Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy yllow-orange with frothy white head. Full, soft and smooth texture. Cakey, chalky malts. Doughy, estery yeast. Earthy, herbal and spicy. Many delicate things going on in the background. Lemon, clove, honey, white pepper, and a mild bitterness. Pleasant beer.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I was a bit surprised by this one. I was expecting something like Corsendonk and this isnít like it at all. This is a very light, very effervescent, and very dry beer. Would go well with grilled fish I think. Got a bit of clove and maybe some other spice. Canít hate at all.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JAN 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to douglas88. Pours a golden yellow with lots of bubbles and a small sticky white head. The aroma is very bready with lots of yeast, a little bit of banana, and some distant clove and zest hints. The flavor is mellow grain and yeast with a little bit of spice and zest. There are some strawberry and apple notes in the middle before a moderately dry finish with some pepper and alcohol notes. Not bad.
beachbum25 (1085) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap-Judges Bench Clear golden pour w/a good size foamy head. Classic sweet, doughy aroma of a Belgian Blond. Medium sweetness w/some colander/spice, bread dough, wheat, white pepper, & banana. I thought this was quite good, a very pleasant surprise. This could easily be an everyday drinker. Alcohol was well hidden, long spiced wheat finish. Seems very underrated to me.
notalush (4789) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 1, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap - hazy, dark gold beer - a little bit of soapy lace - aroma of banana/strong phenols, wheat, honey, apple - medium body, fairly smooth in the mouth - fairly sweet, with a lot of phenolic character that almost takes over the beer - thankfully, more depth develops to make it less noticeable - there is some wheaty tang, honey sweetness, bready character, cloves - it dries out a bit late, and some grassy hops come out, but remain understated - decent - certainly much better than itís rating suggests.
guzzler67 (1491) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 29, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber appearance with a small, off white head and a small amount of lacing. Muted, spicy aroma paired with a honeyish sweetness. Fruity, spicy flavors offset by a metallic aftertaste. Medium bodied, decently carbonated mouthfeel with an average length finish. Was hoping for a little more depth and complexity, but had to settle for mediocrity.
argo0 (11349) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(12oz bottle, best by 5/23/08) Small off-white head atop crystal clear light amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy/grassy, banana/clove. Taste is medium sweet, spicy, some banana, melon, light clove, light alcohol. Medium body.
nearbeer (3611) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 10, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz, bb 5/23/08. Absolutely clear (and no sediment in the bottle at all!) orange-copper with a large, lasting head. Aromas of metallic apple, caramel and spicy clove-banana. Flavor is tart apple, funky caramel and grain, bitterish dry wheat, earthy cinnamon and clove. Light-medium body is slightly tingly and dry with a touch of chest-warming alcohol in the finish. Interesting beer that seems to put sort of an English Ale twist on the Belgian style.
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 7, 2008
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cloudy gold pour. Spicy aroma. Yeast banana and clove for flavor. Cloying finish
daknole (8914) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from strykzone. Thanks! Very interesting beer. Pours a hazy godl with a big white head. Aroma of yeast, banana, honey, apple juice and malts. Flavor is yeasty, sweet, a tad spicy and a very small hop profile. I do believe this beer is way underrated.