JB175 (1665) - Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy amber color with a huge head – I forgot how much these beers gush! Aroma is slightly funky with some fresh oat bread, dandelion, citrus, and yeast. Flavor is sweet with a nice earthy-yeasty-bready taste. Seemed a bit too sweet, but very refreshing. Surprisingly good hop flavor/tingle. Nice saison.
GonZoBeeR (3061) - ste-catherine, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 23, 2007
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Taste at Bctc 2007...
Aroma:Very good spicy nose...
Appearance:Good clear amber,light head..
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
In the bottle at the Max & Joe’s Belgian Beer Tasting. Sold at Beertopia. Pours a handsome dark gold color with a big white head. This beer has a wonderful aroma of honey and raisins. Quinine and tonic water flavored was unexpected with a serious pepper on the tongue. Interesting and delightful.
Ungstrup (35711) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
A hazy deep amber beer with a rim of off-white head. The aroma is sweet with light notes of berries - the aroma is too weak for my liking. The flavor is sweet with primary notes of berries, leading to a dry bitter end. The body is thin.
thornecb (5686) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Explosive cloudy reddish amber pour into a tulip. Significant brown-flecked head fills and overflows. Then quickly recedes leaving sheet lacing. Earth and leaf aromas. Full, crisp, creamy caramel malt with slightly citrus bite -- but entirely drinkable. Would make a great session if it weren’t for the $$.
rederic (3293) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slight hazy amber hue, with a multitude of particles of lees swirling around, with a rocky beige head, leaving laces, yeasty, toasted malt nose, with a nice ripe apple and raisiny, fruity accent, a mild floral hop note, with a faint spicy aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a yeasty, sweet toasted malt character, with a good caramelized ripe apple accent, with some nutmeg spicy notes, a nice champagne-like bibbling, with a subtle flowery hop, leading towards a malty, faint hop bittering finish.
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 3, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
1 pint 9.4 oz bottle $9.99. The aroma is sweet candy sugar, sweet malts, mild raisin notes, some citrus and spice a soft floral aroma that is very inviting. The body is a bright copper/amber color and supports a massive three fingers thick head that is ivory white, fluffy and lasting. Fore is dry and grainy with toasted breads, mild baked raisin and caramel flavors, honey and sweet malt. Very tasty. The carbonation is biting and gives some crispness to the rounder, lightly sweet base flavor.
vyvvy (6078) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 31, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Another exploding bottle biere de garde - this happens more times than not, but being prepared with two large snifters it caused no real problems. Pours amber with a fair amount of sediment and a HUGE pillowy off-white head. The aroma has lots of farmhouse spice and yeast, toasted malt, anise, sharp fruits and mellow apricots. Medium body that is very crisp and clean with sharp carbonation that is very complimentary to the flavors. The taste strarts with creamy fruits, noticeable malt presence, minor hints of cardboard and bits of earthiness. The finish has spice and spritzy carbonation giving it a crisp refreshing feel. The cardboard aspect disappears further into the bottle. Well done enjoyable biere de garde.
bb (8884) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Bronze beer with a huge off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma with lemony citrus, spice, earth, and toasted grains. Then a long wait while the head just sat there. Earthy, peppery flavor with good caramel and some fruitiness.
Medium body. High carbonation. Finishes dry. LIngering earthy spiciness.
detroiter (958) - Euphoria, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a clear deep amber, topped by an impossible head of light tan foam. Too much head retention - foam oozes out of the top of the bottle, even after I’ve poured off 4-5 ounces. Light malt caramel aroma, with a soft fruitiness.
Delicious beer - light caramel, some dark honey, sweet bread, and a touch of dried apricot. These sweet flavors are nicely balanced by the fresh earthy hops.
Exceptionally smooth beer - medium body and lots of gentle carbonation.