Steve_0 (2122) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at United Tastes of Belgium 2012. Appearance is hazy gold with a small white head. Light banana, clove, biscuit, yeast, and citrus in the aroma. Taste is pear, golden raisins, banana, clove, and green apples. Medium body with soft carbonation. Really well-crafted and a pleasant suprise. Very tripel-esque, light and refreshing, especially considering its high ABV. Well-done.
Ratman197 (8869) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Copper Kettle poured a clear tarnised gold with a small lingering wehite head. Aromas of straw, yeast and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of straw, yeast, fruittiness and earthiness with a smooth lingering fruity finish.
sonnycheeba (2979) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours clear gold/yellow with average, creamy white head; short retention and some lacing. Aroma is Belgian yeast, candy sugar, banana, bread malt, grassy hops, light citrus, and herbs. Flavor is sweet malt forward with good supporting fruit esters and faint hops; sweet finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
BeerandBlues2 (9004) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUN 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours clear gold with a medium, fizzy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is light biscuit and straw malt, fruity esters (pear, apple, banana), and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and medium bitterness, heavy fruity esters and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
NielsenRatings (8119) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ CKBC. Golden appearance with an off white head. I got a ton of pils malt elements in the aroma: light citrusy, grainy malt, and grass, along with a slight spiciness. The carbonation seemed a little overdone which along with some pepper notes from the yeast led to kind of an unpleasant mouth feel. Some citrus elements in the flavor but it again seemed dominated by grainy pils malts. Ok.
arminjewell (5590) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour on tap at the brewery, hazy yellow with thin to no head, aroma brought notes nice sweet banana, clove, biscuit notes, touch of caramel, hints of nice spice and peppery phenols, hints of tartness and a slight sharp note. Taste was a nice mix of biscuit, bready notes with a nice white pepper, banana, clove and yeast, finishing fairly dry and a bit acidic.
notalush (4588) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at CK - lightly hazy golden - a simple but fairly balanced Belgian strong - some moderate cereal grain crispness - a light honey sweetness - very ligh phenols, trending toward the peppery end of the spectrum - very light banana - well-masked alcohol - a touch of sulphur through the middle is somewhat off-putting, but otherwise simple and fairly balanced - spicy finish.
onceblind (3575) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden yellow with some chill haze, and a thin foamy head that recedes a little fast. Smell of Belgian blond cereal malts, fruity yeast tones, and light peppery chewy grains. Nice smooth and balanced flavor with a clean linger. Flavor has fruity Belgian yeast as well as a big dose of blonde cereal grain malts. Elegant in its simplicity, big and bold in body, nice Belgo eccentricity.