Garrat (1303) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - MAR 4, 2005
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2008 From A Bottle.Golden yellow in colour,aroma is of sour fruit with some wood i think it was oak,
taste was really hard to pin down for me,it changed alot from start to finish,
I got crab apple,beechwood, various spices plus many others,a sour and dry finish.This is like a first date,
It’s fun and interesting to start with and the more time you spend with it,the more is revealed.
It was a great experience,I must try this again and others alike.
stubby (334) - Santee, California, USA - FEB 26, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Whoa. I brewed a clone of this and side by side they are very similar. A grand style, strong enough to keep you interested and light enough to fool you in to drinking too much.
Krausen (102) - USA - FEB 25, 2005
2.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
I am so torn on this bottle...The flavor is nice, body great but the green glass leads to such a skunky aroma! I really wish I could find it on tap or go to belgium to taste it. Nice, crisp body with a slight fruit aroma and flavor. The skunk is overwhelming and is destroying my enjoyment of this beer.
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Horse Brass pub. Pours with incredible attractiveness, golden straw color with a tall strong rocky white head, that when it finally falls it leaves thick lacing behind. Very crisp hops and a touch of citrus throughout, banana clove yeast aroma jump out at the nose. Taste starts with a light dry maltiness finishing with really snappy crisp hops and spiciness in the finish, ending very dry, the carbonation really brings the hops and spice to life.
ChrisPants (317) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden demi-cloud pour that we’ve all seen before: pretty and unsurprising. Smells of citrus, coconut, warm cilantro walleye tacos. Flavor is champagne/dill pickle smoothie with rauchbier finish. Very intriguing--seriously. I’m liking the complexity. Finish funks up the nose a bit, but overall, quite wholesome.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2005
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful, slightly cloudy yellow in a burgundy glass (all we had). Bit of a white wine champagne aroma. Fizzy and very dry. Herbal overtones with notes of pineapple and cantaloupe. Hard to describe because this one is near perfection.
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 15, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I really enjoyed this. I’ve just began to discover the different Belgian styles and this is my favorite to date. Coming from a hop head this had a little more bitterness, hop aroma and citrus flavors that I like. It had a beautiful cloudy Dijon yellow color with a brilliant white head. I kept some of the yeast at the bottom so that I can try and clone this one, Cheers!!
mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2005
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
what is beauty? this totally is. tart and refreshing. slightly bitter. aromatic like a country morning in the the spring. bubbly and soft and bready. rustic. a masterpiece like a Michelangelo. human perfection.
BeerBlockaid (683) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - FEB 12, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
750 ML purchased @ Paradise Alley, Jacksonville Beach, FL. Note* to self. Do not open right after driving downtown.Exploded on me like champagne. Poured a nice cloudy gold with a massive head. Remained throughout drink with lots of lacing. Taste is full-blown yeast(12,000 steps a day will cure that) with some clove and honey. Citrus rebirth giving it a sour note but a fruity aftertaste. Very fizzy! Even a cheese taste(which is also the first aroma you capture apon opening) Reminded me of this cheese shop in the Netherlands. I love this stuff. I hope I can finish this entire bottle.
steview (1030) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tulip / huge white, tight, sparkly head that diminishes airy and rocky. it takes awhile for whatever froth there is to disappear. actually, no head actually completely leaves... anyway, sweet honey cheese aroma, doughy palate, citrusy flavors, dry and fizzy aftertaste. not sure if i sensed a great barnyard thing going on... i like this, though, but i’m not sure if could ever buy this again. quite good, however.