sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Spicy and bready aroma, a fair bit of sweetness in it as well. Very belgian, it had a little sourness to it and some light hoppiness. Good stuff. My bottle was a bit of a gusher though.
edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange-red body with a nose of fruit, candi sugar and alcohol. Flavors of sour grapes, oak barrel, nutmeg and Garm Masala. Long finish.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 30, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly dirty, hazy amber color. HUGE creamy off-white head. Eventually fades to a nice blanket fully covering the beer.
Lemony spice aroma. Sweet grassy malt.
Very clean, springy belgian flavors.... Light hops in finish. Dry rindy finish with some sweet tones, grass.
Great beer... very balanced and pleasant.
temporrari (388) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 24, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an orange color, with huge mountainous head. Aroma of sour wood, I sense it’s going to be dry on my palate. Some fruity stuff going on underneath. Flavor is very barnyard, straw, hayloft, it’s got some fruit flavors too. Overall it reminds me of Orval. But this is a little more delicate than Orval. This is easier for me to drink. It’s very spritzy on the tongue, pretty dry finish. This is an interesting beer. I like it. Good long and lingering fruity aftertaste.
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium orange body with ringing tan head. Aroma is bourbon, red win and OH esters. Sour, leather flavor. Palate is fizzy.
fiulijn (16175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 11, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber color. Strange aroma, malt, Durian fruit, light vanilla. Good malty taste, with a fruity touch. Very interesting! Complex.
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”.