cchubb (74) - Minneola, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and sweet with a pleasing aroma of citrus and spices, but very subdued. Slightly cloudy with a strong white head. Aroma was the best part of this beer, but the body was solid and not as sweet as the aroma promised. Lacked the lactic sourness I was expecting as the backflavor.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Anoter good one after my novice sample, pretty much the same going on I thought but more alcohol to give it more of a bite, great fruity banana like flavor, cloudy yellow nice fluffy head, good beer.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 6, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2006 Sweet spun sugar and malt aroma with a little bit of spice. Cloudy Yellow. Fluffy white head that fades fast. Mild spice and ample yeastiness with maybe a tinge of apple fruitines. Not the most flavorful beer, but has an incredible mouthfeel for this style that I found very enjoyable.
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 23, 2004
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Creamy white head atop clear pale straw body. Aroma is medium sweet, cardemom, curacao. Taste is medium sweet, cardemom, some herbal, light curacao. Light-medium body, some creaminess. Easy drinking beer.
BrockLanders (759) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
What an unlikely place to find such a nice brewery. I hope it makes it in the long run....but who in the heck visits Spring Hill? Oh well. This ale was not too shabby. I agree with BeanDip. It is very similar to DT both in appearance and aroma. I think the flavor is where it comes up a bit short. Itís good, but a bit too weak. I liken it to a DT light or Duvel light if such ales existed. All in all, this spicy, clovey, coriander-laced brew is a good drink.
CaptainCougar (7096) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 6, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft: Pours a hazy clouded yellow with a thin white head. Very mild Belgian malt and yeast aroma. Body has a light sweetness and good palate, but could be fuller in flavor. Overall a very drinkable, but somewhat bland beer.
hotstuff (3340) - Indiana, USA - DEC 22, 2003
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Saint Sebastiaan Belgian Microbrewery. This beer had a small sized white head with fine sized bubbles that mostly dissipated. The body was uncarbonated and cloudy with a pale yellow hue. The nose was sweet and floral with a sweet and fruity taste to it. The mouthfeel was smooth, watery and thin. This was a light bodied beer with no lacing.
thedm (4773) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 19, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
TheDM and Hotstuff vacation brew 91. This draft brew was sampled at the brewery in Spring Hill Florida with Matta and was served to us by Jim Leen, the brewer, and Serge Van Limbergen, the owner. This brew poured a small head of finely sized white colored mostly diminishing bubbles that left behind a uncarbonated hazy yellow colored body. It had a nice floral aroma and asmooth initial mouthfeel with a floral hop finish. The flavor was nice and complex, as a good Belgian Ale should be, with a mild coriander and light floral flavor.
matta (1140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2003
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well this was not my intended #300 rating. I had intended to chill a special bottle of Fullers Vintage 2000, however due to the great company; TheDM & Hotstuff, this beer will work just fine for #300.
I must again mention that this is a surreal Belgian Microbrewery, you must visit when you make you way into Florida.
6oz Sampler: This beer poured a cloudy lemon colored body, a short white head accompanied it, leaving behind a decent ring of lace. The nose was reminiscent of a Belgian Witbier. An aroma and flavor of lemon and orange zests, notes of coriander and clove stand out… suggestions of other spices, oily crisp finish, Nothing overly exciting in a 6oz sampler but I suspect a tulip glass, as they are typically served in, would far better display this beer.