generallee08 (739) - New York, USA - JUN 25, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The body has a very cloudy medium amber color body with a tall thick and creamy head. Its head hangs on forever and makes lots of cool lacing on the glass. The aroma has a full inviting nose full of spices and light bready maltiness. Like its aroma the flavor has a nice dry spicy character over a good solid malty base. The finish was dry with mild spice notes slowly fading off the palate. Overall this was a very enjoyable beer.
rampmaster (642) - Alden, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2009
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Presentation: This beer was enjoyed at Brewery Ommegang during the 2009 "Waffles and Puppets" fest. It was served from tap only, and poured into a clear Plastic Duvel/Ommegang cup.
Appearance: It had a deep cloudy orange amber colored body with a one finger thick, off white head on top. The head had very good retention and made nice lacing on the glass.
Smell: Its aroma was full of wonderful spices, pale and lightly toasted malt.
Taste: The flavor had wonderful layers of tasty spices. Clove, sour dried orange peel, ginger, green peppercorn and coriander were some of the spicy notes I tasted. This was mixed well with pale dry malt. The finish was dry, snappy and left mild spicy notes on the palate. The body had a good solid medium to full feel with a nice balanced carbonation.
Notes: This was a very interesting beer and definatly my favorite of the fest!!! I hope this one shows up again. It was Exceptional!!!