Cybercat (2466) - Georgia, USA - JAN 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rich aroma has fruity, clove, malt and yeasty notes - it smells almost like unbaked bread but with an earthy hint. It pours a clear golden with a fairly typical white head that leaves some decent lacing. Flavor - such flavor, a malty core; strong yeasty and fruity notes, the latter mainly pear plus a touch of banana; earthy and clove hints. Smooth, firm texture has plenty of fizz and sass, leaving a fruity, yeasty and rather tingly finish. This Belle is a heavenly brew!
jgb9348 (3970) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 25, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice crisp hazy golden orange coloured body with a dense tan head - perfect in appearance at least! Aroma of yeast, coriander seed, curacao, lemons and a lot of wheat - pretty damn nice too! Medium-bodied; Strong assertive spices with cloves, anise and yeast coming through big time. Potent and complex aftertaste - pretty nice and spicy, not much sweetness here. Overall, a very nice beer - I don’t know how people didn’t like this one...I thought it was really good for an American brewing this style. I think it’s more of a tripel than anything else, but it could be classified by a plain old Belgie Ale. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Durham, North Carolina on 31-August-2008, sampled at home in Washington on 24-January-2009.
Cletus (6182) - Connecticut, USA - APR 25, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours a hazy amber with a soapy white head. Smells of bananas, some spice. Tastes of dry yeast, some spice, dough. Mouthfeel is spicy with a finish that is crisp. Nice!
AndyW68 (394) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orange yellow with white head. Hoppy corriander nose. Sweet hoppy spiced taste. I like it.
Itzjerm (582) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice beer. Not a true belgian... but a pleasant nutty flavor. But still an expected belgian sweetness. Thin head, light cloudy... not as cloudy as most belginas.
unclemattie (3711) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours, with a slight haze, golden. Thin white head. Aroma of a bready yeastiness. A very Belgian Ale aroma. Lots of dough, hints of lemon zest. Flavor is a medium sweetness, dough. Light bodied.
alexsdad06 (3044) - Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle courtesy of OldStyleCubFan. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a small white head. The aroma opens with a big candy sweetness surrounded by bananas, yeast, and spice. The flavor does not have the over the top sweetness as the aroma might indicate. Fruity, with a good mix of yeast, dough, and spice. Mouthfeel was medium/full with a crisp finish. This was better than I was expecting.
Braudog (5028) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured hazy, mandarin-orange, with an initially fizzy head that boils up into a cumulous-cloud of poofy foam. The aroma is quite full of yeast and citrus blossoms. Despite that hint, the initial sip is a little shier than that ... easy to drink, mellow, and just lightly impacted by a subtle tropical fruit essence. For a 7% beer, this is terribly light and easy to drink, dangerous indeed. (#4407, 12/18/2011)
maltdog (592) - Colorado, USA - MAR 30, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cloudy marigold, short foam rubber head. Yummy spice-and-citrus nose has hefeweizen notes and kiwi. Spicy/fruity flavor is far milder than the aroma suggests- apple/pineapple and yeasty taste, clovey phenol finish. Medium palate, gritty texture. Very nice.
MiP (12183) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 7%. Peppery aroma with a little spicy hops. Cloudy pale yellow colour. Small white head. Quite fruity flavour, good breadiness, some alcohol. Dried fruit notes. Good mouthfeel.