Mklein818 (172) - Etterbeek, Virginia, BELGIUM - NOV 8, 2009
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
I’m not usually disposed towards dry golden beers of the Belgian variety, but Valeir Divers knocked my socks off... When I was asked to describe the taste, the first term that came was "aristocratic." It is dry without being weak or unduly bitter, having almost a savoriness to the flavor instead. This is what Duvel would like to be when it grows up.
argo0 (11866) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Large, rocky off-white head atop hazy apple juice body. Aroma is moderately sweet, yeast, straw, some clove, orange, light bubblegum, allspice. Taste is moderately sweet, yeast, straw, orange/floral, light clove. Watery light-medium body, low carbonation.
JoeinDahlem (1350) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - OCT 4, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle pours bright but hazy gold with some odd floaties remaining in suspension throughout. Nose like toasted white bread, sweet marmalade, and creamed ripe banana. Sweetish taste, mild bitterness. Lively carbonation despite fairly full body. Backtaste of banana, pineapple juice, rum, but alcohol subdued enough. A bit sweet and strong to be useful, but still damned interesting.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
LIght straw color with a voluminous off-white head. Fluffy head lasts for the entire quaff. Pale malt, grassy hops and a hint of light fruit in the aromas. Some really nice scents buried deep, but I really had to search for it. Pale malt, honey, and hints of alcohol in the flavors. Touches of floral hops in the middle. Light pepper and alcohol in the finish. Some rough parts surrounded by some really nice edges.
anders37 (18351) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 12, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy pale golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy aroma with some hints of citrus. Fruity malty spicy flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy finish.
saxo (14423) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 31, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Huge head with excellent duration. Color is pale golden. Aroma and taste are yeast, fruits, alcohol, malt and citrus.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - AUG 10, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Copper hazy body with a white foamy head. Hints of citrus lemon grass and a tangy spicy yeast. Pepper, clove and bubblegum notes. Full with a sweet chewy body with a wheat and light spicy fruity body. Nice brew.
DJMonarch (9162) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 9, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Bottle at Chris O’s, GBBF Week 08/08/2008 (Thanks to oh6gdx)
Large white head. Fruity aroma. Carbonation. Golden coloured and a little hazy in appearance. Strong in alcohol with fruit and some spice flavour. Malty finish.
coharahawk (170) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 17, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap at Palm Tavern. Pale yellow with fluffy white head. Aroma is loaded with corn, wheat cloves, and belgian yeast. The smell distinctly reminded me of being at Summerfest the week before and smelling the roasted corn they were selling everywhere. Flavor is extremely corny as well with some sweet and spicy notes asl well. Finishes surprisingly bitter and dry. Not a big fan of this one.
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at The Palm Tavern. The beer pours to a very pale golden body with a stick to the glass white head. The aroma is sweet light brown sugar and a lightly spicy (yeasts) maple pecan granola. The flavor is sweet maple pecan granola, herbal/grassy hops, and light brown sugar. Sweet medium body.