reebtogi (3795) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2012 500mL ceramic swingtop bottle. Poured hazy golden into goblet with big white head and nice lacing. Aromas fruit, yeast and pepper. Taste is slightly bitter with some spice and pepper. A truly enjoyable Belgian ale with medium body and lovely carbonation.
Ontbeertaster (2257) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Collectible swing top bottle labelled ’yeast hoist’ but describes beer name on the back. Smell is strong of belgian yeasty notes with a bit of spice and the head is froathy overall the beer is decent it has a nice bitterness with a good flavour.
hawthorne00 (2210) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 20, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle, as Grand Cru. Gold with a fluffy white head that collapses to an inch. Aroma of oranges, mandarins, dough, cloves. Taste is sweet with oranges and peaches followed by balancing spicy/ herbal bitterness. Some cloves, vanilla, white pepper. Mildly bitter spice finish with some alcohol. No great depth but bitterness keeps the sweet malts in check without obscuring them.
Rasmus40 (9589) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden with a white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, fruity and yeasty. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry finish with a liitle alcohol. 091209
djd07 (2760) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2011
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled at Texas Beerfest. Pours a cloudy orange with small frothy head. The aroma is wheat, citrus, and clove. Medium mouthfeel with yeast and clove. Alcohol present but not overpowering a decent blond.
Cirrhosis (1161) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 26, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden clear body…..why is this clear? Complete with a large white fluffy cap. Aroma has mild funk, wheat, sweet lemon, sort of ginger ale but not really, finishes with some apple. Taste is nice and full, good yeast. More funk starting to appear in the nose now. Brew has a touch of soap in the finish. The ginger ale I thought I smelt is really starting show up in the taste and I love it when these Belgium beers have that taste. Kind of sourish. Beer just keeps getting better the more it warms the malts really shows up now with a vanilla and lemon taste. I gave the bottle a good swirl before my second pour and this only made the beer mildly hazy looking. Good beer glad I had it……but is it worth the price?
DuffMan (6073) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Grey clay bottle, shared with Parksy and TylerDurden. Hazy golden pour, decent white head that leaves traces of lace. Aroma and flavour are dominated by pale cereal malts, with notes of hay, dough, hints of dried apricots and yeast. Decent enough, but nothing special.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - APR 13, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy yellow with foamy white head. Sweet fruity aroma, almost tropical, peachy. Belgian fruit, tart, yeasty, hint of sweetness.
drjay44 (2442) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz. ceramic, flip top bottle. Pours a medium lasting, white head, with attractive lacing, over a slightly hazy, golden (SRM 5) body....nose is light sweet malts with biscuit, honey, bits of pear and apple....taste is heavy with sweet malts, with cereal, sugar, honey tones, minimal hop bitterness....mouth feel is medium, carbonation low after the initial burst.. This really reminds me of a Biere de Garde in it malty domination. Fairly heavy sweetness, with loads of grain and cereal, minimal hop bitterness all meet the style. BJCP 7/3/13/4/6
gunnfryd (9701) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 25, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is fruit, sugar, spices. Flavour is sweet, sugar, malt, hop, spices. OK beer.