mcaron45 (8) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy, med golden color, thin head. Aroma of oranges. Clove, orange, sweet, very faint spicy hops bitterness. Overall, I like this beer!
gas4uguy (5) - Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Stand-offish at first but increasingly grew on me as it went down. Drank bottled and a bit sour at first but finished pleasing to the palate.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
beerbaaron (842) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy light orange amber with medium to small creamy white head, partially lasting. Pleasant light aroma, belgian yeast, light citrus, light spice, slightly candied. Flavor follows but more on the sweeter side. Medium body. Palate a little syrupy. Moderate bitterness, fairly sweet. Good down nicely enough, especially for the alcohol content, which isnít really noticeable.
JK (4230) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I thought it was fairly light and refreshing, and I am surprised to see it is so high in alcohol. Lightly sweet with yeast and sugar. A little spice on the palate, though I donít know if there are actually any spices. Good.
joshwoodward (454) - - AUG 23, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a bottle. Solid, and remarkably refreshing for 8.5 percent. Nice and spicy, herbal and full flavored.
gruberm (302) - - AUG 16, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Ggvku decent enough Belgium ale. For my money I'd just get the real thing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jmcgavin12 (413) - Madison, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is not strong with really any flavor. Some malt spice, a bit of yeast but very faint and very faint head as well. Taste is weak and the body is pretty light. Sweet with an almost crisp finish. Has the taste of a belgian but not well refined. Refreshing and decent but nothing to write home about especially with the other beers Central Waters has to choose from.
HighWine (931) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap in a tulip at Map Room Chicago. Chestnut gold pour, darker than the name suggests, with a very dense cream colored head. Full coat for lace. Woman is faint yeast that --honestly-- smells like freezer burn. The flavor, however, is outrageously good. No freezer burn here. Creamy, airy, but with lots of flavor. Sweet golden malts are masterfully woven with the flavors of the Belgian yeast and European hops. Amazingly balanced and executed. Grassy hop bitterness sits atop mild sweetness in the finish.
notalush (4574) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I bought this hoping it was some kind of sessionable Belgian single - I hate when brewers donít list abv on their bottles - it says "summer seasonal perfect for a hot summerís day" - was it not unreasonable for me to assume it was a light, low abv beer? - anyway, Iím over that now - mostly because this is a fairly decent (albeit slightly overly spicy) Belgian strong - pour is hazy gold - aroma of orange peel, candi sugar, white pepper, coriander, toasted grain - flavor is medium sweet, lightly estery, moderately phenolic (spicy/peppery) - some notes of apricot and citrus peel - slight earthy, dusty yeast notes - finish is spicy, with lingering tropical notes - a decent strong Belgian ale.
morydd (1) - Illinois, USA - JUL 6, 2013 does not count
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Cloudy with light head. Good flavor but some banana Esther. Sharp carbonation, but otherwise good mouth feel.