argo0 (11636) - 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 (13233) - 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 (8741) - 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 (5870) - 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.
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks ben! strong bubblegum nose, little soapy spice. clear yellow, soft white head. lemony, almost artificial and soapy. banana skin in the finish.
swoopjones (6201) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2010, bright gold pour, extremely flavorful, fruity yeastiness, balanced. Deceivingly strong, but very tasty. well done
dionysus (1448) - Arizona, USA - JAN 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Superdave with the hookup. Bottle pours pale yellow with a white head. Aroma is grainy and somewhat sweet with underlying notes of pear, apple, and a touch of honey. Flavor shows the same with your typical belgian yeastiness. Overall body is moderate, soft, and finishes with light bitterness.
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 31, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, Release #5, provided by Ratman. Pours clear golden orange with a small, rocky white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, grainy, meal, cereal), average hops (floral, spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, pineapple, honey. Flavor is heavy malt (bread, grainy, meal, cereal), average hops (floral, spicy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of alcohol, honey, and pepper. Full body, high warmth, medium carbonation, low creaminess with a dry and biting.