of the lemon in the aroma didn’t really work for me, otherwise a fairly good beer.
Stine (1761) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, dirty blonde. Herbal, dry floral aroma. Lively, meadow spices of coriander and green pepper, with zesty citrus flashes of lemon and orange. Banana eases it back a little with some conventional sweetness. Flavor is a slightly sterile warmth at first of honey and fruit liqueur, wholly bland and very dry. Peppery alcohol and overripe fruits with a type of stale citrus vodka intimiation that suggests the brittleness and obesity of age. Very weighty palate; mostly absent carbonation in this bittersweet syrup. Smacks of cotton candy and unsweetened vanilla coffee syrup. Chases hot. A slow gathering of dust on this probably once lovely triple, even in a short amount of time.
moelikebeer (221) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - MAY 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked bottle. Foggy, light golden pour with a thick bubbly head. Slightly spicy aroma, with hints of coriander and yeast. Flavor is malty and yeasty with notes of coriander and citrus. Medium body with plenty o’ carbonation.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAY 11, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden pour with a huge, bubbly champagne-like white head. Sweet, fruity, yeasty aroma. Flavor is much the same with a big alcohol presence. Spicy and good. A nice triple.
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I tried this beer on April 25, 2008 at "Smokeless Joe’s" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a solid orangy-gold colour with a very thin white head. The aroma was that of sweet malt and some yeast. The mouthfeel was medium-bodied, and highly carbonated. The flavour was candied malt, some hoppy grapefruity hints, and a little more yeast. A very good beer.
AgentSteve (1647) - SF Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 4, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2008 Pours hazy golden orange with sediment floaters. Huge, fluffy off white head. Nose and flavor is sweet and spicy, as is the flavor, with citrus and fruit sweetness. Very lively on the palate, and a finish that is smooth, and somehow just dissappears.