chef201atc (261) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Slightly cloudy, golden colored pour with a huge fluffy white head. Nose is floral with a generous amount of Belgian yeast coming through. Mouthfeel is a touch more substantial than I expected – nice. Flavor is spicy, yeasty, and bread-like. Wow – 10% alcohol, covered well.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sampled. Pours golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma of fruit, sweetness, belgian spices, belgian yeast, and citrus. The flavor is sweet, fruit, spices are present, citrus, and a smooth, but present alcohol kick. Very nice.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy orange amber body with a large frothy white head. Sweet fruity aroma with some sugary spice. Sweet spice, caramel, fruit and sugar flavor.
JK (5591) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rating # 1500. I carried this back all the way from Belgium, only to see it locally a few weeks later. Very much like a tripel. A big beer, but very easy to drink. Aroma has considerable yeast and fruit. It reminds me of Tripel Karmeliet. Flavor has salt, but also sweetness from sugar and fruit, and light spice. I do get a little coriander and just a hint of citrus. A very nice looking beer, with a cloudy gold color and tall white head. I am impressed by this brewery.
Skyview (5453) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to JK and Katie, who brought this bottle back from Belgium. I have to find out how they got this past TSA Security. Pours a very cloudy, light orange brew with a thick white head. Lasts a while too. Aroma of lemon peel, sweet seeded fruit, citrus hops and a touch of vanilla. Taste is a good balance of sweetness and dry malt. Maybe a slight acidic but a crisp and full body finish. Alcohol is a bit over-board - Woo hoo! I’m finished for the night.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to JK and Katie, who carried this bottle back from Belgium. A cloudy yellow pour with nice thing head. Liked the sour nose on this one but it had some rough alcohol on the nose that detracted a bit. Sweet apple and wheat body that reminiscent of Tripel Karmeliet
JoeMcPhee (9169) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to beastefan2k for sharing this during an impromptu tasting. Very pale golden beer with a thick white head. White pepper and a soft honeyish malt aroma over a nice banana estery sweetness. A bit of peach and a light alcoholic pepper note. Lean maltiness. The flavour is nice, herbal hop flavour on the finish with a nice bitter finish on the back. A nice juicy hoppy flavour on the back. Nice balance. A solid beer.
KnutAlbert (6600) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A rather sweet ale, smooth with a subtle spicy aroma. Easy-drinking, pleasant, but not outstanding.
zathrus13 (1761) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold, with a large, white head. Aroma is hops, spices, and some citrus fruit. Flavor is spices, yeast, fruit, with some alcohol. Decent.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
almost clear golden in color, with heavy carbonation and a big long lasting off white head. Aroma is honey, sweet malts, and light spices. Taste is honey, sweet malts, metallic notes, and light spice. the metallic really ruined this one for me.