rangerred (659) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - APR 22, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured into a goblet out of a 750ml bottle.
Pours a moderately hazy dark yellow with a very frothy two finger head. The bottle conditioning produces tons of carbonation that keeps that head intact most of the way through the glass. Quite impressive.
The aroma is a wonderful bouquet of citrus and Belgian yeast. A very musty smell with grapes and peaches along with some subtle hints of clove and allspice. There are some floral notes as well and it is all very nice.
The flavor is even nicer than the aroma. Lots of grape and more mustiness along with the same pear that was present in the aroma. A little bit of metal although it really doesn’t detract from the overall experience. Some spice reminiscent of cinnamon combined with clove and even a quick shot of chocolate. Mouthfeel is silky smooth thanks to the carbonation with an extremely dry finish. Alcohol is completely hidden providing just a subtle warming in the chest.
Overall, a fine example of a Belgian Strong Pale Ale and one of the best American ones out there. This, IMO, could stand toe to toe with anything coming out of Belgium and is quite a bit better than many that do. A great beer at a really good price.
armando629 (2206) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
0,75 l bottle, shared with friends from Bierdelux webshop.
Cloudy golden one with a medium foamy-creamy white head. Green apples, coriander, clove in the aroma. Medium bodied one with a spicey flavor profile, fruits like green apples and peach, coriander, yeast. Fine!
VALIS (210) - Nashua, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very light and sweet effervescent sort of smell, almost like champagne. White grape, peach, yeast. Taste is tangy, sweet in a sour way, fairly heavily carbonated. A nice one in the Belgian strong style, just maybe a bit too gassy.
aletiosso (37) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dourada, boa formação de espuma, persistente. No aroma, malte, com médio dulçor, frutas cítricas e herbal. Casca de laranja. No sabor, médio para baixo dulçor, um pouco cítrico, médio amargor no final não persistente.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Jamesthebrit (47) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Grabbed this out of the cellar. It’s about a year old so nothing crazy.
A: Looks good. Hazy golden wheaty color. Explosive head. I poured it into a glass with some laser etching and it’s going crazy.
S: Very musty in the smell. Sugary. Alcohol. herbacious. A bit light.
T: As with the smell only the mustiness is very well controlled. Lots of fruit notes. Lots of earthy notes. Very complex but a little acidic maybe. Alcohol is a little heavy not a lot of bite though.
P: Carbonation is pretty good. Lots of flavors. Pretty full bodied.
Overall this is a solid belgian beer. Very well balanced and brings all the critical aspects of a belgian. A little intense with the alcohol and the flavors are almost too complex to where no one stands out too much. Worth checking out.
Simonsen (230) - NORWAY - APR 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml flaske, fra systembolaget strømstad, lys ugjennomsiktig kobberfarge, hvit lett varig skumtopp, smaker av gjær,malt,frukter. Mye sødme/fruktighet i denne,samtidig som den ikke er for sterk i smaken. Men den er fortsatt noe å varme seg på med 9%
VictorStr (311) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Korkade upp sig själv, gjorde ett märke i taket. Guldigt grumlig med ett högt vitt skumm. Relativt dov aroma, jäst och citrus.
danielyabu (904) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - MAR 29, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
average white frothy head. fair lacing. mostly diminishing. translucent thick dark yellow body. aroma: green/Argentinian apple, hops, metal, cinnamon. if: heavy sweet light bitter. ff: moderate sweet heavy bitter; long duration. palate: light medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, chalky finish. amargor amadeirado, leve semelhança com casca de laranja. o peso dulçor do inicio aparentava uma cerveja enjoativa, que acabou se desenvolvendo de forma totalmente diferente. 140s 60r
Darwenus (383) - Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very blonde from the bottle and has a hazy lemon color in the glass with a big head that stays around. The aroma is sweet and malty with spice and apple notes. The flavor brings out a little citrus, too, and a little heat. Pretty tasty.
jbruner (1117) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow from the bottle with thin cap of lacy white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of sweet Belgian fruity esters and a hint of funk. Taste follows, complex, floral notes, good balance, no hint of the booze. Solid beer.