hfmejias (606) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11.2 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured cloudy, golden in color nice fizzy white head that leaves a lot of lacing. Aroma of yeast, malts and fruit and booze. Taste is quite consistent, very malty with a lot alcohol. Liked it, not bad but perhaps not the easiest drinker out there, quite strong.
ContemplateBeer (1405) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma: (6- Above average) Dough/ointment, some pear, a little floral. Appearance: (4- High quality) Translucent gold pour with fluffy, slightly sticky white head. Flavor: (6-Above average) Lots of ointment, somewhat doughy, pear liquor, floral undertones. Palate: (5- World class) Full body, creamy texture, effervescent carbonation, long ointment finish. Overall: My least favorite from the Augustijn series, but by no means bad.
Geokkjer (5221) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, courtesy of Meilby. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of rubber hose, some herbal notes, fruitiness and malt. Flavor is sweet and fruity with some alcohol, sugar, rubber and yeast.Medium body, average carbonation.
Meilby (6235) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 29, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, sugar, alcohol, motor oil and rubber. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
MrBeerFanatic (801) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light straw color fizzy foamy head. Aromas juicy fruit, hay, straw, and Belgian yeast. Flavors of Belgian yeast, light juicy fruit, slight cardboard, hay. Medium sweet with very little aftertaste.
dlihcsnatas (218) - Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had to pour this one very slowly into glass. It was making a head as soon as I popped the top and took some time pouring it to keep the massive head from going over. Smells of alcohol and candy. Tastes like some sweet malts with a shot of liquor in it. It is not bad but not something I would want to spend the higher cost for.
superspak (2115) - Michigan, USA - JUN 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 7/20/2011. Pours slightly cloudy golden amber color with a nice 2 finger foamy and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big apple, lemon, pear, grape, banana, floral, clove, pepper, honey, candi sugar, bread, light bubblegum, and yeast earthiness. Excellent aromas with great balance, strength, and complexity of fruity/spicy ester notes with moderate malt balance. Taste of big apple, lemon, pear, grape, banana, clove, honey, floral, candi sugar, light bubblegum, bread, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, banana, clove, pepper, honey, candi sugar, bread, light bubblegum and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of fruity/spicy ester flavors; with a moderate malt balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent Belgian strong pale ale! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy esters with moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on. A highly enjoyable offering.
PriorL (1138) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
APPEARANCE: gold yellow beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: yeast, dry nose, some wood? oranges, somewhat burned even, quite a strange nose...
TASTE: again the strange taste... don’t really like it... quite dry and some alcohol.
pictoman (326) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured from 330mL bottle. Slightly hazy golden yellow with small white head. Aroma is predominantly pear and yeast with some mild lemon. Some pear on the taste with resin. Quick finish that leaves a bitter slightly metallic aftertaste. A little grass like.
Scopey (5287) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Staminee de Garre, Brugge. It pours golden yellow with a thick white head. The nose is pear drops, melon, sherbet, hay, pear skin and honey. The taste is hay, spice, earth, warming alcohol, sherbet, pear, melon, icing sugar, light toast and white grape with a dry finish. Medium-full body, moderate carbonation and velvety mouth-feel. Decent all-round.