dnstone (2341) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 3, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet and spicey aroma with alcohol notes. Tastes like sweet spiced pears; watery and alcohol notes. Gold color.
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at ’Au Fut et a mesure’, Lille, 12th Dec 09. Very clear yellow gold. Very small head. Soft lychee flavour with a dustiness at the start of the sip. Too little aroma. Palate is light and the flavour fades fast.
Eructoblaster (3259) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 29, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 330ml. Cloudy blond body with a thin white foamy head. Fair malty/hoppy aroma with grassy hints. Taste is well balanced, but it lacks complexity. It carries honeyish notes and ends with a decent bittersweet finish.
Dogbrick (9109) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from La Maison Belge in Puerto de la Cruz, Canary Islands. This beer pours a somewhat murky golden yellow color with a medium off-white head that dissipates slowly. Thick rings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of yeast, fruit and flowers. Medium body with flavors of yeast, fruit, toasted malt and mild spice. The finish is yeast and fruit and lingers a little while. Slightly above average overall.
wekker84 (1785) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - DEC 2, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
250 ml bottle a hazy yellow colored beer with a little bit of foam a light spiced aroma with some sweetness taste sweet spices and a little bite fruity
foodtraveller (61) - BELGIUM - NOV 30, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Fresh and fruit nose. Clear colors with a good foam. Honestly the taste is rather short and the palate rather light. Furthermore, it goes straight to the head. Not worth drinking.
stfrancis (56) - Heffingen, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 29, 2009
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Small 25 cl bottle. Golden colour. Sweetness, corn, light palate. Not very complex for a belgian ale.
sound67 (223) - Offenbach, GERMANY - NOV 26, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tiny 25cl bottle, as pictured.
Cold-filtered blonde pours a cloudy pale yellow with a smallish white head. Little lacing.
Aroma of orange, coriander and yeast.
Medium-bodied strong pale Belgian ale with a thick, creamy mouthfeel. Active carbonation.
Taste is dominated by coriander as well, with some other herbal spices in the mix. A citric edge to keep things fresh, and a malty note for gravity. Sour and herbaceous finish, with a faintly spicy after taste.
This beer is better than some comments here seem to suggest. It’s certainly not "simple", and also agreeably less sweet than many other Belgian strong ales. Because of the many spices, its suitability as a session ale is limited. If the price were right, I would probably drink this more often. Expensive as it is, it’ll be a one-off - probably.
proesti (58) - Lille Nord, FRANCE - NOV 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden blonde beer with little white mousse. Aroma is sweet with some spice. The taste is sweet with little spice and some herbal tones too. A little banana, some malts, hop and honey
donfardz64 (538) - Wellington, New Zealand, NEW ZEALAND - OCT 26, 2009
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours hazy golden, thin white head.
Aroma is very Belgian. Coriander, cloves and candi sugar.
Flavour is quite simple. Bit metallic, grainy. Warm alcohol, sugary sweet. There is a faint mustiness, herbs. Dry finishing with lingering coriander.
Perhaps this bottle is quite old, but it seems all about the dryness and yeast character.