sblair (37) - SD, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
on draft Hamilton’s. Golden color and earth spice/biscuit nose. Flavor is just that as well. Crisp finish with a moderatley biting hop. Light body.
bb (6858) - Alamo, California, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Amber beer with an off-white head. Floral, light citrus, malt aroma. Floral, citrus, light spice flavor with backing malt. Lingering light hoppy bitterness with some floral tones. Medium body. Very drinkable. Dry finish.
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a white head. Aroma is honey, orange, and a hint of hops. Flavor is bitter citrus, malty, honey, and a bitter hoppy finish.
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep gold with a white head. Aroma is surprisingly hoppy! Dough, pepper, and spruce (or some sort of herb) also in the nose. Tastes of bread, wood, dirt and pine while it finishes fairly bitter and very dry. Light bodied mouthfeel, but creamy enough to be pleasing. Moderate carbonation. Good stuff, a summer beer that keeps me interested.
GriffinAvenue (396) - Winchester, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. French’s mustard yellow coloring. Subtle. Musty. Grassy. Buttery bread in taste and aroma. Clean, even exhale. OK - but I’ve had a few too many superior Belgian’s today to rate this more favorably. Sampled @ BCTC 2007
ogglethorp (917) - Ohio, USA - AUG 11, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Big huge thanks to DirtyMartini for sending this gem!! Bottle. Pour hazy straw/amber color with a rather sizeable white head, and a ton of lacing. Aroma is grassy, floral hops, grapefruit, vineous notes. Flavor is refreshing grapefruit, grains, yeast, grass, pepper, citrus. Palate is medium bodied, medium to high carbonation, finishes bitter, almost IPA like. Wonderful brew, maybe it was the 95° weather that made this so refreshing, but whatever it was really enjoyable!!
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled shared by ohiodad. Aroma of light belgian yeast and aroma of a light hoppiness. Flavor was a little bland but a pretty nice low alc belgian.
pineypower (2523) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours out a nice gold color with a sizable white fluffy head. Aroma is grassy with some citrus and slight yeast notes. Sweet spice ans some earthy pepper notes are also hiding in the background of the nose. Taste is very smooth and well balanced. Citrus hops, spice, fruit and peppery notes. Finish is dry with some yeast. Good amount of hops, I like it!
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - AUG 7, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to CaptainCougar for the bottle. Clear amber color with a large head. Good lacing and retention. Aroma is yeasty biscuit, pear and pale malts. A bit of spice. Dusty finish.
SDalkoholic (2156) - Linda Vista, California, USA - AUG 5, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Purchased at Holiday wine cellar. After my local liquor store sold out of this stuff almost over night, I had no choice but to drive all the way out to Escondido to get my hands on a bottle. The nose will create a big aroma of quality hops upon opening of the bottle, and will become even more apparent once some of it is poured into the glass. The appearance is a firm gold tint with a lot of sediment and dust clouds throughout the entire liquid. Creates some thick foam topping at first, but will retreat to a small layer of film across the glass. Now to the most important part of how I will judge this beer, the flavor. It has a strong chewy profile of very distinct hops that I don’t believe my taste buds have come across before. The hops are of a fresh green pine and light citrus nature, and are displayed as the main leading role of this ale. I might believe this was India pale ale instead of any Belgian ale because of what a punch it gives.