thornecb (5681) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 21, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours deep amber into a snifter. Off-white head recedes to hug rim leaving spot lacing. Citrus hop and caramel aromas. Sweet upfront with sharp caramel and a lasting, dry Belgian yeast finish.
Boutip (6084) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2009
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle: Poured a clear golden color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of dry malt with some traces of DMS. Taste is also dominated by notes of DMS with some lightly sweet caramel malt notes. No spices or ester form the yeast are really noticeable and DMS is a bit too omnipresent. Medium body with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol.
thejon375 (414) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 13, 2009
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent belgian style beer. Golden in color and nice rich thick tan head. Tastes slightly fruity and maybe a little oaked. Interesting beer.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from the Binny’s in Plainfield, IL: It poured a clear, deep golden body with a tall head that collapsed and vanished quickly, leaving a film and lots of lacework on the glass. It had an aroma of honey covered crusty white bread and a touch of pears. Medium-light bodied, it had a honmey and pale malt sweetness with a light citric tartness and a mild spiciness. The sturdy alcohol content remains well hidden until it hits the veins. Very drinkable.
beeR (61) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cl bottle. Clear golden pour, white fluffy head.
Spicy and honey aroma, a little citrusy and sweet fruity. Sweet and malty flavour, followed by alcoholic warmth and a medium-full body. Final feeling almost doughy
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the 750 mL flipcap bottle from Beertopia. Pours dark gold with a thick frothy white dense head. Has a yeasty ozone-like aroma! Extremely sweet like nectar water spiked with sugar and honey. This finishes surprisingly tart for such a sweet beer. Medium thick body with a very rich mouth feel for such a light-looking beer. Very palatable, but has some lingering alcohol heat in the back of the mouth.
eManu (540) - Kuala Lumpur & Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On the label it has: "This beer won the 2008 bronze medal at the Paris agriculture fair."
It pours a deep gold color with a nice thick head that stays quite a while.
Its aroma are fruity with some hint of oranges. Its taste is a nice blend of strong malts and the sweetness of fruits. It is very pleasant. Very good beer,
janir (216) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 3, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear, golden yellow color with smallish and lacy white head. Aroma is sweetish malty with hints of berry. . Flavor is malty, fruity, a bit sweet and sublty spicy and yeasty. Hides ABV very well. Medium-bodied, slicky and low carbonated palate.
TheBeerGod (6104) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Swing-top. Pours a golden blond. Short white head. Aroma is honey, sweet malts, light candied fruit, floral hops and light grainy notes. Taste echoes more honey and fruit, with fresh cut flowers, light spicy and floral hops, soft candy and grains. Light lemon as well. Body is soft with moderate carbonation. Not too off the mark for a BdG. Ends with more honey and sweet malts, light fruit notes, soft spice and floral hops. This was rather tasty and I nice gift from my friend Alan during his trip to NoVA.
GRM (3854) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 25, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown bottle, 750 ml, best before 28.12.09, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savoured on January 25 2009; eye: golden with a copper hue, clear, average effervescence, champagne-style white head that falls and turns into a sheet, good lacing; nose: yeast, orange, coriander, light fruity, light floral hops, light caramel, light grain; mouth: yeast, orange, light coriander, light fruity, light floral, slight pepper, finale in yeast with a good presence of orange, medium body, foamy texture, mildly sweet, rather carbonated; overall: nice surprise
Bouteille brune, 750 ml, meilleure avant 28.12.09, via Importations Privées Bièropholie, savourée le 25 janvier 2009; œil : dorée avec une teinte cuivrée, claire, effervescence moyenne, mousse blanche style champagne qui tombe et se transforme eu une petite couverture, bonne dentelle; nez : levure, orange, coriandre, léger fruité, léger houblon floral, léger caramel, léger grain; bouche : l; en résumé : belle surprise