deanso (4509) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
75cl bottle @home shared with friends.
Thick white head. Hazy blond pour. Herbal after-taste. Nice brew.
ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 12, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy deep yellow pour with a big fluffy white head. Aroma is spicy hops, a little bit of clove and banana, and some wonderful Belgian yeast notes. Flavor is smooth, but slightly crisp, a lot of yeast character, and slight pepperiness. Really excellent Belgian ale.
JDBaker11058 (1108) - Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: lightly hazed, deep golden pour with a creamy, thick white head that slowly shrinks to a fat cap, with lots of lace. Aroma: fruity, with lemon, pineapple, some peach, cereal grains, honey, and yeasty spice. Taste: light, honey-ish caramel malts, with a rush of almost sweet tropical fruit, followed by subdued alcohol, all on top of a base of candi sugar and yeast. Finish: slightly fuzzy, with lingering fruit and malt sweetness. Notes: Delicious, though not as complex as their other offerings. Alcohol was extremely well hidden. Glad to have had this gem.
Lowenbrau (1647) - Asturias, Oviedo, SPAIN - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Nice sweet and caramel aromas, along with yeasty ones (distinctive chimay yeast). Pours almost clear, golden, with nice creamy white head, persistent, good lacework. Medium body, high carbonation, crispy texture.Taste is sweet, fruity, astrigent, with a long sweet aftertaste. Quaffable and enjoyable.
ToolHead (266) - København, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75 cl. bottle w/ cork and wire. BB 2015.
Slightly hazy deep gold w/ large, fluffy white head. A powerful, alcoholic, slightly heavy-handed strong golden ale w/ subdued fruitiness and a peppery, marzipany finish.
reebtogi (3802) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml corked bottle pours a light golden color with a 3 finger white head that retains well and leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is fruity with some yeasty notes. Taste is light fruity and malty sweetness with some nice spicy bitterness and a dry yeasty finish. Light to medium body with abundant carbonation leaving a tickle on the tongue. A slight alcohol burn is also noticeable. A decent strong ale, but not as good as the other brews I have tried from this brewery.
kraddel (2348) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 2, 2012
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
blonde, white foam. looks lager-ish . smells perfumed and sweet. tastes heavy perfumes, enters very sweet, has no aftertaste. reminds me of deus and / or the likes of D&G, gucci, ici paris XL, etc. AVOID
fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Corked bottle, bb 2015
Hazy golden color with creamy head. Mild aroma of spicy yeast, bread and fruits. Very smooth mouthfeel; some malt flavor, some spicy yeast, correct bitterness, and alcohol warmth. Pleasant Strong Belgian Ale, yet not impressive.
Boutip (4442) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy deep blonde color ale with a super large off-white head with perfect retention and some good lacing. Aroma consists of fruity ester with some dry hoppy notes and some sweet Belgian style malt. Taste is a great mix between some dry hoppy notes with some really nice fruity ester with light apricot notes with some light residual candi sugar notes and a solid malt backbone. Body is full with great carbonation and light warming alcohol notes. Chimay is not my favourite Trappist brewery but this beer was well brewed and something I could envision having on a regular basis.
Dazz3 (1467) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - OCT 27, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at SMÖF 2012. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Smells sweet fruity, alot of apricote and peaches. Tastes abit parfume, very sweet and fruity, peaches and apricote.