nicolascage (116) - Copenhagen (Virum), DENMARK - JUN 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 160607. Sweet very fruity, with it getting too much. One of the best American brewed Belgian style ale.
joergen (18846) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cloudy amber coloured with a white head.
Spicy aroma of fruits, sulphur and yeast.
Flavour of fruits, yeast and spices with notes of alcohol.
Emil (6069) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 19, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep golden colour with a big white head. Fruity, spicy, pepper, herbal aroma and taste. Medium to full body with a light sweet finish.
rmussman (1584) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled out of a 22 oz bottle from BevMo. Pours a very nice golden dark brown, with lots of carbonation. Aroma is semisweet with heavy malts from the yeast strains. Flavor is packed, and leaves a nice taste on the palate.. Overall a very good brew.
robertjm (718) - Albany, California, USA - JUN 18, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours hazy. Looks almost like a hefe, though it certainly isnít one. Fine white head which disappears quickly. First taste is awesome. Trully up with some of the goldens Iíve tried before. Aroma is light, but typical clovey scent of a belgian ale. Dollar for dollar it makes sense to buy this if youíre going to have a "belgian" party so you donít empty your wallet with true Belgian beers. Now if youíre a purist take that last comment with a grain of salt. :-) Aftertaste has light belgian flavor on the palate. Not unpleasant at all.
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Bottle 65 cl) Pours a slightly hazy, deep golden with a creamy, off-white head. Very fruity nose with a whiff of yeast. Quite full-bodied, very smooth mouthfeel, sweetish and fruity notes and plenty of malt - again with a whiff of yeast. The finish is sweet. Lovely - and I donít really understand the low ratings on this one.
Grovlam (4149) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 17, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Small frothy white head that mostly diminished. Fair display of lacework. Clear and flat looking body with a golden color. Aroma was caramel, herbs, fruit and some floral and elderflower like notes as well. Light liquorish and hint of honey. Also hint of spicy, citrus and yeasty like notes as well. Medium bodied with a light sticky texture and a soft carbonation. Moderated sweet flavor with light bitterness and a hint of acidic. Average duration fruity finish. Very fruity version of a Belgian Tripel I thought.
FlacoAlto (3676) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUN 13, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled May 2007
Pours with a lightly cranberry tinted, brilliantly clear, copper color and is topped by a frothy, initially two-finger thick, amber tinged, light tan colored head that leaves a touch of lacing on the sides of the glass. Interesting, well balanced nose that is a mix of spice, malt and fruit. Earthy spice notes of clove, coriander, white pepper and hints of orange peel that at times cut through the finish with their zesty citrus aromatics. Toasty, cracker-like notes of biscuit malt round out the grain flavors, though there is perhaps a touch of caramel. Fruit notes of apple and pear also play a role here in the aroma. This really has quite a well integrated nose; it is really well crafted.
Lightly sweet, with a clean, malt sweetness that for some reason seems American to me. The beer finishes with a dusty spiciness that is a mix of coriander like flavors as well as notes of clove. Sweet honey notes meld with notes of red-delicious apples and a hint of orange blossom in the finish. Not nearly as spicy in the flavor as I might like; I can taste non-descript ester notes, as well as flavors of clove, a touch of ginger, hints of white pepper and some spicy higher alcohols are noticeable in the finish. The flavor is not quite as well balanced and integrated as the aroma. All of the components are here they just seem a little muted and the beer is a bit thin somehow. Ultimately this is a satisfying brew that I am quite happy to have stumbled across.
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - JUN 12, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
This brew pors a deep golden color w/ a full, semi creamy froth. Good head retention reveals a nice thick lace w/ a full pillowy canopy. Aroma is very Belgian tripel w/ the aged banana spice and granite. Medium full nectar w/ ample residual effers that create a cottonous creamy texture. Malts are slapped silly right upfront by the over use of hops creating a strict peachpit bittering component knocking the brew out of balance. Itís almost unenjoyable at this point. Semi sweet w/ typical flavors. The finish is bittered too much and Iím not enjoying this at all.
StumpMe (30) - Bellingham, USA - JUN 2, 2007
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
I had this beer at a Belgian Beer Festival in Seattle. On tap. Good head retention with nice lacing. Hazy brown color and medium body. Smelled like earth, fig, and hops. Pretty much the same in the flavor. Lingering hop finish. I wasnít too crazy about this one.. And judging from everyone elses comments, it looks like I might have been at the bottom of the barrel, cuz it sounds like itís normally fruity and lighter in color.. whoops!