BigMilly8 (389) - Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA - SEP 27, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 750 ml bottle : Pours a hazy amber/orange color with a foamy white head that leaves spotty lacing around the glass. Nose of tropical fruits, peach, apple sauce, yeast, bread dough. Taste is fruity sweet. Palate has some tart to it, and again like the Saison, could use some more carbonation in my opinion. Still very good brew from FL.
crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy brown/orange, with a nice tan head. Aroma of apple, citrus, caramel. Flavor is pretty similar, with some more pronounced brown sugar notes. Pretty easy drinking, but not terribly complex. Nice mouthfeel. Good brew.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml. served into Duvel tulip. Pour is clody light brown with lacy off white head. Aromas of sweet malts, fruits, citrus, oak, and some caramel. Flavor is sweet fruits, citrus, slight sour, and burnt sugar. Interesting and very drinkable.
BrianDorry55 (333) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml. from Trinity Liquors in Spring Hill, FL. Very nice bottle. Pours burnt orange with an off white head. Fruity and spicy aroma, very nice. Very complex flavor, tons of different fruits and spices and nice warm alcohol. Leaves a bit of an aftertase but fairly easy on the palate. Overall its a pretty damn good beer...I’d say better than Delirium Nocturnum and Chimay Red...but not as good as the other Deliriums and Chimays. Definately worth a buy.
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.
Odde (308) - 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.