tambrico (50) - New York, USA - OCT 18, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a clear straw color yellow (same color as jet fuel) with a mega-foamy head. Aroma of mostly yeast, a little citrusy. Taste is of yeast, with a little hop profile, but not much more. Iíve read that many people taste a lot of fruitiness in this beer, but I didnít taste any at all. Iím not sure why. Mouthfeel is SUPER carbonated. I understand this is intentional, but itís not my preference I suppose, as I felt it detracted from the beer. Again, it didnít have many of the fruity flavors I was expecting and it didnít really seem to have any complexity. It was just a slightly bitter yeastiness on the palate that faded pretty quickly and that was it. It wasnít bad, but there was nothing really unique about it. This beer didnít really stand out to me or impress me at all. Maybe I got a bad bottle?
kordestanchi (31) - - JUL 9, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
With white huge pillowish head, pours hazy pale, aroma of sweet banana, and fruity bitter sweet taste
Holmen2 (623) - NORWAY - JUL 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale, pale straw colour. Huge white head. Fine white lacing. Sweet aroma of unripe bananas, with some coriander. Similar tastw. Dry mouthfeel. Good drinkability, considering the high ABV.
Chadski4 (95) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 5, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Huge pillowy white head that dissipates relatively quickly. Moderate lacing. Pepper and lemony aromas that continue in the flavor. Crisp, dry finish. Lives up to the hype.
GuideDogSaint (53) - Epsom, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Carrefour, Xintiandi, Changchun. Porurs hazy pale yellow with an initially full white head. Lemon aroma. No hint of the alcohol. No lasting taste.
RhetoricalAns (171) - Toronto, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly hazy light golden poor. tall rocky white head. Spicy nose. Nice yeasty and spicy body with warming alcohol though its not overwhelming. Very Nice.
Dacrza (484) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2014
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
DATE REVIEWED: June 26, 2014... GLASSWARE: Duvel snifter... OCCASION: NBA Draft Day 2014--Cavs take Wiggins and intend to keep him...APPEARANCE: two-tiered head--rocky, mountainous atop bubbly,, crystal white that occupies half the glass; slightly opaque golden body with a wellspring of bubbles centering the glass; lacing is appealing... AROMA: brilliant pilsner introduction; fragrant floral, perfumed hops; some suggestions of pepper...desirable... PALATE: quick, aggressively smooth with a solid, lingering finish--a bit dry and mouth-watering... TASTE: honey and hops are warming--nectar of the gods! a bit sweet, like a Riesling--but oh so rewarding... OVERALLL: only three sips are needed to bring the tingle, not unlike your team drafting first overall for the third time in four years; as its name suggests, sadistically drinkable, tempting with crisp, clean flavor, then punishing with cruel, powerful alcoholic hammers...the steep price--literally and figuratively--is unfortunately warranted.
Jayseppi (140) - Ontario, CANADA - JUL 1, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Had out of the bottle at Brothers Beer Bistro in Ottawa, Tender delivered it with a perfect pour; with a heaping white frothy head on the clear, golden body, leaving the yeast in the bottle. So effervescent with so many yeast esters coming in the aroma. The flavour very much follows the aroma and it drinks incredibly smooth for 8.5%. The perfect night cap for the evening.
bobroman (382) - Torun, POLAND - JUL 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite intensive aroma of Belgian yeast. Big rocky and durable head. Straw cloudy body. Belgian yeast also noticeable in taste with pleasant and not overwhelming bitterness and appropriate sweetness.
minutemat (1271) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUN 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Another one of those I canít believe I havenít rated yet. Had this at the White Horse, Parsons Green. Pours vibrant gold with thick fluffy head. Highly carbonated with sweet Belgian malts and a light bitterness. Always a pleasure to reacquaint myself with this. Lovely stuff.
matstrange (53) - Kent, ENGLAND - JUN 29, 2014
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick long lasting head atop a hazy yellow beer. Crisp citrus flavour on the tongue with a alcoholic warmth on the way down (8.5% in the bottle means this packs a serious kick!) Very enjoyable and definitely one Iíll buy again!