hirigalzkar (2910) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Rather strange belgian ale. The yeast has got qualities tha somewhat reminds me of a hefeweizen. Notes of clove and banana. Overall very fruity and yeasty.
finol (3066) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy golden.
Belgian aroma but not a typical. Fruity and smooth strong ale.
bsp77 (724) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving glass: Poured from bomber into Snifter.
Appearance: Very clear yellow-gold with thin stark white head and some lacing.
Aroma: Sweet banana, cloves, citrus, pepper and an overall mustiness.
Taste: Strong clove and pepper with undertones of banana, citrus and musty yeast. The cloves and pepper linger long after each sip.
Palate: Moderately high carbonation, medium almost syrupy body. I wish it was more light and crisp.
Overall: Pretty nice Belgian Golden Ale. I like it but can’t help but compare it to the lighter, but more complex, Duvel.
Camons (10200) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 4, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, fruit, honey, spices. Taste is malt, yeast, sweet fruit, honey, spices. Medium body, soft carbonation. Pretty good. 030911
johndoughty (4986) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 2, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, Golden with a small head.Slightly bitter and quite sharp. Medium body and low carbonation. Good example of this style.
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Bought at Super 1 in CDA, ID. Pours a hazy orange-gold with a medium white head with good retention; leaves some cobwebby lace. Aroma is nice and full of Belgian yeast; also maybe some buttered bread. Taste is sweet and spicy with a light bitterness. Has a fruity tart finish. Body is medium-full and the carbonation is medium. Really good--for an expired beer. I just noticed the date: 180 days from 9/21/10. Beer seemed to go downhill after the first glass, lowering some of my scores, and no, I don’t think it had anything to do with me knowing it was expired.
tommann (3348) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - AUG 23, 2011
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Pours gold with no head. Aroma is bubblegum, banana and candy sugars. Taste has candy sugars throughout with a yeasty, sweet finish. Prickly carbonation.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from State Line. I hadn’t realized this one was a new recipe when I bought it, but it may in fact turn out to be a bit better than the retired version. It’s a bit softer and more fragrant overall, with perhaps a bit more emphasis on fruity flavors, even as there’s still a decent hop presence along with mild yeast character. Solid.
faroeviking (10294) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Botella with amigos. Clear like nice golden colour with a white ehad. Pleasant honet malty fruit aroma. Good mouthfeel. Flavour is fresh with yeast and honey, fruity with citrus and mild spice like. Refreshing.
Christian (12885) - Odense, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Golden with a small white head. Aroma of fruity yeast esters, citrus, pepper and cereals. Sweet fruity and malty flavour with a spicy touch