thomas15 (689) - USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is sweet and estherery banana, clove, vanilla, dough. Beautiful gold with big pillowy white head that leaves dense lacing. Sweet, body of grains, mostly a wheat. Banana reminiscent Of ahefeweizen. Creamy body. Medium to full.
rayaron (416) - Kfar Saba, ISRAEL - JAN 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle sample. Clear light golden with small off-white head, with some sediments. Aroma of candy, champagne, yeasty, soapy with some fruitiness and spiciness. Very sweet flavor, soapy, some herbs, notes of honey, spicy, lavender, quite alcoholic. Lively carbonation, medium-bodied.
Satyroneto (150) - BRAZIL - JAN 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cor dourada escura com tons palha um pouco turva; espuma branca de média formação e persistência de uma fina camada com lacing pouco/razoável (servida na taça da marca que favorece menor expansão da espuma);
Aroma complexo de maçã, uva verde e vinho branco;
Sabor inicial de maçã e uva verde evoluindo pra um final picante e alcoólico que aquece a boca; retrogosto alcoólico e picante de especiarias.
Corpo médio e carbonatação alta.
zvsn (754) - ISRAEL - JAN 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample. Thanks rayaron. Cloudy yellow golden with a large frothy head. Aroma of sweet overripe fruits, coriander, spices, yeast. Moderate sweet, fruity, spices, herbs, light-medium bitterness, well balanced. Medium-bodied, lively carbonation and creamy mouthfeel. Decent.
exeter (399) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a straw colour with great lace. Taste of bananas, bread, citrus, and spice notes. Very highly carbonated, excellent beer, too bad it’s gone now.
neuromatt (1218) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL special release anniversary bottle from Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, served in a branded chalice. Pours hazy orange-golden with a tall, fluffy off-white head that remains and laces well. The nose has big notes of clove, coriander, honey and banana, along with pale malts, Belgian yeast, grain and a touch of cardamom. The flavour is rich and quite sweet, with notes of honey, pale malts, candi sugar and apricot pairing nicely with spicy notes carried over from the aroma. Towards the end, it acquires a subtle pepperiness that leads into a nice spicy, malty finish. On the palate it is medium-full in body with a smooth, creamy texture and average carbonation. Overall, an exceptional Belgian strong ale that takes peppery-spicy notes reminiscent of a tripel and pairs them with the rich malty, fruity sweetness of a quadrupel. Quite a delicious combination! 2014-11-20
jtclockwork (9068) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Etched glass bottle. Pours amber white head. Nose/taste of lemon, caramel, gingerbread, cinnamon, spice and light alcohol bread. Medium body.
__Rb81 (298) - NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home (75 cl). Pours a clear to light hazy golden yellow with a white head. Aroma is grassy floral, with hay, malts, yeast, some cardamon. Taste is sweet malty, fruity, spices, some yeast, floral, hay. Bit of a bitter aftertaste with warming alcohol. Nice, but not really my style.
DuffMan (7138) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with Parksy, Grippitis, JJ. Cloudy yellow with a creamy white head that laces thickly. Lovely floral aroma. Flavours center around sweet, bready pale malts, more floral than spicy, incredibly drinkable for 10%!
SVD (682) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75CL bottle, Cellar find since i forgot i still had it, light golden beer with a small head, aroma sweetness, grain, yeast, fruit. Taste is bittersweet, fruit, yeast, , quite fizzy, quite some alcohol, dont know how much % was added in these 3 years....
eduardovl (987) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2014 750ml bottle served in its own chalice.
A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color forming a big, creamy and compact white head. Long retention and tons of lingering lacings left in the glass
S: Very bready in the nose. Authentic belgian. Delicious bready and earthy yeasts. Sweet grains, a bit fruity, wheat and honey
T: Sweet upfont. Sweet malts, honey, wheat, belgian yeasts. Quite bready and fruity, peaches mainly. Light hoppy bitter end
M: Heavy molasses body. Medium carbonation. Bready aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. Chimay quality
[ BA Review @ 4/14/2013 ]