dwyerpg (6180) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Has that spicy sweet Belgian aroma. A pleasant ber from beginning to end. Creamy finish, but a little residue in the front of the mouth. bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Poured a cloudy brown with small head but good head and lacing. Aroma was very citrusy some caramel. Flavor was more caramel then the aroma with coriander and citrus flavors as well. A okay beer from Avery Enniskillen (2051) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAR 7, 2007
Pretty excited about this brew. Body is a lightly foggy brown, with a thin cream colored head. Aroma is dried fruit, nutmeg, yeast, apples, cinnamon. Taste is has a lot of spice to it, plenty of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, light alcohol, caramel. Pretty unique beer. jazz88 (2679) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 7, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2007 Rating #1 Bottle (6 3 7 3 15). A hazed medium amber brown color with a foamy tan head. Light almost wispy raspberry and banana in the nose that accompanies an earth and light spice. As it warms the intense spices rise up from the otherwise light and muted flavors. Warming, bitter, and dry. Rating #2 Bottle (6 3 7 3 17). Smooth with a nice catching intense malt fruitiness with a delightful spiced finish. Thanks to Matt H. for this second bottle! Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Pours a deep ruddy orange brown. Steady bead, small sticky pale tan head. Sweet dark bread, banana, clove, cherry, damp earth, dusty, caramel, alcohol aromas. More caramel, chewy bready malts, dark fruit, damp earth again, medium bodied, great mouthfeel. Hints of spice, pepper, clove, citrus, with a peppery floral hop crusted finish. Lingering alcohol, spicy hops. Nice brew, thank you guys for the Collaboration. Isnt that what great beer is all about? bringing down to earth people together...
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Pours dark amber with a mostly receding, wispy light tan head. Aroma is phenolic and spicy with notes of black pepper, currant, toffee. After the initial way of phenols, the estery notes of bubble gum and fruit become apparent.
Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with lively carbonation. Honestly, I think this is the closest any American brewers has come to approximating the Belgian styles. This beer reminds me alot of Rochefort. bhensonb (15190) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 6, 2007
Sweet dark fruity, malty aroma. Sugary ripe apricot color with a white head that bubbled, and left only a little lacing. A slightly sour, burnt caramel flavor. Maybe some vanilla lurking. Finishes sweetly dry with strange hits of wood, yeast, candy, and ? The post finish is pleasant. Something fruity and floral along with a small amount of hop. Leaves the mouth feeling uplifted. Damn good. chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAR 6, 2007
bottle- pours cloudy, with a large light brown head. smells strong yeast, bread, light pepper, malts. tastes smoked wood, caramel malts and wheat and yeast. quite nice. WeeHeavySD (3387) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2007
3/4/07 Draft @ Stone World Bistro. Pours cloudy orange, with zero light penetrating. There is a nice big puffy white head. The aroma is a mix of sweet notes, with a bit of raisan, maltiness and sugar. The taste is strong and sweet with a hint of a raisan taste. This is a very nice belgian strong, I would be curious to taste this side by side with both Salvations. It is certainly one of the best American Style Belgian Ales I’ve had in a while. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 5, 2007
22oz bomber that poured a striking clear copper with initially tall off white head. First impression of the aroma is it’s fairly complex. I smell candi sugar, beat sugar, spices like coriander, hints of lemon and faint maltiness. The taste is similar to the aroma with up front candi sugar and the beat sugar behind it. About midway some tasty spices and yeasty spice surface and take the flavor away from the sugars. I also sense a fruitiness like dates and figs.