DSG (14922) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2011
Bottle at a tasting. Thanks Shachar. Clear golden with a big white head. Aroma of fruits and some yeast. Flavor has concentrated sweetness upfront, with fruits (apples and more), a bit of honey and a dry, slightly sourish, yeasty finish with some alcohol. Medium-bodied with lots of carbonation. Tmoney99 (14627) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Bottle shared by shigadeyo. Poured hazy copper orange color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Aroma was a complex toasted buttery malt. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor and a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Good brew.
argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2011
75cl bottle. Crystal clear amber body with large white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, cotton candy, peach, light acetone. Taste is moderately sweet, cotton candy, apple, some alcohol, acetone. Medium-full body, some stickiness. Lubiere (13995) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2011
A superb golden ale with a thick receding white head. In aroma, sweet malt with light Brett, spices, pungent, wild, muskey champagne. In mouth, a gueuze-like ale with light candy sugar, herbaceous notes, coriander, curacao, a superb beer. Rich and smooth. Tasted on April 24 2011. LCBO. Drake (13954) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 7, 2010
Wow... second to rate this! Sampled from a bottle from Whole Foods Market, Charlottesville, VA. Pours a crystal clear amber color with very large bubbles. A thin bubbly head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of caramel, toasted malts, grapes, citrus and leafy hops. The taste is citrus, mango, toasted malts, white grape and a spicy finish. Medium bodied with light, airy carbonation. Decent beer.
kermis (13883) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - AUG 7, 2012
Bottle shared. Pours clear golden with a frothy white head. Fairly light aroma of citrus, malt and yeast. Flavour is medium sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with high champagne bubble like carbonation. Christian (13685) - Odense, DENMARK - JUL 29, 2011
Golden with a small white head. Aroma of malt, raw grain, straw and apple peel. Dry and slightly sour flvour with lots of apple peel character (champagne yeast? I get this flavour a lot from beers fermented on champagne yeast). Some alcohol peeking through Stuu666 (13660) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 30, 2015
Bottle at home. Pours golden amber, nose is citrus, yeasty, taste is quite sweet, juicy citrus, little fizzy. Dogbrick (13165) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2012
Pours a hazy dark orange color with a medium fizzy white head that evaporates steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus, yeast and wheat. Medium body with champagne characteristics and notes of mildly spiced yeast, citrus and wheat. The finish is sweet and fruity with a short citrus aftertaste. Decent overall. crossovert (13080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
750 ml decorative foiled corked and caged brown bomber with a tag around its neck.
The cork opens with a loud pop. It pours a lot diferent than I was expecting. It is a medium to dark gold with a foamy white head that actually dissipates at a slower pace than I was expecting. It leaves some spotty lacing.
The smell is also unexpected. It has far more hops in it than i expected. It is a nice noble hop scent. There is also some honey apple, white grape, and bread.
The taste is pretty good. It isn’t as magnificent as you want it to be, but it is good. There is a nice bit of alcohol in the profile along with white grapes. The hops that graced the smell are long gone. It has a cloying sweetness, but it isn’t quite over powering. It does have some dryness, but not nearly as much as I was expecting. The main flavor here is "rotten fruit" alcohol, which might sound bad on paper but it is very champagne like. I wonder what a quick barrel aging would have done to it.
The carbonation is high, although the body is still pretty full.
It has some of the shortfalls that often occur in SA but overall it is a solid and unique beer. Not a 20$ beer, but buy one and share it it is the best you could do for it.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 12-16-2010 23:31:55