JohnGalt1 (1663) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big fluffy and chunky white head that drops like Iíve never seen a head drop before. No lacing. Absolute minimum collar. Left behind a very pretty crystal clear straw colored brew.
Nose is earthy hops and toasted bread. Sage and grassy herbs mixed with pale malts and Belgian candy sugar.. bubblegum and orange peel.
Palate is tropical fruits and spicy hops.. American pale malts and Belgian esters are the finish. Medium/large body with a big bubble carbonation. Weird lingering estery flavors... quite a bit too sweet, but still pretty tasty... I canít get past the finish.
slowrunner77 (10078) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"malty and sweet up front, hops in the throat after. not bad for their first bottled belgian. not my favorite style, but this is one of the better ones Iíve tried. not unfocused...just complex."
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of clove, slight ginger and delicious funk. Pours ...golden with film. Taste is smooth and spicy with great cloves. Delicious and great.
hbmason (1086) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. Bomber. Nice head and aroma. I had this on tap at the brewery when it came out. It was really good. I found a bomber of it and thought i would try it again. Very nice strong ale.
hopdog (11485) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Poured a medium and slightly hazy golden color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of some fruits, wet hay, and spices. Tastes of spices, fruity, and some lighter citrus. This one actually grew on me more and more as I drank it. Citrus (oranges) came out more too.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy light orange color. The white head reduced relatively quickly to a thin film. Fruity nose with apricot, vanilla, and subdued pineapple. There was also a whiff of hay. Medium bodied and sweet with moderate carbonation. The alcohol was noticeable. I tasted toasted coconut, apricot, and vanilla. A little odd, but not bad.
jazz88 (2665) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 5, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Toronado (rating from 2007 notes). A golden color with a white head. A spiced, light fruit and sweet candy malt aroma. Peppery and crisp with a nice bite at the finish.
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 1, 2010
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Deschutes Brewery--Anniversary Golden Ale--Bond Street Series--Belgian Stlyle--Nineteenth Year--2007 Release--22 oz. Bottle--8.70% ABV--60 IBUís. 4.75 / 5.0. Golden Ale--Imperial. Thin lacy head. Clear bright gold color. Aromatic rich coriander hop spice front. Crisp dry sweet mild creamy mellow banana citrus wheat caramel subtle malt body. Delicious sweet Belgian spice HOPPY end. Sampled 6/18/2007
Keir (183) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 10, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz Bottle. Pours a deep golden with a white head. Leaves nice lacing. Aroma of sweetness, citrus, slight spice. Taste fruity, citrusy, alcohol is there, slightly off. Palate is crisp with an oily finish. Probably would have been better a year ago.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 17, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep gold with a white head that holds on. Perfume aroma. Very Belgian. This has a big thick mouth flavor in a belgian-looking beer. Closer to a hopped Tripel. Huge finishing sweetness. Lemons and oranges at finish. Outstanding. 2007 version, is just now coming into its prime. A must-age.