ADfan (852) - Orange County, California, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The beer has a fruity aroma with a little bit of spice. Taste is refreshing with some apricot and pearís. Slight hoppiness that provides a nice balance.
chibuck (3509) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 2, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle... dark gold, very dark in the center, a light white head forms a thin cap but not much to look at here... by just the name without reading the description I figured this was a Belgian beer, but it smells German with the hops and yeast, too much yeast for me, not enough sweetness to balance out, a faint whisp of apricots on the back... the taste is shockingly light, the yeast and hops are gone, mostly sweet especially on the finish, really to drink for the abv but a touch boring to condone getting again or having to yourself
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ the brewery,
Hazy golden body with some fluffy white head. Honey sweetness in the nose with some spicy yeast and fruit. A bit too much carbination with some citrus and Belgian yeast.
SmashAsh (14) - California, USA - AUG 1, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice yeasty flavor with a slightly hazy golden color. I decent belgian style ale.
Blairgus (4097) - California, USA - JUL 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
29 July 2011, tap at brewery. dark yellow, faintly hazy, no bubbles. nose is rich malt, alcohol, yeast and lightly lemony. med body and moderately fizzy. candy sugar, belgian gold alcohol. actually a really good belgian gold!
daknole (10847) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich golden pour, with a nice white head. Aroma is strong on the stone fruit, honey, wheat thins, yeasty esthers. Flavor is sweet, lots of peaches in syrup, yeast, and crackers.
headheldhigh (100) - Walnut, California, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the source. Pours out a hazy orange yellow with a fast disappearing head. Smells of bubble gum yeasts bananas and pears. Tastes a little sweet with hints of spices. Different form most all other Belgium strong ales. A decent brew and I certainly like to support my local brewers.
Barreras (1539) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 6, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
ours a golden yellow color with aroma of hops, fruit and spice. Taste of dry sweet fruit that leads to a dry finish. A smooth golden ale that packs a punch with its 8.5 % alcohol content. Even though it contains a high alcohol content, its a very smooth, subtle tasting beer.
DarkElf (3051) - La Jolla, California, USA - JAN 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11-Jan-10 (750-ml corked and caged bottle: Purchased 30-Dec-09 for $7.99 at the Pizza Port Bottle Shop in Carlsbad, CA) While the beer style may dictate a fancy, cork and cage bottle, Iím not sure the beer inside is worthy. Malty and sweet in flavor, thereís a fairly prominent note of breadiness running throughout that grows tiring very quickly. It has a very fruity core, with ripe banana, apple, tangerine and fresh apricot, plus bubble gum and spices as well. The complex and enticing aroma is malty, biscuity, and sweet, with clove, cinnamon, cardamom, ripe tropical and stone fruits, raisin and pear. Medium-full bodied into the finish, sweet yet somewhat dry and dusty, and highly carbonated and expansive in the mouth. Not an attractive beer in the glass, it pours a cloudy, orange color, and the large-bubbled head dissipates immediately during the pour. A decent beer, but the overall impression isnít all that noteworthy.
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from my friend Robert. Golden as indicated with a small head. Nose is spicy belgian yeast, malts, cereal. Taste is spicy yeast, malts, breads, cereal, light phenols, some banana, clove, and other various fruits. Palate is light and spritzy on the tounge. Very nice Belgian.