ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - OCT 7, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A very nice golden ale on par with the best in Belgium. Spicy, effevescent, golden, and dry. Has some lemon and other fruits in the nose.
Brouwerij (914) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 10, 2013
10/9/13: 2002 Salvation on tap at Avery during GABF weekend. Pours a hazy orange with very fine off white head. Decent retention and some thin lacing. Aroma is fruity, sweet, floral, sweet, caramel malt. Flavor is sweet, malty, fruity, with a yeasty, toffee finish. Having a hard time identifying all the flavors, reminds me of aged barleywine. Alcohol is very well masked and the flavors rounded from the aging. Soft carbonation, medium body, very smooth. Even better than fresh Salvation. I have changed my score to reflect an average between the two experiences.
10/5/13: Bottle. Pours a hazy bright orange with bright white head. Decent retention, plenty of lacing. Aroma is fruity, apricot, alcohol, yeasty. Flavor is fruity, sweet, apricot, peach, yeasty, with a yeasty, floral sweet finish, mild alcohol. Alcohol is well masked, though certainly present. Soft carbonation, medium body, and crisp finish. A sweet, fruity, strong belgian.
Nische (633) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rated from backlog. Pours a hazy amber color. Medium sized fizzy head. Aroma of toasted bread, grainy malts, raisin and spice. Very similar taste. Medium bodied.
dbhenry (116) - El Paso, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy appearance with a medium head. Medium to full bodied, with good malt flavor and strong hop flavor. Balance favors the hops.
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Snifter at Brews Cafe on 9/1/13. Clear gold to amber pour with a thick off-white head. Aroma of banana, clove, herbs and circus peanuts. Malt and marshmallow flavor up front, giving way to banana and slight herbs before a dry finish.
DCLawyer (1358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber->Trappist. Hazy gold-orange with frothy white head. A: yeast, coriander, sugar, fruit, spice. T: sweet sugar, yeast, spice, himt of banana. Moderate carbonation. Decent.
gregwilsonstl (1023) - Missouri, USA - AUG 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thick head. Lots of spices. Kinda yeasty. Cinnamon and something I can’t place. Can’t really taste the alcohol.
swesson (174) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
An Abbey Ale in the Belgium tradition, this beer reminds me of my first Duvel or Chimay. Foamy, foamy head. Notes of cinnamon and lemon. This is a white wine, a big white, like a chewy, oaky Chardonnay of a beer.
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Minderbinder (1671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours nice golden with low white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma is of fruits, honey, wine, malt, citrus, phenol?. Taste is of fruits, sugar, malt. Palate: Medium body. Overall: Not bad. Very fruity.
czar (4100) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
post-cascade + upright tasting sessions - ’coz we’re porks. pours hazy light golden with a small white head, some retention. honeyed and lightly toasted malts, very spicy and fruity - fruit salad and phenolic bananas. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily and a tad sweet, short but present grassy-spicy finish. triple-like offering. ok.