ultraspank (867) - Alverca, Lisboa, PORTUGAL - APR 9, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Subtle nose of pears, apples, pepper & spice. Somewhat neutral. Pours honey amber.
The stiff off white masterpiece of a head is fluffy, rocky, mostly lasting, and leaves stellar
lace. The flavor possesses exquisite balance. Moderate acidity accompanies good depth.
The full body is dry and lively. This brew is no joke folks.
Enniskillen (2044) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 9, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to OhioDad for this brew. Body is very nice, a bright orange golden color with a thick off white head. Aroma is sour with horseblanket, nutmeg, cinnamon, citrus. Taste is nice and sour, intially then switches to a light caramel and roses type taste. Mouthfeel is much like Deus, in that it’s like champange and very bubbly.
CMUBEERMAN (421) - - APR 8, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 12, 2006 Pours a light yellow red rose with a amazing looking chaotic belgian head. Aroma is sweet yeast funk...that makes me want to goove to this funk. All types of other amazing smells...lemon grass...fresh hops...spicey pepper, and bret. Flavor is tart sour sweetness...grass, ultra drying spice and hops, the finish leaves a bit to be desired...but this is still amazing. Mouthfeel is un explainable...light and big at the same time. So dry I need a glass of water...or another bottle. This shit is tasty.
brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Enjoyed during the first all grain brew day at my house. Big long lasting head, with a cloudy copper orange color. Lemon and spicy hops in the aroma. Crisp! Bitter flavor of strong lemon peal, spices (maybe it’s the “grains of paradise” that I taste, and definitely the coriander). And some light wood and sour hints. The malt is really just there as canvas for all the other spices and hops to play on. Big body. Heavy but dry. Not too bad, but not exactly as I remember it from the first “Noog fest”.
smoosh (536) - New Albany, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - a HUGE rocky beige head that will NOT go away. Orange/amber body. Spicy with a good amount of hop bitterness and maybe a touch of sourness at the sides of my mouth. Soft mouthfeel. A very nice brew! Thanks to antzman for the trade.
shadey (1959) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 29, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bright orange but cloudy. Huge frothy white head of tight bubbles. Sporadic lacing. Aroma is fruity and spicy. The flavor is definitely well spiced with an abundant amount of what tasted like dried out, old hops; earthy. Funky and bone dry.
UnsofistaCat (238) - Garden City, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2006
2.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 8, 2007 Over carbonated. Spicey with a lime sourness. I drank this a couple weeks ago and forgot to log it here. Will rate again. Holy crap this thing smelled like rotton eggs.
MrBunn (2523) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow! Carbonation on top of carbonation! Massive head and a bottle that overflows with bubbly right after openeng. Color is a deep dark honey with quite a bit of suspended stuff floating around. Scents of yeast and spices that I haven’t quite figured out... a little soapy. Honey sweetness is definitely present, with bit of clean citrus in the background. Spices are strange in that the are detectable more right upon opnening and then very faintly in the finish, but I’ll be dipped if I can figure out what they are. Maybe some chamomille? Enjoyable, but a little thin.
Goblincat (386) - Westland, Michigan, USA - MAR 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The carbonation on my bottle was going nuts. I had to pour off at least 12oz to stop it from coming out of the top of the bottle. Pours orangish, with off-white head. Earthy spice and hops in the nose. Fairly smooth with tastes to match the nose.
emptytankard (36) - Illinois, USA - MAR 16, 2006
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
If a gueze was what they were after on this one then they succeeded. Low carbonation, musty yeasty palate with a definite pronounced dryness. While refreshing, I felt this brew lacked the complexity to garner such a high rating.