IrishBoy (3910) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from beastiefan2k; Apr 07, bottle 1407; Nose of wheat, yeast and corriander; Hazy yellow with a small yellow head; flavor of spices, light hop bitterness, and breadiness; Decent BSA!
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 14, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the bottle from Logan’s Pre-GABF party. Pours a very cloudy pale yellow. Delightful tastes of honey and oranges. This was yummy AND intoxicating. I could pick out lemon verbena and honeysuckle nectar. And I’m not even a bee!
TURDFERGUSON (4004) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Night of the Funk ’07. Pours a cloudy yellow golden with a thin white head. Nose is fruity and very clean with hints of brett. Flavor tastes more like a regular belgian golden ale--no brett noted. Pretty good, but expected a bit more funk.
bu11zeye (12072) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 16, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught) Pours a light hazy golden body with a small white head. Aroma of peaches, florals, apricot, light florals, and pineapple. Flavor of pineapple, citrus, biscuit, and lemon with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy yellow color with a medium white head. Nice aroma of lemon, spices and yeast. Solid flavor of spices, lemon and yeast, it’s dry in the finish. The body is light to medium with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. Very good, it feels a lot like a tripel.
GregClow (2938) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with mds, HogTownHarry, blankboy and tupalev - HogTownHarry’s bottle. Slightly hazy light golden colour. Aroma of tropical fruit with sharp wheat and lemon notes. Crisp body. Flavour of fruit and wheat - starts OK, but gets too boozy as it warms.
fro2218 (470) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 23, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy pale yellow-orange. Orange and aroma and flavor. A little malt and some hops also there.
beerbill (3564) - Laurel, New York, USA - OCT 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle dated April 2007, #045. Pours a hazy dull gold with a long-lasting white head that left no lacing. Pleasant aroma of wheat and yeast. The flavor is again wheat and a bit of yeast. Dry at the finish. An ok beer, but given the special bottling, I was expecting more.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Source: Tasting, Logan Pre-GABF
hazy pale yellow,
light sweet spicy aroma,
rich malt flavor, nice fruityness, well balanced with a yeasty bitterness (yeast shot?),
Source: cellar tasting
lighter bitterness than the prior sample but still a prevalent and building character, finally after warming a sweetness emerges and the bitterness receeds, a light tartness shows as well,
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
ChainGangGuy (4474) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle #1626 - Apr 07)
Appearance: Pours a hazy yellow body with a thin, white head.
Smell: Aroma of toasted wheat crackers, sour lemons, and spicy hops.
Taste: Pale wheat flavor with a light sweetness. Hint of lemon zest. The taste of the Saaz really shines out, though there’s only a mild bitterness throughout. Noticeable Belgian yeastiness. Finishes bready and dry. The alcohol really begins to creep in as it warms.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: It’s fine for a beer of intertwined styles.