promontor (67) - - NOV 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2013 0,33 bottle bought and drunk in Brussels. Very pale colour, a bit hazy. Small head. Extremely fresh aroma with amazing fruity character. it’s like a fresh fruiy white wine indeed. Amazing. Carbonation is too much for me but is compensated by a mixture of dry hopiness and moderately fruity white-wine-like character. One of the most dry-white-wine-like beer I ever tasted. Aftertaste is mostly bitter. Would be perfect with less carbonation. Maybe its perfect this way, too.
Note on 23 October 2013: Based on the date, this must have been the 2012 Triple Hop Edition with Citra...
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
When IPA’s started to seep into Belgian beer culture, Moortgat came up with this compromise between IPA and Belgian-style tripel, based on the regular Duvel and spawning a whole bunch of other such ’tripel hops’. Luxury beer in 75 cl champagne bottles and expensive box, originally intended for internal purposes but eventually, in 2007, launched onto the market in a limited edition of 22,000 bottles - which at that time were not that easy to find. Very thick and dense, beautifully lacing, yellowish white head, very stable; pale ’old gold’ colour, a bit darker than the regular Duvel but with the same fierce sparkling, misty. Powerful aroma, silky soft pale malts intelligently mingled with nose-teasing flowery hops and discrete unripe fruits, alcohol piercing through in a gentle, warming way; impressions of unripe peach, fresh apple juice, old gin, straw, freshly cut grass, lemon peel, field flowers, sweet white wine, orange, tonic water. Subdued sweetness in the mouth with subtle touches of honey, apricot and apple, some orange peel making a comeback later in the finish, sparkling carbonation with a slightly sourish effect, all constructed onto a supple, rounded, smooth maltiness, finish an interesting play of bitter spicy tones, the sweetish fruitiness from the onset and aromatic flowery hops, long and very dry, little bit woody though no oak-ageing is involved, with warming alcohol reminiscent of a Poire William. What a beautiful beer, a class of its own; it would be unfair to plainly compare this with the regular Duvel, this is something different.
Sask89 (417) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
2010. Pours a clear light amber colour with a frothy white head. Aroma is floral and slightly earthy with apple and citrus notes. Taste is neither overly bitter over sweet, a little bland. Smooth on the palate, light body, and softer carbonation. A decent beer overall.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with wyzzywyz22. Slightly hazy yellow gold with a healthy almost white head. Aroma has yeast, spice and sweetness. Flavour is similar, some alcohol strength, not bad really. Certainly drinkable, wasn’t worth the rather hefty price tag though.
PriorL (1759) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opened another bottle of these last weekend, though it was infected around the cork. Resulted in a sour beer with no foam. Smelled oké in a way, like a sour ale, but the taste was bad.
So rating from memory of the previous bottles I had of this beer.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: hoppy, spices, alcohol more noticable.
TASTE: very hoppy, long lasting fruitiness, some alcohol, rather sweet.
bubblehouse (361) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not my favorite beer. Funky taste and aroma. Normally a big duvel fan but i will pass on it. Perhaps it sat to long.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 cold, corked 750ml bottle: Pours a cloudy, pale gold color with a frothy, alabaster head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma and taste are of light grains with lemon/citrus and grass notes. Medium bodied and crisp, with good carbonation. Well blended; the hops are subtle and the alcohol is well hidden. Cheers, Volgon! ☆
mcberko (6318) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, sent from robloc303 (thanks a lot, Rob), pours a cloudy golden orange with a medium white head. Nose is very oxidized bringing out mostly oxidation, Belgian yeast, and moderate spicy hops. Flavour reveals notes that are very oxidized and cardboardy, but not as bad as the nose, with mandarin oranges, Belgian yeast, spicy hops, and champagne. It’s not a disaster, but it’s way past its prime. You can tell this would be good when fresher - what a pity. Decent.
ThiagoRimondi (1) - são paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cerveja de ótima aparência, sabor inconfundível e reteogosto agradável. Espuma pouco cremosa mas de ótimo sabor.
rok1024 (1092) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow appearance with decent head. Strong hoppy citrus, lemons aroma, grassy notes. Well rounded in the mouth, overall a very good Belgian Pale Ale.
Benfi (532) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light golden pour with tons of white head and a nice soapy looking retention. Nose of yeast, hops, and straw. Taste has a little hop bite but mostly yeast, bready malts and maybe a touch of citrus.