cgarvieuk (20694) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at de molen 2014 golden yellow... Thin white lacing... Soft bready floral fruit light salty nose... Soft sweet fruits... Soft sweet floral fruit.. Sift light salty floral hop... Light hibiscus fruits linger
KansaiBeerLvrs (4327) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Le Gobelet. Made with Amarillo, Simcoe & Strisselspalt. A light straw gold with an incredibly thick fluffy head. Sweet bready, cinnamon fruity & funky Belgian notes that is very approachable and appetizing. The taste is a really good Trappist style fruity, spicy bready beer. Probably one of the best Belgians made outside of Belgian.
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Habanero (3901) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Golden body with large, lacing and off-white head. Aroma of toasted caramel, herbs, orange, piney notes and yeast. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. Anexcellent Belgian Strong.
Alexd8 (52) - Notre-Dame-de-la-Salette, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Je suis un impie! Qu’est-ce qui se passe pour cette bière? Attentes trop élevées? Style qui n’est pas mien? J’essaie...mon corps refuse! C’est paille aux reflets verdâtres. Le col s’émoustille et disparaît rapidement. Effervescence plus que présente. Le nez est alcooleux, après miel et céréales se ’tagteam’. Encore de l’alcool...10% vous me direz? Et pourtant ... question d’équilibre. Funambule sans filet qui joue dangereusement. La fleur dans l’acool, le miel à l’alcool, la poire william et l’eau-de-vie, la vie sans l’eau. C’est capiteux, chaleureux, nerveux, ça tiraille et c’est chaud chaud chaud. Est-ce la bouteille qui est défectueuse ? Je donnerai une autre chance, un autre jour...à ce prix, on comprendra que ... ça coûte.
HippyHop (600) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer is something else. It smells almost like a sauvignon blanc or a chardonnay. Sweet fruit and heavy dryness, this stuff is intense.
Taste is ripe fruit with a bit of spice. Heavy alcohol taste, but as soon as you notice it, a big floral hop finish just washes it away, which is very nice, and very dangerous. This is a beautiful beer, but it’s 10% alcohol and I’ve only ever seen it in 750ml bottles, so you either have to share it with friends or commit to getting drunk before you crack it open. I see no problem with either scenario.
BrewGoblin (633) - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 17, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Classy bottle, a name referential to the Christian god and able to hide it’s alcohol with more alacrity and artistry than the town drunk? I’m in! Hazy pale yellow with a gigantic and frothy white crown of thorns. A wondrous stench of hay, floral hops, honey, grass, basement and yeast. It has a lightly sweet and somewhat vinous taste to it as well as a soft carbonated body that ends with a crisp wheat finish.
Hidden_Pooch (509) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUL 14, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definitely the most quaffable Belgian strong ale I have had, not overpowering at all. Poured a straw colour with a big frothy head that stuck around. Aroma was of tropical fruit, floral hops, grass. Tasted fruity with honey and floral hops, also had a nice sweetness to it. Had a medium body that was highly carbonated with a tingly feel. Plus it hides its booze levels like a champ. Impressed with this brew.
maximet (157) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden with a thick white foam. Aroma is complex, spice, citrus, pears, lemon, alcohol, cereal notes, herbal. Taste is mainly sweet with a litte bitter and tart aftertaste. Aftertaste is long and has a little annoying thing. Body is round and slick, with a nice, lively carbonation. A great one from this serie!
swiseman (475) - Fredericton, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours an amber-brown with thin head. hop aroma. highly hopped, but bitterness is balanced. Some Belgian yeast on the tongue. However, alcohol finish is overly pronounced significantly diminishing the flavour profile.
UXO (1398) - CANADA - MAY 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a massive three fingers of fizzy white head, gradually settling down and leaving behind heavy lacing. Nose is Belgian yeast, banana, caramel, slight piney and citrus hops. Taste follows suit with grapefruit, pine, and pepper. Mouth feel is medium bodied, with a lingering bitter finish.
Wow - another amazing beer out of Quebec. Apparently they’re not satisfied with cornering the market on strippers and poutine, now they’ve got to out-Belgium the Belgians! This is pure Belgian all the way - brilliant yeasty nose and minimal sweetness on the tongue. I’d’ve liked a little more clove phenol character, but this is world class regardless.