rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured out of a 750ml bottle into a snifter on New Years Eve 2012.
Pours a crystal clear dark gold with lots of tiny champagne-like bubbles. There is a thin one finger white head but retention is good due to the plentiful carbonation.
Aroma is classic Belgian Ale plenty of yeasty goodness giving off lots of clove and banana notes. Really nothing in the way of malt or hops is detectable on the nose.
The yeast continues over into the flavor with clove and banana being nearly all that is present. Not sure about the quadruple hop claim on the label because I can’t really find any noticeable hops whatsoever. Bitterness is light with a crisp, drying mouthfeel leaving just a tiny bit of residual sweetness.
Overall, pretty underwhelming as far as Belgian ales are concerned. Nothing wrong with it flavor wise, just nothing impressive. Not really worth the money or time.
diabel (1678) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Blond hazy body with a creamy/rocky head. Lightly hoppy aroma. Rather grassy/floral flavour. Quite ok, but not fully in balance.
daknole (10801) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour. White head. Aroma of yeast, candy sugar, apple juice. Flavor of apples, pears, yeast, golden raisins.
Swaroga (1954) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle. A bit cloudy golden with small to medium head. Nose : banana bread, little tart and cherry flavored candy. Yeast. Sip : quite strong carbonation, still bubbly while swallowed. Oily texture with low density body. Sweet and estery. Mostly aromatic hops. Some very delicate fruit flavors. The beer seams dull and too much carbonated. Aftertaste is a bit earthy and sour with some little bitterness. Not my kind of beer.
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a pale golden with short lived bright white head. Honey like nose with fruits and the distinct Belgian yeast. Pear and apple flavors mixed with floral notes. Not sweet, just like fine dry white wine. The flavors are laid back, making this more delicate. very good.
Ratman197 (12692) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle poured a clear tarnished gold with a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, pine, earthiness, spicy hops, yeast, melon, citrus and light mint. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, yeast, lemon zest and white pepper with a crisp dry bitter lingering white pepper finish.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml corked and caged bottle, shared with Katie, Katie, and my sister. Mildly hazy yellow / orange color. Good white head. Some lace. Decent hoppy aroma, light metallic, bit of soap. Light, more crisp belgian-style carbonation. More dry finish. Light bitter, good zestiness. Decent, respectable golden ale. Katies liked it significantly better than the Wittekerke Winter White they were drinking prior to this.
thewolf (11881) - Kolding, DENMARK - NOV 14, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, bought @ Bierzwerg.de. Pours orange golden with a large, staying, frothy, white head. Aroma is sweet, doughy, wheat, apple. Light peach. Highish carbonation, dry and a bit light mouthfeel. Flavour has wheat, vinious, apple, light grainy. Some fruity esters. Okay.
Wim (3506) - Weelde, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
sparkling gold blond colored body with a white head and a spicy fruity hoppy aroma a spicy grainy hop bitterness taste with a little alchoholic bitter end
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is moderately malty (grain, husks), moderately hoppy (flowers, herbs), with notes of gum/banana, alcohol, cement.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter, husky, unclean.
Medium body, watery/syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
Ugh...really, really husky in both nose and mouth. Not very clean either. Not much going on in the nose, even the hops in this "quadruple hopped" beer are mild. A dumper.