muzzlehatch (4420) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 10, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle from Richmond Beverage in Richmond, VT (March 2008), sampled a little below cellar temperature (to start) from a Maudite glass and accompanied by pepperoni, smoked mozzarella and Twin Peaks. Very pale, opaque gold with a moderate fizzy snow-white head that disappears quickly and doesn’t lace....hugely potent spicy aroma of lemongrass, coriander, orangepeel and ginger with underpinnings of pale and caramelized malts faintly showing through....highly carbonated, caramel-sweet at the beginning, with citric acidity and spicy qualities showing up midpalate, drying peppery notes towards the finish which is lightly tart and a bit saison-like....pretty light-bodied and a little too effervescent for my taste, but a solid product and one of the better Brooklyn brews I’ve had, certainly.
Tognetta (291) - Campinas, BRAZIL - JUL 3, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Alaranjada escura, espuma branca de fácil formação e duradoura. Aroma adocicado, maltado, um pouco de acidez do fermento (só fica bom acima de certa temperatura) . Paladar alcoólico, aveludada, dulçor lembra a mel. Corpo médio, carbonatação média. Aftertaste de média duração, caramelizado, maltado, muito bom de beber. Só acho que ficou devendo no aroma, aparece somente acima de 15°C
TH28 (237) - - 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 (370) - 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 (187) - 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 (1454) - 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.