ha1ag (685) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JAN 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
33 cL bottle at Viktor! Hazy orange color with a huge white head. Complex nose with malt and fruits. Aroma is malts, fruits. Favour is malt, fruits alcohol. Dry and roasted malts at the end.
crossovert (6129) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clear golden pour. Smell is mostly banana, yeast-dominant. Super spicy taste, sweet, some yeast in there. Potent for the abv. Dry effervescent palate. similiar to brooklyn sorachi ace which I am drinking side-by-side as a coincidence.
txspartan (931) - Wilrijk, BELGIUM - JAN 9, 2013
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Citrus aroma. Decent carbonation. Aweful metallic flavour. Some grains. Slight bit of sugar.
Dedollewaitor (13372) - Odense, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ Late Night Fonefan/Brugmansia Tasting, January 2013. Pours clear golden with a white head. Yeast, fruit and a bit of alcohol. Some grains as well. Medium bodied. Clean and decent.
Papsoe (25094) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of fonefan. Pours a hazy golden with loads of tiny impurities and a white head. Spicy fruity and yeasty nose. Medium body, fruit and Belgian yeast - and then a spicy hoppiness reminding me of Sorachi Ace. Not bad. 040113
yespr (29426) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JAN 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a huge white head. Aroma is toasted malty, light perfumed and phenolic. Toasted malty and phenolic. Dry and malty finish. Ends bitter and lingering toasted malty finish.
rangerred (842) - 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 (1590) - 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 (8331) - 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 (1087) - 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.