slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 $7-8ish. Awesome Belgian style ale w/ heavy spices, yeast, & an obvious alcohol linger. Veery niiice!
TH28 (234) - - JUN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. No production date available. Appearance: Light golden, slightly hazy, thick frothy white head.
Aroma: Spicier than normal Belgian yeast, with the normal fruity esters of apple and pear. Bready, wheat malt aroma with a hint of lemon zest.
Taste: bready malt sweetness with clove, apple, and pear.
Mouthfeel: medium body with a high carbonation and soft but strong alcohol warmth.
Finish: Bready malt lingers with pear esters.
Overall: Nice BGS. Yeast a little spicier than normal but balances the rich malt. Strong fruity esters, and alcohol is smooth instead of biting.
Turtles (359) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Hazy orange white fluffy head. Aroma; yeast, sweet orange, sweet malt. The taste is fruity, yeast, herbs, orange. Aftertaste dry yeast.
Johnstledger8 (186) - Dublin, IRELAND - JUN 4, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with a mostly lasting dense white head. Floral aroma, pine, mango, peach, apricot, pear. Taste is of apples, pepper, mango. Medium to high carbonation. Great stuff.
pilgrimoutlaw (863) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours hazy gold with thick white head. Citrus, bubble gum, banana, fruity esters, cloves, wheat, spices. Moderately bitter and sweet. Medium bodied. Moderately crisp, but with creamy undertones. Other than a little too much acidity, a fantastic blonde.
Douberd (3129) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Brooklyn Local 1) Bottle 750 mlcorked and caged at home, served into a tulip, ABV 9%
Opens with a loud pop, the cork goes flying and somewhere downstairs, I guess the vacuum cleaner wll get it. Light gush, nothing to worry about. Bright golden yellow colour on the body, crystal clear, huge and thick white head, with average retention, leaving spots of lacing on the glass.
Fruity aroma with light apricot, peach, some yeast, light citrus, fresh straw.
Nice taste, again some yeast present, citrus, apricot, light peach, grass, straw, some hints of spices.
Medium thin body with good carbonation.
A well done example of a belgian strong ale.
SkillsFactory (148) - ITALY - MAY 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dorata, mediamente carbonata, corpo medio, schiuma bianca mediamente persistente che lascia il classico merletto di Bruxelles sul bordo del bicchiere.
Al naso lievemente speziata, coriandolo, leggero limone, uva passa e lieviti.
Al palato "caramellosa" e maltata, nota alcolica sul finale.
Classica Belgian strong golden ale.
Iznogud (1448) - CROATIA - MAY 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 750 ml from Vrutak, Zagreb, Shared with JFK10000. Pours cloudy yellow with white head. Malty and fruity, bit spicy. Yeasty and on the sweet side.
EatMore73 (30) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy gold with a foamy white head. Aroma of grain and fruit, a little grassy. Tastes of grain, a bit of sweet fruit, light grassy hops-- a bit of alcohol too. Average bitter finish. Medium body.
c1raider (73) - New York, USA - APR 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, this is smooth for 9 abv. Lacks the strong yeast taste, though still present, of many Belgians. Similar to a saison.
SG111 (493) - New York, USA - APR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml botle. Pours into a tulip with a preposterously large head. Murkey golden yellow calor, big white frothy head. Aroma is lemon, coriander, clove, wheat, slight orange, citrus, hop character, and quite a bit of Belgian spice character. Flavor is lemon, hops, citrus, honey, clove, really nice. A lot more hop character than expected. Not overly sweet but still characteristically Belgian. Very solid. Effervescent mouthfeel. Spice character lingers.