mrkimchee (1414) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 29, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy yellow, bubbly white head. very fresh aroma of yeast, pepper, lemon and baking bread. mouthfeel is soft and spritzy. flavout starts winey and start with dry spiciness. perfumy, citrusy bitter finish. very nice
Papsoe (25089) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle 25 cl) Orangey golden with a huge and rocky head leaving lots of laces.Very solid and potent brew with lots of malty sweetness balanced well by a good, flowery hop bite. Typical notes of yeast and alcohol. Decent if not exactly thrilling. 090402
TimE (3108) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUL 26, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
RBSG 2005. Tight white head, hazy-orange golden color, but some floaties on top. Tart sour nose with yeast. Reminds me of Brut. Smooth, somewhat yeasty mouth of oranges and barnyard. Warming alcoholic finish.
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Candy-like, marzipan sweetness in the aroma with herbal, grassy, citrus, lavender and floral hop notes that appear at different times as it warms. Opaque, yellow meringue-like body with low, fizzy, white head that recedes to partial cover. Candy-like maltiness to the fairly yeasty, alcohol saturated flavour with very agreeable herbal hop character and moderate finishing bitterness. Medium-light body with moderately strong and lightly prickly carbonation. Strong alcohol warming. Bottle at RBSG’05.
Crockett (1005) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks alot Mike! Hazy gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma of toast, banana, yeast. Wine/grape flavours are impressive. Alcohol is ever present. Lemon, banana, traces of chocolate and hop. Very perfumey. Liqour, licorice, spiced finish.
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
different blonde to what im used to, nice aroma with alot going opn, however taste seems a little bitter with dry finish, like to maybe have another, though not in any rush to order it again from belgium.
GarethYoung (1109) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 17, 2005
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
[bottle from magic_dave6] pours orange yellow colour with a large but quickly collapsing head. Nose is yeasty with some fruits, apricots, plums, a little cherry with faint peppery notes in the background. body is fizzy with a little dryness in the aftertaste.
3fourths (7884) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared at RBSG 2005 thanks to EyeDrinkAle. Has a glowing, muky golden yellow body with a white hue and some floaties swirling around the glass. Very fresh tasting - I don’t think this is a 2000 vintage, rather just uses MM/2000 in the name - with some fluffy marshmallow flavors, along with some banana, peppery, spicy yeast and finishing with some floral flavors. A very well made beer, and something I was fortunate enough to try.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 12, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle, RBSG05) Explosive on opening, eventually yielding a cloudy lemon yellow body topped by a white head. Aroma is medium sweet, lemon sour, yeasty. Taste is medium sweet, yeasty, lemon, her, light banana, definite yeast. Nice carbonation, light-medium body.
Earlier Rating: 5/7/2003 Total Score: 3.2
Hazy apple juice color, with a medium off-white head. Aroma is spicy, apple, acidic, musty. Taste is fruity (apple/pear), acidic and yeasty, with minimal sweetness. Finish has slight bitterness. Alcohol is apparent, but not overwhelming -- has a nice warming effect. Quite dry. Evokes comparison to champagne, though not as sweet. Given that I am not a fan of champagne, this isn't something I relish.
JonMoore (1846) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 12, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy/cloudy gold colour with large white head. Aroma is spicey, orange, honey; taste is honey and hoppy. Alcohol is evident, ’though not overly, in the finish. Quite highly carbonated, medium mouthfeel. Good stuff.