VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - FEB 8, 2005
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange color with a less than fully developed head. Fantastic spice, yeast and malt aromas. Coriander and orange zest are clearly present beside the yeast and s syrupy malt aroma. Spices balance the malt flavors - which are a little sticky - quite well and provide the intrigue in this beer. Iím just fascinated by the orange zest/coriander interplay. Nice body. Clean, if maybe a little sticky, in the finish. Very nice.
scotty (1044) - SCOTLAND - FEB 8, 2005
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely gold, with only a slight haze. The white head lasts well. There is an AMAZING aroma of malt & spice. Not as full bodied as I expected, but still a big mouthful, fantastic flavour, I found it a touch sweet, but very well balanced. A refreshing acidity comes through on the l-o-n-g finish. A fine ale that is dangerously easy to drink for a 9.5%er.
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Very nice fruity and sugary nose. A little citrus in the background. Pours a hazy yellowish-orange with a little sediment. Huge white head with great retention. Lacing is pretty good. Fruity up front (light banana and citrus) with a light hop finish with some spice and alcohol.
AleDrinker (1089) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy golden with big white head. Lots of sweet banana esters is this one. Some spices in there, possibly cloves. Flavor is sweet with a bit of bite from carbonation. Alcohol is present. Aftertaste is of rubber, Iím thinking garden hose. Decent but not spectacular.
Hendo (110) - Sint Anthonis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 30, 2005
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Excellent beer served in a mad glass. One of the best beers Iíve ever had. Might pick up a few bottles from the booze boutique tomorrow.
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - JAN 25, 2005
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Hotel Ibis, Brugge. Hazy yellow, persistant rocky head. Aroma of citrus hop, spice, yeast, candy sugar. Good mouthfeel and long lasting bitter finish. Still love it.
beerandrugby (210) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 22, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Nice hazy orange-honey color. Nice well lasting and laceing white foamy head. Initial sweet yeast, honey, sweet grass, nice slight bitter finish. Very good beer.
Gorbalev (2911) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2005
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle, Beer Bistro, Toronto. Dark yellow colour with tons of rising bubbles. Very small sort of murky white head. Strong sweet and alcohol aroma - very inviting. Wow, thereís a ton of strong complex flavours right off the bat here, very deceiving given the simple look this beer has. Crisp, yet thick mouthfeel a tough combo to pull off (and describe) but it does it well. Lots of malt and fruity sweetness to the taste - lots of alcohol too, you know youíre drinking a strong beer but that doesnít detract - it is part of the whole package. Slightly bitter at the end as well. I quite enjoyed this.
Ray1975 (251) - Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 20, 2005
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a golden color with a lasting white head. This looks like a wheat beer. Very cloudy gold. Citrus aroma with a hint of yeast. Malty sweet flavor with a hint of citrus. nice bitter finish with an lasting aftertaste of yeast. The alcohol in this one is hidden well. Those monks sure know what they are doing.
GonZoBeeR (2906) - Ste-Eulalie, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma:yeast and lemon
Appearance:gold -amber good white head.
very sweet for 9.5%