michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of fruit, pears, yeast, slight lemon, light pepper, slight spices, slight coriander, and some dust. Poured golden/yellow in color with a large, frothy, white head that diminished but lasted throughout. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small and medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of yeast, pale malts, light spices, light pepper, slight pear, slight hops, and a hint of lemon. Light to medium body. Tingly, then dry texture. Lively carbonation. Slightly sweet, yeasty, finish is moderately dry.
MatSciGuy (907) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 28, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
[Bottle] Pours a clear gold with a massive, meringue-like white head that leaves incredible lacing. Aroma is sweet candi sugar and malts, some floral and herbal aromas, and plenty of clove from the yeast. Flavor is very herbal, some anise and mint are the prominent ones, biscuity malt, and a light, smooth finish.
jkwalking05 (3883) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden colored beer that started with a thick dense head of foam. Some alcoholic warmth but not too much. Starts sweet and finishes with some herbal qualities.
cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Labeled as "Pierre Celis Signature Selection" which I happened to stumble across at an unplanned stop. No idea of this beer’s age, but I feel it’s sat around long enough to develop a pleasant amount of complexity. To be honest this came across like a big bottle of tamed Orval, fairly funky with a touch of brett, dry and nicely intriguing. Golden, straw color with intense carbonation and a billowing, rocky white head that leaves thick, blanketing lacing. Peppery hops, spicy with funky fruits and must. You can smell the dryness and I swear it is very familiar to a 1 year Orval. Light and dry mouth feel with a mild tartness and a rather hot finish. Fruity peach and orange flavors coupled with honey. Spicy hops, biscuits and cream soda. Earthy with a touch of dried herbs. Tart, sweet and slightly bretty.
tomthompson89 (1904) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nose is super sweet but candy like. little spice,its an odd brown with some cloudiness. intresting malt flavor little odd barnyardish flavor. intresting
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on 11/30/2008 at the 3rd Annual Richmond Industry Gathering. Slightly hazy pale golden body with a small foamy white head. Sweet big belgian spice and sugar aroma. Big sugar and belgian spice flavor. Light body with moderately high carbonation.
Kinz (3347) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
VRBT, not what I was expecting. I see Flemish ale, and I expect Flemish sour. This was golden. Aroma and flavors basically matched, with slight undefined hoppiness, bready malts, and a bit sweaty. Not bad, but not spectacular either. Glad to try it though.
marcus (6696) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This hazy golden ale poured with a decent white head and a musty aroma. The flavor is caramel malt with lots of spice, predominately coriander, leaving a yeasty taste on the palate.
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, spicy, moderate yeasty, coriander. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (050908)
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light cloudy amber with a thin but very persistent head. In fact, the off-white head is one of the high points of this beer. The flavor starts sweet and finishes just sour, with a hint of bitter in the aftertaste. Good aroma, simple but decent flavor with enough complexity to make it worth while. Not as good as Grotten’s other offerings, though.