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 íMonstersí 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 donít really have much to complain about.
Grzesiek79 (2750) - 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 (1121) - 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. Iím not gonna lie, I bought this for the bottle.
mattyb83 (734) - 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 doesnít 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. Iíd take a duvel over it every day that ends in "day".
Fratto (2446) - 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 (3551) - 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 (5343) - 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.
reebtogi (3717) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL ceramic snap cap bottle. Pours hazy golden color with white head and nice lace. Aromas of yeast and spice. Tastes of sweet malt and spice with a medium hop bitterness. Not quite as easy drinking as some other Belgians.
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale Łber alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
jug with a bb of 28/4/14 at dakís 8/14/10.
hazy brownish shade of yellow with a soft white head.
it smells like a mix of lemon, flowers, yeast, honey, wood and doughy malt;
it tastes the same only sweeter. meh. 6/3/6/3/14
ChainGangGuy (4233) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 4, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: Pours a clouded, milky yellow body with a modestly-sized, fizzly white head.
Smell: Aroma of lightly grainy malts and sugary cereals. Slim notes of lemon zest, meadow flowers, spice, and white peaches, which attaches to a waft of alcohol giving a little sniff of schnapps.
Taste: Light pale maltiness, perhaps a bit of pils in the mix, with a moderate sweetness to it. A sousing with water, then a slip of alcohol. Fruitiness of white peaches and soft lemon. Only a slight bitterness is felt. vague peppery spiciness. A bit of enduring sweetness for the lightly acidic, lightly warming finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Drinkability: A beer that never really grabbed me, instead one I just got through, like paying bills or doing the laundry. I found it to be less than appealing and pretty forgettable. You might like it though!