SpringsLicker (3251) - 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 (5169) - 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 York, 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 (439) - 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 (6300) - 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.
SuIIy (1983) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAY 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Batch 01 from eyedrinkale. Pours a cloudy yellow with a nice white head. Nose is lemony and spicy, with earthy scents. Mouth is a comfortable bitterness that is smooth and pleasant. feels good in the mouth. Nice and citrusy.
Oakes (13454) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 26, 2005
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy, effervescent golden with a billowy head. The richness of the gold colour cannot be understated here. Champagne-toasty aroma with pear esters. The body is full, the malts sweet as honey and well-rounded. Delightful spiciness backs them up with faint esters and peppery alcohol. A precision brew. I’d always suspected somebody could do this style as well as Moortgat...
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
05.22.05 Batch 01 bottle, 750ml, at Jimmack04 invitational, thanks to Jim. Straw colored brew, highly effy, lofty head. Light and bright aromas and flavors of unripe pears, grassy yeast. Not as dry as the aromas fortold, yet still firm bodied and dry enough to prevent sweetness from overpowering. Honeysuckle. Nicely made stuff.