tiggmtl (4545) - East York, Ontario, CANADA - APR 18, 2005
Woody, bitter orange-citrus, coriander, peppery aroma. Hazy orange-copper with light cover of white head that leaves some lacing. Woody, spicy flavour with mild band-aid phenolics and strong citrus-orange character. Medium body seems somehow still and lifeless despite the fair carbonation. Bottle (1995) enjoyed with beerbuzzmontreal, ClarkVV, MartinT, muzzlehatch, olivier, Rastacouere and Simon. desurfer (1302) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2005
Amber/gold body with a bubbly tan head, highly effervescent. Aroma is lemony and sour, slightly funky, stale. Palate is rather light. but bursting with flavor. Tart and sour dominate, with some basement/musty flavors as well. Finish is sour and dry. willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2005
03.31.05 750ml bottle, 2004. Dark honey amber pour with small beige head. Aromas are musty and vinous, orange peel, potpouri-like spices, barny, and corky. In fact, I got a strong whiff of cork when I cracked this bottle. Complex flavor profile is quite vinous, more musty grape, sour. Wet wood and yeast linger, dancing with an array of spices. Tart lemons come through in the finish and really help focus the beer to a puckering and dry finish. Whatever is going on here works, this one’s a delight. aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - MAR 8, 2005
Nice saison very appetizing pears and candy apples aroma with some floral spice, almost a bit of ginger. Balanced with a touch of acidity and white pepper. lemon tart finish with some wheat and asparagus notes. Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 6, 2005
Draught @ Papago
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2005
The beer as it sets fresh from the tap a foggy orange-amber color with the head smallish and a semi-creamy in texture and the color off white, as it evaporates the lace left behind forms a silky thin sheet. Nose has a semi sweet fruity aroma, over ripe pears and green apples, fresh and inviting, start is slightly sweet with the back tart and the top light to moderate in its feel. Finish is mild in its carbonation and the tart fruit flavor continues toe the last sip, a fine drinking beer, one I enjoyed immensely.
After the uncapping and uncorking, this poured a hazy orange color with a briefly lived head. It’s got some mustiness to the aroma, also light malt, orange, ginger, and barnyard aromas - hay, wet blankets, etc. Interesting. The flavor is malty with quite a mixture of spices. Can I detect the ginger, pepper, lichen, orange peel, curacao, and star anise that the brewer says is there? No. But it is complex and tasty. It finishes on a dusty, tart note. Interesting. mookie (45) - Tacoland, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2005
funky cork leaked a little and had yeast and mold on outside and yeast culture on inside. lambic like. foam goes quickly. sour yet not quite puckering. light malt masked by citrus and tart. acetic, yeasty, bitter, and that orange peel. a little clumsy. unusual. the more I taste it the more I like it. JonMoore (2067) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 7, 2005
Amber coloured with slim off-white head. Peppery and fruity aroma. Great complex sour taste, with citrus, yeast and spices. Refreshing, thirst quenching, drinkable. Excellent. dornoy (701) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2005
33 cl bottle, from fridge, temperature gradually rising to 12 C. Practically no head on a very hazy dark orange body (in fact, I saw some kind of cloud forming in the glass as the temperature rised). Is is bitter and I thought at first it was a Lambic (the label says "beer with evolving taste). A bit vinous, the taste got more pleasant temperature rised, but still bitter. When all this is said, it wouldn’t be a bad beer in Summer. MullMan (1099) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 27, 2005
bottled Oct 1995. soaked cork, almost fell apart. no head, just a little tan foamyness that goes quickly. color is a pale hazy orange. aroma is triple-sec, slight funk/horseblanket, honey, and a little vinuous. kind of mead-like aroma too. flavor is sour and mostly dry, mouthfeel is slick with little to no carbonation. buttery too, and finish is a litle tangy with grpaefruit rind. faint peppery/ginger hidden in there, and weak aftertaste. this seems more of a flemish sour to me.