jeff789 (1398) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
lightly hazy amber with a big white head nice lacing... smoky, sweet aroma, light tartness, sweet flavor, light smoky, decent flavor fruity...
thewolf (9859) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ ZBF 2013.
Pours hazy pale amber with a nice, staying, creamy, off-white head. Aroma has sweetness, grass, malts, esters. Medium carbonation, fine grainy and a bit light mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, malty, grass, light hay and chewy malts qith toffee. Mild peppery bitterness.
mike_77 (1957) - NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
ZBF Festival 2013 - Hazy pale brown appearance. Aroma and flavour are of caramel malts. Overall quite sweet. Thin body.
JorisPPattyn (7305) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught Very dense, good amberish head over hazy copper-amber beer. Woody, touches of lactic acid, undergrowth, fresh bread aromas. Old wood, bit dusty, cumin and dulled, diluted caramel. Very light MF, despite a certain slickness. Interesting. Good, and even when it is not at all my idea of a Speciale Belge, it’s certainly worth trying.
77ships (2156) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 27, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled draft @ ZBF 2013. Intended for export usually apparently – nice to get to try this one too. Hazy orange caramel appearance with a fading white head. Nose is sweet malts, caramel, touch rye and all-grain bread, somewhat herbal with spices, fruity, interesting & different. Taste is bitter herbal, rye & all-grain bread, caramel, thick malts, hint sweet liquorish, spices, even a hint of soy sauce, quite bitter EU hops, lightly fruity. Creamy body. Very, different and special indeed, glad to have tried this one.
tderoeck (3000) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
23/II/13 - on tap @ De Heeren van Liedekercke (Denderleeuw) - BB: n/a (2013-183)
Clear orange to light amber beer, big solid creamy off-white head, pretty stable, adhesive, nice lacing. Aroma: sweet malts, caramel, yeast, bit smoky, some toast, citrus, bit of honey, fruity, solvents. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: malty start, grains, bit of caramel, pretty fruity, hay, bit smoky, pretty bitter, hoppy, some dairy. Aftertaste: definitely some smoke now, citrus, grassy hops, toast, fruity, bitter hops, dry ending.
adnielsen (6180) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a clear rust orange appearance with a creamy light brown head. Orange blossom, potpourri floral, somewhat citrusy, a bit funky, herbal, enticing aroma. Soft mouth feel. Begins a fairly citrusy, sweet malty taste and finishes with a dry, fairly herbal, nutty, husky malty finish. A lot more herbal and toasted malty characters than many of Dupont’s offering and it is quite tasty.
budznsudz (320) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - NOV 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours light golden with a copious frothy white head. Smells of belgian yeast and light fruity esters. Taste is bitter with light pear and apple with good carbonation and the belgian yeast dancing on the finish. Not my style but pretty good.
malrubius (1403) - Valley Stream, New York, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Decicco Ardsley. Hazy dark copper with nice head and lace. Spicy herbal sourdough aroma with a hint of skunk and a touch of smoke. Subdued fruity sweetness (cold) witha touch of honey vanilla with herbal hoppy dry finish and slight lingering toffee smoke. Excellent.
badlizard (5156) - Berkeley, California, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear golden with a fluffy white head. Sweet doughy caramel and molasses aroma and taste with a deep earthy musty spice finish.