ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - AUG 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle, bottled March 2005. Poured a beautiful amber/orange into a goblet with a huge, lasting, rocky, off-white head. Very clean & pleasant aroma, floral with champagne and horseblanket. Flavor is a bit confused... lightly sour, horseblanket again, just a bit spicy, but muddled with a background strongly redolent of citrus rind. Wimpy, acrid finish. Palate is watery and too fizzy. Not an impressive showing given its reputation.
SRAorion (19) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Out of bottle.
Aroma is pleasent Mallty with hints of flowers herbs and fruits specifically Apple and a light banana. Pours an opaque orange gold with a fluffy big white head. nice lacing. The flavor starts with apple with some light sourness and notes of yeast moves into a dry flowery light hoppiness and ends sour with a lasting after taste. A delightfull dry smooth mouth feel.Very good!
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2006
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2008 33cl bottle: what an interesting beer. pours a orangish with the typical Belgian head of fine tiny bubbles. The aroma was present as soon as the crown came off the bottles. Very Floral, and a bit spicy from the yeast and hops. similar to hefe. flavor was very dry and a bit sour. very subtle apple flavors, with a bretty finish. very nice mouth feel full of tiny bubbles. A great beer.
Rerate: alright I absolutly love this beer. extra dry, and ipa like. aroma is floral, hoppy, spicy... wonderful... orangish appearence with big wihte foam that laces like no other. great palate, peferfect. I love this beer. My second or 3rd favorite
Palidor19 (3113) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very good, but not outstanding. Its taste has a malt yet soapy taste that I find unappealing in most beers. The bouquet is very floral, like a greenhouse. Dry and quenches the throat.
BitchesBrew (715) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2006
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2007 [bottle, dated 1/6/04, 6.9%ABV] Pours a cloudy, glowing orange color- head is ample, with large bubbles around the edges and thick, lumpy center. The aroma is so unique- very floral, with some brett character. Flavors are mostly sweet apples and pears, funky yeast and a touch of brett. Surprisingly hoppy, but the hops seem to balance well. Overall, a unique and interesting beer- one of my favorites.
estarrio (19) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 26, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured semi-translucent copper brown with slightly red tones. Big, slightly off-white long lasting head. Smells of flowers, pine, sweet fruit and esters. Medium/light bodied, fizzy and very drinkable. Very slight warmth from a subtle hint of alcohol. The pungent, earthy hop taste is immediately balanced by a hint of sweet malt. The hops are strong but not overpowering or lingering. This is an excellent beer.
Sputerbug (114) - Nacogdoches, Texas, USA - JUL 26, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
11.2 oz born on 4/12/2005.Pours a cloudy dark amber with a fast fading head.Aromas of banana and spices.A dry slight carbonated mouthfeeel.No bitterness and no sweetmalt taste with just enough effervescense to be a great brew.
asteele8 (322) - Des Moines, Washington, USA - JUL 25, 2006
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orange color with a huge white head. This head does not go away! It is incredible! Aroma is fantastic, smelling grapefruit and citrus. Taste is similar to a hefeweizen, but a sweet version. Leaves a nice sweet taste at the finish. A little spice is in the flavor as well. A little too much carbonation but it doesn’t take much away from the beer. A very nice beer!
undsioux7 (869) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JUL 23, 2006
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2009 Pours a Deep Golden/orange with a huge frothy head that stays. Aroma is right out of the monastary, musty, earthy, and dusty. I bet the aroma is just like being in there storage cellers. Taste is huge floral petal leaves and sweet hops. Too much for me though.
Re-rate: After trying this a few times at different ages, Its not too much for me!!! 1 year on it was great!!!
kkarlo (13) - SERBIA - JUL 23, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden orange color. Slight aroma of citrus and honeysuckle. Flavor is a slightly sweeter version of a hefeweizen with corriander and clove, some flower hops to.