ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a mildly hazy golden color. The head is a rocky three finger white shade. It really has the texture I look for in the style, but perhaps not the retention. A decent amount of splotchy lacing is left on the glass.
S: There’s a definite apple presence here, to the point where it seems like a dry cider at times. Other noteable aspects include bubblegum, phenols, earthy hops, and some subtle spicing. Decently complex, a lot more than I expected from a canned BSPA.
T: It opens with both a pleasant touch of phenol and distinct breadiness. Touches of spice and fruit esters appear mainly near the cidery, apple-laden finish, though it should be said there isn’t a significant presence of Belgian yeast here. A faint hoppy bite sometimes appears. Perhaps a little sweet, as well, but certainly refreshing.
M: This is where the lack of bottle conditioning lets it down. The back end is a bit syrupy, and it doesn’t feel that lively on the palate. Or maybe it’s not much of a letdown - there’s no annoying astringency some in the style feature, either. It slides down the tongue without any friction: in layman’s terms, it’s every bit as dangerously drinkable as the best in the style.
O: I’m always skeptical of any Belgian-style ale in a can - they always seem syrupy and strange. This, however, really does a deft job of skating around the fact that it’s not bottle conditioned by successfully pulling off a sweeter, more cidery bend. Even better, it keeps the epic drinkability I look for from the style. It’s not quite Duvel, but I reckon it’s as good as a canned BSPA can get.
jsquire (3863) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - NOV 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow color with a sticky white head. Candy sugar, pear and a hint of earth. Fruity esters, lemon, bitter orange peel, candi sugar sweetness, and a light, almost wheaty malt profile. The alcohol is well hidden. Decent Belgian golden.
jgb9348 (5231) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rich copper coloured body with a golden glow and a thick off-white head. Aroma of malt, alcohol, grain and a bit of yeast - not too much going on. Medium-bodied; Strong malt flavours throughout with a lot of grain, alcohol and sweetness near the end. Aftertaste shows a lot of yeast, grain, dry malt and even some light sugars, but a relatively complex flavour. Overall, a nice beer with a good profile, but nothing great, still, well worth trying if you can find it! I sampled this twelve ounce can purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 05-July-2015 for US$2,49 sampled at home in Washington on 22-October-2015.
Westchesterco (1540) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 12 oz can it is a clear golden color with a slight head. The aroma is banana and citrus the taste is malty and some after taste of Metal
Iphonephan (4994) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 12 oz can at home. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Aroma of banana and floral notes. Flavors of hibiscus and slightly metallic (must be the heavy metal roots). Slightly bitter finish.
skatanarchy (203) - - JUL 24, 2015
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
더 브루어스 아트 - 오지 7.3% ABV 오지오스본 헌정맥주인가, 하고 검색해 보니 오지오스본이 법원으로 부터 사용금지 처분을 받게 한 맥주. 현재에는 비즐리라는 이름으로 변경. 실제로는 듀벨에 헌정된 맥주
허락도 없이 남의 고유한 이름을 가져다 쓰는 좀 정신 없는 놈들인듯. 벨지언 스트롱 에일 듀벨 헌정을 한 걸로 보아 오지오스본 팬인것 같기도 하다. 아무튼 비지니스 수완이 그리 좋지는 못한듯. 실제로는 듀벨에 발끝에도 미치지 못하는 어설프고 독한 에일
프로비ᇯ 로드 아일랜드, 미국
gripweed57 (1111) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce can. Bright brassy gold color topped by a moderate rocky white head. Yeasty, fruity malt nose redolent of lemon peel. Sweet lemony malt flavor with hints of peppercorns and more yeast. Dry finish is sticky and cloying. Good interpretation of Duvel, though not quite at that level.
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pale golden pour. The nose is lightly yeasty and spicy. A very clean
dry pale malt character. There’s a touch of spice and some nice fresh
spiciness as well. Fresh and lightly yeasty. Tasty Belgian strong.
Tayeth (511) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Geruch ist schwach und geht in Richtung Weizen, auch vom Geschmack her fast wie Weizenbier. Leicht süßlich, aber nicht so fruchtig, im Abgang fast ein bisschen säuerlich.
gueuze (684) - - JUN 4, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Farbe sehr hell, klar. Geruch alkoholisch. Sehr hopfig im Geschmack, die 7%kommen nicht durch. Seltsamer Beigeschmack.
suprchunk (2744) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUN 2, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a can, as Ozzy. Clear golden pour. Cream head. Plenty of lacing. Malty aroma, notes of spice. Malty flavor with a sweet spicy note.