sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 16, 2007
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(Bottled) Slightly hazy yellow color with a medium, foamy and white head. Fruity-spicy aroma of ginger and apricots. Ginger-spicy, wheaty flavor, somewhat like the Swaf! brews. Not much malt or hops - or they’re hidden behind the exotic roots. Fortunately, so is most of the alcohol. Light to medium-bodied, neutral palate with foamy carbonation. Not at all cloying like the banana version, and even refreshing, if you’re a fan of gingery flavors.
omhper (19808) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAR 23, 2007 Bottled at Monk’s Café, Stockholm. Hazy pale golden with some sediment and small creamy head. Dryish with vanilla and dough. Very light bodied with clean mouthfeel. Despite a touch of metal it’s actually refreshing, seemingly witbier based. Low bitterness. It was a surprise for me that I actually liked this beer - usually I frown upon Huyghe’s mega-sweet beers.
altonbrownd (3681) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2007
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at home. Fruity scent. Little head. Orange, sweet and strong alcohol flavour. Sugary, caramel flavour. Better than the banana one but still very suspect. Not my thing.
BINGEBOT (240) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sweet and spicy scent, very different.. orange and hazy (floating particles) in colour with white head. Tastes of HP sauce..?? Fruity and sweet. Very odd. Pleasant though.
hughie (3996) - Bedford, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pale gold with a huge frothy head. Lots of yeast floating in it which means the aroma is yeasty and leathery. I quite liked the taste; it was much better than the Mongozo banana. It’s basically beer ’n’ tonic: sour at first with a pleasant, unusual, non-hoppy dryness. It’s not bad.
Sammy (8850) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 16, 2006
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
At Smokeless Joe’s. Grainy though it is a plant. Good yeast and a plant beer, farmhouse aroma, abundant yeast and a unique Belgium. Smooth though drying finish
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2006
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma of wheat and malt, opaque yellow, tiny white head. Soft malt flavour, slightly wheat as well, not a trace of spice. Light bodied, sweet. Ordinary.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle thanx to Jorgen. Hazy golden colour with a big white head. Spicy, yeasty, metallic aroma and a sweet spicy, yeasty, fruity, metallic taste. Medium body with a dry metallic finish.
ThomasE (5176) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 5, 2006
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Cloudy orange beer with a white head. Malty and grainy sweet aroma with a faint yeasty note. Weid harsh earthy aroma, I guess thats where the roots come in... strange beer.
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
a sim rate: (bottled from Ramsgate Brewery)
Smells just like tamales! Very corn aroma. Very sweet and overly tart. Very metallic in the first taste. Nothing special about it.