KajII (763) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2011 Bottle. Poured a cloudy medium yellowish orange with a very large (2-3 finger) white frothy head that had great longevity and excellent lacing.
The aroma was moderately heavy of grain malts, an earthy yeast and flowery hops with nice notes of citrus, banana and a bit of spice (coriander I believe).
It tasted kind of sweet with a hint of citrus at first and then became a bit bitter and quite yeasty with a mild alcohol finish leaving a nice bold flavor lingering on the taste buds for a long while.
Mouthfeel was right in the middle of light and medium in body and had a dry texture with a nice prickly carbonation.
Overall a great Strong Ale with a medley of components coming together for one really fantastic tasting brew which does a nice job of concealing the high alcohol content.
jfb (3416) - GERMANY - MAR 7, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle) pours a hazy golden colour with a frothy white head. aroma of powdered sugar, light kiwi and caramel, with notes of brown sugar and lots of talcum powder. flavour is mostly the same, powdered sugar, cardboard and yeast, with a hint of kiwi, herbal hops, more talcum powder, barnyard and a medium sweetness. medium to heavy-bodied with average carbonation.
krompt (611) - - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
My wife hated it. I loved it. It’s got a caramely taste that I really like.
MattiasA (242) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog. Had this at the Copenhagen Beer Festival a couple of years ago. Wasn’t impressed.
mrohia (121) - - FEB 26, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Croton Reservoir Tavern, NYC, bottle. Cloudy golden. Fizzy mouthfeel. Head goes poof. No lacing. Gassy. Not crazy about it.
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SamTheBarrel (275) - Vallentuna, SWEDEN - FEB 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml corked brown bottle, poured into a Duvel Tulip glass. Appearance is a hazy goldenrod colored with a large airy white head, that reduced quickly leaving a little lacing. Aroma of lemon peels, pears and banana. Flavours of lemon peels, pears, banana and spices. Taste is light sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium-light bodied, smooth bodied and lively carbonation. Overall a good brew, quite similar to Belgian Pale Strong Ales brewed in Belgium.
rgf001 (78) - München, GERMANY - FEB 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Farmhouse, grass, barnyard, resin aroma. Hazy gold with medium head. Leather, dough, woody, yeasty taste. Dry finish.
MattyKakes (58) - Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
First time I’ve ever had one of the Brooklyn local series. Nice Belgian inspired strong ale. It could go head to head with most true Belgian ales. Crisp fruit epervecents. Superb!
Arve_Christian (2663) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On 75 cl bottel. Golden hazy color, good foam. Fruity and floral aromas; medium aroma intensit, light honey notes and good yeast influence. Medium/full body & complexity. Some sweetness, but very well balanced. Very enjoyable
Tobiasoe (51) - NORWAY - FEB 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Off-white medium minus head holding over hazy golden beer. Medium aroma intensity, malty and yeasty aromas with some sweet spice. Medium bodied, off-dry and faint bitter, well-carbonated, refreshing. Flavour intensity not loud but balanced. Alcohol warmth revealed but not bothersome, nice fruit and spices midpalate into a medium finish with the freshness holding. Very useful food beer.
chribban (139) - SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle from Brooklyn Brewery with a Belgian Strong Ale.
Hazy yellow beer with a three finger high, white, head.
Nose: Citrus, Belgian yeast, orange, tropical fruit, spice, honey and alcohol.
Taste: Malt, honey, apricot, orange, citrus, apples and banana.
Medium to high carbonation and a smooth, crisp taste - Great!