Boutip (5862) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 19, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle (courtesy of Sammy): Poured a dirty yellow color ale with a huge white foamy head with perfect retention. Aroma of floral malt with a good dose of Brett is exquisite. Taste is almost perfect with a great mix between floral malt, oak and a well balance presence of sourness and tart. The spices that are mentioned on the label (Coriander and grain of paradise) are very subtle and could hardly be tasted though. This is probably the closest thing to Orval that I’ve had the chance to drink. I do wonder when going through some of the other ratings and the description on the label if the Brett and the sourness were intended or not but in any case I am not complaining because this was a great beer experience.
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can’t believe there weren’t any monks involved in this brewing tart sweet brett aroma,huge rocky head, that wonderful thirst quenching Belgium spicey hard hitting taste,with a pleasing dry finish
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 (397) - 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 (18780) - 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 (2045) - 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.