sthlm (1240) - Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle, wow, another rare beer shared by Skyview!] Pours hazy golden with a good white head. Aroma is best described as dandelion, yeast, a little fruitiness and a good deal of malt. The taste is quite bitter and a little sour up front with the yeast also presnt. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty long finish that is largely bitter but also has hints of malt still detectable. I certainly wasn’t crazy about this beer, but it also wasn’t bad by any means.
Guerde (1210) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle, thanks Skyview!) Pours out gold with a large white head that lasts throughout drinking. Very funky and yeasty aroma with a bit of grassy hops as well. Taste is strong with yeast and sourness (lemon) with a lingering bitterness on the finish. This beer was similar to Orval, but I thought it was far better.
Stine (1645) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 330 ml bottle. Hue of golden kiwi; heavily hazed with lively white foam. Peppery, cheesy, funky first impression of the nose, overlaying a declicate mingling of earthy spices with fresh grapefruit, banana, and tropical fruit. Vibrant and eccentric; full of surprises. Flavor is dry, strawlike, with lively spices, apricot, and pear; very tart mid palate with dry ginger and farmhouse touches. Restrained sweaty brettiness. Taut, medium bodied palate; finish is dry with chewy dehydrated citrus and grasses. Very nice, refreshing brunch style beer. Thanks, Bob!
badgerben (4576) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another rare gem from Skyview. Cloudy yellow color with a large head. Grassy and yeasty aroma, along with a bit of the barnyard character of a saison. More grass in the flavor and oddly enough, tobacco. Barny finish.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 16, 2009 again thanks to skyview for this taste. Hazy orange color with light color. Light malty flavor with some brett light grains and some caramel malts. A light fizzy mouthfeel.
Bottle thanks to fonefan. A beautiful hazy color with ample foamy white head. A light, refreshing aromaA very light floral aroma with a strong yeast character. A little soapy as well. A very dry malt body with some more yeast in there. Faintly floral on the finish.
jercraigs (8320) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 25, 2008 2008-03-06. 2000 Vintage. Golden yellow body with a nice white head, and a few floaties in the glass, rings of lace linger on the glass as you drink. Sweet flavour, floral notes with grainy not quite cardboardy notes that make me wonder if they are signs of oxidation. Dusty grains. Aroma has similar dusty dry grains, light grassy straw notes. . Overall it grows on me as it goes along, but its on the mild side, perhaps due to age or perhaps it was always this way.
Bottle at De Heeren van Liedekercke, Liedekercke
Boutip (5060) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 13, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Fonefan: Poured a clear golden color ale with a huge foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of dry malt base with a floral hoppy touch as well. Taste is a mix between some dry malt base with some Poppering hops, which provide a slightly dry finish with some floral notes. Full body with some great carbonation. Definitely an interesting beer to try and a refreshing Belgian ale that would be fun to try more often but in the end I would go to the Westy blonde instead of this.
wetherel (1836) - Encinitas, California, USA - JAN 29, 2008
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bonus bottle from fonefan on 11/14/2007. Pours with a big white medium bubble head that fades slowly to a dense thin cloud over a light cloudy yellow liquid. There is small amount of yeast on the bottom of the bottle. Carbonation level is high. Dry. A hint of sour bitterness on the tongue. Lots of phenolic aroma. Tastes like a high temperature fermentation. I wish it was a little sweeter.
yespr (34303) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33 cL bottle, from trade with fonefan. Pours slight hazy yellow with a dense white head. Slight citrus fruity, light grassy/hoppy. Flavour is light hoppy, mild yeast note with a slight spice angle. Quite fresh hoppy with a light spice note into the finish. Solid bitterness and dry in the far finish.
thewolf (11378) - Kolding, DENMARK - JAN 18, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. [thank you, Yespr]
Pours a light pale and quite hazy yellow. A great frothy white head with great lacing. Aroma is fresh, citric with sweet wheat, ginger and a bit of mild pepper. Lively mouthfeel, perhaps a little thin. Flavour is sweet with a quite surprising bitter and dry finish. Very refreshing.