CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - OCT 10, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Cloudy golden orange with rocky off white head. Good aroma of orangey hop, spice, honey, vanilla. Creamy mouthfel with lingering hop finish, alcohol warmth. Very good indeed.
Choos (595) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: candy, small bit of bailing wire and a touch of apricot. Appearance: poures golden/amber with a big lasting head just off white and great lacing. With the yeast it is just hazy. Flavour: sweet apricot, floral notes and metallic hops. Palate: medium full mouthfeel finishes spiritious and leaves a metalic hop aftertaste.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy orangish-amber with a large rocky head that sticks around for a while. When it finally recedes it leaves a frothy mesa in the middle of the glass and near-solid lacing on the sides. Very spicy and citrusy aroma—oranges, fresh bread, and coriander dominate. And I swear there’s some brine in there somewhere. Flavor of bread and phenols. Mediciney, acidic, and lip-puckering. There’s a slight hop finish, but that’s somehow pre-overpowered by the first flavors. It had a wonderful appearance and aroma, but the flavor fell quite a bit short of my thusly formed expectations.
bask (305) - Leuven, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber colour, with a thin head. Aroma of citrus, flowers, raisins, yeast and esters. The flavour has acidic notes, and has a fine balance between bitterness and sweetness. Strong hoppy finish.
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a golden orange body topped by a thin head with some lacing. It’s slightly sweet with a touch of candy sugar, a touch of skunkiness, a little hops and a touch of alcohol esters in the nose. Medium bodied, dry and smooth.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sweet floral aroma. Milky amber color with a beautiful fluffy white head. Candy sugar sweetness int he fore followed by some floral flavors and malt. Finishes very suddenly and leaves a lip smacking fruity malt aftertase.
vanvenlo (1225) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - AUG 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6 June 2005 -(Enich Anders B&B) - Complex sweet malt and complex hoppiness, with vinuos (celery) aromas. Cloudy light brown colour, great head and lacing. Spiritous malt, some nutty and big hop complex flavours. Big tangy aftertaste with some lingering back of the throat aftertatse, but perhaps a bit too much.
JK (4401) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 28, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not as fruity, sweet, or complex as some others of the style, but still a very good beer. Substantial body. There is a thick white head that lasts so long I was getting impatient to drink the cloudy, dark orange beer. Powerful aroma of sweet fruit. Flavor is primarily sweet with a bit of the alcohol coming through. Sweet malt in the finish. This can’t stand up to Tripel Karmeliet but is vastly superior to Westmalle and many others.
JonMoore (1851) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden colour with a big white head. Fruity, floral and yeasty aroma. Taste is sweet, fruity, malty, spicey with a light and long bitter finish. Fairly high carbonation, with a foamy-ish mouthfeel. This is very nice.
bb (6851) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 22, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2008 Bottle. Light amber color with a big white head. Lots of yeast in aroma along with apple, banana, spice, and sweet malt. Sweet malt/candy sugar flavor with spice and lemon. High carbonation. Alcohol present.