Butters (4062) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Bottle courtesy of lithy, split with barrios and curly. Pours a hazy mustard with very thin clearish head. Semi lemony scent with a pungent breadiness. Flavor is actually sweeter than you’d expect, but still has a faint yeasty mustiness. Not bad. Enniskillen (2061) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Gold, with a thin white head. Aroma is lightly yeasty, some alcohol, malty. Taste is alcohol, yeast, lightly hoppy, some spice. IrishBoy (4252) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUL 31, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2009 330ml bottle from Pauls Liquor Store. Nose of yeast, nutmeg, light caramel, and a clove note. Lightly hazy yellow gold with a big cream colored head. Flavor is lightly sweet, yeasty, a hint of spiucy, bitter, and tart. Barrios (1243) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 31, 2009
Pours a lacing, fizzy white head with a slighlty hazy, straw colored body. Smells of dried light color fruit, some malt, and hops. Flavor is the same. Little tin on the finish. Plovmand (8683) - Grindsted, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2009
Clear golden body with a bubbly longlasting white head. Flowery and citric aroma with some yeasty notes. flavour is fruit, pale malt, some spice, flowers, cereal, light metallic, clove and sweetness. Very lively carbonation.
Quinten (1061) - zaandam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2009
At vonk slijterij in zaandam, bottle 33cl, hazy yellow, medium lasting head, Some citrus fruits like grapefruit, honey sweedness, some grain, not special. ChainGangGuy (4941) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2009
Best Before: ... ?? There seems to be some attempt at a BB/expiration date, but I can’t make it out. What’s worse, breweries that flatly refuse to date their beers or breweries that do but seem unable to make them properly legible? And BTW, what a drab, cheerless label! Moving on...
Appearance: Pours a hazy, dull golden body with a smallish, wispy, white head. Hoisting the glass to the light reveals pepper-like particles dispersed through the beer.
Smell: Lightly sweet-scented scents of honey and crisp toffee candy. Lesser notes of spice, pears, and flowers.
Taste: Light pale malts and, perhaps, some pils malts provide a fully sweet blend of clover honey and toffee, but this is quickly tempered by a jolt of earthy spices and light, transient bitterness. Slight pear fruitiness. Mild floral hints. Drying, warming finish with more than enough crispness to it.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Sharply carbonated.
Drinkability: Delightfully adequate and agreeably quaffable! To me, this seemed a bit like a poor man’s Duvel. kp (10880) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
JohnnyJ (5569) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 21, 2009
Date: May 23, 2009
Source: Ticker Tasting
Appearance: hazy yellow, short lived creamy white head, sudsy lace
Aroma: sweet and spicy aroma, candy like estery sweetness, nice balancing spicy phoenolics
Flavor: sweet and spicy flavor, light balancing bitterness, nice spicyness, candy sweetness
Overall: spiced belgian malt candy
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Pours a clear dark gold color, with white foamy head. Sweet malt, fruit, grass, mild spice, and yeast. Not a very good flavor. It’s OKay.. lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 17, 2009
Clear light golden yellow with a lasting white foam. Kind of unpleasant hay aroma, sweet malt, some lightly spice, pears. Taste is again medicinal hay, very yeasty, some lemon and light fruitiness.