shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden color witha thick white head. Has a sweet fruity aroma with nice hoppyness. Has a dried fruit, yeast flavor with a spicy hop finish.
Boutip (5185) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle courtesy of Hogtownharry: Poured a deep hazy light beige color ale with a big white foamy head with perfect retention. Aroma of Saaz hops is easily identifiable with some noticeable spices and a very interesting Belgian yeast. Taste is a mix between some spices, which may includes some white pepper, slightly funky yeast and a dry hoppy finish. Body is a bit light and alcohol is very well masked. This beer is an interesting experiment for sure which I wouldn’t mind revisiting again.
Suttree (5543) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy gold, with an insane white head. The foam on this thing towers close to seven feet above the rim of the glass, causing me to need a step ladder to begin drinking it. Very yeasty, sweet aroma, plus a note of drywall, likely caused by scraping the ceiling of my house as the foam continues to grow. Flavor is pineapple, banana, melons, Mockingbird (probably trapped in the foam when I took it outside), and a vague smoky note. Crsip, hoppy finish. I’m now going to climb the foam, find a giant, and steal his gold.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dull gold with a broken haze brought on by the huge influx of crusty things floating around in it. Tall, thick, creamy white head dawns the top quickly after a slow pour. Lots of quickness to its growth, which is bothersome. I’d like to be able to drink this some time soon. It nearly escapes both the bottle then the glass. The capping hardly moves once established on the crown though. Leaving an unbreakable shelf of lacing attached to the glass edge the whole session through.
Aroma is a little on the weird side. Not sure what to make of it. Soapy broad hops, waxy, dry, yeasty with a pale malt bread tone flecked with a certain spicy citrus and cinnamon. Grabbed more citrusy sweetness of orange as it warmed, but still kept that soapy fop that kept me disinterestingly perturbed.
Taste is creamy and full, quite an easy going flow to it. Semi sweet, lightly fruity and pilsner-like in dryness and malt backing. Middle grows with orange tang and lemon/lime tinges. Hops indeed make the finish one spicy mix. Dry, peppy, leafy, dully citric, and lengthy with a sweet little center always bringing an acceptable balance.
Feel is quite nice, with a full range of smooth, semi-sweetness to it thats kinda candyish with a citrusy twist. Full and round; semi-sweet, semi-pale, and fairly extended. Finish is balanced in equaling spicy and hoppy things with a return to sweetness for a bit before yeasty dryness settles in for the duration.
A decent enough Belgain with a unique twist on the tradition Pales I’ve had. Hard to believe this is actually 9.5%, as its hard to find it anywhere. Not even after drinking a bunch of it. So its drinkability is solid. A good brew, no doubt, but there are far better, more complexing Belgians for less the price.
thornecb (4823) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 2, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2007 Pours bright gold into a tulip. Huge, fluffy, off-white micro head tophats the rim. Resin and good n’ fruity aromas. Full, upfront caramel with a bitter hop finish.
rlgk (13385) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 2, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden, big head. Hoppy citric aroma. Hoppy grassy flavor, some spices, alcohol notes.
Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 1, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Robe blonde claire surmontée d’une mousse blanche épaisse en dentelle qui s’estompe. Arômes de houblon floral et résineux et de caramel. Saveurs de houblon floral et herbacé, de caramel et de levure.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 29, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2011 Partly cloudy blonde body, enormous long-lasting white head. Don’t let the “Hop-It” name fool you, this is not a very hoppy beer. Actually this is more like standard blonde Triple (St-Feuillien, Fin Du Monde, etc.) and a very good one at that. Spicy honey aroma. Very sweet beer with a strong alcohol presence. Hop character disappears as soon as the beer starts to warm up. Typical citrusy and pale malt flavours of good blonde triples. Nothing new but some clever spicy notes keeps it from being just another tripel. This one is way above average and just a bit behind the top of its kind. Great beer. I’ll drink the Hop-it until I end-up in the Hop-ital.
Tmoney99 (11905) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 26, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear amber orange color with a large fizzy white head that lasted with good lacing. Moderate complex doughy malt and tart citrus aroma. Medium body. Medium balanced flavor with a light bitter finish of moderate duration. Good look and balanced flavor with no character finish.
KUEric (889) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle: A nice beer, with a HUGE head billowing form the bottle, the pour, everything about it billowed foam. Underneath all of that foam eventually settled out a golden amber orange color. Aroma wasn’t amazingly overpowering, but the flavors were quite nice. A definite Belgian beer, but also some hop bitterness as well. Very enjoyable. Has an almost creamy, yet carbonated motuhfeel that I realy enjoyed.