jason (1681) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2007 Bottle. Pours a hazy blonde look with decent size head that developed very nicely ring around the glass. Aroma is of yeast, golden raisins, pepinos, ripe grapes, and cucumbers. Flavor has a nice spiciness to it, mellow but complex. Decent carbonation. Would like to see this aged for another year or so. Delicious.
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2007
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottled. Hazy amber coloured. Very yeasty aroma. The flavour is also very yeasty with some fruity notes. Quite sweet. Unpleasantly high carbonation level. Light to medium bodied. Typical bière de garde.
kkearn (1165) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; sampled at Monk’s Cafe Lost Abbey dinner 2/6/07. Poured a cloudy yellow golden color with a short white head. Sweet aroma of toasted malt, fruit, and some earthy tones. flavor was on the sweet malty side with some vinous notes. A nice start to the evening’s sampling.
argo0 (11568) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 5, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
(750ml bottle) Small off-white head atop a cloudy amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, bread, orange, peach, light coriander. Taste is medium sweet, bread, some peach, light seltzer. Light-medium body, seemed a bit thin.
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a thick frosty white head. Aroma is lemony with hints of spring grass and fresh yeast. Taste is bready and yeasty with a slight lemon and floral hint. Kind of bland and weak from such a high caliber brewer.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
a decent biere de garde. the flavor is perfume and grassy with some lemongrass. a little bit of funk but not as much as i thought there would be. some citrus flavors and some wheat as well. purty good.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle. Aroma is bready and grassy with lots of floral and citric notes. The body is dull golden color and holds a diminishing thumb thick white head. Fore is bitter and herbal-like with some dry fruit notes and a green herbal-bitter finish reminiscent of the fore flavor, but even more concentrated. Seems to lack appropriate carbonation level as well.
beerbill (3458) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Pours a cloudy medium honey color with a moderate white head. Light floral aroma with some very light citrus as well. Flavor was a bit of malt, some citrus, and some subtle sweetness. About mid-glass, as the beer warmed, some pine flavors starting coming through. Nice crisp finish, but not dry. Refreshing. Well balanced.
shadey (1904) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 28, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Melon orange pour with only a slight head of white wisps. Aroma is fruity, grassy, with some nice floral notes. Flavor is packed with interesting notes. Some sweetness, some alcohol, some citrus, some hay/grass. I almost wish this wasn’t so heavy on the alcohol cause it would be be nice to drink more.
rajendra82 (954) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received in a trade from BA dogfoodog, this 750 ml. brown bomber came corked, and caged. The uncorking went smoothly, and the beer was poured out into goblet, where it sat golden pale in color, clear, and mildly but steadily carbonated. The steady streamers formed a thin head that refused to go away. The floral and hay aroma was delicate and gave subtle hints of orange peel, and an occasion whiff of earthy yeast. The taste was sweeter than I was expecting, with a toasted maltyness similar to an American Amber Ale. Spices were too light to provide a lot of balance, and there was no hop presence, so the malt pretty much dominated the palate. It had a medium thick body and felt soft in the mouth, and was quite soothing. A good beer to have in autumn, as the back side label seems to suggest.