Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew pours with an orangish-gold body topped by a thin to medium thick head with good lacing. The aroma is slightly sweet and slightly yeasty with a nice banana note and a touch of spice. The flavor is slightly sweet, with nice banana notes, similar to banana nut bread, with yeasty notes and a slight bitter hoppiness. Medium bodied, crispo and smooth yet slightly dry.
Marc (486) - Yokosuka, JAPAN - APR 6, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2007 Burning sunrise with covered by a veil of uniform bubbles. Minimal head if left to sit but easily replenished. Notes of Bubble gum, pineapple and peppery spices in the nose. Thick yeasty notes in the first sip degrading into spice with surprising spikes of juicy-fruit gum. It has a fairly light mouthfeel throughout the drink but thickens after the last sip has been swallowed into a thick tropical fruits and bubble gum. Fruit flavors become more pronounced with the addition of the yeast Very upfront in its flavors, should be interesting to see how this ages. (3.8)
rerate june 05 Corriander, juicy-fruit gum, a touch of earthy herbal bitterness is becoming more present. Flavors are not a bright as I remember them and are mellowing nicely.
Sickboy282 (1115) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a golden hue, almost lager-like with a creamy white head that disapates quickly. Armomas of belgian yeast and bananas with a slight spice. The flavor is definitley belgian. The first sip...wait wait wait wait... I just brushed my teeth... let me eat quickly..... The first taste is spicy. Not hot spicy, but the spicy that tickles all of your tastes buds and leaves them gasping for air. This brew isn't thick in the slightest, but the flavors hit every point on the palate, it's kinda bizzare. mmmmm.... I hope this beer does better with age.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 6, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 24, 2004 the clarity is scary for i'm not one for transparent beers...This one was pretty transparent and an interesting orange color..however, the second pour yielded a more cloudy pour...not too cloudy though..the head was white..poured semi-thick but settled rather thin, with a thicker ring...very yeasty and spicy aroma..i get a little orange peel and ginger, maybe some nutmeg/cloves, and in fact, after contemplating the aroma..i think i do notice some subtle lime citrus notes and some spilled 5-alive juice..yes..indeed i do get lime in the aroma ...spicy yeast flavors..ginger and mild orange flavors too, with growing bubblegum notes..I get subtle lime notes behind the spiciness, but I really had to search to find them...I'm just not a fan of this yeast i guess, because if the lime leaf was the only spice put in here, that's one freakin' spicy yeast they got there...Some soft banana notes come around too..fluffy palate though, which i guess i must say that i do like, though it needs more carbination..moderately bitter ending for a belgian-styled ale, and fabulous orange-flavored burps. Damn, that burp made me realize that maybe i do like this beer after all.