JorisPPattyn (10026) - Ursel, BELGIUM - NOV 10, 2005
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2005 Drank under the name of Cuvée du 4ième Anniversaire which was its near identical predecessor.
Hazy golden beer with orange shine, well carbonated; whipped-cream like head, irregular. Superb fine hops nose, combined with honey, honingbollen and nectar-laden blossoms. Phenomenal combination. Again honey, with a very hop-bitter finish. Superb balance, superb combination. Some citrus (hoppy ), tad metallic. Light, superb session beer. WOW! This is pure genius. MORE! More, please, Grégory... Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Pours with a pale yellow body topped by a thick, creamy head with lots of lacing. It’s sweet and yeasty with a light fruitiness, a light floral note and a little grassiness. Light to medium bodied and dry. zug4abby (287) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 21, 2005
Not sure if i should be thanking DarkElf or cquiroga for this one... pours a light yellow/golden color with a decent sized head and lots of lacing that remained on the glass. aroma is citrusy (almost fruity) with grassy and floral undertones. Flavor is light w/ slight fruit undertones and hints of grass and some spices. I really enjoyed this beer!
egajdzis (6613) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2005
Poured a lightly hazy, golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, yeast, spices, and faint floral hoppiness in the background. Taste of orange peel, citrus, grassy hops, yeast, and some spices, which was very well balanced, leading to a crisp mouthfeel. really nice Belgian Ale. cb (810) - Roeland Park, Kansas, USA - SEP 24, 2005
I hate rating after TAR, it feels like I should just say "what he said, kinda with a lower rating". Anyway, I had this on tap at the Dilly Deli with TAR, MAP and JCW. Had no idea what a special treat I was getting at the time. Cloudy with a disappearing billowy head. Tons of sharp lemon, orange peel and yeast. A lot of dense, bright and crisp hop flavor but nothing that screams IPA. Definitely refined in every aspect. Slightly spritzy mouthfeel. Lasting herbal and doughy finish with echoes of orange essence. Tasty.
TAR (2776) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - SEP 10, 2005
Draft: Deep golden. Thin film of head yields abundant white lace. Tantalizing scents of perfumey hops, lemon zest, lavender, fennel, and white pepper. Semi-prickly carbonation, but richly creamy and soft. Rustically flavored, charged with an herbal-laced sharpness, yet pillow-soft with yeast, mandarin oranges, and toasted dough. Peach fuzz bitterness gently scrapes the tongue and accentuates the dryness. Sassy yeast character displays some mustiness and a hint of bubblegum, but the doughy aspects are much more evident, which film the tongue and highlight the peppery hop sting. Dry, rife with spicy phenols, and highly appetizing as a result. Very little brett, however. Possesses just enough fruitiness to deepen the body’s hardness. Dry finish with an equal dose of lavender and white pepper topped with a dainty interplay of spicy hops, sassy yeast spice, and lingering doughy malts. I was hoping for more brett, but the yeast is still plenty herbal and characterful. So fun and uplifting. MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2005
On tap at Dilly Deli. This was quite a suprise. Slightly spicy floral aroma and a strong yellow color. Flavor has some very pleasant sweet hop presence. Palate comes off as sticky then rolls back into the throat with a bitter smooth dry feel. This was a really fine belgian, considerably more hoppy than expected, and very delicious. JCW (1278) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2005
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2007 On tap @ the Dilly Deli. This has been the best beer I’ve had this summer. Light gold color, translucent with a white foamy head. Looks a lot like a pilsner. Aroma of fruit, yeast, spice(pepper) and hops. The bite in this beer reminded me a bit of Oval. The citrusy flavors were more of an undertone to the spiceness. Finish was slightly dry, with the hops lingering until the "bitter end". Excellent beer. Tmoney99 (14612) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2005
Snifter draft at Dilly Deli in Cincinnati. Hazy amber with moderate rocky head that diminished slowly. Good aroma of citrus, yeast and hops. Medium body. Full complex hops, fruit and spice flavor with a small bitter long finish. Very good Belgian Ale. Dalle (1145) - Skørping, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2005
UPDATED: OCT 1, 2005 Bottle at the Rulles brewery. Golden with nice white head. Fruity, hops, herbal and spicy, lightly resinous, lingering bitterness. Just lovely...(4.0). And it just gets better and better each time I have it; tropical touch to the fruitness - unripe pineapple, grapefruit. A great session-beer.