Ernest (7747) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 10, 2005
Head is initially huge, frothy, white, fully lasting.
Body is hazy medium yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (lemon, flowers), moderately yeasty (dough, cobwebs, mold), with notes of mint and alcohol.
Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic, moderately bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, moderately acidic, heavily bitter.
Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Full flavored, dry finish, interesting creamy texture, somewhat tongue-coating (almost in the same way some ginseng beers have been). Kinda Duvel-like, but yeastier. Enjoyable, but not phenomenal. cquiroga (371) - Tujunga, California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
3/19/05. Poured out of 750 mL bottle, sampled at Pizza Port 12-Hour Belgian Fest ’05 in Carlsbad, CA 3/19/05. Hazy golden. Fluffy eggshell head, slightly beady. Lacing is good-- sticky, ribbony. Very nice aroma of light vanilla and sweet spiciness. Strong fruity esters. Very yeasty pepper and faint sourness. Hints of apple and tart, crisp yeast. Alcohol melds nicely. Peppery green olives in the background. Very herbaceous with stately aged hop dry-bitterness. Clean like a Snuggles dryer sheet. Malty finish with lovely spritzy carbonation. A wonderful spice finish, clean and a touch fishy-- I bet this would be awesome with seafood. Wonderful, soft carbonation, slightly silky and fluffy. Almost no alcohol presence at all-- barely detectable beneath the dry effervescence. Perfect, elegant and controlled finish. A fabulous beer. GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 26, 2005
Appearance:clear gold with a good head...
Overal impression:A will not pay the price for this beer.... goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - MAR 17, 2005
Pale straw color with a big white head. Aroma of yeast, "barn yard", and citrus. Flavor was sweet and yeasty. Slight flavor of alcohol but for 12% very well hidden. beerbuzzmontreal (3487) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 14, 2005
Pours a hazy light orange color and a thick white head with huge bubbles. Amazing aroma and flavor of spices, fruits and champagne yeast with a mild bitter finish. Full body, dry texture, lively carbonation. Wow ! My first tasting of a champenoise beer and I’m totally impressed and amazed, this is world class stuff and I want more ! Merci infiniment Martin !
Probiere (992) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2005
Funky cheese, lemony, horseblanket, taste dry and spritzy, light malt. Lots of yeasty accents. This just didn’t grow on me. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 11, 2005
Pours a very clear pale golden with a puffy clumpy white head. Fresh, lightly floral Belgian yeasty aroma. Has a nice, semi-sweet caramel and pale malty presence with a dry finish that hides the alcohol fairly well. Thanks to fattyre and bunnyhop for sharing this at the Southeastern Gathering! skaughty (652) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 9, 2005
Appearance gets bumped a point solely for the impressive bottle. The pour is reminiscent of Duvel, but lacking the beauity in aroma. Flavor is almost all yeast, witha little dry nut. Solid finsih, with some crackle - while maintaingin its light brut character. lachesis (757) - St Idesbald, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2005
Hazy intens yellow-orange beer with puffy white froth. Aroma’s of fruit-cake, crumble-cake, almonds, some citrus, spices and yeast accents in the nose. It has a full taste with a cookie accent and hints of cachew-nut, exotic fruits, yeast and some spices. Afther taste is a bit alcoholic and on the dry side. It ands with a herbal bitter touch. BrockLanders (780) - Panama City, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2005
Pours a bit cloudy orangeish yellow colour with a giant meringue-like creamy head. The nose is of oranges, apricots, fresh and yeasty, tart with a touch of acidity. Complex is definitely a word that comes to mind, and when it warms it just gets more so. I like this even more than the standard Malheur 10. The finish is champagne-dry and slightly bitter. Too bad this was the last of my twelve bottles----damn good stuff.