dinkle50 (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden clear pour with a huge head. Wild aroma with lots of yeast. Taste is strong with plenty of bitterness. Very clean. Mouth is a little acrid and painful. Nice balance in this beer though.
tmrmwel (1720) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours slightly cloudy golden, with an enormous creamy head. Aroma is zesty citrusy hops, and fruity Belgian yeast, with wooden notes and kandi sugar, as well as malty notes with honey. Full, creamy body, with soft carbonation. Flavour is fruity hops and tart yeasty notes with perfume and wooden barrels, as well as kandi and malty notes of bread, toffee and a slight alcoholic sting. Lingering, fruity yeast in the finish.
JohnGalt1 (1537) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
3 finger head took forever to die back.. descent lacing.. brew is very hazy peachy gold.
Aroma is a phenolic mix of sweet and sour fruit.. green apples and underripe apricots... a little lemony..
Flavor mirrors the aroma .. same fruitiness with more spice .. white pepper ... cardamom and lite clove.. slight melon with a encompassing maltiness that does a good job tying the complexities together.. mouthfeel is light for the style .. way too much fizzy carbonation.. semi dry finish is the only place where I can detect a grassy hop presence.
Vinx (107) - ITALY - AUG 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pale hazy color with a huge rocky very long lasting foam. Complex aroma of citrus, sweet yellow fruit, cloves, banana, pepper, biscuit with hints of coriander. The phenols, pepper above all, are noticeable even in the mouth and last a long after the last sip. Thin body, bitter, well hidden alcohol: all things that make it so drinkable. It’s the whole Belgium shrinked in a bottle. A great beer.
jamestulloch (3372) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cork & Cask. Hazy bronze body with a medium off-white head. Steady carbonation. Good lacing. Aroma of stewed rhubarb, cinnamon, brown bread, floral hops and mashed red apple. Flavour of apple strudel, marzipan and nuts. Medium body with a frothy mouthfeel. Lively fizz. Sweet and spicy.
ulrikolsen (271) - DENMARK - AUG 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours hazy orange with tall beige head. Aroma of light malt, bread, biscuit and spicy and hoppy notes. Taste is light malty with biscuit and bread, along with fruity notes and evident hops with grass and pine. Finish is dry and bitter, and hides the high alcohol lever well. Good one!
mice (782) - FINLAND - AUG 10, 2016
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Valtavasti vaahtoava (kesti todella kauan, että koko pullollisen sai kaadettua lasiin) oranssinkeltainen, hieman utuinen olut. Jättää kivan puolen sentin vaahtokerroksen suurimman vaahdon hävittyä. Lisäksi hieman pitsiä. Tuoksussa belgihedelmäisyyttä, hieman hiivaisuutta ja mausteisuutta. Maku hieman makea, mutta toisaalta humaloidun katkera ja hedelmäinen, hiilihappoinen. Ennen kaikkea varsin mausteinen/pippurinen. Raikas olut, kohtalaisen täyteläinen suutuntuma. Belgitripel tästä mieleen tulee. Hieno tuotos.
Arcanor (182) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 31, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle best before June 2017. Pour yellowish and hazy with a tall and dense white head. Aroma of nuts, Belgian yeast and notes of green hops. Herbal taste with notes of pepper, high carbonation, dry and oily. Nice pepper month finish.
MayumiH (879) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 17, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home. Pours yellow colour with a huge white frothy head. Brown sugar, apple spices. Malty sweetness and dry aftertaste. Very tasty.
klm1 (874) - - JUL 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep golden color, haze, with creamy long lasting (practically till the end) white head. Visually high carbonation.
Sroma: fruity, with notes of grape, peaches, grapefruits...flavor is similar: intense hop flavors, with fruity note, which takes on grape, peaches, grapefruits...flavor is similar: intense hop flavor, which takes on fruits mentioned above, supported with malt flavors, which takes on toffee, bread. Finish is slightly salty, dry and slightly bitter. Body is medium, texture soft, carbonation high.
KansaiBeerLvrs (4456) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 27, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
De Dolle’s Ara Bier an 8% belgian Golden Ale that is a beautiful brassy gold with an off-white head of foam.
The aroma is sweet honeyed biscuit malts with spicy phenols and a hop bite.
It is light bodied, soft round carbonation and a dry finish. The taste is sweet, has a herbal hop bite, spicy belgian yeast esters and is very crisp.
A well neigh perfect example of the style. Great.