fly (1441) - austin, Tejas, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Another sampled ten (or more) times over at GABF. I have a bottle of this don’t I? I think I am happy now.
elnadeau (786) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gold-orange with an active white head, aroma is fruity sour, yeasty. Flavor is apple, lemony, perhaps a tinge of wood, vinous and tart, somewhat acidic but clean finish. Impressive creation.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear yellow color nice white head. Touch of tart aroma hints of a wine and some light fruits (grapes & pears). Highly carbonated palate some coating. Tart light fruity flavor w/ a dry finish. Pretty boring.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 3, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The chardonnay dominates the aroma, but there is some mild sourness and of course alcohol. Pale gold to yellow with a small head. STRONG white wine flavors. Grapes, pear, oak and some acidic tartness. Very interesting brew that I would love to get more of.
chilehead (186) - Laguna Niguel, California, USA - OCT 3, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed with elnadeau tonight. Kinda a geueze lite. Much of the sour notes one woudl find on a gueuze without as much funk. Head was light, color was golden yellow. A real tartness on the mouth, sour apples, tart grapes. Like matinelli’s cider without the sugar. Mouth feel is light and effervescent a bit like champagne. Tast profile finishes dry and clean with a touch of yeast funk. Quite an interesting brew.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy buff color with a fat white head. Lemony horse blanket aroma with some pepper and minerals. Sweeter in flavor than the aroma would suggest. Tart and fruity with some aldehydes. Quite spicy. Satisfying body that rolls across the palate. Finishes a bit flat but still very clean and palate cleansing. Exceptional ale.
wnhay (722) - Princeton, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours cloudy orange with a thick white head. Very good head retention. Aroma had vinegar, lemon, citrus, orange, vanilla and cherry. Cherry, oak and vanilla round out the taste along with a butteriness. Palate is very creamy and has a cheese feel to it. Very good but just a knotch below the supplication in my opinion. Still one would never guess that an American Brewing Company makes this.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy gold with a huge white head, some effervescence, and a whole lot of lacing. Interesting aroma. Smells like a good Gueuze mixed with an Orval. The main aroma is a funky sourness, but there’s also some citrus and oak. Some phenols come out with a swirl. Tastes a lot like a toned-down Gueuze. There’s a lot of sourness up front and some standard Belgian Ale flavors (cross between an Orval and an Ommegang Rare Vos) backing it up. Nice, subtle oak flavor, too. Very unique. A fuller body would make this one incredible.
beeryum (652) - Norcross, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours hazy buttery yellow - I think I got the yeast shot at the bottom. Tart lemony and a little floral aroma. Citrusy and spiced flavors, a little oak, and some strong wine characters. Very acidic and tart. Some funk in there too. I liked this, but this would be hard for me to drink a lot of - just a bit too acidic.
pineypower (2789) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - SEP 13, 2005
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
First off I have to admit a slight bias to oak aged beer. The aroma is a mix of a flemish sour and an abby ale. Pours out a nice golden color with a little to no head. The taste is fruity and complex with some notes of cherries, oak and vanilla, tastes like I described the aroma, a flemish meets a blonde and sits in oak for a while