aharbick (4) - USA - JAN 5, 2007 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful golden color and creamy head. Smooth to drink with floral bouquet. Thoroughly enjoyable given itís ubiquity and price.
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a nice big fluffy creamy head that laces all the way to the end of the quaff. Nose is actually a little odd. Not nearly as nice as the Saxo brew that I just enjoyed, but I hope the flavor comes close to that one.... Nope, it doesnít, but itís not terrible. Sweetness and a bit of bubble gum and spice come through but the palate is a little thin and the carb a little too large... the bubbles arenít champagne like,as a good Belgian always has. Interesting flavor, although I think it is rushed a bit. Still OK though, and better than a lot of beers out there.
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - JAN 3, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Transparent golden with decent white head. Aroma is astringent cleaner with some yeasty bread and residuel sugars mixed in. Flavor very muddled. Residuel sugar, harsh dusty malt and alcohol for a finish. Mouthfeel rather thin. Below average overall.
Jwasciuk (198) - Lowell, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours sparkling medium yellow with a rocky white head. Aroma is moderatly malty; cookies, Lightly yeasty; leather and soap. Flavor is moderatly sweet and lightly bitter, well balanced nice taste. medium bodied, creamy, softly carbonated, a bit metallic in finish.
homersimpsin (40) - South Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Full of flavour, syrupy palate, rich amber colour, a very enjoyable beer.
Money well spent!
jb (2640) - Rochester, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale color with a thick white head, minimal lacing. Yeasty aroma of bananas. Sour palate, that is a bit tart. As it warms, has a nice grainy body. Similar to a hefeweizen in style, with more hops and diversity. I liked it.
KingofCastle (207) - London, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2007 bottle: Amazing beer which always reminds me of xmas! Great example of Belgian Ale. Also a great example of a stronger beer (6.5%) that isnít overwhelmed by alcohol taste (e.g. Sinha Stout). Pours sunny yellow with nice puffy white head. Tastes exactly like it smells: sweet yet acidic, fruity & yeasty. You can really taste fruit in here llike appricot or bananas, hard to tell. Here is a beer which has big, bold flavours but still is smooth (unlike Mill Streetís Coffe Porter). I always get the sense that if this beer had 1 more bit of flavour it would all fall to pieces & go to hell, but this hangs together.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep golden color with a half-inch fluffy white head. Aroma is yeasty, breadlike with some slightly sour malty notes. Flavor is sweet, grainy with a touch of old, dark fruitiness. Definite alcohol presence throughout ending in a warm lightly dry finish. Full, slightly syrupy mouthfeel with light carbonation and astringency. Great lacing. Overall, a great abbey ale.
sfontain (850) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with lots of lively bubbles; thick, white, creamy head that lessens but remains all the way through the beer; significant lacing. A fairly deep aroma of yeast, bread, hay, and caramel. Flavor is subtler, with yeast, bread, and some bitterness; alcohol is quite apparent unless you let the beer sit in the glass for some time before drinking; finish is slightly hoppy and bitter and will also have some alcohol astringency if drank immediately after opening. Medium body; creamy; faily heavy carbonation. A pleasant surprise, this beer is refreshing but not a lawnmower beer, but itís somehow missing something to make it a great beer.
andywandy (18) - ENGLAND - DEC 24, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not very keen on this, it is quite dry in taste. Its colour is not refreshing as the brown one. Lacks the fruits and spices taste present in the brown..