Perkeo (322) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
"Idiosyncratic" in spades. Topnotch "kicklectic" florida take on a Belgian new school micro, not really ever sour but with decent aftertaste-extending acidity but more citrus like, a short spike of under ripe tropical fruit...oh wait, I mean over ripe star fruit. Yeah. Rambling aside, I like this alot, it’s got "heart", the most elusive of beer qualities, pretty much in spades, right up there with Bink and La Rulles and maybe even....FANTOME AND/OR DOLLE. Yep.
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - DEC 31, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very drinkable belgian strong. A little yeasty taste, not sure how old it was. A little sour taste, and very well hidden alcohol.
Cousin_Larry (310) - - MAY 2, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Wow is this stuff overpriced. Bought a bottle of 2010 vintage and thought it tasted like caramel cigarettes. Maybe Saint Somewhere can sell the recipe to Camel.
Odde (305) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 29, 2009 Opaque brown with a huge, foamy, light brown head. Smells of alcohol, raisin and other similar fruits. Mild sweetness, strong sourness. Interesting but not outstanding.
Davinci (295) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to xnoxhatex. hazy caamel orange pour with no head, just a faint white ring. Honey and caramel sweetness, tart gape, cherry , tobacco. Both sweet and tart in flavor, honey and caramel, nice tart red fruit. Very smooth with no carbonation. It gets better and better the more I sip it. This is very Belgian indeed. I could drink this one all day.
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2011
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle at Le Saint Bock. dark brown orange with a thick off white head. aroma is fruity and spicey. taste is so overly sweet that it’s near undrinkable. lots of funk. just not very good at all. i was so excited to try this one too.
brewandbbq (269) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy amber with a four inch head of beige. Several minutes is needed for the mass to subside, leaving behind a smeared webwork of lace.
A mix of porous and dense foam has admirable retention throughout.
Aromatics lead off with caramel, raisins, toffee, tart cherries, dark rum, and clovey phenols.
Traces of vanilla, pepper-studded lemons, and
brown sugar follow through.
Medium bodied and creamy. A slight chew to it, and tacky.
Caramel-laced fruit and cocoa start the pallet. A warming spiciness steps forward along with a trace of tartness and more raisins.
A firm vineous note becomes apparent as the brew warms, as well as warming alcohol.
Finishes slightly rummy, with traces of citrus and spice underneath.
Nice beer..Drinks like a small quad, as long as the slight tartness doesn’t turn the brew lactic.
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Robert at Stateline. Poured a nice amber/brown with ncie head. Aroma is spice and yeast. Taste is sweet, candy, yeast, and spice. Texture was very carbonated but a nice mouth feel overall.
TampaBeer (255) - Tampa, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
The label of my "Lectio Divina" has the words "Amber Ale" in place of "Dark" on the banner. Not sure if this is the same beer. Anyway, this beer doesn’t cut it as a Belgian Ale for me. There is a lot of sweetness here, but no bite, and the beer is nearly flat as well. A sticky, bleh afteraste is also unpleasant.
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 15, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy copper orange with a tiny white head that doesn’t cover the surface of the beer. The aroma is of apple cider more than anything else, with hints of banana and other yeasty smells underneath. In the mouth, it’s moderately carbonated and neither thin nor thick. As sweet as the aroma is, the flavor is relatively dry (relative to the aroma, anyway). It tastes more like a cider or white wine than a beer to me, but it’s interesting.