winegarner (220) - san diego, California, USA - MAY 5, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 mL bottle that had roughly an inch of yeast at the bottom of the bottle. Upon opening the bottle, large chunks of yeast danced throughout cariied by the carbonation. In the glass, it appeared a light amber with yeast that just would nor flocculate. Aroma is that of a lightly hopped pale ale that has been infected with brettanomyces. Soma light fruit and sweet malty flavors and aromas but the presence of brett does not make it that enjoyable. Only purchase if you are vitamin B deficient and need a huge dose of yeast to consume.
bfeldmann (1050) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"Poured a cloudy golden color. Aroma was fruity and spicey. Flavor was light fruits and spices and hops in the finish, little thing on the mouthfeel, but not a bad beer"
fatty (363) - Perkiomenville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 21, 2006
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best before 1999. Dark orange/brown body with floaties and thin white head. Aroma was a musty old cork. Flavor was sweet, leathery, earthy malt. Palate was smooth and soft and void of any carbonation.
Dickinsonbeer (5074) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - APR 8, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to eric for sharing this old bottle- best before 99. Pours a hazy amber with lot sof yeasty particles and a thin fading head. Aroma is traditional old belgian beer, with some oxidation, light cardboard, wine-like, and has a slight pediococcus bacterial infection- some cherry pie like aromas and relatively sweet. Lots of earthy cork both in the arom and flavor, also more cherry pie in theflavor, and finishes with a wierd slight tart light alcohol finish. It kept a lot of its sweetness but finishes tart and dry.
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to egajdzis for this...
It has a ’99 date stamped on it.
Appears a dark hazy brown with a small off white foamy head and scattered lacing.
Smell is of oxidized old cork, vanilla, caramel, and sugary syrup.
Taste is of sweet malt & syrup...nothing really good standing out.
Mouthfeel is of light, sugary syrup. Unbalanced mess. Aging perhaps?
hopdog (11888) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml corked bottle acquired in joint trade. Bottle labeled best before Feb ’99. Poured a medium and cloudy amber color with a smaller sized off white head. Some floaters. Aromas were dominated by cork with some yeast. Just smelled all around old and musty. Tastes of no cork, fruity, caramel, light leather, and light spices. Has a sweet maltiness to it.
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - APR 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to egajdzis. Pours a hazy golden amber with a small bubbly off white head with some small floaties. Aroma of cork, musty with some various fruits. Flavor of vanilla, candy corn and malty. This may have been past it’s prime but thanks to Eric for bringing it by.
egajdzis (6232) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[BB 2/99] Poured a hazy amber color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of caramel malts, some cork, nuts, yeast, and light oxidation. Taste of more caramel malts, light cocoa, dried fruits, green apple, spices and light alcohol as well. Low carbonation / soft mouthfeel.
ghorsche (48) - Berkeley, California, USA - FEB 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Lucky Baldwin’s Belgian Beer Festival 2006 in Pasadena. Clear tan with a medium off-white diminishing head. Good lacing. Aroma is mostly yeast (leather?) with some sweet fruits, very intriguing. The yeast shows up first in the flavor profile as well--slightly funky and not bad at all! Alcohol is apparent but well controlled. Sweet malts, reminiscent of honey. Sweet hoppy fruits, citrus and white grapes. Lightly acidic in a way that doesn’t hurt at all. Finish is brief and sweet. Bubbly and watery on the palate with light body. I picked this beer blind off the dwindling list of taps that were not gone yet and was pleasantly surprised. I don’t know why it’s rated so low!
sammy3D (141) - Lawrenceville, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Note that this is likely not a retired beer. The bottle says something like "returned by popular request".
Pours a chunky light brown with a decent head. Lots of floaters in this one (trub). Maybe my pour was tad agressive? Roasted malt and fruit on the nose with a touch of hops. Bitter on the tongue with a sugar cane malty body (kinda roasty) and a touch of spicy hop in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium light with a fair fizz. A bit of lacing on the glass. Seems to reveal more of a hop bitter character as I near the bottom of the glass and the brew warms a bit. Not a bad brew but I favor many other Belgians over this one.