ContemplateBeer (1996) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light hops in the aroma, but the spice and apple dominated the nose. Appearance was burnt gold with a creamy head. Flavor include some honey, orange peel, pear and roasted nuts, perhaps almonds. Lively and bubbly palate. Pretty good on tap.
papajohn (1249) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - APR 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap@Toranado SD: Golden peach color with a small yellowish head that fades to a halo. Aroma is tropical fruit (mango, pineapple).
Flavor starts with sweet over-ripe pit fruit followed by some belgian yeast spice and a light, lingering orange rind bitter finish. Medium-full body is creamy with soft carbonation.
trayns (246) - Beverly Hills, Michigan, USA - APR 30, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Delirium in Brussels. Pours a deep amber orange/brown color with a large white, airy head. Aroma is nutty spicy and slightly fruity. Taste is spicy fruit and nuts, sweet malty body with a complex yeast character. A good balance and a good overall palate.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2009 Bottle from Oak Tree. Amber in color with a medium head that recedes but retains well. Aroma of tart apple, earth, light funk, and spice. Taste is somewhat sweet with apple esters, somewhat earthy, lightly funky yeast, slightly metallic. Medium body, alcohol well hidden. Light spice hints.
DuffManSW (436) - Riverside, California, USA - APR 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Swolf3 shared by Hophead22.. Pours a chunky orange color..Smell is fruity, a little boozy and metallic... Taste sweet and has that belgian yeast flavor to it. Kinda like 07.07.07 epic
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Hophead22. Pours cloudy and orange with a bunch of chunks and virtually no head. Aroma is medicinal and fruity, slightly boozy with a hint of dog. Flavor is mostly sweet under ripe fruits, pennies, and slightly herbal. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Ugly, but overall not bad.
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - APR 19, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2oz bottle from Swolf3, thanks Wolf. Shared woth DuffManSW and mspindler. Dark gold pour. Slightb fruitiness, apple maybe. Kind of apple juice sweet, with a distinct belgian yeast flavor.
Meatmallet (126) - Salem, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium brown like a murky cider with a huge white head. Lots of sediment floating in my glass. Smell has lots of yeast and is kind of stale and earthy but yet sweet. Citrus and a little spice round it off.Taste is much stronger than the nose would make you to believe. A good alcohol taste and a slightly bitter hop end. It is sweet with yeast, honey, malt, and spices.A light body with medium carbonation.
jake65 (3444) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - APR 18, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle: Cloudy brownish orange pour with a thin, creamy beige head. Strong aroma is rich with Belgian spices, namely cloves. Some corriander and orange peel too. Flavor is smooth with maltiness, dark fruits, orange peel, and cloves. Finishes a little dry with some yeast and faint florals. Very good.
Fin (9588) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 17, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle that I picked up at Dranken Geers, Oostakker, Gent, Belgium, March 09, consumed 16-04-09 Pours murky puddly orangey brown, actually more brown than orange. Fruit and spice dominate the nose which at times brings forth visions of being sat around a brazier with a steaming mulled wine. There is a real softness in the mouth with this beer, streaks of citrus mingle with the spices and a yeastiness is also apparent. Finally I note that the mouth is gradually being warmed by the 10% alcohol, yet this doesn’t detract from my enjoyment of this beer. A7 A3 F8 P3 Ov15 3.6