Leighton (14430) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at RBWG opening dinner. Pours clear gold with a fine, white cream head. Some honey, doughy malts, mild alcohol, white sugarss. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish with further honey notes, light doughy yeast, hints of alcohol. Very nice.
Tmoney99 (12070) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy orange copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy sweet yeast aroma. Medium to abundant body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy complex yeast sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where met.
jcwattsrugger (11587) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle @RBWG-JAX-thin white-yellow. A-citrus, lt malt/grain. T-citrus-lemon, sweet lt malt/grain.
daknole (10320) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow pour, white head. Yeast, oak, white wine, light stone fruit notes. Flavor is nice with the barrel notes, yeast, hints of banana.
hopscotch (10144) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 21, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle... Clear golden ale with a small, creamy, white head. The complex nose is a swirl of funk, fruit, white wine, apricot and lemon wood with an undercurrent of ancient cheese. Medium-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor presents vinous notes, mild woody bitterness, moderate funk and light acidity. Finishes vinous and dry. Complex as it may be, this brew didn’t really tickle my taint. Based on previous ratings, I expected much more.
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375mL at RBWG thanks to the brewers. Pours a clear, bright golden, white foam. Nose is a bit odd- phenolic, pickles, salty. Taste is sweeter, pickles, sugar, not funky, more sugar. Pretty much Abbey Tripel. Palate is a bit papery, sticky. Wasn’t my favorite.
DrSilverworm (8711) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head. Loose bits of lace. Very nice fruity kind apricoty nose, kind of a rich marzipan-like desert flavor, mild white wine. Notes of citrus. Really nice, complex aroma. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, kind of soft lighter carbonation. Light dry finish. Moderate sweet taste, light bitter, light bit of tart. Fantastic, ultra-complex very tasty belgian strong ale. Seeing the coconut and sunscreen that someone else mentioned. One of the best, more interesting American-belg strongs I’ve tried.
deyholla (8349) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a near clear pale yellow with white head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma has earthy grain with a hint of light fruit with a backing dry Chardonnay. Flavor starts with earthy sweet grains and light Belgian yeast with a nice note of dryness from the Chardonnay in the finish.
Ibrew2or3 (7515) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
375mL pours clear deep gold with a near white head of foam. The aroma has sweet apple notes, pears, earthy apple skins and a soft pear like essence. The taste is similar with a nice mild tartness cutting through the apple to pear like fruity sweetness. This is lovely. The sweetness, the earthiness and the slight tartness create a pleasing harmony.
douglas88 (7354) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to JW77. Pours a mostly cloudy orange color with a large fluffy white head. A big nose of dusty yeast and some sawdust. Seems like a fairly strong brett character, some lemon, robust citrus at times, woody, peppery. Very nice. The thick wax is unneeded.