tiggmtl (4544) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 8, 2005
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet candy sugar aroma offers herbal and spicy hop notes and raisinlike esters. Clear copper coloured body with a fine bubbled, off white head that laces well. Strong grape and raisin character to the very sweet, short flavour with light herbal hops and spices and light finishing bitterness. Medium body is quite dry with lively carbonation. Sampled at GABF 2005.
Aubrey (3509) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet and chewy malt flavors. Really nice and pleasant level of sourness -- enough to keep interest, but not enough to overwhelm. Lofty, delicate aromas. A little too sweet for me, but otherwise really enjoyable beer.
argo0 (13314) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(GABF05) Crystal clear light amber body with off-white head. Aroma is medium sweet, peach. Taste is moderately sweet, candi sugar, peach. Light-medium body.
Rastacouere (6174) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 4, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ruby colored ale covered by an eclipsing white head. Spicy yeastiness procures gentle fruit esters in the nose while spices (coriander, curacao) accentuate the vinous (grape, prune) character. Intensely tasty in mouth, alcoholic, yet not really so malty at all, barely hinting at powdered cacao and toffee oily sweetness, moreso focusing on plant-like sweetness and spicy yeastiness. Ultimately a bit sticky and sweet.
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 7, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/2 Gallon growler, consumed in unfortunate solitary, on my 20th anniversary of romping Earth. Thanks to my main man, town hall pimper Pigfoot, for hooking me up with a beautiful birthday gift. I hope you enjoy your beer(s), my friend. Perhaps I should have taken notes upon my first taste, rather than waiting till the last eight ounces of the growler, but, well, whatever. Orange/red color. Aroma is moderately vibrant and very fruity, with hints of coriander, yeast and a variety of fruits; orange and tangerine. I find the flavor very sweet and fruity, more of a panty dropper than a typical beer I would usually enjoy. Candy like flavor, with a variety of sweetened fruits, passion, tropical, orange, pear...you name it. Light spice and a mildly vinous flavor on the finish. Pretty damn tasty, although it is a bit sweet, and it definately doesnít taste Belgian to me.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 28, 2005
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled on tap at Town Hall. I also tried the 9.2% grand cru. It pours to a red body that is brown tinted. Fizzy white head that disapates quickly. The aroma comes off as lightly cheesy. Not really all that impressed. A touch of merlot. The flavor is very odd. Iíve had lots of Grand Cruís that I like but this surely isnít one of them. The flavor has an odd spice and wine. Butter. The palate is sharp. I hate bashing it. But this wasnít good. I didnít finish the beer.
MIBRomeo (2570) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
TRIED THE 9.2% ABV GRAND CRU apparantly there are many many different version of this all under 1 rating. Pours an orasngish brown small white head. An odd yeast smell w/ some spice I didnít recognize some light fruits and candied sugars and alcohol. Palate was very carbonated a bit warm and well coated and creamy. Flavor is spicy and hot buttered toffee hints of honey and light fruits alcohol hints . The butter and toffee are way over done in this one. I didnít relly like it at all.
heemer77 (5294) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - AUG 16, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at the Great Taste of the Midwest 2005. The body has a light orange color with a light tan head. Teh aroma has peanuts, sweet caramel and some tropical fruit, like passion fruit. The taste is very sweet caramel and cherries. A little one dimensional with flavors, but mayeb I need a bigger glass.
Brewso (238) - Mt Kisco, New York, USA - JUN 24, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautiful mahogany with a slight head. Rich dulce de leche flavor unimpeded by carbonation. Sweet, smooth caramel with a coriander and sharp cinnamon finish. Not a hint of alcohol. Amazing that this incredible beer is flowing from taps and available in growlers at our beloved Town Hall.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
GABF 2004: Clear bronze golden color with a thin white head. Fresh Belgian malty and coriander citrus spiced aroma. Sweet bready caramel malty body with great yeasty spice balance. Finishes rich and somewhat dry with a touch of pepper and hides its alcohol very well. Very authentic Belgian flavor here. An awesome Minnesota brew!