bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 8, 2005
(Bottle) Pours a medium amber body with a large beige head. Aroma of cork, mustiness, citrus, and vanilla. Flavor of banana, cloves, and brandy. hopdog (12341) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2005
Not sure how this one would hold up - been sitting in the fridge for ~1 year and from the stories I read, it may be older than that. Poured a medium, cloudy amber color with a small white head. Aroms of cork, rubber and yeast. Hmm, smell made me worry a little bit. Tastes of citrus, yeast and light spices. Lightly sweet. Tastes a lot better than the aromas. Lively body. Sammy (12091) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2005
A light cloudy very yeasty and drinkable ale. Sweet and spicy,apples, pear, pepper, peaches, apricot, bannana, sugar and plum, A full mouthfeel experience. Would be lovely with dinner.
Retired? Glad I didnít completely miss this performer.
Radekfest #12. hopscotch (11045) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2009
BottleÖ OísS&BS-I-T-YVBThrowdownÖ Murky golden ale with a creamy, white head. The aroma is chock full of apples, butterscotch, bread dough and a trace of clean ethanol. Full-bodied with moderate carbonation. Sweet, warming, butterscotch flavor and finish. Nice! Very good for a vintage beer brewed by a dude in his garage in the Netherlands... without a license. Lots of positive oxidation than enhances rather than detracts. Makes me remember Beatrix... yum! Kudos to after4ever for shipping this bottle all the way from Washington state to Florida! kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 22, 2008
MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 7, 2005
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
hazy dark gold, wispy off white head, drippy lace,
sweet malt aroma with lots of fruity character and a touch of spice,
big sweet malt flavor, nice malt candy character, lots of spicy character blends well with the candy sweetness,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
The Lure:Ernest (7658) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2004
Old baking flour generously dusted on yeast particles and brown sugar.
Big bubbles bounce off the powdery sugar and yeast. Dry and bitter with no apparent cohesion. Either this is too old and disintegrating, or it is just not very well done.
One of my cousins used to work in a large factory/bakery hoarding bags of flour into a machine.
Head is initially large, fizzy, white, mostly diminishing. Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned. Aroma is
moderately malty (cookie, toasted bread/grain), lightly hoppy (herbs, grass), moderately yeasty (cobwebs,
barnyard, leather), with notes of plum, pear, apple. Flavor is heavily sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is
moderately sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly
alcoholic. Nice stuff, and the raw yeast character reminds me of Blaugiesí yeast...very farmy, rural, rustic,
nostalgic (you can smell the fossilized tractor, the stacks of old wood, the saddle leather, the spring country
air). It is just a little too sweet for a top tier saison (which is the style I think this is closest to), but the bottom
line is I like this better than Beatrix (in which the apple/pear notes dominated my sample). Radek Kliber (7316) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - APR 12, 2005
Small creamy crown, cloudy gold brew. Woody, earthy, malty. Interesting blend . Not bad at all. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 8, 2003
Pours a lightly clouded golden with a foamy white head. Sweet malt and bready Belgian yeast dominate the nose and combine for an almost licorice-like aroma. Flavor starts sweet but turns almost immediately alcoholic, leading to a considerable burn in the finish. Body is light and fizzy. Not a bad Belgian strong, but it definitely needs to hide its alcohol better. ClarkVV (6642) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 10, 2005
Big thanks to Rastacouere for bringing this bottle to the tasting. Unknown vintage (has to be at least 3 years old). Bottle pops open without any gushing. . .good. Aroma is certainly funky, with no thick veggies. MartinT quickly takes a whiff and remarks, "flour". It did have a strange, powdery-sweet aroma, but I wasnít altogether turned off. Bits of sharp fruit peek in and an old, musty yeast shows its face. Pour is heavily hazy, polished copper with plenty of white head. Flavor begins with plasticy, artificially sweet notes, rather chunky and with the strangest yeast characteristics Iíve encountered. At first I think Iím tasting a decent maltiness, but the more I sample, I figure it must be some residual sugar (hopefully they didnt use plain old white table sugar in this, but I canít be so sure!). Itís funny, I didnít hate this, and it wasnít horribly offensive, just not something you are used to tasting. That being said, itís not really something Iíd want to get used to tasting. Medium body, some astringency on the finish, with a good carbonation. I donít taste any alcohol.