jcalbi (380) - Medford, New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2002
Orange/rust color with a cloudy appearance. Initial large white sticky head that settled to the sides of the glass with what looked like a dollup of cream in the center. Aromas of orange and caramel. Thick, creamy mouthfeel with flavors of toffee, coriander and clementine. Love the crockery. nanoborg (1) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 31, 2007 does not count
this beer has an extremely appetizing aroma from its hops which bring to mind some sort of spice berry that i can’t recall the name of.excellent color which was golden. the beer was lacking in clarity but this did not diminish from the overall experience of the flavor which was has a subtle fruitiness with lots of grain. Grzesiek79 (4300) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 25, 2012
cereal, herbs, basement aromas, banana, vanilla, orange, minimal head, frothy, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, creamy, full body, astringent, superspak (5606) - Michigan, USA - MAR 1, 2014
750 ml ceramic bottle into tulip glass, best before 7/10/2017. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden amber color with a 2 finger dense and rocky white head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big peach, apricot, lemon, pear, apple, honey, candi sugar, bread, light clove, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big peach, apricot, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, honey, bread, candi sugar, light clove, light pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of peach, apricot, lemon, pear, apple, white grape, honey, candi sugar, bread, light clove, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of fruity/earthy yeast ester and pale malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and lightly slick/crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian golden ale. All around great balance and complexity of fruity/earthy yeast and pale malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering. hotstuff (5160) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 12, 2003
I found this brew to have a citrus, fruity aroma.It has a smooth and sweet flavor to it.A bit of an aftertaste was also noted.
joet (2612) - Wilsonville, Oregon, USA - SEP 17, 2001
If it weren’t $10 a bottle it might be a session ale. It’s notably soft with a very thorough melding of yeast, malt and bitter. Some initial dishrag and brett aromas. Very nice presentation. Tart, citric, and some spice on the tongue belies it’s strength. Some lemony flavors with a hint of banana are balanced softly by a uric acid, tart and bitterness. Very interesting. JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2006
Bottle. Hazy dark golden colour with a large white head. Aroma of fruit, some yeast, malt and spices. Flavours are sweet, fruity, citrusy, lots of honey, spices with a dry finish . Medium bodied and carbonation. This beer works rather well; excellent. detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 14, 2007
It pours a clear, deep gold with a thick, sudsy off-white head. Maybe I poured too fast - there’s a lot of head. (Note: I poured a second glass - 0.3 l rastal stemware - very gently, and got the same amount of head).
I detect a mellow, sweet, malty - a little bit bready - aroma. I wait as the thick head slowly receds. I want to get another try at the aroma before I start drinking it. OK, second whiff after a couple minutes. Smells exactly the same as it did the first time.
Now sip. Mmmm. A delightful sweet malt taste. There’s minimal hop presence leaving it sweet, but definately not cloying. There’s also a faint licorice or anise going on in there too.
I get more sweetness sticking around with the aftertaste. Its candi sugar - like rock candy.
I like the body of the beer, it isn’t as thick as the sweetness suggests, but still has more ooomph than a thin beer would. The carbonation is pleasant, but nothing stands out.
The head sticks around for the duration, leaving a nice Belgian lace clinging to the sides of the glass GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2007
This brew pours a pale yellow color w/ a slight haze. Froth is full w/ good head retention reducing to a full canopy of lace. Aroma is milky w/ tropicals scents. Medium nectar w/ ample residual effers. This is one of those fizzy style goldens ales that fluff up big time in the mouth. It’s actually quite nice. This is a well balanced brew right out of the bull pin. Well integrated hops transform the malty backbone into a creamy velvet nectar. Flavor dynamics are moderate, dominated by the usual suspects including citrus, banana, and a mild spice component.You get all the Belgian white fruit w/ a persistant peachpit bittering. This brew is very thirst quenching. The finish is bittered perfectly. Damn, I could drink a gallon of this stuff. I really dig the texture to flavor ratio. I highly recommend this brew to the connoisseur. Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 30, 2010
Pours a hazy copper with a lasting white head. Smells of sweet malt, fruity, gassy. Tastes of light spice, honey, grassy. Enjoyable.