DavefromChicago (201) - Illinois, USA - OCT 29, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Beautifully grassy, yeasty, malty aromas, with some cherry as well. Undistinguished appearance, golden brown with small head which is persistent and adds a creamy quality. Flavor is all of the above with an excellent sour/bitter/malt/mineral balance. Smooth and rustic at the same time. Clean finish with some alcohol presence, not offensively so. Astringency at the level of a sour red ale? I think this one is underrated, its excellent and worth seeking out.
rmalloy (199) - los angeles, California, USA - JUL 18, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very good. Sort of a cross between a golden tripel and a Belgian dark ale. Lots of good hop flavor and yeast but also green apple malt.
holdan (193) - USA - SEP 18, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2011 Orange with nice head. Aroma hops, herbs. Taste, good balance of bitterness from hops and fruity sweetness. Yeast and slight trace of alcohol in the finish. Body medium. Smooth carb. Finish with long bitterness and alcohol.
chaz01 (190) - Miamisburg, Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this on draft at Dilly Deli Cafe in Cincinnati when Peanut the beer manager mentioned it was the only quarter barrel in Ohio -- that was enough to persuade me away from the Triple Karmeliet that was also on tap. Served in a snifter glass. Cloudy, golden, yeasty with a small head that although receded quickly, produced some nice lacing. Fruity and floral aroma. Orange flavor initially with some wheat and coriander spices present. Very nice hoppy grapefruit finish. Lite to medium bodied, good carbonation levels. Very smooth and easy to drink, yet satisfying. Alcohol hidden well. Paired nicely with my dinner of a spicy pasta dish.
mtdshn (174) - Moline, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Poured a murky garnet with a small head that faded slowly. Aromas of candy sugar, beets, orange, yeast, and some alcohol. Fairly hoppy mouthfeel with some raspberry notes.
bmxutos (161) - Lisboa, PORTUGAL - JUL 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 33cl. A very discreet label for a very good beer. Hazy orange topped by a medium off-white head. Some residue in the end. Aroma isn’t very intense: some notes of fruits, specially of orange and litchis. Flavour is great, strong and not as sweet as others belgian strong ales. Spicy and yeasty, this beer is really pleasant, with the dry finish and small bitterness giving it the right balance. Lovely beer!
xibalba89 (147) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy brownish-gold with a thin head. Aroma is lightly spiced... ginger on top, banana and clove underneath... nice. Flavor is subdued, but excellent. A nice full body at the start, fading away into spices and light fruits. Reminds me of some of the spiced Smisje beers. Refreshing and pleasant.
sfuen03 (139) - Barcelona, SPAIN - MAR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark amber fizzy, slightly hazy body, moderate sized head, disappears quickly, leaving no compact film. Weak aroma, only one discrete tone Belgian yeast; I could not get anymore. Medium body, excellent texture, mellow and pleasant. Low-moderate CO2. Final complex and very balanced, dominates a sweet fruity, very fresh. Finally taste is amazingly balanced, very fruity, reminds me of fresh fruit: apple, apricot. Good hoppy background. Very good!
SperkeleForce (133) - FINLAND - MAY 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 75 cl. Pours murky , gold like with a foamy head. Smooth and nice fruitynes.
outerupt (133) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2006
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
750ml bottle. A beer as elegant as it’s blue and white wrapped packaging. It pours a beautfiul firm white head atop a hazy, unfiltered flaxen gold. The aroma of hops is instantly discernable from the glass with fresh baked bread and white grapes following close behind. The beer is very well knit with the most refreshing bite of hops on the finish. One of my top picks from Belgium and the world.