blankboy (7110) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of jerc. Pours a hazy golden-orange with a large mostly-lasting foamy white head and lots of little floaties. Sweet aroma, a little sugary, lots of yeast along with some spices and alcohol. Flavourís also sweet with some yeast, some faint hops and a spicy/ alcoholic finish (also some bottle/metal in the finish) -- Iím not crazy about the aftertaste. Average body. Itís O.K. but itís a little too sugary sweet for me.
GregClow (3095) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & blankboy - courtesy of jerc. Hazy light gold, tiny white head. Aroma is fruity, a bit spicey, Belgian yeast notes, not bad. Sweet flavour, a bit musty, dry finish with alcohol warmth. OK, but not especially memorable.
HogTownHarry (6374) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (330ml). Shared with blankboy, GregClow and tupalev - bottle courtesy of jerc. Murky yellow-orange, small white head, floaties. Sweet candy malt aroma, like apple cobbler, yeast and alcohol. Taste is very sweet and yeasty, like a fruit pastry with tons of alcohol, has a very sharply bitter spicy/yeasty finish. Thick syrupy body, alcoholic and bitter mouthfeel, bitter almost harsh aftertaste. Considering how many times this has moved from fridge to fridge in the last year, acceptable - a little harsh
TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 25, 2006
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2007 Bottle at the Chapitre in Namur (Belgium), 2002 vintage. Amber with a foamy white head, along with vinuous fruit aromas, yeast and pepper. Smooth and light at first, but and dry in the follow through. Vinuous fruit flavours with a touch of honey sweetness.
mjg74 (2951) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 16, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a little shop in SF. Slightly hazy medium amber color on the pour. Sediment floating about. Yeasty floral aromas.Strong yeasty flavor with a bit of graininess. Quite spicy. Some hoppy grapefruit in the finish.
frankenkitty (2002) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - AUG 14, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fast and white over a murky, golden/orange. Fruity, yeasty aroma with tart cherry, ripe banana and sharp & spicy esters with a mild metallic note to detract. Sharp, fluffy mouthfeel with some burning in the gut-feel. Flavor is heavy on the fruit with bready yeasts and pale malt accents, but there is a sweetness that cloys. ABV hides in the flavor until the aftertaste. Iíll stick with La Trappe or St. Bernardus for this style.
<font size=-4>From a small liquor store in Burbank that carries a few micros and imports but isnít worth adding to the RB database.<font size=-1>
xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Applie pie spice. gold glint amber with mediem sais head. gummy apple pie spice pineapple cinnamon coriander. jumpy fresh.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 28, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled with Beerded_one. Pours hazy dark gold with a large fluffy off-white head. Aroma of citrus, yeast, belgian spices, alcohol. Flavor is smooth, sweet, carbonated, yeast, citrus, and slight fruit. Body seemed thin, but a damn good brew.
lagermonkey (725) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep hazy copper with a two-finger fluffy ivory head. Sheets of lace. Smells fruity. Some lightly spicy belgian yeast. Hints of green apple and red berry.
Much spicier taste thatn the nose. More alcohol present too, Some carmelized cnady sugar, hints of molasses. Peppery and spicy. Coriander and orange rind. Very bitter finish. Full bodies and sticky mouth. A decent drinker but certainly a sipper. Better than expected.
rederic (3250) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 7, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yellow honey hue, with a frothy white head, yeasty citrusy fruit nose, with some stewed apples accents, bready dough, pale malt aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a yeasty, bready dough character, fruity accent of marmalade, hint of vanilla spiciness, stewed apples, toasted and pale malts, leading towards a sweet honeyish alcoholic punch, candied citrus fruits and an earthy hop bittering finish.