BelgianBeerGal (2864) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAR 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Traded bottle. Simple, average Belgian style ale. Aroma and flavour had some sweetness and some spice but it seemed a little unbalanced. Finished with more harshness than expected for 6.8 ABV. Okay though.
Elwood (2899) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from State Line Liquors. It pours a nice amber color but struggles to sustain a head. The nose has a light fruitiness with a little yeast character. The flavor favors the candi sugar and fruit notes (apple, pear). Unfortunately on the the uninspiring side.
ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - NOV 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden pour with a thin white head. Aroma is yeast esters, clove, banana, juicy fruit, sweet grain. Flavor is fruity, banana, clove, juicy fruit. Big yeast notes.
PhillyCraft (2571) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 4, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at P house courtesy of Erica, clear golden appearance with small head. Notes of dough, bananas, lemon peel, malt, and coriander/clove spice. Body was medium with a slightly sticky long lasting finish. Not my favorite style at the moment but drinkable.
chinchill (1011) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz., undated bottle served in a Belgina snifter. Complete pour but a thin coat of sediment remained on the bottom. The body is a hazy apricot-amber color with a short-lived, off-white head that quickly reduces to some thin film and a thin ring, leaving some small patches of sticky lacing.
S: Very fruity aroma with a strong suggestion of canned mandarin orange, moderate yeastiness, and hints of pear, citrus and apple, Moderately spicy and peppery too.
T: Lightly tart with a faint bitterness. Biscuits with fruit, with the fruits from the nose repeating here, along with a touch of ripe banana. Moderate amounts of spices and yeast.
M: Near medium bodied with moderate carbonation.
O: An enjoyable ale with some Belgian characteristics but not quite the quality (or price range) as the best Belgian counterparts.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
NOt so much like a grand cru but was nice to taste and drink. After a while it changes its taste.
strongpieman (1309) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Golden color, clear, light head. Heavily spiced aroma and lingering off taste in the finish.
Ed5388 (1223) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Pours a golden yellow with two fingers of frothy white head. Aromas of orange, belgian yeast, cloves, and bananas. Taste is pale bready malts, cloves, oranges, corriander, and bananas.
marcus (5605) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Total Wine, Sacramento. Pours cloudy golden with a modest off-white head and a fruity aroma. There is a slightly fruity caramel malt flavor with lots of spice and a mildly bitter finish.
BeerandBlues2 (8442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours mostly clear orange with a medium, creamy off-white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is earthy and cellar fruity esters, cookie and grain malt with Belgian Candi sugar notes and spicy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and faint bitterness, spicy and peppery Belgian yeast phenols with fruity esters and a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Thisis12ptfont (708) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Odd aroma of spices and beef jerky. Bright gold, thin foam. Funky flavors of yeast, lemon, citrus and mango. Overall, this is decent. Strong citrus flavor. I’d give this a B- rating.