beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Firkin, Libertyville, IL. Clear golden yellow-hued beer having small white head with good lacing. Fruity citrus ester hop aroma. No carbonation. Medium bodied that starts with a smooth tarty/sweet flavor and finishes slightly dry. A definite warming effect. A delicious beer.
ghawener (1491) - San Salvador, EL SALVADOR - OCT 11, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Orange yellow with a medium head, lots of yeast in the taste even though the look is very clear. Good but needs more character in this style of beers.
roder60 (1288) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a light yellow clear color with a small amount of fizzy white head...kinda looks like swill poured into a trappist glass. Aroma is sweet malts, banana, yeast, coriander, and slight bits of pepper. Flavor is light bannaney, very sweet and caramely, and bubbly. Overall, just a so so brew.
Damage (77) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a golden colour with a loooooong lasting head. Tart, fruit and pepper nose. Thick honey and apple flavour, the 6.6% alcohol making it’s presence felt. (330ml bottle)
RAYBOY01 (2012) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bubbly long-lasting head over a pretty golden ale. Pepper and buuble gum in the aroma. Fruity/yeasty/spicy flavors in a fairly complex brew. Sparkling mouthfeel and a decidedly bitter hop finish.
nick76 (4300) - Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is complex and unique. It smells like bubble gum, cloves, floral hops, malt, yeast, pepper, and fruit. The appearance is golden and the head is large. The flavor is as unique as the aroma with many of the same qualities. The taste of bubble gum, spices, bread like malt and yeast, as well as a fruity flavor that is hard to define, are all in there. Also, the alcohol and hops are quite assertive in this one. Palate is weak for the style but its smooth. Aftertaste is bitter and yeasty with some lingering fruitiness. Even though this has all the makings of a really good beer (except for the bubble gum) the flavors just don’t seem to come together well and it falls short of being a really good beer, but its still above average.
Veer (362) - Landskrona, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
It’s smells wonderful, I just wish it would smell more!
Fantastic yeasty, spicy aroma, with frutiness and hoppiness.
Weak flavour of...beer.
A bit watery for a Belgian, it probably would taste fantastic without filtering.
Nightfall (1306) - Hamburg, GERMANY - SEP 26, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden color with thick white lasting head. Yeast and pepper aromas. yeasty taste with a touch of citric flavours and bread. A nice beer.
KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 This is standard faire for a Belgian Ale - golden colored with a big-bubbled head. The nose is a bit salty or peppery, and the taste is mostly over-sweet, bready malts with a bit of a bitterness that certainly doesn’t stick around long enough to lend any complexity to the brew. The mouthfeel is thin, but this is disguised by a heavy carbonation that tickles the tongue. Think: liquid baguette.
Tristan (14) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 7, 2005
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice tasting beer, once again belgian, my favourite style, goes down well, good choice