Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a lightly hazy golden color with a minimal, bubbly, white head. The foam settles quickly to a wispy film. A soapy wash leaves virtually no lacing behind. Aromas include candy sugar, bready yeast, light caramel, and perfumy, floral hops. I can see instantly why some call this a Duvel clone. Flavors show more candy sugar, with hints of cotton candy and some apples coming through. Wildflowers lend some spice and bitterness. Medium bodied and lightly carbonated, this is fairly easy drinking considering the substantial ABV. Nice brew.
AmazonMatt (285) - PANAMA - JAN 1, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this beer. It was a bit sweet, and the 8% alc. was completely hiden. Poured bronze with a creamy head. Sweet and fun, very easy drinking. Flavor of honey, flowers, and a bit of citrus. Very clean aftertaste. Very good.
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 31, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[1720-20080917] 22floz bottle. Wheat "hotdogs and mustard" or over-cooked ham aroma and a little citrus. Hazy, light brown orange body with a long-lasting creamy white head. Very wheatie flavour has a citrus yeast finish and mild syrupy pear and lemon zest along the way. Light-medium body. Surprising to come from 06/06/06, but still a great brew.
<i>(w/ blankboy, GregClow, HogTownHarry, jerc)</i>
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Beerlando for sharing. Pours a cloudy golden color with a bouquet of vanilla, apples and sugar. Light mouthfeel with a bitter finish and more vanilla.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 8, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Thanks to HopHead84 for the tasting. Pours hazy straw yellow with a fizzy white head, specks of lace. Smells yeasty and malty sweet, slightly funky. Tastes funky and malty sweet, slight hay flavor. Medium body, good carbonation.
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 27, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber courtesy of NoonanDBarbarian poured into a snifter.
This one poured a clear golden yellow with as much carbonation as I have seen in a beer. The head was two fingers when I poured and it grew to three fingers over the next five minutes due to the continuous stream of bubbles, champagne-like, and leaves sheets of lacing.
The aroma is dominated by the light fruits sweetness of apples and pears. There is also some Belgian yeast and hints of some spices as well.
The taste starts with a slight fruitiness before giving way the biscuity malts and Belgian yeasts. The finish has more of the pears and apples.
The mouthfeel is clean and crazy carbonated but still goes down very, very smooth.
This is yet another good offering from MSBC, a highly drinkable Belgian with almost undetectable alcohol presence. Recommended.
GregClow (2927) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 19, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with jerc, mabel, blankboy & HogTownHarry - courtesy of jerc & mabel. Hazy golden-yellow with a medium white head. Aroma of pineapple & citrus juice, spice (esp. coriander), yeast - nice! Medium bodied. Flavour of tart fruit, coriander, slightly funky yeast, dry finish. Interesting stuff, very enjoyable.
AmEricanbrew (6030) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 21, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy dark gold with a tight white head. Good aroma is spicy, yeasty, with bready pale malts and a whiff of barnyard. Medium body. Good earthy yeasty bready pale malt flavors are on the dry side. Has a peppery spicy finish. Easy drinking strong ale.
blankboy (6307) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (22oz) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jerc & mabel -- courtesy of jerc & mabel. Pours a cloudy dirty yellow with a large lasting frothy white head. Aroma of yeast, light spice, light citrus fruit and some sugary sweetness -- quite nice! Flavour’s dry, spicy and yeasty along with sweet malt and fruit. Alcohol’s well hidden. Good body for the style. Very good -- these guys make some damn fine beers!
jercraigs (8106) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008-09-17. Hazy pastel yellow body with a good sized white head. First impression in the aroma is a lightly spiced frankfurter and mustard. Bizarre, but oddly pleasant. Lord knows what is triggering that sensory experience, but thats what I got. (7+) Flavour is dry and spicy, light alcohol, muted fruit, lemon zest and pepper. Average plus palate is quite carbonated. (3+) Really solid, well made. <i>Bottle from Brown Jug, Anchorage</i>