5000 (5606) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2004
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle pours a slightly hazy golden, large frothy white head with so-so retention, and decent carbonation. Belgian yeast, flora, citrus, and banana in the nose. Detectable alcohol in the aroma as well. Slight fruity spiciness up front, but somewhat muttled. The Belgian yeast taste is quickly interupted with a bitter and acidic taste, result of the Kaffir Lime Leaf perhaps? By the time it finishes, I get a metallic tinge on the sides of my tongue. Respectable lacing tho. The 8.5% makes an appearance after the finish, slight warming of the throat. The aroma was unique, interesting, combining the Belgian yeastiness with a typical German Hefe, but the flavor was muttled with the Kaffir Lime Leaf (assuming). Too much going on here, each trying to battle each other, only resulting in a quasi Belgian Strong ale meets German Hefe meets tin can. Overall, I think the tin can won. Drinkable, but not all that enjoyable.
Steib (613) - Queen Creek, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2004
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light golden color. Aroma is a potent mix of ginger, cloves and assorted fruits. Semi-strong Abv. Very sweet, ginger is overbearing at least that’s what I’m tasting. The flavor reminds me of a mandarin hefe, in which I’m not to fond of. Dry, spicy hops dominate the finish. Not one of their best offerings. Will have it again when I have an upset stomach.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A golden yellow pour with no head, this one had a grainy banana flavor with lots of hops. Not as enjoyable as the 03.
vwsteggie (684) - Paxton, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 26, 2004
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Art of Beer Festival 2004: Has a light golden color moderate carbonation and a little white head. Smell is of fruit/hops. Taste is of bananas/spice/cloves and has a light hop finish. Overall a pretty good beer, but nothing special.
bager (2121) - Copenhagen N, DENMARK - SEP 24, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours golden coloured with a medium sizeed and fast disappearing head. Slightly perfumed aroma. Yeasty and sweet like a belgo triple. A bit sharp and too high carbonation level. Hints of alcohol, fruits and honey. Slightly dry finish.
Huhzubendah (2162) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Thanks to the Thorpes for sharing.
The beer is bright orange and hazy with a thin white head. The aroma offers mint, tea, citrus, malt, lime, kiwi. The flavor is a bit odd, showing signs of age. Well water, oranges, light toffee. Light in body with low carbonation. This was ok.
portableparty (1874) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 19, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at RBSG. Poured golden with a thin white head that faded to a thin ring. Aroma was old faded fig and malt yeast. Taste was also hidden fig and fruit with oxidized malt yeast. Palate thin slick.
motelpogo (5815) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 25, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pretty excitable, was in a hurry to get out of the bottle. murky amber. quite a yeasty aroma, not sure if i would have noticed lime if it wasn´t mentioned on the bottle but anyway. tasted largely of cloves with a little banana and watermelon, very sweet, with a strange background-lurking citric tang that was a little off-putting. i dunno, okay but a bit of a mess
IndianaRed (2041) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2004
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle Pours a clear orange/amber witha small fizzy off-white head. A very thin white ring is maintained with only r\traces of lacing.A light fruity aroma, apple, peach, pears and very little hops. Flavors include a pumpkin/clove notes with asome of the common belgian traces. A sharp slightly bitter aftertaste and a smooth slightly thin feel.
omhper (18327) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2004
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled, thanks hopsrus! Bright golden, creamy head. Strange salty banana aroma. Full bodied and soft, byt assaultingly sweet and with syrupy mouthfeel. Alcohol comes shining through the layers of lemon grassm orange and sugar. Interesting, but not terribly good. Perhaps time will change this?