hayduke (3080) - Eureka, California, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the attractive corked and caged bottle this poured a clear golden cold with a huge white head and light lacing. Nose of ripe fruit and spices. Medium body and champaign like mouthfeel. Flavor is citrus, fruit, and some caramel sweetness, and the finish is very dry and fruity, Hides alcohol well. Very interesting brew.
Hbuck72 (177) - Chickasha, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma has notes of apple, grass/hay, and citrus. Crisp on the palate with notes of hops and citrus. A little too carbonate as it covers up the more subtle notes. I appreciate what they have tried to do here, but not my favorite.
jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Paid $20 dollars for this and was slightly disappointed. The immediate smell was that of champaign, which was surprising. However it changed to more of a sugary malt smell once poured into a glass. The color is a pale tan and almost coppery. A thick, crisp bubbly head made for slow enjoyment. The first drink was more of a sticky sweet bock than a glass of bubbly. All the flavors were more like a bock than anything. Sticky sweet with brown sugar, honey, cane sugar, and raisin. The aftertaste is sweet but dry. Not a bad beer, but not worth the price.
Strykzone (4201) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
What a good beer! A beautiful French made bottle, too. Medium golden brown with a fizzy head. An aroma that was very fruity which reminded me of a saison but with wheat notes. Flavor was quite different. It is bold alcohol, caramel, malt, fruit, and yeast. A rich, almost creamy, feel. Very well done.
Sammer (966) - Plano, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark golden pour from bottle with a large white head. Aroma is cotton candy. Taste is sugar, baseball card bubblegum, lemon and light booze. Unique, kind of strange, yet decent. Cheers!
Papsoe (25113) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours a clear golden with a white head. Sweetish and lightly spicy nose. Full-bodied, lightly tart and mineral, yeast and sweet malts. No bitterness, tart and alcoholic. A strange hybrid indeed. 141210
zathrus13 (1664) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours gold, with a white. It does resemble a sparking wine. Aroma is fruit, honey, malt, and yeast. Flavor is sweet malt, fruit, yeast, honey, hops, and alcohol. Ends slightly dry. Good, but too expensive.
italianjohn (2149) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden pour white head ... sweet grapes and champagne/sparkling aroma .... sweet and dry grapes/fruity taste some bitterness lemony and peppery tang to it some caramel malt to it and lively carbonation .... a dry fruity finish .... an interesting brew no trace of abv will have another on new years and see whats changed
SSSteve (3552) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 18, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. great looking bottle. beer is very effervescent. clear dark gold with a large, loud, fizzy, white head. aroma is a mix of vanilla, buttery caramel, damp basement, sour grapes, strawberry. palate is full and very carbonated. flavor has tart white grapes, vanilla, dust, green pineapples(isle 4), apple. cool and weird and good.
iowaherkeye (2675) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - DEC 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL corked and caged, $20 at Amity Wine Hamden. Clear medium gold with a two finger frothy off-white head, retained for about two minutes. Relatively sweet nose with lots of fruity melon (honeydew) and ripe peach notes, some light toasted malts, honey and alcohol following. What yeast do they use here? Seems pretty Belgian-y to me, but Weihenstephan is German, so I dunno. Flavor follows suit, and about the only thing other than all the sweetness is some drying alcohol. Semi-dry peppery finish with low bitterness. Moderate prickly carbonation with a medium-full body. I wish it wasn’t so sweet, and more akin to Deus and/or Lust. Oh well. it also doesn’t appear to be bottle conditioned, so that stinksI