Kevin (2025) - Colorado, USA - AUG 9, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
vyvvy (3553) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - AUG 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
csbosox (1216) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - NOV 5, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
tjthresh (1865) - Greenfield, Indiana, USA - OCT 16, 2005
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Terminus (3084) - 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 (1486) - 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 (687) - 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 (8460) - 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.