merc7186 (2250) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: Hazy Orange Hue, Passes Through No Light, Mild White Head, Good Lacing
S: Citrus, Mildly Spicey
T: Orange, Corriander, Belgian Sugar, White Pepper
M: Decent Carbonation, Light to Medium Bodied, Sweet
Overall, the nose disappointed as it seemed neutral but the taste was really good. For a 8.3% ABV beer, it is not boozy at all. It can sneak up on you fast.
brokensail (11599) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Epic (Denver). Pours a slightly hazed golden color with a white head. Sweet banana, sugar, and apple cider on the nose. Light clove, some yeast, sugar, and a hint of alcohol. Flavor is sweet candy sugar, banana, and apple. Pears, clove, and some mild yeast and bread.
kermis (5746) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sample at Epic Brewing taproom, Denver. Pours clear golden with a small off white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, caramel, malt, spice. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
MrHangover (2765) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap @ the brewery tap room. Pours a clear golden beer with a small white head on top. Aroma is yeasty and bready with some, faint buttery touches in the backend. Flavour is very sweet, alcoholic with decent carbo and a slight herbal note. Medium short finish.
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Utah Liquor store. Pours golden with a thin white head that disappears quickly. It’s got that Belgian yeasty thing on the nose. A little sweet on the tongue. Finishes clean. Hides its alcohol well. Solid but not as robust as others in the style.
KansaiBeerLvrs (2373) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2013 On tap at Tadg’s. It poured a clear amber with minimal head but a decent body. A caramel tasting amber colored beer. Sweet and fruity! My favorite of the night!
nealblind (917) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - SEP 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Release 55 8.7abv. Medium clear orange some white head. Smells of mainly of apples then booze, lemons and tart yeast. Some funk and dusty spice too. Tastes mostly of bready yeast. A bit too sweet/plying because of the candi. Like a wheaty sweet tripel. Tasty, but overpowering and a bit out of balance.
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
8th January 2013
8.3%. Light haze on this gold beer, little white head. Palate softish. Creamy malt with a trace of honey. A tripel like sweetness. A little peach and a touch of paper. Finishes semi dry and a fruity tang in the aftertaste. Not bad.
rumproasts (3232) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Sweet and slightly boozy, but still quite easy to drink. A little bit light on flavor however.
drjay44 (2737) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 651 ml. bottle. Release #55. 8.7% ABV. Pours a medium, poorly retained, white head over a clear dark gold (SRM 7) body.....nose is pale fruits (pear, apple) light spice (clove, allspice).......taste is moderate sweet candi sugar to start, then light pear, apple, with hints of allspice, cardamom, light pepper,leading to an almost dry slightly bitter finish.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation medium. This falls within the style, but would be better with more attenuation. The sweetness is a bit dominant. This style is supposed to have a huge, lasting head, with on going effervescence. This beer has neither. BJCP 8/2/14/4/7. Release #74 Den 1554 has 9.3% ABV. The sweetness is utterly overwhelming. Greater attenuation is essential.