haddonsman (1234) - Derby, Derbyshire, ENGLAND - FEB 16, 2005
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled. Rating #500. And a deserved half century marker it is, too. Carbonation keeps this a hazy pale yellow with a massive pillowy white head. Really refreshing aroma, like freshly zested lemons with a slew of yeast mixed in. Has that light sweetness carried off by sorbet, could be cloying but avoids it with a hop nip and rapid dryness. Some beers are made for sitting outside cafes watching bicycles go by. This is one of them.
pxl (4) - BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2005 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
typical, very well-known belgian beer. as we can brew them the best. one of the best abbey beers of belgium
joergen (20714) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 9, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow colour with a huge white head.
Spicy acidic aroma with notes of alcohol.
Spicy flavour with notes of yeast, banana and alcohol with a nice and well balanced bitterness.
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 (1053) - 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 (4806) - 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.