fordest (1961) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - AUG 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can. Shared with toncatcher. Pretty good stuff. Fruity apricot and mango aromas. Flavors with black pepper on the finish with some citrus and vanilla before that. Pretty good.
MadIndian (2306) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can sampled with steg courtesy of a faro99 trade. Coppery pour fruity bread aroma. Slight citrus finish with a slight hop bite. GOOD !
SpringsLicker (3046) - Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to brentfeesh for sharing this at Noogfest.
Clear gold color with a frothy white head.
Funky Belgian aroma that brings in a big malt presence and some fruitiness.
The flavor is spicy and floral with a dry finish.
Smooth, medium bodied.
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can sampled with Mad_indian, thanks to Faro99 for sending this to me. Pours light copper with a decent size off-white head. Aroma of spices, fruit, sweetness, and belgian yeast. The flavor is sweet upfront with a mix of spices, light fruit, and traces of hops in the finish (just enough to balance it out).
whaleman (2178) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 30, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice metallic gold body with a frothy white head. Estery banana and clove aromas plus very prominent, piquant spice. Also has some lemony notes and notable herbal hops. Flavor is estery, semi-dry, bitter and has lightly medicinal phenolics. A little coarse, but interesting and distinct. This grew on me and developed a nice level of enjoyment. Thanks to allendodd for putting this in my cooler at BCTC.
jake65 (2544) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JUL 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can! Pours a hazy mango color with a small white head and thick sheets of lacing. The aroma is strong of spices, mostly cloves, with an herbal and floral theme. Flaovr is lemon citrus with spices, citrus hops, and some florals. Very crisp, yet smooth. Very good. Thanks Footbalm.
Thure (152) - DENMARK - JUL 28, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden slightly hazy with a white head. The aroma is fruity, in a hefeweisen kind of way, and a bit perfumy. Floral fruity with some apricot notes. The aftertast is slightly dry but clean.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 26, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz can, courtesy of Trevor @ BCTC. Thanks! Pours a clear, orangish-ruby red color; white head with decent lacing. Dense, tropical fruits and chewy doughy notes in the aroma; pineapple and sweet fruits. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy doughy and belgian sugar notes; sugary and sweet, but fluffy; vanilla and marshmallow and lightly toasted malts. Lengthy, dry citrus and tropical fruit finish.
piscator34 (1889) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 26, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light orange in colour. Aromas of Belgian yeast (bananas, bubblegum, spices), coriander, and a bit of sweet malt. There’s an interesting tension in the mouthfeel between the heft of the oats and the drying created by the yeast and hops. Flavor wise, there’s a bit of a ripe pit fruit note, along with some leafy-grassy hop elements There’s another green spice flavor near the back end that I can’t identify, but that I enjoy. The malts leave a bit of a residual caramel sweetness that gives the beer a bit of a Belgian Pale Ale quality. I’m finding this beer a bit difficult to sum categorize. It seems "mostly" a saison, and yet there’s something missing. I think it has something to do with the residual sweetness of the malts. Whatever you want to call it, it’s still an enjoyable beer to drink. Thanks to mnurda for the sample.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with theisti and KAggie 97. Thanks theisti! Cloudy bright orance color with a small white head. Florally belgian aroma with nectarines and apricots. Hops jump out at you on first taste, then bittering floral flavors follow through. All over the map...but the journey is wonderful.