bhensonb (12130) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from France 44. Pours orange with a transient beige head. Mild fruity ester aromas. Med body. Flavor is a little earthy, and definitely has mixed fruit esters. It hints at being sweet, but I think it’s dry. Mild heat burn. Smooth with a subtle mix of Belgian flavors. Quite nice.
Gription79 (2434) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber at the brewery. Pours golden with thin head. Spicy, peppery, sugary, grainy. Finishes a bit thin, high carbonation.
Ed5388 (2476) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap. Pours a clear golden yellow color with good frothy white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, banana and clove. Taste is fruity, malty, with a bit of banana and clove. Typical Belgian
after4ever (6544) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22. Pours a slightly hazy burnished medium amber with a loose white head. Intermittent stringy lace. Green apple nose. Creamy medium body with bright carb. Caramel and green apple on the mid palate...very sugary, and pretty close to a caramel apple. Long sweet apple finish.
gruberm (329) - - APR 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clearing backlog. No comments. Apologies, future ratings will have detail.
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TimE (3955) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bubblegum, very estry nose. A bit more character, almost creamy mouth. Bubblegum finish
jonno (2345) - JAPAN - MAR 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
For me strong golodens either sing or don’t do too much for me - unfortuantely for me the latter is true. Big, beefy a tad sticky, but not bustling with flavour or character. THe brainless on peaches faired a bit better IMHO.
superspak (3215) - Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass; Release 27, bottled 1/1/2012. Pours fairly cloudy golden amber color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big pear, apple, banana, grape, bread, clove, pepper, floral, candi sugar, grass, and herbal earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity and spicy yeast esters. Taste of pear, apple, banana, grape, bread, clove, floral, pepper, grass, candi sugar, and herbal earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, bread, floral, clove, candi sugar, grass, and herbal earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and complexity of fruity and spicy esters with malt sweetness; with zero cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a fairly slick and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian golden ale. Very nice balance and complexity of flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.
flylikeabanana (179) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
An unfiltered golden ale with a thick white head. Very mild and sweet, silky palate. Taste is subtle, honey and raspberries over a sweet maltiness.
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pempem (4) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The first time I tasted this beer, I must admit I was a bit in a haze. But even then, I realized that I had just tasted the finest beer in my life. Many many months later, and after trying so many similar beers, I still hold fast to giving this beer the title of the Greatest Beer in the World!