BrewDad (5274) - Olympia, Washington, USA - SEP 29, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A deep rich reddish color with a light head. Poured in a correct glass this Belgian nectar was awesome. The High alcohol did not take from the taste and this was a great easy to drink after dinner for desert brew. Great Job.
HumbertHumbert (77) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 20, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch One - bottle cellared for at least 2 years. After popping the cork, the aroma had a slightly metallic but still yeasty edge. Amazing distinction between the aroma and flavor - almost like dinking two different beers. Deep honey flavor with a touch of hop balance and a long bread-dough finish. Nice hints of Jumex tropical nectars. Remarkably drinkable - wish I’d had more of these. A great beer for a stormy Colorado weekend.
jcwattsrugger (11752) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - SEP 29, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap-pours a light tan head. Color is slightly hazy yellow. Aroma is malt, sweet. Taste follows. Little carbonation. Not to my taste.
BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle (Batch 1), from Coal Trains in CO Springs. Pours a murky brownish gold...big white head. Lotsa yeastiness in the nose with notes of sweet fruity malts. Taste is nice and clove spicy with some sharp hop bitterness. A little sweeter than I prefer, but still tastes good. Full mouthfeel, and finishes with a nice dry hop bitterness. We liked it, although it’s not the best example of the style we ever had.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 19, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Palmer Lake Brewing Company. Brownish Gold. Dark in color for the style, but i’m not stylistic when it comes to beer, so I don’t care. Lovely, yeasty, fruity aroma with hints of bubble gum, banana, pear and clove. Spicy, citrusy, phenolic and very fruity with notes of bubble gum and clove. An enjoyable brew.
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2004
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Golden body with abundant carbonation and a creamy, snow white head. Aroma reminded me of old lime peels and warm butter plus some yeasty funk and hints of esters and sulfur. Some decent malt character improves the flavor but this beer is too sweet, too bitter, and just not right. I could not get passed this strange burnt butter quality. Strange beer.
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 12, 2004
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2005 Pours copper with a rocky cream colored head and spotty lacing. Honey wheat and malt aroma with a fruity grape yeast nose. Honey wheat flavor with a sweet yeast body. Warm and creamy fizzy palate, a tad spicy.
brewheaven (1) - USA - FEB 10, 2003 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I really enjoyed this beer, talked to the brewer at the Strong Ale festival in Boulder - he used all belgian malt and 5 (not 2) strains of yeast. Fairly complex but a perhaps little too sweet. He told me each batch of Belgian is a different style so it's hard to get any one "dialed in".
Ringo (963) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
They should put this in with packs of baseball crds because it sure tastes like bubble gum. It does not taste like it might have come from Belgium at all. More like a strong golden ale. I would not bother with this one again.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - FEB 8, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 22, 2004 Draft: Clear, deep golden with nice and lasting lace patterns. Big banana nose with some yeasty notes. Smooth, healthy carbonation. Malty & fruity; some sharpish alcohol nips. Hints of sourness and a bit of tartness, though a little distracting acidity. Rerate from the Boulder Strong Ale Fest: Spicy, roasted, toasted, and chocolaty. I could've sworn I sensed a little cinnamon, too. Had a little 1554 quality to it. Good beer. Much better than my last sample. Bottle, Batch 1: Hazy and orange with a thin layer of creamy white head. Very citrusy nose. Sharp mouthfeel; lively carbonation. Yeasty and malty flavors. Sharp and somewhat bitter hops. Some slight oxidation and cardboard, but not enough to offend too much. Dryish aftertaste, lingering with notes of bread dough.