Eberndt (234) - - APR 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Pretty smooth considering the higher alcohol. Beautiful color when poured. I’ve had better golden ales but this was pretty good.
PorterPounder (6220) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Newport News, Va, - Farm Fresh Market - 12 oz bottle. slightly sparkling medium gold pour, quickly diminishing white bubbly head. Aroma has some brown sugar accents, a touch of honey, a slight alcohol burn. Flavor is pleasant and hearty with some honey sweetness, a touch of Belgian candii sugar, some yeasty notes, a hint of booziness. Mouthfeel is decently thick. Nothing really jumping out and making me want to have more of this.
bkurtz (1006) - PERU - JUL 3, 2015
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle - Pours a clear yellow with a smallish head. Pineapple, floral and sweet bread aromas. Taste a phenolic. Not so good.
chinchill (2997) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle.
Pours clear light golden with a small and weak head. Minimal lacing.
Modestly attractive aroma features both bready malts and fruity/spicy notes.
The flavor follows.
Light body and medium-light carbonation.
OnTheTrail (89) - Virginia, USA - JUN 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is almost perfumey, grapes, apples, pears, flowers. Taste similar but with some tart after taste that could be better integrated.
AdamT (251) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 15, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle thanks to Mom. Golden hue, normal clarity, no head, no lacing. Light floral and fruit aromas. Light fruit taste (banana) up front with more of a floral finish. Crisp mouth feel, dry finish.
ZumWohl (4) - - MAY 29, 2015 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A little too fruity in the bouquet and taste, even for a Belgian. High ABV is appreciated, but that is not the reason why I couldn’t drink more than 3 of these--it’s the too-fruity taste/palate. A good beer, as most DBs are, but not my favorite offering from DB. Zum Wohl!
Luvystypotables (1061) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Aroma is a little off putting, kind of foul with hints of malt. Pours a clear golden colour almost flat with no head. Tastes of malt, hints of clove and banana with a bit of a pleasant nutty finish. Light bodied with a weak finish.
Maverick34 (2584) - New York, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours pale golden with white head. Some sweetness and fruit but fairly inoffensive....
dlovell2 (1219) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy light yellow golden color with a white head. Aroma is lemony, citrus and spicy yeast. Flavor is a sweet light maltiness with crisp citrus, some biscuity notes. Finishes with floral, herbal hoppiness and yeast spiciness.
c_lee_burton (193) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2015 Pours a light golden color. Smells like wheat, sweet candy corn, and lemon. You get some booze up front, then a bready earthy taste. That?s followed by a little citrus and sweetness. I really like this beer, but this batch seems more boozy than before.