StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 4, 2005
750-ml. pain-in-the-ass bottle to open. Since it doesn’t come with directions, here’s the remedy: grab a pair of pliers and pull at the hinges of the silver bar where it’s touching the bottleneck. Now let’s get on to business...JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2005
Totally clear neon yellow in color with a sudsy, whitish-yellow head with lovely lace at every angle. Brisk and curt aroma of cleansing lemons, candi sugar, cloves, shortbread, angel food cake, coriander and starch. Farmhouse flavor takes on an anticipated form of hearty sourdough crust with buttery lemon cream. Musky resonance with butte, cologne, husks and pils malt. Some cleansing lemon scented dish detergent fulfills a whimsical dimension. Yeasty, staunch and a talc-like cohesion to the palate. Pils malt drives the balance along with active effervescence. Finishes like herbal baguettes. Quite frankly, a by the book biere de garde.
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2005 750 ml corked bottle. Thank Turg. Pale golden, slightly hazy beer with a thick fluffy white head. Very persistent head. Aroma is spicy, yeasty, light corander, Saaz hops, some lemoy citrus and light yeasty funk, but not a whole lot. Flavour is of strong yeasty spiciness, some light perfume/cologne-like flavours that intensify as it warms up. Light bitterness, very dry, refreshing finish. Well-balanced. Some dustiness in the mouth as well. Very nice, refreshing beer. Alcohol is well-hidden. Geiserich (4499) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 22, 2005
Bottled:TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 21, 2005
Fluffy head, golden color. Flavor is malty, light sweet and balanced by some acid. Hops in the end and a dry bitter aftertaste. Quite straight strong blond. All in all not very complex with a to alcoholic character.
Pours yellow with no head. Aroma is grassy and metallic. Smells like lager. Tastes kind of stale, this style is best when aged?!? Finishes flat and mild. I’m dissapointed. I will try this one again. KarmanGhia (276) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2005
UPDATED: JAN 31, 2006 This is a nice, gold-colored brew with a large white head. It resembles a Belgian style, with the very high alcohol well-hidden in the nose and taste. The acidicity is medium to high and the bitterness is present but not lingering. The carbonation is high, the sweetness is light, and the breadiness is high. Overall, this is a brew characterized by its breadiness - it tastes like a liquid baguette. The huge problem, however, with this style is that there are no hops. This is almost unforgivable.
sleepingbear (27) - Lake Leelanau - Detroit, Michigan, USA - SEP 14, 2005
a sparkling body shrouds the excelent full flavor of this beer. I really love it and will drink it again. I love the funky cork stopper wire thingy-
The beer was fantastic.
I have a pallete easy to win and this ale won a special place in my heart- it is fantastic.
Btw,. we are going to cut off your Johnson Lebowski-
oh6gdx (26482) - Vasa, FINLAND - SEP 9, 2005
Bottled. Golden colour, small white head. Vegetably malty nose (very lagerish). Flavour is hoppy and malty with vegetable notes. Sweet alcohol and notes of vanilla and weak pear saves the beer. Gets very pleasant when it’s been poured for a while and gotten a few degrees warmer. DrunkenCumquat (86) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - SEP 4, 2005
Bottled. Golden honey colour, white medium sized head. Fruity, malty flavour with a hint of honey and an alcohoic aftertaste. Fairly sweet, with a small but unpleasant metallic taste, reminiscent of Delerium Tremens. Overally quite nice, though. Miguel (1181) - Saint-Ours, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 3, 2005
Fête Bières et Saveurs 2005. Robe blonde voilée surmontée d’une mousse blanche persistente. Arômes de sunstruck (moufette). Saveurs de métal, de blé, d’épices et de moufette. Corps bien présent. Mauvais entreposage j’imagine. À regoûter. rederic (3335) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 31, 2005
Honey golden hue, with a frothy white head, with yeasty, pale malt, floral hops accent, straw aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with pale malt, fruity, malty note, hoppy, leading to a sweet dry alcoholic finish.