craftycarl21 (2029) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared with oteyj. Pours a hazy peach with a monstrous, mountainous white head. Aroma is delightfully tart, with huge notes of lemon and orange zest, almost like an Orval but not quite Bretty, with an acidic quality that reminds me of a super aggressive berliner weisse. Flavor starts with a nice peach nectar, then moves to a grassy, spicy hop profile. High effervescence, medium body. Really a nice beer.
drowland (4999) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
9/26/10. 750mL bottle. Cloudy orange pour with a huge thick but fizzy white head that cuts in half and lasts. Huge spicy aroma with phenols, yeast, rye, orange peel, skunk, pee, and more. Very sweet flavor of malt and orange peel with a yeasty kick. The flavor is a little light and hard to perceive because of the huge bubbly carbonation - almost too much there.
HopHeadinAZ (177) - Arizona, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Pours a hazy golden with a medium to large head. The head lingers nicely and ends up as a nice crown. I see some lacing on the glass as I quaff. I get some candy sugar sweetness and spice on the nose but I don’t see the hop aroma that I expected from this. The taste is sweet with some sweet citrusy hop notes, maybe the Amarillo hops. I do get a bit of astringency on the finish. It could be the alcohol or the hops but for 9.5% it’s well hidden otherwise. The mouth feel is heavier and I like it on this beer. Overall I liked this better than many American/Belgian collaborations.
adrian910ss (2247) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Capones. Pours a cloudy, hazy yellow with a medium sized white head. Aroma of light lemon, grassy notes, basil, tea and parsley. Taste is much the same as the aroma.
Ernest (5646) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Head is initially large, frothy/fizzy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy light to medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), lightly hoppy (flowers, herbs), lightly yeasty (cobwebs, basement), with notes of lemon peel, pepper, wintergreen, alcohol.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Nicely aromatic and pleasantly balanced (dry, not syrupy sweet). Nice tangy yeast. It doesn’t excite me, but for a big spiced Belgian golden, it’s quite enjoyable. Less alcohol would have been preferable.
maniac (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Mekong for the St Feuillien/Green Flash Collaboration Tapping on 08/05/2010. Clear golden body with a small white head. Spice and floral hop aroma. Sweet spice and floral hop notes, very well balanced. Medium body with moderately high carbonation.
BOLTZ7555 (2423) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 13, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy 10 karat pour with a towering meringue head that left healthy spotting inside the glass. Aroma of lemongrass, yeast, citrus, and peppery spice. Flavor is similar and shows none of the 9.5% ABV inherent to the brew. Head stays throughout the sip. Impressive really. Surprisingly enjoyed this one...wouldn’t usually be a fan but this is well done.
DrinkEmUpJones (1021) - Georgia, USA - SEP 12, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours bright yellow. Aromas of pepper lime wheat and mango. Med bodied with white pepper and pineapple on palate with long finish. Excellent
thirdeye11 (5070) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 12, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle best by 4-22-12 thanks to blutt59) opaque golden pour with effervescent carbonation and a big white head with tons of retention. Nose is floral, big and heavy on the spices, coriander, cinnamon and pear along with some brett. Taste of alcohol, cinnamon, spicy, candied pears, grassy, floral and very dry. Tons of carbonation and a spicy linger.
Rando7 (620) - Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap to tulip. Faint yellow with thin head. Basically a decent tripel with hops. I’d rather they leave the hops out, I don’t like the balance. Many will like this combination but I didn’t care for it,