mjmangahas (1) - USA - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
At Total Wine Belgian beer tasting. Tied with St Bernardus 12 for best of the dozen we tasted. Bested all three Chimay. Great aroma and very smooth.
WanderinCelt87 (132) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Has a very sweet almost honey smell. A nice bitter taste that isn’t overpowering. Goes down very smooth
Cybercat (2993) - Georgia, USA - JUL 15, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a somewhat hazy dark golden with a thick and rather persistent off-white head that leaves some decent lacing. The bottle I got foamed like crazy, so open with caution! Strong aroma is fruity, mainly apple with hints of pear and orange, with a yeasty undertone and just a hint of hops. Rich, mouth-filling flavor is malty and fruity, a little sweet, with hints of butterscotch, banana and caramel as well as a touch of hops - it seems as though each sip is a little different. Dee-lishus! Texture is creamy and fizzy, leaving behind a tingly, fruity, slightly sweet, slightly hoppy and edgy finish. Heartily recommended!
dwyerpg (4356) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 5, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a pretty spicy beer that tastes like a not-so-subtle saison. The crux of the body isn’t so strong, but the beginning and the end are quite spicy. Smooth, flavorful, definitely worth it.
branspra (293) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 29, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy light amber color with an extremely large, very dense, white head. Lacing is very strong. Aromas of bananas, caramel, bread, and hay dominate. Palate is very smooth and creamy with a nice crisp finish. Flavors of banana and hay dominate again, but then it has a nice bitter aftertaste. This is an amazing beer!
SSSteve (3666) - - JUL 3, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. hazy gold with a large, fluffy white head. nose is marshmallow, candy pineapple, yeast, pear juice. very dry. almost vaporizes on the tongue. no lingering finish. flavor is crisp and refreshing with pineapple and yeast. not a heavy beer. i liked it a lot. great label!
superspak (2212) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 9/19/2015. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head; amazing appearance. Aromas of big pear, apricot, apple, peach, grape, candi sugar, honey, bread, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big pear, apricot, apple, peach, grape, clove, pepper, honey, bread, candi sugar, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of pear, apricot, apple, peach, grape, honey, bread, candi sugar, clove, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very excellent Belgian pale ale! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast ester and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Palidor19 (2883) - Brandon, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
love the look, feel and taste of this beer. its got a nice assortment of golden straw malts with a touch of floral arrangements. slightly fruity wiith honey like sweetness. the palate is very soft and the carbonation is not very fizzy but it does work its magic.
dasdan (234) - BELGIUM - AUG 18, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gents Bierfestival 2013. Hazy orange body with large white head. Spicy taste and aroma. Dry finish. Best beer at th festival for me!!! ****
ExpendableHero (728) - Florida, USA - MAR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A present from a possum. Hazy golden beer with a decent white head. Strong aromas of Belgian sugars, and mixed fruit. Tastes of sweet dough and lots of wheat beer flavors: some oranges, lemons, even some bananas. So light, and smooth. Ends on a Belgian sugar goodness note. This beer is refreshing, and quite remarkable. Great brew.