yngwie (14773) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 4, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 75cl corked, at RBNAG -09, courtesy of OleR. A dense, two-finger, off-white head sits on top of an unclear, orangey dark golden body. Some cellar in the aroma, but it’s mostly fruits and fruitsyrup. The flavor is pretty much the same, with white sugar sweetness. Lasting finish with cellar, citrus and fruityness. Full-bodied and with a pleasant warmth. Overall, a bit on the sweet side, but a nice beer anyway. 091107
oldrtybastrd (3222) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 3, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a nice dark reddish amber color. Aromas of fruit, and some other hints, maybe some spices, maybe caramel. Flavor is a bittersweet, malty, and a hint of hops with a nice bittersweet finish.
Mora2000 (5893) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I picked this up on a recent trip to Austin. 11.2 ounce bottle poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass.
The beer pours a nice orange color with a white head. The aroma is strong Belgian yeast with some fruit, wheat and bubblegum. Very nice smelling. The flavor is very similar with the bubblegum and fruit being fairly strong. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is hazed ruddy amber with a thin dense tan head...smel is toasty and musty with a little sweet vanilla and saffron...taste is malty and sweet...very onesided and overly sweet for sure...hints of cardboard too...very disappointing...
malrubius (2012) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - APR 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 ounce bottle in Chimay glass. Caramel color with dense beige head and some lace. Spicy bready marshmallow aroma. Spicy sweet marshmallow caramel tomato tobacco with spicy and sweet lingering finish without cloying. Pretty darn complex. Not what I was expecting, but very good.
jfb (4479) - Freising, GERMANY - MAR 24, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a lightly hazy golden-amber colour with a dense tall off-white head. aroma of apples and caramel, powdered sugar and yeast. flavour is the same, with lots of caramel and a hint of alcohol. medium body with fizzy carbonation and a dry alcoholic finish.
wyzzywyz22 (2082) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Rainhall Drinks Co, Accrington. Poured a hazy dark copper colour with a decent, steadily fading biege head. Sweetish malt nose with yeast, spice and orchard fruit notes. Interesting flavour that had more of the same characteristics found in the aroma, with some gently warming booze. Some dryness cropped up towards the finish. Alright stuff.
RedSox2004 (1397) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - MAR 20, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy amber with a hint of orange, thick beige head that dissipated slowly and left very nice lacing. Tyoical Belgian yeasty aroma with melon, cloves, banana, and spices. Subtle candy sugar sweetness and tart apples up front, with a hint of offsetting bitterness. Banana sweetness and spices in the finish. Medium body, lively carbonation, and very smooth on the palate.
dnstone (2344) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 19, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2011 Deep copper orange with a beautiful white head. Beautifully sweet complex aroma with interesting hop notes. A dry semi sweet flavor with an earthy roastiness. Very complex yet sublte, a bit like orval in a sense.
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - MAR 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours amber, fizzy off white head. Aroma is clovy, full of Belgian yeast character with a bit of candi sugar, like a tripel.
Nice body, classic Belgian notes of clove, herbs, sugar. Hints of banana esters. Spritzy on the tongue. Austere bitterness on the finish.