Indra (2536) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. bottle by way of theisti. Thanks! Spicy, sweet and floral aroma, fresh and honeyish, full of toasty amber malts and a profound yeast character. Cloudy medium-dark copper color, bottle-conditioned with plenty of sediment, head is fine and off-white in color. Flavor is sweet, spicy, citric and moderately bitter, with a mildly peppery alcohol bite to the finish. Some lingering herbal tones, orange and coriander as well. Mouthfeel is full and smoothly effervescent, body is medium. Interesting stuff.
theisti (3001) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - MAY 18, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle purchased at 99 Bottles in Federal Way, Washington. Pour is mostly clear orange ruby with a thinnish off white head. Some particulate floaties. Aroma of oranges, citrus, honey and some magnolia flower. Taste is sweet orange citrus, with some nice Belgian yeastiness in the finish. A bit grassy in the finish. A hoppy interpretation of a Belgian Ale. Nice.
csbosox (1215) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Light fruits, malt, light caramel, spicy, and candi sugar. Big bodied, lots of carbonation. Lots of sweet malt, black pepper, candi sugar, lingering sweetness. Way too sweet for a Belgian style, by my calculation it finished at 1.017.
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 14, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of orange and fruity malt. Copper color with a decent white head. Medium body with creamy carbonation. The flavor is so Belgian. Citrus/coriander it is. Mild yeast/spice. Noble hop. Yet mild overall. Very fresh. It is well balanced, and the finish is lightly sweet, lightly bitter. Almost crisp. The flavors are consistent from beginning to end. Good stuff. Bubble gum? Yeah.
OldMrCrow (1625) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a relatively dark (compared to the lighter color I had been expecting) golden orange with a reasonable head. Aroma of apricot tea, tannic leaves and a bit of bubblegum, honey and more stale apricot tea. Before tasting I have pretty high hopes, but it ll vanishes with a few sips. Vegetal off-tastes and moldy tea leaves. A bit more columbus hops than one might expect from the style contribute a recognizable house flavor, but Iím unimpressed overall and actually a little surprised at the relatively high ratings this one has garnered. If anything Iím being generous with the 2.9 Iíve given it.
tiffanya (45) - Federal Way, Washington, USA - MAY 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22-oz bottle from 99 Bottles in Federal Way, Wash. Incredible bubble-gum aroma if served in the right glass (e.g., Duvel glass or other style that cups up around the nose). Full, rounded sweetness plus coriander spice and tropical citrus. Light hop bitterness melds with a candied fruitiness. Creamy, luscious. A "must-revisit beer" every spring!
carruthm (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
light orange, clear body with thin white head, apricot and orange on the nose with a candied sugar taste that fades to some nice bitter finish.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAY 1, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich caramel, dark cream colored head. Estery, bubblegum, yeast, light banana, and fruit aroma. Yeasty, spicy, slight bibblegum, slight mineral flavor. Medium bodied. Spice, light yeast, light breadiness lingers.
BallyLoser (136) - Redmond, Washington, USA - APR 21, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. fruity aroma, typical Spring blend. Nice amber colour, no overly strong yeast taste. Mild fruity finish. Better than the average Spring, but still not a spring fan.
drewbeerme (3809) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. pours clear amber with off white head. nose of cloves and florals. flavors are sweet biscuit, caramel, cloves, coriander, red fruit. smooth body. a bit over spiced but tasty.