gnoff (7030) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at the brewery, on October 15, 2012
Hazy yellow to golden color, white head. Sweet, alcohol, phenoles, malt, bitter taste. Metallic aftertaste. Smooth mouthfeel, medium high bitterness. Sweet, spicy, phenolic scent.
Robbievegas (230) - Las vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I picked this up in the bottle from Goody Goody in Addison, TX. Fuzzy fruit aromas. Taste sweet malt first, hints of nutmeg and cinnamon, lingering bitter hoppy aftertaste.
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superspak (1895) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled 7/28/2011. Pours moderately cloudy golden amber color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Good spotty foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of big lemon, pear, peach, biscuit, nuttiness, pepper, herbal, earth, floral, honey, clove, light banana, and yeast spiciness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity, balance, and strength. Taste of pear, peach, biscuit, nuttiness, pepper, herbal, floral, earth, honey, light clove, and yeast spices. Lingering notes of light fruits, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, earth, honey, clove, and light yeast spices on the finish for a bit. Very well balanced flavors with nice complexity; no cloying sweetness at all after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick and lightly crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian strong golden ale. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; extremely smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one. Avery does a really nice job on many of their Belgian styles.
wlajwl (3322) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is a mix of spices, bread and nuttiness. The flavor is medium nutty malts, an undercurrent of fruit/citrus and a medium sweet/smooth finish.
sjohnny (305) - - SEP 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy orange gold color. Orange and grapefruit flavors. Hoppy right on the edge of too hoppy. Medium bodied. Gets better as it goes.
frisedel (3) - SWEDEN - SEP 22, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mycket väl balanserad golden ale, passade väldigt väl till cheescake. Smaken sticker inte ut mer än andra men den faller inte heller i gruppen av öl som bara finns.
kdm1984 (561) - Missouri, USA - SEP 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Spicy, yeasty, lemon zesty, hoppy, sour. Immense head; little lacing. Smooth, but big alky burn at the end - seems higher than just 9%. Liked it, but, there are far better Belgian Strongs. Good, but not one of the greatest.
arkurzynski (1287) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the source. Deep golden pour. Moderate Belgian yeast fruitiness with pear/banana, light alcohol, and floral hops. Flavor is initially lightly sweet malt, dried fruit, ester and spice that fades to a moderately dry, spicy finish. Moderate hop bitterness and a little alcohol. Nice level of carbonation.
oc4111 (119) - USA - SEP 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber poured into a large Duvel tulip glass. Pours a hazy amber with a nice three finger head and all sorts of lacing. Poured this one a little on the cold side. Once it warmed up it really opened up. Aroma is Belgian yeast, cinnamon, peaches and a hint of alcohol. Taste comes across the same with the alcohol burn a bit more pronounced on the end. Nice dry finish.
SaintMatty (4279) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml Bottle - Hazy gold/amber with a small head. Malt, spice, dried apricot, hops and yeast in the aroma. Fruity, sweet and spicy taste with notes of ginger, cinnamon, yeast, apricot, lemon and honey. A lot of body and plenty of flavour. Very easy to drink for the strength.