beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with a thin white head. The aroma and flavor have some honey and fruits with yeast tagging along. The body is light to medium with an oily texture and moderate carbonation. It’s an interesting beer, but after tasting this brewery’s Saison de Lente and Saison Rue, my expectations were sky high!
Plovmand (6602) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy orange with a medium off white head. The aroma is bourbon, oak, vanilla, dark ripe fruit, light nutty. The flavour is alcohol, bourbon, vanilla and dark fruits. Long bourbon finish.
koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caged and Corked 750ml bottle... # 1394 of 2157
Appearance: Copper orange body with almost no head. Some swirls of lace but they are few and far in btw.
Smell: Belgian candied sugar, belgian yeast, pale malt, a touch of sweetness and a touch of citrus.
Taste: Not my cup of tea which is dissappointing. Sweet malt dominates and isn’t very enjoyable. The sweetness and citrus come forward for a second towards the end. Pear and white grape notes are nice.
Mouthfeel: Simply not enough carbonation....I don’t care if its 11.00% this brew needs more carbonation.
Drinkability: Bad mouthfeel and bad flavor = poor drinkability.
A big miss in its present state. Perhaps putting some age on this bottle would help as the excessive amount of sugar might get used up and the brew might get a touch dryer / sharper. It actually does taste like it has the potential to be pretty nice in a few years. I regret opening it now but I wanted a fresh baseline.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 06-08-2009
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at home thanks to Mr & Mrs Fonefan.
Clean gold with a good white head, looks inviting. Alcohol, yeast and malt aroma. Sweet and faintly tart. Hints of marmalade, plenty of rest sugar, big yeasty finish. Some grain in the aftertaste. Interesting but not outstanding.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by hellbilly. Deep gold color with little head. Sweet fruit, spice, yeast and a bit of alcohol. Not bad. Thanks Josh!
obguthr (4081) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2010
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Draft at Brewvival: Apple nose. Clear amber, medium white head. Apple flavor. Little complexity and rather boring. I found no spiciness at all.
JohnnyJ (4551) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a clear gold/orange, thin white head. Sweet malt, fruit, peach, bread, candy sugar, orange peel, belgian yeast, light pepper, and a touch of spice. Good beer, just a little overly sweet and cloying.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #1335/2157, sampled 8/7/08: Pours a clear deep golden with a thin-lacing wispy white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty biscuity Belgian malts and authentic yeastiness. Starts fairly full and sweet with good doughy maltiness and light fruity esters toward a drier, slightly warming finish. A nice Belgian strong ale.
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 3, 2010
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a dark, hazy golden orange color with some golden orange hues when held to a light source and a one finger frothy yellowish beige head that quickly settles into a thin ring. Not much in the way of lacing.
Sweet and spicy aroma with hints of earthy grassy hops. Slightly medicinal and syrupy smelling with some floral notes in the nose as well. Hints of orange peel, and crisp light apple along with some zesty peppery spice.
Thick syrupy mouthfeel that is very medicinal tasting and cloyingly sweet. Lots of citrus and crisp light fruit, mostly apple and pear with some possible tangerine and subtle peppery spice. There’s also a strong sweet alcohol presence that produces a lot of heat and warmth in the finish. This beer is kind of a mess and actually tastes like a weak homebrew, not like a poor product from a commercial brewery. Very disappointing.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle number 431/2157 pours hazy burnt orange with a tall frothy off white head. Lemon peel, peach, yeast and alcohol in the nose. Sweet peach juice and bitter lemon peel mix with a peppery hot alcohol finish. The sweetness is not overbearing, but cloying with the alcohol going unoticed until the lengthy finish. Very nice brew.