JohnnyJ (5198) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden red color with large off-white head. Lots of chunky floaters. Sweet candy, light fruit, citrus, banana, and spice in the nose. Same goes for the flavor except more orange and herb notes. Another tasty beer from d’Achouffe.
bhensonb (13224) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at wine frig temperature. Spicey aroma of light stone fruits, yeast and cardamom. Orange tinged golden color, tiny bubbles, and a white head that quickly flattened. Medium bodied with spritely carbonation. The flavor is pale malt accompanied by citrus notes and something slightly woody. The finish is dry, and something herby, wood, or phenolic tends to build with time (could be that menthol or resin others refer to, but not at all strongly aromatic). The flavor seems to go a little earthy after awhile, with hints of anise coming out.
davidpl (435) - Santiago, CHILE - OCT 15, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: amber golden color. Active bubbles, great head, rocky and very persistent. Beautiful.
Aroma: soft toasty malty smells. Intensive coriander smells, parsley, herby, floral and grassy. Some reminiscences of chamomile. Citric-fruity like grapefruit and orange. Hoppy some mentholated, citric and herby.
Flavor: herby start, like the aroma the coriander is intensive. Hoopy herbal, a nice “vegetable-touch”. Malty underground that contribute sweetness. Spicy. Slight citric fruity like lemonade, grapefruits and orange. Herby and floral finish, with strong taste of coriander and hops, slightly resinous and citric. Reminiscences of celery and green tea. Peel grapefruits aftertaste. Liquory with reminiscences of digestive liquor.
Palate: medium body, velvety texture. Medium carbonation.
Exquisite and complex beer.
Bottle shared with <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/View-User-30044.htm&g
TheQuaffer (14) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Darught at the Riser (since taken over by Youngs) Epsom. Pours a deep gold colour with a decent head. Spicy aroma with a citrus & coriander taste. A very quaffable beer.
Panzerfaust (719) - Hanga Roa, Easter Island, CHILE - OCT 6, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange/amber color with lively bubbles. Head is big white, frothy and mostly lasting.
Aroma is very spicy, yeasty with sweet malts underneath. Clear notes of coriander, cardamom, orange peel, aniseed, tangerines and cantaloup. Powerful.
Flavor is sweet, fruity and multi-dimensional. It has a background of herbal tea and grains and a solid front of camomille, oranges, spices, honey and palm syrup. Intense and delicious stuff.
Medium body, very smooth and fullfilling. It gives a warming sensation. Carbonation is soft and the alcohol is there in the right amount. It finishes with a high note of malt and leaves a wonderful aftertaste. Fantastic beer.
Thanks to <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/View-User-39680.htm&g for sharing this marvel.
DownsouthGav (601) - Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 4, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a glowing amber beer. Huge violent foaming head. Nose of melon, lemon and grapfruit. Taste is orange and malt with some yeast. Very light body like champagne. A wickedly dry finish a truly good beer.
BenRod (48) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color, white head. aroma of bitter orange and hops. well-balanced flavor of citrus and hops witha wheat and malt undertone. clean finish.
Carlus12 (361) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours deep golden / orange. Large foamy white head. Aroma is citrus / spice. Mouthfeel is good with nice carbonation. Finish a bitter as well as spicy. Good beer.
Stine (1734) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 22, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Somewhat hazy golden orange pour with a sticky white head. Honey-coated apples and bananas on the nose. Light pineapple, pepper and a heavy cloud of basement dust. Foremost tastes are paper and adhesive - honestly like soaking the tongue with the envelope seal. A whisk of creamy, orange character, and mild grassy bitterness. Sour yeast and band aids. Medium thickness in a champagne-like palate. It’s hard to believe how strange and unpleasant it is; it seems that it was probably not very well-kept.
naivepegasus (359) - USA - SEP 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a chalice, about two fingers of head with a lingering film. Odor reminiscent of cinnamon and orange peel. Color is a cloudy orange. Taste is softer than the odor would indicate- various spices are evident, along with a hint of orange-like citrus. A good, soft beer with interesting flavor.