JoeinEscazú (1324) - San Jose, COSTA RICA - APR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Also refreshing and moderately hoppy, with perhaps less malty depth than her sister, Amber. 25 cL bottle at Delirium pours gold with a lacy white head, fading. Nose is grassy, corn-malty, a little sweet. Light, corny sweetness goes dry, grassy and mildly bitter. I can think of so many foods that would be nice with a big bottle of this... How about a cheeseburger?
DSG (3927) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(3/10/08) 25cl bottle at Delirium Cafe in Brussels. Best before 9/06. Golden color with floaties. Nice aroma full of malt, some caramel, a bit of fruits and a bit of hops. A rather bitter flavor with nice hops and some bready malt in the background. Medium-bodied and softly carbonated. A pleasure.
BBB63 (5406) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 22, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle bought at Knightly: Slightly hazed with a golden hue and frothy head with very good lace (there were some floaties later). The aroma has notes of grassy and herbal hops, dusty yeast and rustic esters, pear and wheat too. The taste starts twangy and mildly herbal bitterness over a layer of clean pale malts. Some sublime spice notes all about the finish. The mouth feel is lively and crisp, very refreshing. A nice brew and perfect for springtime.
Ughsmash (6669) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 21, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle. Poured slightly hazy light-medium orange with a creamy, well-formed cap of white head. The nose picked up a bevy of fruity notes and funky, dry spicy yeast.. pale malt forms a sweet backing.. really nice presentation. The flavor had pale malt and light fruits at the core, supporting peppery yeast, light fruit sourness, and bready notes as it warmed.. refreshing sweet, sour, and spicy finish. Medium-bodied with active carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.. well-balanced, tasty, and very refreshing. Almost as good as the regular La Bavaisienne.
Syd (920) - Waconia, Minnesota, USA - MAR 11, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours hazy and float ridden gold with a large very white head and strong lace. The head is so strong it feels like whipped topping when trying to sip the beer underneath. The aroma is slightly sour, spicy, and fruity. The flavor is, wow, so much happening here that works very well with my senses. The flavor has some sweetness that is nicely held back by spice and some bitterness that lingers. The palate is very refreshing, cleansing, and quenching. This is solid and under-rated. There is no note of the 7% abv. I think my new favorite style is either Bière de Garde or Saison. Yes, this is even more a pleasure as it warms. I can get more of this. This will be an awesome camping beer in the Minnesota heat...
hotstuff (3340) - Indiana, USA - MAR 11, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Large, frothy, fizzy white head with a lot of floaties, virtually no lacing, carbonation observed, slightly hazy, and a straw to golden hue. Nose was sweet, fruity, spicy, and lightly malty. Flavor was sweet, fruity, spicy, malt, and somewhat bitter tasting. Smooth, thin mouthfeel and light in body. Thanks, but no thanks on this one as I could not acquire a liking for the taste. I did not like the way the different flavors meshed or not meshed in this case. Next.
unclemattie (3706) - Georgia, USA - JAN 15, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
15 DEC 07, Southeast YeHa. 750ml bottle. Aroma of socks, straw, musty. Old goat, barnyard and malt. Light copper appearance.
SSSteve (3378) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 1, 2009 clear gold/orange under a small white head. aroma is grainy, buttery, and moderately sweet. flavor is crisp and refreshing. malty with buttery notes. dry finish.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2009
Date: December 15, 2007
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: hazy orange with lots of suspended bits, wispy off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity malt aroma with a light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, touch of fruity character, touch of spicyness, lasting bitterness builds out of the spicy character
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Date: February 14, 2009
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: dark gold, dense creamy beige head, thick lace
Aroma: sweet bready aroma, nice floral character, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of rich bready character like a fresh loaf of bread, light floral spicyness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
ChainGangGuy (4120) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a clear, orange-yellow body with a small, fizzy white head.
Smell: The aroma is a mixture of candied lemons, fresh-picked flowers, as well as dust-strewn peaches and pears.
Taste: Sweet, light maltiness imparts a sugar cookie flavor. Lightly acidic. Hint of yeast. A floral hoppiness, along with the taste of lemons and a medium bitterness help to shoo away some of the sugar for a bittersweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Moderate carbonation.
Drinkability: It’s good (certainly better than I was expecting).