Sammy (9992) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
sweet spice. Bottle work of art. Surprisingly refreshing summer drink. Yeast and cream but doesn’t seem a triple. Better than expected and popular with mates. Fruit, honey, suitably noticeably carbonated. Medium-light mouthfeel, lace and soap bubbles on top of golden yellow.
Papsoe (25069) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 21, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Ceramics bottle 50 cl) Comes as "St. Sebastiaan Grand Cru" brewed by Sterkens. Orangey golden with a small head - and an almost flat appearance. Very soft mouthfeel. Malty with honey flavours and a soft honey-like sweetness - never cloying though. 090298
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2005
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Citric aroma, hint of oxidization. Cloudy yellow colour. Yeasty flavour, hint of mold, slightly watery.
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2005
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gazy golden colour with a off-white head. Yeasty spicy fruity aroma and a sweet spicy taste. Medium body and a sweet dry finish.
sayravai (4700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 22, 2005
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2006 (Bottled, ceramic, 0.5l, "St.Sebastiaan Grand Cru", refined-rate) Hazy golden color with a pathetic head. Yeasty and fruity, sweet toffee aroma with slight earthy sourness. Yeasty, fruity and spicy, oaky flavor with honey and toffee hints. No alcohol visible. Medium-bodied, refreshing and sticky palate with almost no carbonation. An easily drinkable, refreshing, yeasty and spicy ale. Don’t expect a classic, though. Quite similar to some traditional ales - although the cap on this one didn’t seem very tight, which may play a part in that.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This poured a deep golden body with a tall, creamy white head. It’s got got of funky hop bitterness in the aroma overlaid on a sweet malt base. Kind of watery. The taste is well balanced between a malty fruitiness and a floral & earthy hop bitterness. The finish is mildly bitter. Decent.
PeterA (340) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 24, 2005
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet sugary aroma. Golden color with white foamy head. The flavor is rich with hints of fruits. The palate is unusually light for a Belgian ale, almost watery. The aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Crockett (1039) - Southampton,Ontario, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours deep gold with a big bubbly faint off white head. Clean spiced bread aroma. Strawberry juice. Somewhat watery. Hops are delicate and hard to detect with all those sweet fruit malts. Very wet finish. Refreshing. I didn’t notice all that alcohol until my next beer. Far more simple than they’d let you believe.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2008 Pours golden yellow with a thick head. Hints of yeast and hops are in the nose, and the taste is very similar but with a slight hint of spice in the finish. Good stuff, but not great. Too bready and fluffy tasting.
jercraigs (9070) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 15, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Caffe Volo. Golden body, very small white head diminishes quickly. Alcoholic sweet malty aroma. Flavour is inappropriately over-run by the alcohol, with barely a glimpse of the underlying malt. Average palate. Disappointing.