CheersMate (1315) - Fremont (Seattle), Washington, USA - FEB 17, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. bottle from Beer Junction in West Seattle. Nice lookiní brew, I must say. Thin and wispy head sits on-top of a copper, ruby body. A nice fruity bouquet hits my nose. Coriander, oranges, banana, and a subtle hint of pineapple blend perfectly together. This has an awesome aroma. Wow, the texture is creamy and allows the beer to just slide right down the throat. Easy drinking here. This beer has all of the aforementioned aromas represented in the flavor. The one thing that really sets this beer apart, is the bitterness at the end. A striking bitterness that subtly lingers on the back of the throat and tongue. Much more pineapple in the flavor, than in the aroma. A true masterpiece, in my opinion.
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUN 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours a lightly hazy, dark honey-amber color. An inch-thick head of spongy, cream tinted froth settles to a fat-bubbled mound, leaving dense honeycomb patterns and wide, jagged rings of lacing behind. The nose is bountiful in itís spicing, yet tamed by careful malt balancing. Grain of paradise is prominent, and coriander is also clearly defined, while the malt bill hints at red berries and bread. Belgian yeast is spicy and mildly tart. Flavors follow suit, again showing a bevy of peppery, grainy spice, touching on tart berry and a blend of blonde and brune candy sugars. Yeasty dough is substantial, and floral hops are more prominent than expected. Overall, itís pretty nicely balanced, but the coriander is a little heavy for my liking. The palate is medium-plus in substance, a little frothy, and semi-dry on the finish. Pretty solid brew. Not really my style, per se, but itís well made and I can appreciate it.
MrRoss (646) - Delta, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 2, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From Pt Roberts (WA) Marketplace. Poured a body of clear and dark amber beneath a creamy, tan, enduring head. Aroma was most pleasant, featuring who knows what spices and yeasts. Flavour was equally argeeable, mouth was sold, and the finish smooth. Not a bad price, either.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle purchased from liquidsolutions
Appearance: Red to dirty copper body with a nice 2 finger slightly off white crown. A fair amount of retention and nice lacing.
Smell: Not very pungent, but a nice blend of floral hops, citrus hops, slightly sweet malt, some fruit like pineapple and nectarines. In all fairness Iíve had this bottle sitting around for 6+ months so that might have detracted from the nose.
Taste: Nice belgian style yeast meets American style hops. Taste profile resembles nose. I like the slightly bitter but slightly sweet finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to med-lite bodied with ample carbonation.
Iím a huge fan of this breweryís Wild Cat IPA and am fairly satisfied with this offering. Got their Steam Train Porter coming up next.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 07-23-2009
GarrettB (1222) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 28, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Though Seattle-ites are accustomed to spontaneous rain showers, these days the water is warmer and the sun is less bashful between bouts of rain. To celebrate I opened my wallet for Snoqualmieís Spring Fever. Itís a foggy beer, bronze, with a thin white head on top. The smell is identical to your average Belgian wit, light and fresh, but heavier emphasis on its butter and wheat notes. This is a familiar smell, but strange coming from such a dark colored beer. The flavor is also akin to the classic Hoegaarden, yet sweeter, thicker and a heavier glaze of sugar in the foretaste and mid-taste, finishing with a pleasing dryness. Itís a sweet beer, but matches its caramelized sugars with savory sweets (like onions), but reflecting a darker, maltier brashness too. I like this beer, though I could understand if people accuse this brew of having far too much sweetness. But itís Spring, so maybe a heavy dose of sugar might be what I need to wake up my taste buds for a season of lighter and hoppier beers.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 8, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle via trade with highibus - Pours a clear copper with a very large off white head. Lively carbonation and lots of thick lacing. Has kind of a perfume aroma. Flavor is esters, yeast, some toasted malt, and light spice. Medium body. A nice beer. Thanks Tom.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 20, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2011 Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company--Spring Fever Belgian Style Grand Cru
2001 22 oz. Bottle Release. 7.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Grand Cru--Slightly hazy bright thin copper red color. Sediment darkens color. Mild fruit Belgian hop front. Sweet malty body with spicy cinnamon coriander notes. Caramel malt balances Belgian sweet spiciness. Hot. Sampled 7/21/2001.
2002 22 oz. Bottle Release. 7.00% ABV. (4.25 / 5.0) Grand Cru--Clear rich dark amber color. Belgian ester malt floral front. Sweet hard candy rich caramel body. Spicy ester notes in rich citrus hop end. Malty smooth balance of Belgian, malt, and hop notes. Sampled 9/7/2002.
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company--SPRING FEVER Grand Cru--Brewery Name Around Block Logo--2004--22 oz. Bottle Release. 7.00% ABV--32 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Grand Cru--Creamy white head. Clear bright thin amber color hazes with Bottle Conditioned sediment. Floral hoppy Belgian yeast spice front. Sweet hot rich caramel banana citrus malty body. Sweet hot spicy malty hop end. Sampled 4/17/2004.
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company--SNOQUALMIE Spring Fever Belgian Style Grand Cru Ale--2005 22 oz Bottle Release. 7.00% ABV--32 IBUís. (4.5 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Grand Cru--Mild lacy head. Clear rich amber color. Mild malty Belgian coriander spice floral hop front. Thick sweet rich smooth malty Belgian Bottled Conditioned mellow NW ester body. Banana spice mild citrus hot hop end. Creamy & rich. Sampled 4/8/2005.
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company--SNOQUALMIE Spring Fever Belgian Style Grand Cru Ale--2006 22 oz Bottle Release. 7.00% ABV--32 IBUís. (4.25 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Grand Cru--Rich creamy lacy head. Cloudy bright gold red color. Rich coriander hop spice front. Hot rich caramel ester mild fruit sweet malty Belgian body. Tangy spicy hot mild EtOH Belgian spice end. NW hoppiness. Sampled 2/25/2006.
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company--Spring Fever Belgian Style Grand Cru Ale--2007 22 0z. Bottle Release. 7.00% ABV--32 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--Grand Cru--Mild lace head. Sediment hint. Clear thin bright light amber color. Mild Belgian spice front. Smooth rich Belgian malty NW mild fruit ester malty mild sweet spicy body. Mild hot coriander pepper hop end. Sampled 3/30/2007.
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company--SNOQUALMIE Spring Fever Belgian Stlyle Grand Cru Ale--2008 22 oz. Bottle Release. 7.00% ABV--32 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Belgian Ale--No sediment. Mild head. Clear dark amber red color. Mild Belgian candy ester NW hop front. Mild sweet malty rich thick mild toasted caramel wheat Belgian candy hint mild fruit body. Smooth lingering malty mild coriander hop spice clean end. NW Hoppy Belgian. Sampled 2/16/2008. 2 @ $3.99 Each.
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company--SNOQUALMIE Spring Fever Belgian Style Grand Cru Ale--A Belgian Style Ale brewed with coriander. 2009 22 oz. Bottle Release. 7.00% ABV--32 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Grand Cru--No sediment. Mild lace thin off white head. Clear rich bright amber color. Mellow coriander hop malt Belgian yeast ester front. Malty mild creamy sweet cloying caramel banana coriander hint body. Pineapple? Belgian coriander hop spice end. Malty NW Grand Cru. Sampled 2/7/2009. 2 @ $3.99 Each.
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company--SNOQUALMIE Spring Fever Belgian Style Grand Cru Ale--A Belgian Style Ale brewed with coriander. 2010 22 oz. Bottle Release. 7.00% ABV--32 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) Belgian Golden Grand Cru--Rich rocky lacy off white head. Clear thin bright rich amber color. Sediment hint. Mild hop rich Belgian coriander fruit ester front. Spicy sweet dry malty Belgian caramel rich banana coriander body. Tangy clean dry Belgian spice mild hop end. Sharp not smooth. Sampled 2/20/2010. 2 @ $3.49 Each.
Snoqualmie Falls Brewing Company--SNOQUALMIE Spring Fever Belgian Style Grand Cru Ale--A Belgian Style Ale brewed with coriander.--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. 32 IBUís. (4.0 / 5.0) Big dense rocky thick lacy lasting orange white head. Clear fizzy bright rich dark amber red color. Mild coriander delicate floral hop Belgian banana fruit ester front. Creamy thick cloying sweet rich subtle Belgian candy caramel fruit tasty malty body. Smoothsomewhat sweet minimal bitter zesty mild malty Belgian spice end. Tasty malty NW Grand Cru. Sampled 2/18/2011. Purchased for $3.99 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 2/18/2011.
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2009 edition. WA Belgianfest. Pours orange gold. Aromas of pepper and sugar. Taste changes--bubblegum and yeast to coriander and a fruity finish. I like the complexity.
Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 24, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Belgianfest. Orange pour with a fluffy white head. Aroma is fruity with apple and mango, plus a bit of coriander. Flavor is also complexly fruity, and does indeed have tropical tones to it as the description suggests. Rather sweet and a little floral. Spicy yeast comes through the finish.
larsniclas (6128) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light amber. Medium, white head.
Spicy and vinous flavour. Flowery citrus.