Kinz (3111) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very pretty, lightly hazy gold, truly a gold color, good head. Aroma is almost pungently earthy, with a bit of a floral note as well. Complex flavors abound, with earth, honey, light citrus tending towards lemon, spice, cloves, oak, vanilla, honey, and a touch of flowers and perfume. Amazingly complex, wonderful stuff.
OlivierMTL (711) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 25, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blonde dorée et brouillée recouverte d’une fine couche de mousse blanche. Arômes rose bonbon et fruités allants vers les pommes sucrées et les poires se tenant sur un gros bouquet de coriandre, aussi quelques traces de maïs. Flaveurs de poivre blanc, sirop de mais, léger caramel et de coriandre. Corps d’épaisseur semi mince, carbonatation très présente, finale légèrement amère. Échantillon au American Beer Fest, Boston, 18 Juin 2005.
TChrome (1397) - Bedford, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Top notch appearing ale, with all of the requisites of a true Belgian, cloudy bright golden with the big, totallaly retained egg white colored head. The aroma hits the marks as well with lots of fruity esters and a heaping helping of authentic yeast and a good bit of spiciness as well. The flavor is quite refined and sophisticated for an American, Belgian style, the initial flavor is sweet fruit, a mild amount of hops, and a dry finish. The palate is almost too smooth to the point of being slick, but this is a minor quibble. I am thankful to Mike McCullah for the opportunity to sample this excellent beer here in The Lone Star State. Vive Lance!!!
SpringsLicker (2943) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one pours a hazy light gold color.
The aroma was characteristic of a Belgian but lots of hoppy notes.
Some spicyness that ended with a dry hoppy finish.
heemer77 (5061) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 22, 2005
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Flip for shipping this to the Nooga. Poured a light cloudy yellow. The araom had cloves, cherries and bananas. The taste was spicy with cinnamon, bananas, clove and bread. I wanted more flavor out of this one. Still, nicely done.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUN 7, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
had this with a long string of beer today...who know what’s going on?? however, this was definately a different feel for my palate after all the hops that had surrounded me like a latex glove on a dentists hand, that day full of ipas. the golden fizzy hue had a prodominately fruity nose, apples and spicey hops. the palate was light, dry and refreshing. keeping with the large white fruit feel of grapes and pears. good and i’ll drink it again if i can.
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
cloudy yellow color, foamy white head. aroma is honeyish, and bourbon too. mouthfeel is slightly foamy. flavor is bourbon malt with a slightly sweet alcohol finish. thanks JimMack04!
0o9i (436) - Reno, Nevada, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ brewery. Straw colored, slightly hazy, white head with lots of white lace. Aroma...Floral, fruity, clove, dominated by musk and Belgian yeasts, touch or sugar. Body is medium to light, lots of foam and a touch dry. Flavor is sugar sweet with lemon and clove. Finish is lemon sour blended with a clove//woody bitter. Very drinkable and tasty.
5000 (5655) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 29, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2005 Bottle: Dark golden, very hazy, large foamy white head, nice lacing, strong carbonation. Unsweetened pixie stick candy like aroma, sweet yet slightly tart. Yeasty/bready start, very Belgian Goldenish. Turning into a floral and saison like flavor. Solid brew! Enjoyable body and mouthfeel. Finish semi-sweet and quite floral.
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, Batch 001: Cloudy yellow/orange color with a thinnish white head. Aromas were of yeast, malts, light fruit. Flavor was sweet malts, peach, pear, other light fruits, ending with a nicely balanced bitterness, a perfect finish.