Beershine (5193) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2008
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Was forewarned that I was ordering a bottle of perfume and curiosity won out. I enjoyed this beer, which was billed as the Grand Crue on tap at Duck Island in Seattle. Orange-amber hue is warm and friendly and fronds of lace are nice. Nose is soapy and mild. Taste is quite the array of berries, perfume and hop. A good soft mouthfeel. An odd and entertaining beer.
AmEricanbrew (5512) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 19, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. Clear amber color with a reddish hue and a light tan head. Strong smell of coriander and grains. Medium bodied with a frothy mouthfeel. Taste has lots of coriander and spiced tea herbalness with a bready biscuit malt flavor.
The herbs and spices dominate the flavor here.
boboski (1095) - Alabama, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange pour, tall and rocky off-white head with creamsicle hues. The aroma is fruity and lightly perfumed, with notes of mango, orange, cumin, coriander, white pepper and flowers. A hint of lavender and a slight dousing of alcohol round out the nose. The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly spiced, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. Fruit notes lead the charge, but succumb to a spice attack mid-palate. Light toasty malt hides in the shadows. Alcohol warmth begins a finish that is somewhat peppery and leaves fruit notes lingering, mildly drying. Mouthfeel is light-medium to medium bodied, well carbonated and lively. Pretty good, quite spicy.
Sham (1845) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mahogany with a light head and sheets of lace. Very sweet nose with notes of citrus and spruce or pine. Caramel in there as well. Bitter hops and sweet malts in the flavors. A bit of heat comes through. Almost a bit sickly sweet. Thick and full bodied with alcohol heat in the end.
bitbucket (2152) - Kirkland, Washington, USA - MAR 30, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at The Tap House. Pours a clear bright copper with a lacy white head. Aroma of apricots and spice. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Sweet and spicy taste that for some strange reason reminded me of banana and pepperoni sandwich - not that I’ve ever had such a sandwich.
BrewDad (4582) - Olympia, USA - MAR 25, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster - Hop Scotch Spring Beer Festival – Seattle WA
Deep orange color with a thin head. This was a nice Belgian to drink. The flavors where fruity and dry. This did have some extra buttery notes and the finish was just a tad off. I am not a Belgian drinker so this could be my issues.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Larry Pitonka. Pours orange with a thin white head. Smells of spices, dough, ginger, cumin. Tastes of spice with a full malt profile. Mouthfeel is thick with a wintery spice finish.
CapFlu (4311) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draught) Served in a Trappist glass. Sampled at Uber Tavern. Pours a thin, white dissipated head with a deep ruby body. Nose is incredibly aromatic: very perfume, malty. Flavour is mildly soapy with an oily ointment texture and a cherry medicine finish. It really tastes much better than the descriptors I’ve used. Honest.
waolsen (1333) - Littleton, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle compliments of glkaiser. beautiful colored body. brown, orange and golden in light with thin creamy head. big malty aroma, some citrus, banana and spice.
full mouth. lively carbonation. peach fuzz, flowers, a little fig, subtle spice, rich smooth malts. very slight bitterness in the finish. A very different brew. great job with this beer.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2006
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Light amber coloured with a large head. Sweet and also kinda spicy. A little perfumed in both aroma and flavour. Feels somewhat artificial and sharp. Hints of alcohol and confusing fruit.