Pyrmir (4737) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - NOV 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at SBWF15. Hazy golden with off white head. Aroma is malty, yeasty, caramel, flowers and grape. Taste is malty, spicy yeast esters, sugar, caramel with low bitterness
TaktikMTL (6571) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Canette de 12 oz achetée chez Beverage Warehouse (Winooski, VT) au coût de 1,75$. Arôme: Odeur de caramel avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est orangée opaque avec une très faible densité de bulle. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de caramel avec une pointe de levure belge et d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’orange en arrière goût. (Rating #6552)
Bulk_Carrier (3021) - Mt Reclusion, Vermont, USA - OCT 21, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
This was poured into a mini-tulip.
The appearance was a decent looking hazy bronzed yellow to orange color with a slim finger’s worth of white foaminess that quickly dissipated leaving barely any lacing.
The smell had a sweet dried apricot aroma rolling about a little bit of light spice.
The taste was basically the same thing with a big dry semi-spiced fruity aftertaste running into the finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Carbonation runs fairly light allowing some wheat to display a little bit of body.
Overall, for a Belgian styled strong ale, honestly, it’s a bit under par. Only have again if fresh.
tnkw01 (1540) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 16, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. To be far I had this one after a North Coast Brother Thelonious which may have influenced my rating. Golden in color with a medium white head. Aroma is subtle spice and just a touch of fruit. A little disappointed in the taste. Taste some coriander, grains and just a tad of sweetness.
GarageBrewer80 (225) - SWEDEN - OCT 15, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Köpt på Stora Örebro. Klar, blaskig, gul färg. Doft av skumbanan. Smak av avslagen cola och lite skumbanan. Vattnig kropp.
rlgk (15334) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
SBWF 2015. Hazy/cloudy golden beer with a decent offwhite head. Malty yeasty aroma, caramel, floral, some grapes. Malty spicy yeasty flavor, sugary, caramel, some glue and fruits. Not my favorite.
hockey9930 (199) - - SEP 17, 2015
1.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Golden and lightly cloudy. Aroma of hay and spices , a bit peppery. Strange off flavor that I can?t place. Maybe formaldehyde. Really awful. I’m hoping I just got a bad bottle because I can’t imagine anyone enjoying this. I’m dumping the rest.
ads135 (3702) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 13, 2015
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
One of the lesser Belgian style beers I’ve had. The yeasty spicyness of this overwhelming and unbalanced. Slick mouthfeel and residual clove flavors. Tried at Nomi with Jess, Ryan, Sabrina, and Andy in 2015.
Guerde (1247) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(can) Pours a hazy gold/yellow with just a smattering of white head. Aroma smells like canned fruit cocktail, syrupy yellow cling peach, with an olfactory emphasis placed on those canned green grapes that are part and parcel of canned fruit cocktail. Some sweet roll as well along with a hit of juniper. Alcohol is also present here and smells way hotter than 7.5%. I would’ve guessed this to be up in the 9’s or 10’s based on the way the booze bombards the bulb. The flavor is less complex than the aroma with somewhat of an insipid sweetness pervading the initial flavor before a pop of the juniper rises up in the mid and rides out with some bitter hops on the finish. Can get some suggestions of crisp wheat twang on the finish as well. That juniper to hop to wheat transition isn’t all that smooth and gives off a bit of a tin-like character mid-way through the move. Booze is more appropriate here in the flavor and doesn’t seem out of place which is an improvement. Mouthfeel is medium and carbonation is a smidge on the high side. I decided to pick up a sixer of this since it was priced to move at a little over $1/can, and even though the flavor and aroma were less than ideal, I still think that this is a decent beer when you factor in the value (thus the higher overall score).
ben4321 (5087) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz can from Winooski Beverage, 9/1/15. It pours a mostly clear golden color, with a slight haze. There’s a small ring of head left on the glass. Slightly fruity, with a decent amount of spice as well. Decent flavor, with some yeast / spice and a bit of herbal notes. It has more of an alcohol flavor than you’d have guessed. Solid. Slightly flawed. I’d still drink this again. It is a little too sweet for my taste overall though.