someviking (132) - old bridge, New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
vintage 2010. pours a murky dark yellow/orange color with a big bubbly head. typical Belgian aromas along with some sweet smelling fruits. carbonation has a slight bite to it. could use a dulling down. but other wise the taste is fantastic. not very well versed in the Belgian styles but this beer is definitely one of the better I’ve had the pleasure of trying. malts and hops balanced very well throughout.
DroolYeast (567) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 30, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle (2015 bottle) @ Basement Beer Bar Juleølsmagning. Light malty aroma, wheat, light hops, light yeasty banana. Hazy amber with white, fully lasting head. Heavy sweetness, light+ bitterness. Full body, oily texture, avg. carb., sweet finish with moderate alcoholic feel.
Stew41 (1822) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - NOV 29, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2011 bottling. Powerful beer with absolute truckloads of malt sweetness. Not quite at GABS one-off beer stupidity but on the way. Funky fruits mid-palate with a small lining of bitterness late. Pure treacle. Slutty but hard to ignore. Should keep for at least another 2 years.
Rubin77 (326) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - NOV 28, 2015
4.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
F: average, white, not long lasting, diminishing to thin film.
C: dark yellow/orange to amber, hazy, non-transparent,
A: malty, sweet sugary, nuts, some hoppy tones, yeast.
T: 0,33l bottle from De Hopduvel in Gent, huge malty, sugary, alcohol warming, nice fresh grassy/earthy hoppy tones, dried fruits, apricots, biscuits, full complex body, still not aged but great already, a must beer for Belgian Strong Ale.
Vestergaard (1147) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Voldby. Pours a pale, hazy yellow with a big, white head. Aroma is floral, spicy, sweet, slightly boozy, yeasty, pear-fruity. Slight hops. Taste is surprisingly light and fresh, dry, spicy and bitter, but with a nice, fruity malt sweetness to it as well. Yeasty spices and a pretty high carbonation gives this dry impression. Medium full bodied.
martin00sr (1811) - Haderslev, DENMARK - NOV 21, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy amber, thick white froth. Fruity, heavy yeasty and malty aroma. Sweet malt flavour with fruity esters. Quite alcoholic, still smooth and sweet.
Grima (2213) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - NOV 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Auchan market, Luxembourg City! Bottled Oct 2010!
Pours hazy amber colored with a creamy flat white head. Aromas of strong spicy malts, orange peel and cinnamon. Taste has delicious spicy malts, sweet brown sugar and some gingerbread. Goes into a very spicy, malty, fruity finish, slight alcoholic warming.
Bornyensis (234) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Een zachte en straffe smaak met bleke mout en kandijsuiker. Een speciaal winterbier.
CraftBeerNick (1413) - London Town, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
2014 Bottle at home, 7th November 2015. Pours with a big gush, appearance is straw yellow with lots of ugly floaters. Aroma is spice, booze fruit. Taste is hop, spice, banana, quite sweet, easy for the ABV, but not sure it’s necessary.
Lore (1664) - Budapest, HUNGARY - SEP 27, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
hazy bright amber colour, minimal off-white head; aroma of dried fruits, mostly figs, some plum, raisin and apricot, vanilla, caramel and floral notes; taste is also complex with dried fruits, syrupy sweetness, vanilla and spicy alcoholic notes; excellent ale!
altonbrownd (4600) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2/21/2007 4:13:52 PM Bottle at home. Sweet, citrusy with relatively minor alcohol taste, scent. Huge foamy head. Full-bodied. Tart.