SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at a Superbowl party/tasting. Pours a hazy gold with white head. Aroma of apples, with a faint brett. Flavor is kinda sweet, faint brett and faint fruit. Mouthfeel is light-medium body, medium high carbonation. Overall, not bad.
kopher (593) - New York, USA - FEB 1, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
cloudy bright orange, whispy white head
sweet orange peel aroma, fruity hoppyness, green apple, and some nice sweetness
taste is similar, fairly yeasty
nice medium-body, significant carbonation
ryanknock (150) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A well rounded ale, similar to a trippel, but much less sweet. Grainy, biscutty backbone with the estery notes subdued, mostly being apples and pears. Great noble-spicy hop presence, and due to the carbonation quite dry and refreshing in the finish, with low to no warmth
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2009
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(750ml bottle, courtesy of mar) Pours a clear pale yellow body with a medium fizzy head. Aroma of apple, mustiness, husky, yeast, celery, and earthiness. Flavor of spicy yeast, candi sugar, cracker, and tea leaves.
thechandler (590) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden. Aroma is sweet, wheaty and rich. Flavor is full. A bit spicy, actually. Nice citrus-wheaty flavor. Complex, full and good. VERY solid.
hophead75 (2012) - Largo, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy golden in color with a medium-large off white head. Aroma of belgian yeast, light banana, apple, with some sweet pale malts. Taste: Estery with apple and light banana, sweet and full bodied with a pale malt and honey sweetness, with a touch of spice and a very light hop bitterness in the finish.
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold in color, very slight haze and a big, fizzy white head. Aroma of yeast and sweet malt with a floral note or two. Flavor is malt sweetness with the ubiquitous Belgian yeast and a touch of citrus zest. Very active carbonation. Nice lacing. Very enjoyable.
BeerandBlues2 (10834) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 22, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark yellow with a rocky white head, mostly diminishing with fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt -grain, hay, straw, meal-, average hops -flowers, perfume-, heavy yeast -horse blanket, barnyard- with notes of grape, apple, and pear. Medium bodied, slick texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness and acidity, moderate bitterness.
jrob21 (2935) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle back from Nashville a while back. Pours clear yellow orange with a big white sculptural fizzy head. Candy orange aroma with a bit of belgian yeast funk. Decent malt body with some sourness in there. Hops are nice, grassy and the finish is a bit sweet.
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - DEC 15, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is full of grain and some corriander. Taste is grainy malts with some yeast, pear and herbal flavors. Overall, I am not that impressed with this.