after4ever (6734) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330. Thanks, Maria! Big spice and fruit nose. Pours cloudy peachy yellow and gold. Thick fluffy/bubbly white head. Strong hints of spice appear everywhere, starting with the nose. Tangy puckery white fruit (maybe some green apple too) on the nose; these flavors also persist to the mid-palate. The attack is certainly flavorful enough to call it aggressive; this is no small beer. The mid-palate accelerates on a wave of white pepper and coriander. Thick bubbly body and sharp dry finish. I appear to be the lone great supporter of this one tonight, but I really do like it. The tang has the perfect context around it, and it’s a soulful, lovingly made beer. Wish I could drink it all the time.
beeranarchist (231) - Aalborg, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Amber with a compact white head, unclear. Fruity aroma (dominated by oranges and apricot) with notes of cloves, alcohol, yoghurt and metal. Fullbodied with a rather low carbonation compared to other belgians. Sweet but has a bitter finish. It’s very spiced, but better balanced than most other spiced brews.
DonMagi (5595) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to cgarvieuk. Loads of honey, sweet spicey, ginger orange peel, peachy, pine noteable alcohol and other winner from carlo.
cgarvieuk (17635) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2012 In bottle at home ... Chilled as recomended ... Clowdy yellow brown ... rice and pine in nose ... followed by lots of lively honey and lime ... sweet banana ... honey ... smooth and creamy ... With lots of lime and honey tones throughout flavour. score 3.5
But left some in glass to warm up. Oh it was bursting with even more flavour.
My thanks to Carlo and Urbain for this cracking beer
Bottle at home ... light murky copper ... big white head ... sweet lime and juicy fruit nose ... sweet toffee .. hints of banana ... toffeee ... lime pickle ... and ligth spice ... soft honey... 4.0
SHIG (3982) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAY 28, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a orangish-red amber very thick and hazy, with a light thin white head. The aroma is citrusy and spicy to the nose. Taste is tangy fruit and sweet malt, finished dry with some alcohol tingle.
egajdzis (5622) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a reddish gold color with a medium sized, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, citrus fruits, vanilla, lemon, toffee, with herbs, alcohol and a bit of ginger. Taste of yeast, lemongrass, citrus fruits, sweet toffee malts, vanilla, and a light tartness... moderate alcohol, and a bit of anise in the finish.
Bov (10574) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 15, 2007
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
from belgianshop.com - cloudy dark orange colour; little creamy white head; aroma of peach, tangerines and amaretto; very sweet and acidic/sour; solid malt body; the finish is fairly tart, acidic and moderately dry; more fruity notes and a warming alcohol touch - balanced and wonderfully brewed
yespr (36046) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with white head. Aroma is malty, spicy and dried fruit. Flavour is sweet, very sweet fruity, yeasty. Full bodied. Strong spicy finish. Very good brew indeed
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This pours a cloudy amber/orange with a thick, creamy white head. Not much lacing. It’s got a soft floral bouquet over scents of peaches and nectarines. The malt tastes honey sweet, somewhat bready, with juicy stone fruits and some tart oranges. A peach pit kind of bitterness develops midway that lasts into the dry finish. Nicely done.
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CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle thanks to Papsoe: Pours a cloudy golden bronze with a nicely-lacing thin wispy white head. Aroma of sweet bready pale Belgian malt with a hint of yeast. Body starts fairly full and malty sweet with a bready texture and fine carbonation along with a touch of citrus tartness. A nicely balanced and enjoyable brew.