adrian910ss (2333) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle.† Pours a hazy golden color with a thick white head.† Aroma of honey, lemon, bread dough, yeast and spice.† Taste is yeasty with hints of honey lemon, bread dough and light spice. Overpriced as are ALL Iron Hill bottled brews.
mkobes (2140) - paramus, New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at North Wales IH. Hazy golden in color with a white head that dissapears. Yeasty malty hoppy aroma. Coriander citrusy notes. Caramel malty and hoppy flavor. Spicey citrusy notes. Sweet tasting. Finish is fruity and dry. Good beer.
Storm (2684) - Amager, DENMARK - MAR 9, 2008
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Blind tasting at Papsoe. Hazy golden colour with a huge white head but fast disappearing. Aroma of yeast and wheat. Flavour of alcohol, wheat and yeast-like. Refreshing but nothing overwelming at all.
MartinT (7746) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 11, 2010 My Bottom Line:
Spicy hops and tropical fruit esters rise from the doughy yeast in this round and clean Belgian Strong Ale.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the cloudy blond.
-The spicy hoppiness tries to dry up the back end, but the finish is mostly yeasty and alcoholic. This spiciness is redolent of lemongrass at times.
-Citrusy fruitiness wants to coalesce with the yeast profile.
-The flavor profile is quite pleasant, and the overall experience is nearly authentic.
-The bottle was slightly better than the tap version which I had had at the brewpub.
On tap at the Wilmington brewpub, and from the bottle.
IrishBoy (3805) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from FrumptyDumpty; Nose of wheat, yeast, and some corriander; translucent gold with a mediu off-white head; flavor is yeasty, caramel, alcohol warmth, mild sweetness, and light spiciness! I guess the put all the labels upside down, mine is just like the picture.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 17, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy pale yellow colour with a white head. Light malty sweet aroma with wheat notes and hints of spices. Sweet fruity, but also yeasty citric flavor with notes of perfume.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 28, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the 2007 GABF: Nice sweet authentic biscuity caramel nose has good yeasty notes. Pours a clear pale golden with a nicely-lacing frothy white head. Starts fairly full and authentically sweet and yeasty with a mild spice. A good, well-balanced Belgian strong ale.
yespr (30766) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From bottle, blind tasting at Papsoes - beer no 6. Pours pale yellow with a diminished white head leaving a nice lacework. Slight grainy malt aroma. Flavour holds a slight note of alcohol to a mild malt flavour, dry. Ends with a slight warming alcohol feel to the dry malt flavour.
fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
2007-11-02, Papsoe Blind Tasting, corked bottle
Cloudy blond color; creamy persistent cap. Quite ordinary Witbier flavor, with a rather spicy character, medium body and strong bitterness.
joergen (20589) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow coloured with a white ehad.
Light acidic aroma of pine apples, fruits and spices.
Fruity flavour of yeast, spices and hops.
Yeasty and hoppy finish.