JayBaxter (407) - Greater Manchester, Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 9, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden pale orange with a huge but fast dispersed head that left a thin covering, underneath it was FULL of floaties. The aroma is sweet and fruity but it tastes a bit too much just like a strong lager for me, good but had better.
Lubiere (10842) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 25, 2006 Golden hazed ale with an extra thick white head. Again, the classic coriander and catnip in aroma, with notes of thyme. In mouth, a light and spicey malt, crisp with a tingly mouthfeel, oily character, coriander, orange peels. Rich and smooth. Mondial 2006.
fordest (2017) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - JUN 20, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
small bottle 350ml (?) thaknks to xproudfood. Dark pour with a really large head. Aromas were good. Dark fruits and caramel. Flavors were good too. Much of the same, but with a lot of alcohol flavor. I think maybe a bit too much alocohol in the finish for me. But still pretty darn tasty.
LadySusan (721) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark orange in color, it has a fruity and spicy flavor. It is very malty and has a bit of a bitter taste. You do not feel the alcohol % at first but drink it at room temperature you will feel it.
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUN 3, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A hazy yellow colour with an average white head. Some carbonation. Rather yeasty malty aroma, spicy and fruity. Full body somewhat creamy. Finish is bitter, with an alcoholic touch and a dry ending. This is not one of my favourits.
GonZoBeeR (2987) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma:Floral nose,light citrus....
Appearance:Light hazy yellow,small white head...
dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
High frothy, creamy head on a dark gold body. Strong aroma with fruity hints, very malty. Strong and sufficiently itter. A very good brew for those who like strong beer.
mds (2250) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 17, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden-orange body with a medium white creamy head and soft lacing. The aroma is strong of apple yeastiness, dough, and liberal spiciness. The flavour is extremely doughy and yeasty with some notes of sweet fruit and then leaving some sharp tartness. Very spicy and warm in the finish. Deceptively easy to drink with layers of complexity. The alcohol only shows up as it warms up. Very good.
Sampled at Le Zageman, Brussels on May 9, 2006.
kujo9 (1094) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - MAY 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ML bottle: Medium gold w/a lasting white head. Aroma at first is very corkish. Beyond that, grainy malt, floral, and spicy, peppery yeast. Very delicate plummy and dried apricot esters. Still has a decently strong wood cork aroma as it warms, but it’s not over powering. Well balanced flavor. Spicy peppery yeast, grainy malt, floral esters from alcohol, and a very light plum fruitiness. Finish is semi dry with a pleasant earthy hop aftertaste that lingers with the grainy malt. Lighter body, probably due to the very high level of carbonation. Very explosive m/f, smooth, and well hidden alcohol. A good beer, but a bit lacking in complexity for a 10% ABV beer. The hop flavors sort of take over the aftertaste and become a bit herbal and grassy, and I prefer fruity and malty. A good beer for me, but not a great one on my personal palate.
marcus (7297) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 5, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This golden ale poured with a fluffy white head, eliciting a flowery aroma. The flavor is hoppy but slightly flat with a very bitter finish.