wish (14) - California, USA - SEP 3, 2006
3.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
my first thought on this was the awful smell. Luckily it didnít taste how it smelled, it was actually pretty good. A little sour but refreshing. Wouldnít mind drinking more if they were easier to get.
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Color is a brown/amber with no real head to speak of. Aroma is cherry, caramel, crystal malts, barnyard. Very sweet taste like unripe fruit dipped in sugar with dried fruit, and cherry pie filling. Very interesting beer that combines sweetness and tartness.
IrishBoy (3727) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2006 Style 70/70 Thanks to numenor! Nose was tart, barnyard aroma; appearence was rusty brown with a mere ring of bubbles along the glass sides; Flavor was tart yet sweet with an tiny apple ester, an interesting contrast of flavors, definately not what I expected from the aroma.
Odeed (1774) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 1, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(big thanks to the almighty irishboy for hooking this rare style up)brown body with a rusty tinge.aroma is dominated by funk,with a bit of cherries.flavor was surprisingly sweet,with some green apples.actually very nice.
fonefan (32844) - VestJylland, DENMARK - AUG 30, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark amber, brown coloured. Large off-white head. Sour sweet malty aroma with some slight yeasty touches. Nice balanced sweet-sour body. Finish is sweet, little sour and a little sticky.
ALLOVATE (2264) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 25, 2006
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Ye gads Batman, this was shite!. I remember as I tasted this I was talking to other backpackers in our hostel of the beauty of most Belgian ales and then I took a whiff of this and couldnít hide my cringe. Aroma of bread left to fester for too long with some dank barnyard malt and rusted car bodies. Itís got a feint citric acid note and table sugar which mixed together could easily rust a car! Poured a muddy, tawny bronze with a lovely thick head of cream, well supported by the huge flurry of fine carbonation. Bready in the mouth, light toffee malt upfront (?) with phenyl sweetness across the tongue like diet cola minus the cola. Itís just lightly tart, acidic in the sweeter side and sugary like an over-primed lemonade. Very feint showing of candied fruit like oranges and lemons. Finish claps out between grapeskin astringency and spoonfuls of sugar. Not one I liked obviously. So, making a point about some grand Belgian ales...... (25cL, 4%, 29/09/07, de Bier Tempel, Brussels)
Bart (2941) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark amber, brown coloured with a large off-white head, and much carbonation. Sour sweet malty aroma with some slight yeasty touches. Nice balanced sweet-sour body.Finish is sweet, very little sour and a little sticky. Average.
Gr0ve (2110) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 26, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle. Thick white head. Light coppery colour. Clear, but with just a little hint of stuff floating around in the beer. Musty raspberry aromas. A little barnyardy notes. Sweetness at first that moves into a more fruity flavour. Notes of candy sugar.
starfireming (309) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks are due to Numenor for his gracious carting of this all the way across the Atlantic. He has really contributed to my nabbing of styles. Ruddy brown colour, clear with an off-white head. Tart aroma. Delicious, sweet flavour with salty afternotes.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 25, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Alas, my last style. Thanks to Numenor for picking this up in England. Cloudy reddish color with a thin creamy off-white head. Aroma of sour and some sweet fruit. Very sweet fruity flavor, with some sour kick in the end.