marcus (6780) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Star Grocery, Berkeley. Pours hazy amber with a massive beige head that bubbles away in a few minutes. There is a harsh aroma of vegetable and sour fruit and a funky sour fig flavor with a bitter finish. This is an interesting brew but is not particularly tasty.
badgerben (4502) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Courtesy of BDR. Murky copper color with a medium head. Aroma of musty fruit, apple standing out a bit more than the others. Flavor of dried fruits (prune especially), grainy with a yeasty finish.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 8, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
20110308 750ml bottle from State Line. Rather still appearance with slight beige head. Sherry, date, honey, and some vinyl aromas with some background notes that remind of green leaves or grass rubbed between the hands. Thin bodied with mild carbonation. Quite sweet and boozy. Pretty uninteresting and sub-par, overall.
vyvvy (4135) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cloudy amber / brown that looks muddy with a small off-white head. The aroma has murky herbal traits, hints of figs, Belgian yeast, strange sweetness and smooth minerals. Medium smooth body with a good amount of subdued carbonation. The taste has lots of herbal and mineral traits, mild dry figginess, earthy murky yeastiness, raisins and dates. Comes across almost like a Belgian old ale. The finish has a bit of spice and more fruitiness. Interesting beer.
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light fruity aromas. Light fruity flavors. Light bodied and caramely colored. Very interesting.
Travlr (13410) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle at Max’s, my last beer of night #1 of the Belgian beer fest. Cloudy amber. Aroma of sour strawberry. Taste has mild lacto sourness, caramel, raspberry, slightly bitter finish. Not bad.
TheBeerGod (5341) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and capped. Slightly clouded copper body with a short, foamy beige head. Unique aroma with herbal notes, figs, soft hops and yeast notes. Taste is slightly tart with fig notes, hints of berries, herbal notes, bitter hops, earth notes and yeast. Body is medium with a strong, lively carbonation. Ends with more fig, berries, tart fruit, earthy notes, herbal flavors, and Belgian yeast. Different beer than expected.
nick76 (4258) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is fruity with figs, caramel, and spice. The appearance is hazy amber with a thin head. The taste is like the aroma with a touch of paper. The palate is smooth.Overall it’s interesting but not great.
Palidor19 (2998) - Brandon, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of date and fig flavors, has a slightly acidic taste with a soapy mouthfeel. A decent of flavor and style
hopscotch (9550) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle… Clear, dirty orange ale with a mid-sized, creamy, off-white head. The complex aroma furnishes date, fig, honey, aged floral hops, cherry and a small splash of maple syrup. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy/mildly oily mouthfeel and dancing carbonation. The flavor presents a mélange of dark fruits and cherries – a touch tangy as well. Short, fairly crisp, moderately dry finish.