skoisirius (1880) - Earth, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2006 Bottle. Pours an interesting orange/amber/brown color. The aroma is incredibly intriguing with hints if spice, suger, and many different types of fruit - while also being heavy on the coriander. The taste comes of as quite complex and intense especially in the coriander field. Definitely makes use of your whole tongue. Hints of citrus and candy come through towards more sips of this great brew. Overall is a great and tasty complex example of a Belgian-style Grand Cru!
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - MAR 24, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 17, 2008 Lots of fruitiness in this one. Lots of different spices but not spicy overall. The tropical-ness does really shine, kind of a hawaiian essence to it.
9-22-07; Rating the new batch - This is a great ale. Belgian in name, its really like a South Pacific take on its namesake, veery rich and malty. Sweet and flavorful with a great lingering bite. One of my first craft-brews remains one of my all-time favorites. Kudos.
bitter (1136) - Henderson, Nevada, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
this one surprised me. when i read spring fever i think of a real light summer easy to drink beer. this one had a bit more depth then expected. yo, to you boneheads, thats a good thing. nice nose of light fruits apples and bananas. reminded me of hefe weizen with a more spice and yeasty belgian stink foot thing going on. push the dust under the carpet and keep drinkin, slightly warm alcohol as the beer warms in the glass and the room, good and interesting. lets try that again.
porterdude (170) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 2, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. O beautiful orange colored pour. Smells of yeast, spices and fruits. A very floral mouth feel flavor. Rather yeasty in a hefeweizen sort of way but with a belgian yeast flavor. Really heavy mouthfeel and rather warming from the alcohol, but a rather enjoyable beer for desert.
MrDick (351) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
When I first poured this into the glass and took a lungful of aroma, I didnít think that this beer would taste very good. Mild citrus and floral aroma was present, but it was hardly apparent. The first couple of sips werenít overwhelming little floral and citrus with the necessary spices. But as the beer warmed, the flavors became more complex and pleasant. The coriander is definitely present as is lemon and orange. Quite a nice beer just give it some time.
lilannie (384) - Adamstown, Maryland, USA - JUN 27, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: very perfumy, floral, and slightly fruity; also, some carmel malts and ginger
Appearance: carmel brown, small white head, some lacing
Flavor: hops, some carmel malts, flowers or grass (something sweet), ginger, and misc. spices
Palate: very dry, sweet hoppy aftertaste, very smooth
Brad (364) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Transparent yellow/orange, medium sized whtie head. Aromas were of sweet malts, bananas, whtie sugar. Flavors were sweet malts with a light bitter finish.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - MAY 25, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Light copper color with a thick, small head. Aroma of mostly candi sugar and sweet malts dominate the nose. Taste is mostly coriander and black pepper. Sticky sweet and malty with a sweet hop bitterness, yeast and anise. This could be very good in time.
3fourths (8638) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 15, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle. Copper and orange hue with a small to medium sized white head. Big syrupy sweet nose of ginger, coriander, soap, chlorine and sweet jolly rancher candies. Buggle gum malt flavor, with some spicy bread and tea flavors. That strong coriander and ginger soap flavor is overwhelming at times. Has a little toasted or burnt orange peel flavor as well. Like drinking potpourri.
Gromit (479) - Port Orchard, Washington, USA - APR 12, 2005
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A fine example of this style.
Pours a solid amber color with a nice head that left a bit of lacing down the glass.
Aroma is nice coriander and a bit of butterscotch, and strong enough to cut through the reminant of a cold Iím fighting.
Flavor is very nice. Definate coriander and some other spices that I canít disect right now but itís very complex.
Palate is crisp and well carbonated. Overall this is a great example of the style and worth seeking out.