allmyvinyl (4248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at brew night. Pours hazy gold, thick white head, nice lacing. Big Belgian yeasty aromas, spicy and orange sweet. Taste is crisp, dry, spice, some light bready sweetness too. Medium body and very easy drinking. Nice.
panacea (93) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - SEP 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours light golden with thick white head. Nose is spices and characteristic Belgian yeast. Taste is cloves, lemon zest and lots of alcohol. Light body with high carbonation.
Kita (1200) - Koper, SLOVENIA - SEP 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 0.75l, shared with friends. Hazy golden color with medium creamy white head and average sparkling appearance. Aroma of yeast, lemon, orange peel, some berries and hint of herbal hops. Taste starts with moderate sweet grainy malt, follows by refreshing fruity and yeasty acidity, spicy mouthfeel and well hidden alcohol level. Medium body, sticky texture and lively carbonation in palate. Nice one, although it hasn’t completely met my high hopes...
alex_alkis (336) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2014 Citrus and butterscotch in the aroma. The flavor is dominated by a tone of alcohol with some herbs and citrus again. A well made belgian strong ale!
daje (2609) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark golden body with a huge white head. Aroma of fruity yeast, wheat, grass. Taste is mild spicy with banana and a faint citrus note. Light bitterness, sweet honey taste. A bit short finish, which is pretty sweet with yeast. Good, not great.
lgarraes (4) - BRAZIL - SEP 6, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excelente cerveja. Surpreende pela acidez sendo leve e também adocicada no final. Cerveja para brindar bons momentos.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"A sweet fruity zesty take on a golden Belgian Strong. Started off poor, with a volcano upon opening losing about 20% of the beer. Lively carbonation in the feel to say the least. It recovered well however. Fruity floral aroma, with a dry bready component in the finish. Nicely done."
OscarFalls (47) - excelsior, Minnesota, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from the Rose Room at the Plaza Hotel in NYC. Nice nutty flavor with a little spice. Enjoy this with good friends
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Darkmagus82 (1830) - - AUG 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 1-12-13-
Poured from bottle into snifter glass
Appearance- The beer pours a lightly hazed orange golden color with a one finger just off white head. The head fades slowly leaving a nice level of lacing
Smell-The aroma is heaviest of some citrus smells of lemon and orange mixed with clove and a light banana smell. With these aromas are also some moderate lighter fruit smells of pear and apple as well as some hints of a yeasty aroma.
Taste – The taste begins with a bready and citrus flavor. The citrus is mainly orange in taste but there are hints of lemon mixed with it. Other fruit flavors of a more tropical nature (banana, mango, papaya) are upfront as well. The yeast and spice flavors come more toward the middle of the taste. The sweet dwindles a bit as this occurs with the some light, more funk like flavors coming to the tongue. These tastes take the taste to its end where they mix with an increase in the clove and more breadiness to leave a decently fruity and spiced flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel-The body of the beer was rather average to above average in its creaminess and thickness with the carbonation level being a little on the higher side. The thickness was rather nice for the more bready nature of the brew, while the higher carbonation suited the fruit and spice nicely. A good blend for the flavors.
Overall- A rather nice drinking Belgian style strong ale. It had a good flavor profile and transitions with it even at 9% abv being very easy to drink. A quite nice beer to sit back and enjoy.
smaynard6000 (662) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. Pours a golden color with generous foamy off-white head. Fruity aroma with a touch of spices. Slighty sour and tart flavor with plenty of fruitiness and some spices in the finish. Medium bodied with plenty of carbonation. No alcohol notes in the flavor despite it being 9%. This is well done and quite enjoyable.