travita (3114) - Frisco, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Look is copper colored and clear with a nice looking off white lacy head. Smell is paper, hops, malts, candy cane, and fruits. Taste is malts, toffee, sweetness, and caramel.
BillWyce (539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes: Poured hazy orange-amber with a thick, creamy 1-finger off-white head. Sweet, orangey aroma with a very light peppery note and some earthy yeast. Body is medium, with a slight thickness and a dry finish. Flavor is citrusy with a touch of spice, maybe coriander. The dryness in the finish becomes more pronounced as it warms.
alobar (2337) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark, dull, cloudy orange color with an white soapy head. Aroma of plum, cherry, bread, and candii sugar. Excellent lacing with plum, cherry bread, caramel, and candii sugar flavor. Dry finish. Really nice!
annunz123 (644) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma has bread, candy sugar, and some herbal. Flavor starts sweet and bready, with Belgian yeast, caramel, bread, and orange. Fruity bitterness, spice, and a little alcohol in the flavor. Another great Belgian beer.
superspak (1539) - Michigan, USA - AUG 25, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours cloudy orange amber color with a 2-3 finger fluffy off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Slight foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of cherry, raisin, pear, herbal, cinnamon, candi sugar, honey, and light yeast spices. Nice and well balanced aromas with good complexity and decent strength; very pleasant. Taste of cherry, raisin, pear, plum, cinnamon, herbal, earth, caramel, pepper, candi sugar, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of light fruits, herbal, pepper, cinnamon, candi sugar, caramel, and yeast spices on the finish for a bit. Good balance and complexity of flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a lightly slick and prickly mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale ale. Good flavor balance and complexity; very smooth to sip on. Really enjoyable.
kayres (221) - , Georgia, USA - AUG 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange with a tan head. Sweet plummy aroma. Big bodied, and apple pear and plum. Finish is dry
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wlajwl (2986) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is bread, sugar, and yeast. The flavor is tropical fruit mixed with sweetness, along with a funkiness that mixes well with the malts. Wasn’t expecting much after the aroma, this turned out to be a pretty good Belgian Ale.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Date: December 30, 2010
Source: Brick Store Pub
Appearance: clear gold, creamy white head, heavy lace
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet fruity flavor, candied fruit, light spicyness, just a touch of bitterness
Overall: light and sweet and very drinkable but I like a bit more depth in a Christmas beer
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Score: ** /4
Oakes (10941) - Savusavu, FIJI ISLANDS - DEC 12, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Amber and slightly hazy. Smells a little bit plasticy with light orchard fruits. Has some phenols with alcohol, very light fruit and some mild hop spice.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - NOV 12, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Orange amber color with a big white head. Bread, cherry, and faint wet straw with lemon zest aroma. Dry with modest alcohol presence and a little mealy malt. Fruity alcohol and A little ripe melon. Light bodied and highly carbonated. Decent pale strong ale but nothing outstanding.
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craftycarl21 (2031) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to GT2. Hazy golden pour with a fairly large fluffy white head. Nose holds big fruit esters, nectarine sweetness, a touch of caramel oxidation, licorice, and some dark fruit notes in the form of raisin and plum. Flavor brings more intense fruity sweetness along with some bread and angel food cake. Fairly nice, but very sweet.