Louipa (121) - USA - MAR 20, 2005
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2006 I’m sorry but for 5 bucks a bottle I just don’t like it very much. Its orange-golden and very fizzy. Smells good but kinda tastes like what I would imagine spoiled orange soda would taste like.....but what do I know....bad bottle? Maybe I’ll try it again one day to re-rate but right now I don’t like it too much.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 17, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cellar Temp. Crazy aroma of lilacs and wet newspapers. Stunning mountainous head. Musty, flowery old schoolbook cracked open flavors. Complex and unusual. A baseball card gum aftertaste. I see why some people don’t like this, but it is very interesting though provoking and is reasonably subtle but complex, no offensively odd flavors here.
oh6gdx (22994) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAR 17, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Copper coloured, big white foamy head. Aroma is pretty complex but atleast I found it spicy and hoppy with hints of yeast. The nose was a bit like some wines. Flavour was almost the same as aroma, mainly spicy and hoppy with hints of yeast. Also noted a bit grassiness/mould in the flavour. Tastewise a very rich beer, and very wellbalanced. Good stuff.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2006 Bottle with the date 21062006 on it. Immediate bubble gum upon opening of the bottle. A light haze ensues flowing over the ridged bottle top. Poured into a McChouffe trappist type glass. A very dark red/orange color with a bright white head foamy head made up of small bubbles. Nose is bubblegum again, though light spice, yeast, grass, very fresh outdoors barnyard smell like a wonderful farm where animals dont poop. First sip brings a very playful and energetic fizz to my tongue. A heavy palate compared to the picture, it fill smy mouth with more bubblegum and countryside, a light coriander hides in the background. Becomes semi yeasty and light biscuits come into play. A very nice bitterness finishes it off.
jackamackson (127) - USA - MAR 15, 2005
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
very nice deep amber color, with a large off-white rocky head. aroma is spicy pepper, hops, sort of yeasty. flavor is more the same, the hops and the pepper flavor are the first thing you notice, but it is well balanced. it kind of reminds me of a pale ale crossed with HOTD rose haha sorry.. kind of a musty/roasty undertone which I am enjoying (reminds me of HOTD Adam or something, i cant reallly place it.). good full bodied mouth feel. kind of spendy but definitely worth it to try!
shintriad (700) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Has a heady, wine-like aroma, light copper colour, good-sized tan head and a whirlwind-like effect in the middle of the glass. A bit sour at first but balanced well by the hop and malt presence. A bit spicy and citrusy, some medicinal undertones that might turns some newbies off. Essentially, a very high-quality example of the Trappist style.
jasonp (1557) - Ashburn, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 24, 2008 Rating #500. Pours somewhat of a hazy orange amber with some suspended particles and a great white head. Aroma is tart, fruity and sour with some barnyard/horseblanket and floral hops. There’s a lot going on with the flavor; has notes of yeast, barnyard, tartness, soured fruits (apple, grapes) lemon, lime, peach, spiciness, pepper with undertones of caramel. Pretty complex. Moderately sweet. Only a slight twinge of alcohol in the finish. Medium body that starts of with very fizzy carbonation then mellows as it warms. Great head retention. Really good stuff.
<ReRate - great beer. I now find the appearance and mouthfeel to be perfect. Beautiful murky orange with a lasting thick foamy white head. The body is luxorious; medium yet it coats the mouth perfectly with lively fine-beaded carbonation delivering the flavor all over your tongue.>
hammenlind (737) - Sundbyberg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: NOV 13, 2005
Hazy orange colour, thick white rocky, long lasting head. Acidic fruity flavour. Great maltyness. Somewhat sour, not as a geuze but it kind of reminds me of one. Some hints of peach/orange in finish.
JK (5047) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2005
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Far different from any other beer I have had. I was expecting a malty Belgian ale, but this is more like a gueze or saison.
Huge white head; cloudy orange. floral aroma. Flavor is highly complex. Sour with herbal characteristics, but not so sour as a gueze. Some barnyard qualities. Very different; very good.
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a hazy dull golden, HUGE rocky white head, super sticky lacing, with lively carbonation. Sharp aroma of indoor plants, perhaps cactus, with hints of pixie stix or koolaid dust. Very unique. Sharp and dry on the tongue, slightly peppery, semi-sweet. Enjoyable body and mouthfeel. Becomes slightly sour on the finish. Very different. Thanks goes out to CapFlu for bringing the sample.