JensenTaster (1719) - DENMARK - APR 7, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
(on bottle) Strong smell of nailpolish at first sniff, not nice. The acetone continued, but there where also hay in there. A round, still paintlike, taste, with hints of malt. Date was OK, but the oxidaded hops, made it kind of "old beer" A not very complex taste range, makes it a flat impression. Small, sourish finish.
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 28, 2005 Tap, Maproom. Decent enough, reminiscent of a nice light wheat with some fruity character. Not too much to say about this one.
MrWalker (926) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 5, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Akkurat, Stockholm Backlog 30 May, 2005
Very complex but still light in body even at this strength. Nutty, sweet and excellent to nachos... Fruity, easy going with many qualities.
cathcacr (630) - Oregon, USA - MAR 30, 2005
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nicccce experience. Some cross between a Tripel, a Golden, a Pilsener. Green bottle produced a skunky aroma on first popshot when uncorked, but not much aroma after that. Poured with an amazing head that wouldn’t go down. Cloudy gold. Dry, grassy. Tingly mouthfeel but smooth finish. Quite enjoyable. I’m pleasanty surprised to see that the site’s most prolific raters seem to be in close agreement with me on this one.
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very hazy sunflower yellow pour with a tall fluffy white head and plenty of lacing. Sweet citrusy & slightly yeasty aroma. Sweet but light flavor of bread, yeast, citrus (oranges), vanilla & even a hint of banana. Finish was fairly oily (in a good way) and otherwise clean. I enjoyed this ale though I’ve seen some pretty unflattering reviews. Perhaps this ale is a bit picky about it’s storage/transpotation environment and there may be a few too many bad bottles out there. If that’s the case, I’m glad I got a happy bottle.
ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - MAR 21, 2005
2.8 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Murky yellow with a large white head. The aroma of skunked hops filled the room as I poured it. There is a slight bready and malt aroma when I hold the glass to my nose bbut it’s overwelmingly skunky. Fizzy mouthfeel. Malt and yeast flavors. Notes of lemon and even a little spice. Actually tastes alright as long as you don’t inhale while drinking. I hope to re-rate soon.
ericnixon (737) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2005
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Man o man, if this is a "classic Belgian farmhouse ale," I need to stay the hell away from farmhouses when I’m in Belgium next month. Cloudy yellow color with a foamy thick head. Very dry mouthfeel, almost overly so. The flavor? Apart from the obvious citrusy-ness, I don’t know if "ass" can be a proper descriptor, but I passed it around the table at the bar I was having this and my fellow RateBeerians all used the same word to describe it. It took me a while to choke it down (I wasn’t letting $7 go to waste), but geez, my girlfriend’s PBR never looked so delish before.
highlandlad (1402) - Blue Mountains, AUSTRALIA - MAR 19, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fantastic summer drinking - a genuine summer ale with some real weight. Thank the beer Gods for the Belgians. Poured an unfiltered cloudy lemon colour, with a lasting pillowy head. The nose is fresh, fruity and yeasty.
Remarkable palate - light and fizzy on the tongue but dry and forceful in the finish. Some initial caramel malt alongside tart citric characters. Very drinkable for its 6.5% abv. A personal favourite. (Bottle)
doubletriple (52) - Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
An incredible beer, soft, creamy, smells amazing, goes down so smooth, each sip is nirvana, gotta be one of the world’s great beers. Looks great too!!
Cornfield (5362) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy straw pour with a lofty, rocky head and fresh, light citric (lemon, mainly) scents... this is a fine saison. It’s got a base of light, toffee-like malts, a fresh grassiness, a lemony tartness, and just the right amount of barnyard mustiness. Alcohol tickles the tongue on the long, dry finish. I can see spending a night with this brew.