bhensonb (13825) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light copper color with scarcely any head, but what there is seems white. Aroma is a mix of light stone fruit, citrus and candi. Flavor is indeed rather grapefruity, and the spice is hot, suggesting pepper. There is light roasted malt as well. Agree that there are some tropical fruit aspects. Finish is surprisingly dry - all things considered. I’m enjoying the heck out of it.
mcberko (13254) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: OCT 30, 2011 650mL bottle, pours hazy golden orange with a beige head. Aroma of orange, candied sugar, sweet subtle dark fruits and caramel malts. Flavour of sweet caramel malts, dried fruits, orange, yeast and subtle Belgian spices.
Tmoney99 (13244) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from River’s Bend. Poured clear copper color with medium frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma was complex sweet malty and yeasty. Medium body with soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet dark flavor with medium bittersweet with small alcohol bite finish of moderate to long duration. Good brew.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 11, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle) Small off-white head atop clear apple juice body. Aroma is Belgian yeast spiciness. Taste is medium sweet, Belgian yeast, fruity/melon, light pepper. Medium body, light stickiness.
Ratman197 (12946) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber poured a hazy yellow with a small lingering off white head. Aromas of earthiness, skunk bud, pine, passion fruit and light citrus. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a slightly dry finish. Flavors of straw, earthiness, grapefruit zest, light passion fruit and a hint of orange with a lightly dry moderatly bitter lingering finish.
Lubiere (12683) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed golden ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light orange peel, grassy hops, light candy sugar, smooth alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with loads of bitter floral hops, grapefruit pulp, lingering in mouth, coriander, alcohol warmth, nice. On tap at WOB Chelsea.
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught on 08.08.08) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Fruity aroma of pineapple, orange, banana, mango, passion fruit, pepper, and clove. Flavor of Belgian yeast, hops (pineapple, citrus), and spices. Nice!
bierkoning (12182) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Paiste2002, thanks! Blonde. Peach and melon in the aroma. Initial fruit flavors (peach, melon, pineapple) followed by an earthy oily hopbitterness, lingering on in the aftertaste. Full of flavor, but the balance could be better.
jcwattsrugger (12113) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
22oz bottle-pours a rich white head that laces and hazy yellow/gold color. Aroma is pine/citrus hops, some mange, coriander/pepper, medium malt-bready. Taste has a lot going on. Perfumy/spice/citrus hops-somewhat bitter, spice-too much, black pepper (which dominates and detracts), some medium malt/grainy, yeast. Dry. OK for sipping. Some alcohol comes through. Thanksjwc215 for picking this out.
thewolf (11986) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Chris_o’s Pre-Beer Exposed Tasting, September 2008.
pours clear golden with a small, creamy white head. Aroma is super hoppy (pine) and wonderfully fruity. Fine, dry mouthfeel. Flavour has some forest, pine, low yeastiness. Not much maltiness behind the heavy hoppiness.