djensen47 (11) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full review with photos:
Appearance. Augustijn Ale has a foamy white head that lingers in a very thin layer on top of the beer until the last drop. It has a honey orange color and is cloudy like a gem stone.
Smell. It has the expected Belgian yeast aroma, but with a slight twist like a fresh banana that is ever so slightly green and a hint of cloves. Unexpectedly, however, this beer has a subtle but nice citrus-orange hoppy bouquet. There is also the aroma of sweet barley malt.
Taste. Augustijn Ale has a barley malt sweetness that is wel balanced by the hop bitterness. The malt flavor is much stronger tasting than is was smelling. The sweetness of the malt is enhanced by the fresh slightly-unripe banana. The clove is more prominent in the flavor probably by the slightly spicy hop flavors.
Mouthfeel. Despite being 8% alcohol by volume, this is a medium-bodied beer. I calculated the final gravity to be 1.015. This might be due to the high alcohol content and the effervescence. The level of carbonation is pleasant and a touch higher than most North American craft beers that I have drinking lately.
Drinkability. Except for Belgian witbier, I usually only want a single Belgian beer per session. Augustijn Ale, so far, is the exception. I think I enjoyed the particular balance of flavors that this beer imparts. I found myself craving another glass immediately upon finishing the first glass. I find this to be a much more drinkable Belgian without losing any of the Belgian beer qualities.
sinte (410) - Udine, ITALY - AUG 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy, deep-golden-to-orange body with a huge, creamy, off-white head, mostly lasting with nice lacing; high density of medium-sized particles.
Moderate malty, light-to-moderate yeasty and light hoppy aroma with notes of yellow fruits and spices.
Moderate sweet and light acidic flavour.
Light-to-medium body with watery-to-oily texture; lively carbonation; light-to-moderate alcoholic feeling in the finish.
angel77 (1420) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 1, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Botella 33 cl el c. Ingles Oviedo. Tomada en 2001. (r1095) sin Lote f cons pref 25-01-2003. Con pocos recuerdos agradables. belga normal.
Wixie (134) - BELGIUM - JUL 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy orange liquid, average head. Light aroma of hops. Light body, average carbonation. Taste is bitter and a bit metallic.
luttonm (3291) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Beerville Bar, Belgrade. Pale, a bit soft, odd perfume. Strong, cloves, etc.
Rubin77 (140) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 12, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
F: nice white head.
C: hazy orange gold.
A: nice floral hoppy, grassy, malt and yeast.
T: medium body, lively carbonation, 7% version, sweet malty, floral hops, citrusy, spicy, hint of vanilla, very good example of Belgian strong ale, great balanced beer
bonkiedeaap (428) - Leerdam, NETHERLANDS - JUL 4, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from de Bierschuur in Poppel. The beer is amber blonde colored and pours a large and stable white head, with livingly CO2. The aroma is malty (grains), floral (also hops), fruity and a hint of alcohol. The taste is full bodied and mild, with again malts and hops, and a light hint of vanilla. The finish is soft and light bitter.
Achel (179) - GREECE - JUL 1, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bright clear gold beer, small white head. Palate is light and semi dry with a mild crispness. Light pale malts, trace of paper. Light and sweetish esters. Light spice. Trace of fruits before a spicy dry finish. Okay.
cgarvieuk (17335) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg at the red squirrel... Golden amber.. Small white head... Soft yeasty bread fruits nose... Light fizz.. Big bready fruits... Soft candi suger.. Sweet yeast
jamaty (1248) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dorada no muy pálida (miel) con buena espuma que permanece aunque no sea especialmente abundante. Aroma predominantemente frutal. Sabor diferente, tostada, con buenas maltas, y regusto seco. Bastante bubujeante. Y en conjunto bastante bebible pese al alcohol.
HerrBierkoenig (581) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 27/08/16 Pours clear golden liquid, big frothy white head, Aroma: fruity, Belgian phenols, cherries, sweets, strawberries, apricots, Taste: medium sweet, medium bitter, medium sour, metallic off taste quite bold, fruity, apricots, strawberries, marshmallow, Palate: medium body, creamy texture, lively to fizzy carbonation, medium long marshmallow finish, Overall: good, drinkable, but nothing extraordinary, bit unbalanced, metallic off taste, bit dull bitterness.