SaintArnold1977 (26) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2005
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Love it..Rated top beer by Mens Journal.
Hard to get where I live but once you pop you can’t stop. Banana, cloves, and maybe vanillia. Nice and floral. Light on the palate and very easy drinking beer. Nice head on the pour..Fizzy, refreshing, and overall a good one I try to keep on hand. Friends will think you are drinking something special and you are..
Way to go Belguim!!!
beervana (781) - Libertyville, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12.7 oz (375 mL) green bottle purchased at Monk’s Café, Philadelphia, PA. Bottle conditioned. A Belgium farmhouse ale with ABV 6.5%. A hazy golden yellow ale having a long-lasting large white head with good lacing. No discernable carbonation. Nice fruity ester aroma. Medium bodied that starts with a light sweet malt and fruity flavors. Finishes dry with light malt aftertaste. This is a good dry Belgium ale with nice fruity aroma. Goes very well with Monk’s mussels.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 10, 2005
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My cork says this is a 2005 and I always listen to talking corks. Bannana, musk, cloves and a touch of summer grass in the aroma. Golden yellow color with a three finger thick head you could float a penny on. Fore is sweet and creamy like banna pudding and nilla wafers. Very tongue tickling acidity. Lots of carbonation and one of the creamier heads I’ve ever seen. There is a cookie/cake/biscuit like flavor to the aftertaste that is positively addicting.
Siroy (220) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2006 [750ml bottle, fresh, chilled, classic SAQ selection]
I had this beer a few weeks ago with Daniel Bilodeau but I just found my annotations.
When poured, top of the bottle is clear while bottom is cloudier. Golden color with a frothy head. Aroma is dominated by fruit sugar + some menthol notes. Hay and apple. Looks like a white beer. Medium complexity taste. Sweet at first, with a hoppy finish. Interesting saison.
Rerate Mar 18 2006
A fully lasting average rocky white head tops up a murky medium yellow body. Heavy lacing. Many thin particles. No bubbles. Unfiltered. Aroma presents malt being heavy hay while hops are herbs ... Yeast character is moderate cheese. Also, there are evident evocations of pear and raisin . Initial flavor is moderate sour and peppery overtones while development presents spices and hay. Finish is medium . medium to full body... oily texture... Lively carbonation...
[ Bottled ; chilled ; BB 10/2008]
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bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours just like it states. Light in color large foamy head and highly carbonated. Bottle says 2004 hopefully this was stored properly. I think it has. light and citrus. crisp finish lingering flavor- pretty good but not great
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2008 Rerate. Brown bottle. Pours hazy and very pale with a big, lasting, white head. The aroma is grassy, with light citrus notes, golden fruits, musty and spicy. The flavor is lightly sweet with honey, apricots, oranges, pepper, cloves and cobwebs. The finish is long, lightly tart and bitter. The mouthfeel is light and sparkling.
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle. Cloudy, hazy and with lively sediment and carbonation. Good looking beer. Golden hue, or orangish, with a yellow outline. And still bubbling. Nose is very floral, with bananas, cloves, Vanilla wafers, apples, oranges, citrus, musty straw, and a bready yeastiness. Mouth feels lively and bitter but refreshing. Leaves a tingling sensation in the mouth and around the gums. Good yeasty, bread flavor. Also light roasted malts, resinous pine, and a definite citrus and orange flavor. Biscuit flavors with a long hop finish. Florally sweet and smooth with a ton of fruity and herbal goodness. Great lacing till the end. After starting my night off like this, I don’t know if it could get better. Well, I do know how it can get better, but you know what I mean.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 4, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2007 Rerate 750mL bottle, 2006 on the cork. Pours a slightly hazy honey with some tiny floaties and a three finger rocky off white head that eventually fades to a big clump in the middle of my Duvel glass. I could smell some skunk after opening the bottle, but after pouring it seems to be gone. Aroma of grassy hops, cork, some funk, lemons, spices--white pepper is the only one I can pick out. Flavor is more alcoholic and slightly more tart than the aroma implies. It is also fairly herbally, with the funk being toned down a bit. Semidry finish with a little bit of herbal bitterness. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Decent lacing. I dunno if my tastes have changed since I last rated this or if the bigger bottle makes it better, but this one was really good.
Old Rating Follows375ml bottle, 2005 on cork. Pours a cloudy light golden color with a large, puffy head. Smells fruity sour, grassy with some yeastI also might add a bit of skunk (possibly due to the green bottle?). nice bitter grapefruity and spicy taste, more complex than what my palate can figure out. Smooth and easy to drink. 7-5-7-3-16--3.8
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2005
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer poured a warm, murky gold with a large, lasting, frothy head with pretty lacing. The complex aroma is very bright and dominated by earthy notes of corriander and spice, citrus/lemon, grass/hay, green apple and horseblanket. The palate is very refreshing. The texture is light and easy and the carbonation is fizzy. The flavor is as bright as the aroma. It starts slightly sweet and acidic and then gives away to a long, nicely bitter finish.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - NOV 28, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
golden yellow color, creamy white head. aroma is yeasty, tangy, some stone fruits, and a little dust, a little wet hay. lively carbonation. flavor is tangy, yeasty, and funky, yet still fruity and dry in the finish. well worthy of its reputation.