jercraigs (6477) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008-10-02. Crisp yellow body, small white head. Sweet aroma of pale malt, sugars and light spice notes. Sweet flavour, sugary character, lightly grainy underlying malts blend well with a light spice. Overall impression is dominated by sweetness. Very smooth average plus palate. (3+) Pleasant, but a bit too sweet. Very much like many other average attempts at a Belgian style brew. Bottle Shared by Blankboy
BlackForestCO (958) - Aurora, Colorado, USA - AUG 31, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared by acrdz, thanks dude. Poured a clear golden color with a thin white head that diminished to a ring. Aroma of pale malts with some light fruitiness including orange and apricot, and a bit of yeastiness. Lightly tart, wheaty entry with some light hints of fruit (mainly orange) leading into a yeasty finish with some light spice. Moderate mouthfeel, prickly carbonation. Decent effort, but it needs some refinement to be truly enjoyable.
3fourths (6958) - StraŖgiech, Bavaria, GERMANY - AUG 31, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours mostly clear light gold with a white colored head. Nose is initially hallway strong candy sugar and nail polish, turning slightly towards a pillowy but strong yeast. Flavor is mostly sharp nail polish and other chemicals mixed with your more typical Belgian strong golden candied straw and hearty. Overall it’s decent for a few sips but I can’t manage to drink much more of it.
bu11zeye (11113) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 29, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz. bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of coriander, candi sugar, dough, and light florals. Flavor of candi sugar, cereal, yeast, and some honey.
travita (3050) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cinammon sugar right away in the smell it also smells of candi sugar, touch of alcohol, and corn. Light golden color with a light white head. Very clear. Taste is a little sweet, candy, apples.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear and golden, mild head. flavor of pale malt, no candy sugar evident. some fruity, even lemon flavors. yeasty finish. tastes like a saison, but not necessarily a good one
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 3, 2008
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
(22oz bottle, thanks CaptainCougar) Medium off-white head atop lightly hazed apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, floral/orange, light yeast, berry. Taste is sweet, candi sugar, alcohol, caramel, light berry. Some alcohol dryness in the finish. Medium-full body, light stickiness.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2008
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thanks to Tom for this one. Cloudy gold body with a white head. Aroma is overly sweet candy, and malted balls. Flavor is sweet cotton candy. Body is very sticky.
kmweaver (3145) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22oz bottle, CaptainCougar. Thanks, Tom! Pours a slightly hazy, whitened golden color; off-white head with patchy lacing. Fair amounts of husks, cereal, and light citrus bitterness in the aroma. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: pretty astringent upfront; very bitter citrus and wheat husks; not terribly drinkable; rough edges; with plenty of alcohol coming through. Rough stuff. Lengthy finish: candy sugar, bitter citrus, and wheat husks.
kassner (1221) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from variety case. Really nice Belgian, I thought at first it might be too carbonated but it was fine well balanced, little head and fairly clear. sweetfruit odors and great fruit tatse with apples and pears.