Beerconnaiseur (109) - BELGIUM - SEP 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
25cl cellared bottle from 1989. Poirs a clear datk golden with a vanishing head. Round balanced aromas of caramel, fig, a bit chocolate and reminder to Stille Nacht of the same era - kept in the same conditions. Amazing aromas! Taste has a flatter co2 profile than it's superior Xmas sister and offers a wonderful unique palate experience. Stunning aroma treat, because of the unique Rodenbach yeast.
Gaultier (512) - SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen. Aroma: Yeasty, fruity, some malty notes. Taste: Yeasty, fruity, citrusy notes. Body is medium, the finish is dry, fruity and yeasty.
HomerBeerOdysy (39) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 14, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
APPEARANCE - Clear yellow, with a 5-finger light brown head that lasts. Some lacing.
SMELL/AROMA/SCENT - Sweet, hoppy, herbaceous.
TASTE - Nice bitter ale taste. Hoppy, piney, dry, malty, herbaceous. ABV a bit hidden
MOUTHFEEL/PALATE/TEXTURE - Light, with the most carbonation I’ve ever experienced in an ale at this ABV level.
VALUE - $10. - About average for a Belgian at a bar.
OVERALL/DRINKABILITY - Nice ale, very drinkable, not boozy at all.
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very nice, as usually. Pours dark brown with great head and lacing. Lots of floral yeast and some faint smokiness. Light sweet finish. Light coriander. Well balanced and rich. Bottle.
Jorn69 (1167) - Ängelholm, SWEDEN - JUL 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen 16/7-14. Yeasty and fruity with spicy and alcoholic notes, sweet, medium to full body with an oily texture. The finish is dry, bitter, fruity and yeasty with some alcoholic notes.
mjik83 (661) - - JUL 12, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
33cl flesje via Être Gourmet
Alcoholpercentage van 9%
Uitgeschonken in Grimbergen glas
Uiterlijk: goudoranje kleurig bier met witte schuimkraag die snel wegzakt
Aroma en smaak: kruidnagelachtig, zurig, klein zoetje, steranijs
Conclusie: Niet mijn smaak, zullen vast liefhebbers van zijn, is me te kruidig.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
superspak (2840) - Michigan, USA - JUL 11, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled in 3/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy bright orange color with a huge 3 finger dense and rocky off white head with incredible retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big lemon, apricot, citrus zest, pear, apple, white grape, candi sugar, honey, bread, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, apricot, citrus zest, pear, apple, white grape, candi sugar, honey, bread, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy bitterness/yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, apricot, citrus zest, pear, apple, white grape, candi sugar, honey, bread, herbal, straw, grass, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and robustness of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; with a great crisp malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly slick/prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome Belgian strong pale ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; and extremely smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
mfp13jr (152) - Glenville, New York, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Floral fruity bubblegum and plenty of alcohol. Pours light and tight head. Plenty of alcohol to go around.
Luvystypotables (806) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild aroma of honey, yeast, and grass. Caramel colored, cloudy, lots of carbonation with a lasting white well laced head. Taste of coriander, banana, and a hint of honey. Creamy feel, with a banana and spice finish.
VsXsV (2455) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy deep amber liquid with huge white head. Aroma of toffee, raw sugar, caramel, pears and cachaca. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with notes of raw sugar, toffee and sweet alcohol. Medium bodied with medium to high carbonation. Excellent.