DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2004
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of yeast, pear and malt, cloudy apricot, with a tiny white head. Flavour is mostly candied malt, medium bodied. Pretty good.
Thanks IPFreely for bringing this!
jazz88 (2564) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 25, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Golden color with a white foamy head. Candy, bubblegum, pepper, banana and spices. A nice surprise. Christmas Party 2004 ranked 3/15 (mine) and 1/15 (group).
GregClow (2910) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My ability to take detailed notes was pretty much gone by this point in the evening. All I have for this one is "hazy golden colour, nice Belgian ale". [Toronto Christmas Party ’04]
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2004
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft: Another cloudy, golden yellow colored beer, quite pleasing, with a pleasant aroma of sugar, herbs, citrus, and honey, flavor is semi-sweet, with some lemon and yeast tones. finished slightly bitter
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 19, 2004
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly cloudy pale gold w/ white head. Yeasty, fruity, peppery aroma. Soft, chewy feel. Flavour is yeasty & malty w/ notes of vanilla, citrus, & spice.
Sammy (8937) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2004
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
strong tasty yeast. Sweet with citrus fruit, honeyish from yeast, some sugar, vanilla, other fruit. Bit of hop, smooth, tad of bitter dry finish. Satisfying.
Thank you Doug Shoemaker, for your private stock from Chesters, at your Great Tasting.
IPFreely (1470) - Sanborn, New York, USA - DEC 18, 2004
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very standard triple. Yeasty, light spice, some alcohol, light pale malts. Lots of carbonation, not prickly but not far off from it. Medium bodied, alcohol lets you know it’s there, but isn’t overwhelming by any means.
jerohen (2029) - Bussum, NETHERLANDS - DEC 13, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one in Bastogne. Cloudy golden coloured, thick head. Fruity aroma with wheat. Smooth flavour, very refreshing. I wouldn’t have guessed the 8.4% ABV, not during drinking it at least...
jercraigs (8060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2004
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden body with a small fluffy white head and excellent lacing. Sweet slightly alcoholic aroma. Flavour is nice, dry and sweet at different times. Bit light on the body. Worth a re-rate with a larger glass to myself. Thanks TimDoug.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to whoever brought this to the Toronto Christmas Party ’04. This is the point where I pretty much lost the ability to write. I do seem to have noted something about a goat but I’m not quite sure what that means...