EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Whole Foods, Vienna. Pours a crystal clear golden with a white head and moderate carbonation. Sweet bready malt aroma. Earthy grass notes. Some fruit, maybe pineapple. Flavor is sweet with notes of clove. Floral notes. Alcohol is noticeable and the beer is a bit heavy.\
hoptimus_prime (73) - Utah, USA - FEB 18, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At 8.6% blows most local Utah brews out of the pond. Pour: bright liquid gold, bubbly white head, which persists somewhat. Nose: Yeasty, orange peels, florals, hop spice, mostly yeasty. Taste: not powerful, in moderation, orange peel bitter, sweet floral spiciness, finishes with a hop dry. Enjoyable.
kassner (1399) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden in color, pretty clear, and some anise and fruits, very distinctive, some lacing and no head.
SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from secret santa; hazy dark gold; thin white head along the edges; dry malt, sharp lemons, maybe a light ginger; soft mouthfeel with a touch of stale hops and creamy malt; drinks light but with a powerful kick; lemon cookies; yummy
argo0 (11898) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft, 8.6%. Crystal clear amber body with small off-white head. Aroma is moderately sweet, funk, some orange. Taste is moderately sweet, orange, mango, some funk. Medium body, light stickiness.
Travlr (14702) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 9, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Churchkey, listed as 8.6%. Bright golden color, medium fluffy white head. Aroma of black pepper and malt. Taste is bitter citrus. Decent.
GT2 (9166) - San Diego County, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Tap at Churchkey for the Epic launch party. Poured a clear, jewel gold with a quickly diminishing white head. Aroma is hugely medicinal like smelling straight up cough syrup and honey laden cough drops. Taste is sweet and medicinal with doses of Robitussin. Chalky, powdery palate. Almost like eating baby powder in the finish.
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 28, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden pour with a white head. Sweet aroma of grain, yeast, honey and light fruit. Flavor is much the same, a bit sweet and fruity with a touch of alcohol on the finish. Not bad.
sidel (6) - - JAN 27, 2011 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The Belgian ales are definitely an acquired taste. Of those I have tried, this is my favorite. The high alcohol content does not make for a long evening of drinking this beer. Good taste.
alexsdad06 (6571) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle from footbalm. Pours a clear bright golden color with a small white head. The aroma is moderately sweet, bubble gum, light malt, mildly spicy. The flavor is moderately spicy, banana, bubble gum sweet. Nice, smooth drinking Belgian with a soft finish.