wilnatp (622) - Minnesota, USA - APR 23, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Cloudy gold/brown pour. Small white head. There was a decent amount of sediment in the form of brown flakes. Floral and citrus hops. Lively, almost sharp palate.
skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy orange-gold color with quick diminshing white head. Aroma is fruity and cereal malts. Taste is complex; Cloves, banana and honey up front Moderate hop presence that balance out the sweetness nicely. Finish is a little bit astringent. Overall, I am impressed. Very drinkable. I’ve been selling this for 5 years and this is my first taste but for 12 bucks a bottle it may be awhile before I taste this one again.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 22, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml "Monsters" Bottle: Aroma of malt, Belgian yeast, fruit, and caramel. Poured amber/gold in color with a small to medium-sized, loose, white head that diminished but became creamy and dense over time. Cloudy. Sparkling. Full of small and medium-sized particles throughout. Flavor is lightly sweet. Tastes of malt, Belgian yeast, banana, grain, light caramel, light hops, and light spices. Medium body. Lightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Malt, Belgian yeast, banana, spice, hop finish is dry. 7.2%ABV is completely hidden throughout.
KickInChalice (860) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
From notes. First reviewed 10/3/2011. Poured from a 22 oz. ceramic Monsters bottle into a tulip.
Out of a very unique ’Monsters’ flip top ceramic bottle, this pours a hazy golden tangerine color. Lots of resplendent carbonation refreshes a creamy white head. Initially a large cap rests on top, but a thinner film remains for the duration of the glass. Nice lace down the sides of the glass.
The aroma is fairly sweet. White grape and green apple work with a honey sweet pale malt to provide this effect.
The flavor is fairly sweet as well. A gentle honey sweetness and bready malt carries the flavor into the fruit. White grapes and green apples and then a vague spiciness. The end of the sip has a slightly medicinal flavor and remains sweet.
The body of this beer is on the fuller side of medium. The carbonation is soft and creamy smooth. A grainy feel exists in each sip.
Without a ton of complexity, this ends up being a fairly plain, fairly sweet Belgian Strong Pale Ale. The best thing about it is the bottle. But since that was the reason I picked it up in the first place, I don’t really have much to complain about.
Grzesiek79 (3307) - Radom, POLAND - JAN 25, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
cereal, herbs, basement aromas, banana, vanilla, orange, minimal head, frothy, brown foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, creamy, full body, astringent,
Atom (1448) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ceramic Monster bottle pours a hazy golden brown with a medium white fluffy head. Aroma is Belgian yeast. Taste has a musky dry flatness surround by Belgian spices, some lemon and floral. I’m not gonna lie, I bought this for the bottle.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Slightly hazy straw yellow color with small white head. Yay!!! A beer that doesn’t look like poop for once tonight, and one that actually has a little bit of a head on it. Two firsts in one pour. Fruity and floral aroma with all the typical belgian esters, but also a touch of lemon and potpourri. Taste is slightly grainy, slight nutmeg/clove and cinnamon. Meh. Just nothing that makes this beer interesting. It reminds me of every generic belgian ale with nothing that makes me want to drink this again. I’d take a duvel over it every day that ends in "day".
Fratto (2655) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Monster bottle from pikapp327. Light orange pour with a big white head. Aroma is grass, musty, yeast, and awkward. Taste is cinnamon, spice, clove, and yeast.
Cavie (3844) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from pikapp327. Big ceramic monster bottle. Pours a cloudy yellow golden color with a white head. Peanuts and popcorn on the nose. Dusty as well. Flavor is Belgian yeast with a very dry finish.
thirdeye11 (5635) - Dallas, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(750ml ceramic fliptop bottle) clear pale yellow with a thick meringue like head that reminds of Duvel. Nose is floral and sweet malts, spices. Tastes like Duvel also, light bittering hops, sweet and floral with a bit of an odd umami flavor.