JasonG (776) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale straw yellow color, totally clear, with big pure white head. Aroma is tart, yeasty, slightly funky, hints of applesauce, pear, honey. Flavor is sharp, slightly acidic, notes of bananna, honey, malt, with just a hint of bitterness in the finish. Simple, but nice.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - JAN 2, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750cc bottle, batch #05 opened 21 Dec. 05. Pours a clear colden color with a humongous head even with a delicate pour. Fine carbonation bubbles, head is long lived, breaking down sporadically and leaving a dense deafoam lacing. Aroma is pleasant, lightly fruity with earth/musty notes. Lighter bodied with very active carbonation dancing across the palate. Moderately hopped bitterness, slightly drying, earthy. Slight sour/tart notes mix well. Nicely done.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JAN 1, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Somewhat Duvel-like in it’s clean, slightly spicy flavors. Thin in the initial pour and even with the yeast pour. Somewhat fruity (apple), though relatively understated. Good.
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - DEC 31, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
tap at Zeitgeist. Pours with a fairly light color and a decent head. Aromas of fruit, bread and yeast. Very pleasant and strong. Flavor of a typical Belgina ale, again full of fruit and doughiness.
Medium bodied with a pleasant bitter finish.
Veeve (312) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - DEC 23, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at the Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa, CA. Hue - clear, yellow hay, a minimal creamy-white head that sulks around the rim. lacing. Aromas of mild citrus and florals. Flavors - foral, citrus and sharp bites of golden apples. an echo of bitterness in the finish. little carbonation - (flat). not complex but sweet and crisp.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear yellowish amber. Thick full white head.
Nice sweet belgian banana aroma. It seems fairly one-dimensional but still very nice. Some hidden complexities. Very sweet lavender.
A bit fizzy. Some nice apple, belgian yeast, nice malty sweet character. Some biting bitter grapefruit notes.
Pretty good overall flavor. I like it.
Drew (2411) - Kent, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear but slightly hazy golden. Aroma was spiced pears and apricot. Light fruit flavors up front with a dry earthy hopped finish, slightly oaky. Very nice.
1FastSTi (3334) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 21, 2008 Thanks, JCapriotti. The aroma is lemony and floral with a light overripe pear. The appearance is a murky straw colored body with a thin head and so-so lacing. The flavor is decent. Spicy cloves and pears with some lemons. The palate is dry and medium bodied. 8, 3, 7, 3, 14 = 3.5
Rerate: Batch 12. Pineapple and yeasty aroma. Aged brie cheese. The flavor is yeasty and pineapples with lots of fruity pale malts. Lots of tart lightly acidic carbonation. Nice yeasts but clean palate.
DavidP (1747) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2005
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, batch #5. Clear golden body under a thin white head. Lots of carbonation. Tangy aroma - beets, beef bullion, and a toasty caramel malt. Lots of puckery tannin-y flavors along with rhubarb in the flavor. Basic cookie malt underneath, finishes with musty hop leaf and bark. An interesting set of flavors in this guy but they’re not working for me.
LePoopie (151) - Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of nice, subdued aroma. Has a cloudy, yellow-orange color, with a little head that quickly dissapates. OK, somewhat bitter flavor. Kind of light body, with ample carbonation. Not too bad.