Eberndt (231) - - 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.
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 (975) - 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 (2521) - 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 (1125) - 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 (182) - 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.
climberbob (248) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden not much head. Sweet bready aroma and taste. Some floral notes and hints of Vegemite. Ok but not one to go back to.
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hershiser2 (1328) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
$1.90 bottle from Wine Warehouse, CHO.
Pours golden with an inch of white head. Smells of banana and wheat. Taste is nice sweet wheat, grass, and bitter herbs.
bigguns22 (722) - Maryland, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour-golden color with small to medium white head. Aroma- spicy/peppery ,yeasty and floral. Flavor- yeasty,bitter and citrus fruit.
Tstamba (410) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to a pint glass. Light hazy gold with fizzy white head which rapidly fades. A bit of funk and spice. Crisp light malty profile . Clean dry finish, a little boozy on the back end. Very refreshing...
Bulk_Carrier (2593) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a chalice from a haul back from VA.
The appearance was a hazy semi-dark brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about thirty seconds. There was a light stringy sticky lacing around the glass.
The smell had a decent amount of sweet orange, clementine and pear that led into a light spice of coriander and light clove. Belgian sugary candy came into balance nicely.
The taste was sweet but carried a nice Belgian spice and allowing the orange, clementine and pear to come back nicely.
On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. For 7.8%, this one was a bit surprising to find that I could drink this instead of sip, no worries, enjoyable.
Overall, I say this was a good Belgian beer but to say strong, maybe I just had an old bottle.