Ratman197 (8865) - 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.
hopscotch (8460) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle… Cloudy golden ale with a mid-sized, creamy, white head. Great retention. Fruity, spicy aroma imparts Belgian-style esters and phenols, such as clove, fuzzy fruits and light smoke. Full-bodied and creamy with tingling carbonation. Well-balanced, fruity flavor. Finishes with lingering fuzzy fruits, Begian spices and moderate bitterness. Bottle provided by scraff!
hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and lightly hazy golden color with a smaller sized white head. Aromas of bread, citrus, candi sugar, and fruity. Tastes of bread, black pepper and other spices, fruity, citrus, and floral. Alcohol content hidden.
daknole (8333) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
golden pour, fluffy head. Yeasty, fruity and lightly hopped aroma. Flavor is pretty sweet with some yeast and honey notes but has a pretty nice hop balance. Pretty good.
JoeMcPhee (8168) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 28, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pale golden coloured beer with a thin white head. Lightly hazy appearance. Aroma is quite lovely. Lots of big citrusy/spicy hops. Lemongrass and tropical fruit over a big spicy yeastiness. Clove and a bit of light fruitiness as well. A bit of bubble gum and lemony citrus. It is quite aromatic and in many ways is similar to the Cali-Belgique or the Stone/Mikkeller/Alesmith collaboration. Spicy flavour with a lot of bright lemon peel and tropical fruit. Light lingering hoppiness.
NielsenRatings (8114) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Stephen’s house, courtesy of Stephen. Thanks! Hazy, dark orange appearance with an off white head. Spicy yeasty, bready, orange citrusy aroma. Tangy, coriander, orange citrusy, chewy bready flavor. Some oxidation notes, Not bad.
Sammy (8032) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is like a saison, getting pepper first of all, clove and bannanas. Golden blond colour with white Caesar head. Understated hops. ABove average mouthfeel. Good drinkability.
Drake (7848) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from Wine Warehouse. Golden pour with a small head and floaties. Aroma of hops, banana, candi sugar and clove. Fruity taste with notes of pear, peach, spice and hops. Full spicy mouthfeel.
BMan1113VR (7773) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy yellow body with a large, creamy white head. Aroma is nice spicey hops with mango, clove, and rotten banana. Taste is spicey hops and a bit of banana. Smooth mouthfeel, that is a bit dry but has nice lively and light bubbles to back it up. Nice hoppy belgian.
3fourths (7772) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 6, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big, huge nose of semi-soft Belgian candy sugar, spiced bread, some mild brett-like saison yeast… interesting, especially with a green apple fresh hop note. Big, heavy, easily drinkable, a medium dryness that is surprisingly and welcome in the VE series.