ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with amber hues running through and a large white frothy head. Yeasts, lemons, cut grass, clove and other spices all abound. Finishes with a damp basement earthiness and mild hop background. Nice.
atpayne (615) - Zionsville, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Copper colored with gold edges and fluffy white head, producing nice lacing. It is slightly cloudy. The aroma is a combo of musty barnyard funk and a sweet and spicy hop, making it fairly unique. Very sweet malt up front, then a great ripe musty flavor, followed by a pungent hop and spicy earth character. Hops are not only pungent, but also very fresh. The finish is pleasantly dry. There is a lot going on here. This is a great beer from an up and coming brewery.
mds (2205) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. pours a hazy orange body with a medium-sized creamy white head. the aroma is spicy, bready, cheesy, and has notes of green apples. earthy body with dusty fruit flavours. interesting yeasty funk character. awesome.
MrManning (2003) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 22, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks for sharing DrJay! Pours a hazy amber body with a great frothed up white head, that’s lacing like none other. Spices hit the nose forthwith, and are followed by sour sweaty grapes. Estery and floral, with pickle brine. Taste of dill pickles, sour white grapes, yeasty and spices in the mouth. Great finish of a fine wine, slight puckering sensation. Sour flavours in the finish. Wow, this is great.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 21, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2009 Aroma is funky and spicy with a soft sweaty (not musty) tinge..like a woman’s sweat not sharp, greasy man sweat. Pour was the most Belgian-like I have ever seen from an American made Belgian style. The look of Belgian ales when being poured have always had an appeal to me so that alone earn points. Pale amber color with a frothed up, two finger thick, creamy, lasting white head. Fore is very herbal and spicy with lots of mashed vegetable/herb notes. Almost has a stewed zucchini flavor to it. There are some sweeter soft fruits beneath, but the spices and herbal notes dominate. Lot of funky, overripe flavors in the finish. There is so much going on here and yet it still stays soft and fun to drink. A very interesting beer.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - JAN 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful billowy cream colored head, settling in lumpy-cloudy tops, and trailing lace down the glass. Slighty cloudy light orange. Cedar, and wool aromas--lots of interesting and spicy funk, but still somehow all part of a clean, cohesive whole. Dry, soft, lighty tart flavor. An impressive and very different beer. Thanks Hezron for sharing!
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very nice and a bit herbal. Not hoppy. It’s remarkable that a U.S. brewery could pull off so realistic a Belgian clone - very legit!
malachi (62) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2006
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Grassy, perfumy aroma. Hints of banana and coriander. Not terribly hoppy. Couldn’t identify them, but there were several peppery-like spices hiding in the finish. My expectations were a little too high for this given the four others I had at the GTMW. Would try it again.
jimmack (1222) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml. bottle at the Spuyten Duyvil. Hazy amber color with a huge off white head. Funky, brett-like aroma with some banana, coriander and a touch of hops.
Spicy, yeasty flavor with banana, coriander, pepper and a nice dry finish.
BrideOfFrankenkitty (44) - Illinois, USA - JAN 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
It was a cloudy orangy-brown with a creamy head. It’s a bit dark to taste this light. Still, all in all, I would buy it again.