JPDIPSO (5657) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark hazed golden liquid with a creamy looking head. The head does fade rather quickly but does leave a lot of lace. Light vegetable, honey, floral hops, mild pine and malt invade the nose. Malt sweetness starts at the top and lead to some flavor hops (a bit to the floral side). Remains quite sweet all the way through. Somewhat citrusy toward the end and the alcohol is not shy. Does not seem to have some of the yeast characteristics and hits me a bit like the modern Imp. IPA or some barley wines. I like it but ot as complex as I would like this style.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Isaacs. Sampled with Junior. Nice notes of Apricot, sugar, bread and spice. The blend was really nice.
Enteogenisk (152) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle in wine glass. Pours beautifully in a hazy yellow with a half-finger thick head. Aroma is dense with a classic Belgian fasette with a taste that is more like a triple than golden ale. Superb brew regardless.
markextrae (3895) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
sample, poured a deep dark golden colour with a white head on top. nose of floral fruit hops, light crisp malts, minerals, peach, sweet caramel, sweet honey, spices, which should be from the nutmeg. taste is sweet, honey, cherry pits, solid.
Torrefacto (1429) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dorado limpio y espuma blanca. Aromas de fruta verde confitada, canela y pan. Cuerpo denso, sabor de fruta verde confitada, canela y final seco.
staticGen (5) - - MAY 27, 2016 does not count
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Poured into challace. Beer is absolute deep golden with a twinge of apricot hue. Sufficient head without excessive lingering.
Aromas of sweet dough - yeasty, spice and banana - maybe some bubble gum. Rarely a sense of cow manure there too - but not offsetting. This beer has Belgian DNA and not shy about it. Plenty of taste in this beer with a balance of bitterness, sweetness and saltiness going on.
Nice full mouthfeel - great interaction between carbonation and viscociy of the beer. Carbonation is slightly understated, allowing other complexities to shine through.
The beer finishes with an amazing after taste of yummy yeast, spices and bannana. Mineralization and appropriate bitterness remain.
Again, Avery has come up with a winner. As with other beers in this series they are rich in every category including ABV. This one is at 9%. Of all of the beers in the holy trinity of ales, this one impresses me the most, but then I am a big fan of Belgin beers. It’s obvious the folks at Avery have made it their passion to use the highest quality ingredients while applying the goal of perfection in beer alchemy to produce the most impressive beers in the genre. Yet amazingly, while staying true to a category, they produce a beer that is completely unique in its own right. Cheers Avery!
RobertDale (5446) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at Waldo Hopfest 2016. Comes a mostly clear gold with a nice white head. Aroma of fruit, yeast, and malt. Taste is sweet fruit, yeast, malt, floral, and spice. Very nice.
fuzzcro (235) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A solid Belgian. Avery brews some excellent ales and though this is not one of my favorite it is still a fine glass of ale...It’s light, fruity and spicy as claimed though no one flavor overpowers so it is a good blend. The high ABV is hidden well...smooth and pleasant flavor. No lingering bitter and a slight sweetness make it complimentary to the tongue.
rosskyle (532) - - SEP 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Yeast alcohol citrus aroma. Medium light body. Clear golden color with a fluffy white head. Yeast alcohol banana spice flavor. Good balance.
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tightslice (962) - Redwood City, California, USA - SEP 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is floral, fruity esters. Sweet, refreshing and big carbonation. A solid American take on the Belgian Strong style.
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 19, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours a hazy golden with fizzy off white head. Taste and aroma of biscuit malts, some booze, and nice citrus.