BMan1113VR (7930) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
2009 bottle via a trade with savvy1982. Pours with a huge foamy white head over a hazed golden body. Full retention. Aromas are hoppy with candy sugar, honey, grass and a bit musty. Flavors of candi sugar, apricot, marmalade, and sage with a bitter finish. Lively bubbles. Dry yet rich. A very tasty beer. kkearn (1221) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow golden, topped with a huge, frothy white head.
Peppery, spicy aroma with some floral and grassy notes. Flavor is reminiscent of a farmhouse ale with pepper, wheat, citrus herbal notes and earthy hops at the finish. Medium body with perfect carbonation. Super easy to drink. ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 9, 2010
750ml bottle, 2009 edition, graciously sent across the border by Glouglouburp. thanks, dany! pours a gorgeous, slightly hazy, apricot color with a massive, soapy, bright white head that won’t stop building in the glass and leaves sticky rings of lace. aroma is great with big, belgian yeast, peppery, clovey spices, and sharp lemon zest backed by light tropical fruits, hints of pine, and dryer sheets with a touch of vanilla icing. flavor is wonderful, like a fine belgian ipa, with fresh, piney hops, orange citrus, pineapple, and lemon zest backed by sweet yeast, honey, exotic florals with a touch of spicy clove and cinnamon on the finish. palate is medium bodied and creamy on the tongue despite the effervescent carbonation with a crisp, dry finish. overall, a top notch brew. Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2010
Pours clear light gold with an extremeley substantial foamy white head that continues to build for about 20 minutes. Aromas of lemon, grapeskin, grass, very light alcohol, overall very crisp and floral with some yeast notes coming through. Strong taste, lots of sweetness and bitter hop bite that lasts for a while on the finish. Body is a little thicker than I would have gathered from looking at and smelling the beer but is still on the lighter side. Carbonation is high. Alcohol is not noticeable. Bottle thanks to Savvy1982. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
Huge thanks to viggo for getting a bottle of this to me at DLD 2010.
A: Pale golden straw color with a completely massive white head and loads of thick, soap sud lacing as it makes its way down.
S: Some Belgian yeast and accompanying spiciness alongside some grassy hops and light fruits.
T: Nice grassy sweetness from the wheat alongside a nice bitterness from the hops. Light stone fruits as well.
M: Good carbonation and feel for a beer of this strength. Nice complexity.
D: Very drinkable all around. Big thanks again to viggo; super glad that I was able to get a bottle of this.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-15-2010
paco (576) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle. Pours out over the top bubbly with a monster head. Color in the light is golden. Bold full aromas of heavy hops, malts, fruits, yeast and spice. Some sweetness too. moderate lacing. First sip is full of heavy malts and bitter hops. A second wave of flavor brings orange and yeast flavors. Very dry warming finish. Big and strong flavor. A lot more than I was expecting. Perfectly balanced. VertBaconStrips (2422) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - OCT 16, 2010
2009. Champagne blow out foamfest. Yellowy murky or not depending on what part of the bottle. Nice aroma... a bit bizarre but still pretty cool. Sharp orange, yeasty spice a bit on the pepper side, hint of clove, bit o’ pine, slight must, tropical fruits. Weird and I dig it. Stiff. The yeast is pretty hard with a wicked bite to it. Only a hint of alc on the after taste. Tropical fruits, possibly warm pineapple, tons of citrus - oranges, lemon, unsweetened grapefruit, something earthy or musty, much more alcohol when warmer. Tropical fruit and hard yeast dominate the taste. Goes back nicely, excites the taste buds. Hell yea this was good! georgebrassin (176) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2010
Clear Golden blond with an amazingly large creamy white head. There is lots of tiny bubbles in there. Aroma is Herbal and citrus hop, spicy, earthy. Medium body with an average carbonation. In mouth it is really sweet at first, lots of residual sugar. Then is spicy, earthy and herbal. Hops really gives a lot to this one. Some bitterness at finish but well balanced. Excellent beer. tiggmtl (4543) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2010
Very sweet aroma offers plenty of melon, icing sugar and herbal hops. Opaque golden straw coloured body is topped by a huge, fluffy, meringue-like white head that lasts well and coats the glass with lacing. Very sweet flavour with nice background hops. The bitterness is pronounced without being overwhelming. Pink grapefruit is notable in the aftertaste. Alcohol is never apparent. Medium body with strong carbonation and airy texture. Chalice. Just above fridge temperature. Bottle sampled at presario’s Als vs. Stamps tasting. zdk (1917) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
bottle shared on RBSG’10 bus - really tasty! caramel and spice. nice poignant bitterness and earthy. Cloves and cinnamon, floral. Nice bright carbonation.