DougShoemaker (3146) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 28, 2007
Candied malt aroma, fine citrus hops too, copper, pours a small custard head. Terrific combination of malt, oranges and caramel toffee. Spicy, firey, malty, creamy. Like all the best candy in one mouthfull! hombrepalo (1972) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 28, 2007
It’s a good beer, dark spicy fruity. malty flavored beer with a strong taste of hops. average to my tastes. glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 23, 2007
2006 Bottle from Acertain. Thanks man. Beautiful hop aroma that reminds me of Orval, but not as pronounced. Same floral, sharp hops in the taste accompanied by a little pepper, citrus and backed well with malt. Not much sweetness, and you can’t taste the alcohol. I dig this. shotgun1431 (138) - franklin furnace, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2007
This brew is deceptively attractive. It looks like thick honey with a white head. I am not crazy about the flavor. It tastes like ginger and I do not care for ginger. Not my favorite by a long shot. antzman (325) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - AUG 18, 2007
Draft @GTMW. Pours a medium amber with a thin white head. The aroma has a bit of maltiness and a great hop presence. A very interesting flavor. Nice Belgian spices, but with an amount of hops not normally found in a Belgian ale. A bit of fruit as well. Even mouthfeel, with very little alcohol flavor coming through. I’ve had this in the past, and enjoyed this draft version much better. I think the freshness helped out the hops, which seemed muted in the past, probably due to elapsed time in the bottle.
hopslayer (9) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 11, 2007 does not count
bottle- golden brown with little to no head. says there is alot of hops, but I cant seem to find any myself. curious to know exactly what the spice flavor in this beer is. something familiar, just cant place it. not as impressed with this brew as I thought I might be. Maybe with a couple years cellaring it would be better. not in a hurry to try again theviolet (186) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2007
Light and fruity aroma. Very pleasant. No sign of alcohol. Deep color, dark amber. No head. Mild flavors with an alcohol warming in the finish. Flavors don’t fully come out as strongly as in other beers. I taste fruit, earth. Tastes like it should be in a dark forest. Good mouthfeel, not too much alcohol. Very crisp at the end as well. It will need to be rated again soon. bethmatt0421 (337) - Covington, Kentucky, USA - AUG 6, 2007
Deep and dark fruits in the flavor. Actually thats a decent way of describing the appearance as well. Hops are making thierselves shown here, and heavy on the palate. Good stuff. extremeicon (113) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 2, 2007
Definitely unlike just about anything I’ve tasted before. Comes off kind of like a spicy lambic. Orangish/brownish color with a very active head (it started foaming the second I opened up the bottle). Aroma as promised of spice and fruit. Flavor a sort of yeasty sour fruit flavor with hints of cinnamon and cloves. I couldn’t taste a whole lot of hops in there, though, yet alone a "profuse amount." freekyp (2470) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 A nice big Belgian with an easy drinking profile. All the requisite character is there: light sweetness, spicy aroma hops, lightly bitter hop finish, notes of dried apricots, etc. Sometimes Belgians give off a tartness that is not present in this brew. Very clean, and perhaps a good introduction to the Belgian style. Hides its potent alcohol content well. Nicely balanced, and a great food pairing beer. Try it with an herby chicken dish, or seafood with wine sauce.