Terminus (3041) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
tap-hop in the city 05-pours orange with a snice soapy white head. some banana, spicy notes and a tinge of candy sugar here. The belgian character is there, but its not all that complex. estery, candy sugar, tart flavors-very tart! This is a fairly good belgian beer.
igneous1 (1475) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2005
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
clear, medium golden color, head is white, somewhat lasting. aroma is mostly sour (in a good way) belgian yeast. flavorand body were surprisingly light. good, but not that interesting.
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled on draft at the Tap Room, STL. Pours clear orange-gold with a thin head. Ripe, dark fruits, banana, spices make up this beers complex aroma. Flavor is sweet, but not syrupy, and dominated by candi sugar and pepper. Good flavor, but perhaps a bit simple for this style. Full-bodied and moderately carbonated. An enjoyable beer.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUL 27, 2005
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
had this at the tap house dwtn st louis....served clear golden, in a pint glass...a grand cru, in a pint glass, slightly strange! nose of apples and raisins, tingly carbination up the nares. on the palate nice light pear fruits bananas and tingly body of carbonation. rock candy sweetness, not over the top. light and easy to drink, with a good refreshing crisp feel. easy to drink on a hot humid day. not nearly as robust as other grand crus i have had, wish i knew the abv.
sethdude (674) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap: Pours a hazy gold, great head and lacing. Aroma is a little weak, hints of coriander, hops, very sweet malt aroma. Flavor is Very malty and sweet, some belgian spices, wheat, mild hops, a note of alcohol. Very good.
hopscotch (8368) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Crystal clear, yellow ale with a small, creamy, white head. Ink-blot lacework... I see a ghost and a tornado in there. The aroma is of spices (coriander and mint). The flavor matches the aroma and is mostly balanced. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Lengthy, spicy, lightly bitter finish.
TAR (2384) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - SEP 20, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2010 Draft: Hazy toasted banana. Creamy white foam with dispersed rocks that are slow to form. Soft mix of sweet orange peels, crushed coriander, bubblegum, and slightly bready malt in aroma. Herbs, phenols, and mildly chalky yeast elements, underneath. Fluffy carbonation, but substantially fuzzy. Opens well-integrated with a medley of mandarin orange and floral hop flavors. Trace citrus acidity deepens the bready malt frame. Itís airy enough, which helps to contain the rich coriander and sponge cake sweetness. Herbal, slightly chalky yeast components. Subdued mustiness. Pleasantly sturdy malt withstands the fresh orange peel assertions, which overrun the quiet esters. Closes with a chalky yeast stamp, which amplifies the dryness, along with understatedly floral hops and a lengthy aftertaste of coriander and bready malt. To date, this is their most respectable attempt at a Belgian-style. Itís far better-attenuated than their lackluster (candy sugar-laden, extremely wet and heavy) Saison, Triple, etc. etc., and much more elegant and balanced. Sampling this with a clean palate is imperative, in order to experience the array of subtleties. Very light-bodied and appetizing.
thegreenrooster (2975) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a very bright yellow. Aroma is fruity and fizzy. Flavor is also fruit with just enought yeasty goodness. Very light but satisfying brew.
kwoeltje (2152) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - SEP 18, 2004
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Hops in the City) Pale gold with good white head. Aroma is fruity. Flavor is light fruits and some spice with hints of yeast.