MiP (16113) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2006
Draught. Refreshing, fruity aroma. Slightly cloudy golden colour, almost no head. Nicely aroma hopped. Mild flavour with OK bitterness, citric, turning acidic. Yeasty aftertaste. Somehow reminds me of a British ale. Jeppe (2634) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - APR 3, 2006
Sampled from draught at Zythos Beer Festival 2006.Eyedrinkale (3235) - Astoria, New York, USA - APR 2, 2006
Clear golden colored, fluffy white head. Fresh hoppy and flowery aroma with a little yeast and grass. Dominating grassy flavor, dry and a bit biding with a sweet subnote. Dry bitter end. Good, but I have to say this beer is overrated imo, since it doesn’t have anything that you can’t find in many other Belgian ales.
UPDATED: DEC 19, 2007 Re-rated bottle ’07. Pours without any head. The flavors are pretty much the same with some grapes.
Zythos ’06. Light yellow with a corney aroma. The head is durable enough to last most of the way. Taste is more corn but bland hops and fresh grains don’t do much to make this more than average at best. TheBeerGod (6306) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2006
Draft. Pours cloudy gold with a small white head. Nose is wheaty and citrusy with a nice yeast and light spice backbone. Taste seemed very wit-like to me. Wheat, yeast, citrus fruits (orange and lemon, mainly), flowers, spice, and light herbal notes. Body is light and refreshing. Mild carbonation feel to it. Finishes with some mild spice notes, wheat, yeast, flowers, candied orange and lemon zest. Perhaps a wit blended with a Belgian Ale? anders37 (28130) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 14, 2006
Draught at ZBF2006. Golden colour with a big off-white head. Sweet floral hoppy aroma. Flavor is fruity with hints of yeast and a nice hoppiness. Long nice bitter aftertaste.
madsberg (11866) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2006
Draught: Golden coloured. Unclear. Dense off white head. Sweet and wheatish aroma with yeast, citrus and fruity notes. Flavour have loads of fruit, banana, yeast and a herbal hoppiness. Nice full body and mouthfeel. Has a light bitter fruity end. Definately a good one. Holdwine (1240) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 18, 2006
Honey everywhere. Then, grapefruit and orange peel everywhere. Then they mix with some great hops and viola: a winner. And let’s not forget about the wonderful yeastiness throughout! larsga (7690) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 8, 2006
Huge, white head leaving coarse lace; deep copper body with ongoing carbonation. Deep aroma of citrusy hops (cascade?!?) and fruity yeast notes; also detectable are resin/pine notes. Bitter, malty taste with slightly oily mouthfeel. Grapefruity bitterness. Not much body. Vert good, but could do with more body. Quite refreshing. (Beginning to suspect that Biere de Garde and Saison are just not my beer styles.) Lubiere (14429) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2006
UPDATED: JUN 15, 2006 Tasted at Belgium Comes to Cooperstown, July 16, 2005. Hazy blonde with a creamy white head. Fresh hops in aroma with citrus and light coriander. Rich malt and wheat in mouth, with intense fresh hops and light grapefruits. A mix of belgian strong and IPA. Good medium bodied. 7-4-8-3-15diabel (1727) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 30, 2005
Hazy blonde ale with a thick creamy white head. Floral hops and coriander in aroma, with herbs and weeds in aroma, like a summer field. In mout a vblend of IPA with a Saison, with herbal hops, clover field, medium bodied, at the Mondiale, June 2006. 8-4-8-3-15
UPDATED: DEC 31, 2008 <i>Bottle</i>
Orange to amber hazy body. White, rocky/frothy head. Nice looks: big head and nice colour. Aroma of citrus, hops, orange, caramel, ... with clear stress on citric compounds. Heavily bitter, lightly sweet initial flavour. Moderately bitter finish. Flavour of hops (cascade) and anise. The bitterness is quite dry and balances of the edge of being pleasant. So nice beer, but maybe the bitterness should be a tad less tart