bsierra (213) - Vista, California, USA - APR 27, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Newport Pizza and ale house. Pours a coppery orange hue with a wonderful fruity nose with some nice yeast whiffs. The flavor has great hops coupled with lots of fruit and some earthy characteristics, also has a good spicyness towards the finish. This was a very enjoyable brew, very nicely crafted~
Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - APR 23, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bright gold with thick small ultra-creamy head. Saison-like perfumey nose includes a surprising hint of olives. Dry hoppy finish, alcohol detectable not not in a bad way. High carbonation. Very grassy and leafy. Nice but not my fave of the GF beers or Belg-style IPAs.
JorisPPattyn (7682) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 22, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught Little rim on orange-metallic looking beer. Little nose, orange marmalade, spices, estery. Spicy, bitterness that is half-spicy, half hoppy. Again high temperatures? A tad lactic (not sour, more like coffee-milk). Medium bodied, but absolutely not empty, on the verge of astringent. OK, but not my favourite. I wonder what a "Belgian IPA" is supposed to be?
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at 6th Boulder Strong Ale Festival. Pours clear orange with a spare, fizzy, white head, diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (grain, cereal, meal), average hops (flowers, grass, resin), average yeast (sweat, earth) with notes of apple and pear. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness.
Aubrey (3415) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 14, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2009 2008 Strong Ale Fest (Boulder, CO): Wonderful-looking beer. Cakey-sweet nose was very inviting. Yeast added nice elements; not overdone. Uncommonly hoppy, but I liked it. Spicy, too, with bold white pepper. Tasty beer. One of my favorites of the night. RERATE full bottle: Big head. Mostly clear and deep gold body. Spicy aromas. Crisp. Snappy hops were full of flowers and spices. Honey and toffee flavors in the malt. Sharp aftertaste. Great stuff.
Ratman197 (8873) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap @ Boulder Strong Ale Fest poured a clear gold with a small lasting white head. Aromas of carmel, fruittiness and yeast. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, oak and light fruittiness with a crisp dry slightly astringent finish.
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Blind Tiger - pours a clear straw-gold color with a small, lacy white head. Aroma is floral hops combined with slight vanilla, yeast, coriander, and banana. Taste is vanilla, yeast, coriander, and banana up front dissolving into a nice floral hop finish. Very pleasant beer that evokes the best Belgium has to offer.
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil. This poured a bit darker than golden brown and slightly cloudy. I found it to be an ok combination of two styles that didn’t really work for me, give me one or the other. Wasn’t bad, but not great either.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ the Liars’ Club - Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. Has some serious layered lacing. Aroma is light yeast, esters, and floral hops. Flavor is hops, esters, and yeast. A very smooth, medium body beer. GF should bottle this bad boy. A good beer.
DoubleBubble (107) - Mescal Lakes (wherever that is), Arizona, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the new Liars Club. Pours a clear light amber color with a 1" quickly dissolving head. Nice lacing. Aroma of light hops, yeasty, spicey, and light banana. Flavors of about the same. Nice easy drinking.