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2004 Hops in the City festival beer. Fruity, spicy, aromas and flavors contribute to the complexity of this Belgian ale. Medium body and effervescence contribute to a light, dry impression, despite its substantial strength and sweet, smooth finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JAN 22, 2007
First sample from the Schlafly Cabin tasting 1/20/2007. Filtered and honey golden. Large bubbled off-white head. Sweet honey nose with a nice floral sweetness. Medium bodied with a stickiness from the sugary malts. Yeasty floral flavors. Nice bitter finish. Sweet caramel bready flavor. Crisp hop finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2006
On tap at Great Taste of the Midwest. I’ll be honest, I don’t remember this one too well, but my notes say it was golden in color. Fruity and sweet flavors, this one went down quickly. Dangerously drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kevin (2071) - New Mexico, USA - AUG 9, 2006
pours a dark hay brown that has gold when held aloft. not much of a head, just a ring of white. super sweet nose with some nice phenolics and a bit of rose aroma and honey. trying not to say "a grand cru by any other name would smell as sweet" or something, but i failed. strong sweet sugar and alcohol taste. banana and clove flavors balance this. it is sticky & leaves a pancake syrup likeness in the finish. i like this. some berry flavors really make this a winner. i just wish it was served in a snifter or chalice or something to allow me to enjoy this aroma more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (3961) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2006
Pours medium / dark brown witha a solid white head. The aroma has typical Belgium malt / yeast characteristics along with some peach and spice. Medium thick body wiht semi-soft carbonation. Taste starts out with a mildly sweet malt with spice and nectar fruits. Smooth mouthfeel with some prickly character on the finish due to the carbonation and spice. There are some spicy hops on the finish as well. As you get further down the glass a grapelike character comes out as well. Very nicely done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
csbosox (1223) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2005
KC tasting. 2004 edition. Light gold color, hazy white head. Orange peel, corriander, spice aroma with a touch of white pepper. Orange peel, corriander flavor. Not too bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2005
05 hop in the city in KC. Clear straw color with no visable carbonation. Very spicey with some barnyard notes. Spicy horsey citrusy flavors. Lots of yeast chracter. Apparently it aged very well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3231) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 19, 2005
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
igneous1 (1495) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - SEP 17, 2005
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cable (286) - SE, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 7, 2005
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - JUL 27, 2005
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.

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