ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a cloudy orange color. The eggshell-colored head is fluffy and bubbly, about two fingers high. Lacing is splotchy and inconsistent, but definitely exists.
S: This is funky, but not overly so. Notes of earth and...um...funk help balance out its notes of bread, apple, and pear. There’s some spicing which is very subtle, too. While it’s not the most complex, the notes it uses are very well done and very enjoyable.
T: The first flavors are quite fruity, bright, and somewhat sugary. Not only does this bring the typical apple and pear notes, but strong citrusy qualities are also existent. The funk is very subtle, creating a balancing note with its sweeter flavors. The finish is also lightly biscuity. Much like Duvel, it isn’t super complex, it just uses it’s handful of notes brilliantly to deliver a killer drinking experience.
M: As expected, it’s fizzy and light, with no hints of alcohol anywhere. The finish is damn-near bone dry. It’s light enough where it’s pretty damn drinkable.
O: This one is pretty close to Duvel in terms of quality, but perhaps not quite there. Who cares?! It’s still freaking excellent. I’d really be intrigued in aging this one even further, too.
77ships (5027) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks for sharing! Sampled 650 ml. bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. 2012 Version I believe. Pale lemon golden, little white head. Nose is wet socks, dull & metallic, sugar, herbs & very metallic; Taste is oily dull wet socks, thin, metallic, very boring malty, sugary,.. Dull thin metallic & sugar body,… I don’t get,… Tastes like a dull & very forgettable Belgian Ale for me, disappointing for me given my love for certain Goose Island beers.
Beerhunter111 (9939) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fast klare dunkel goldene Farbe, geringe weiße schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, reifes Obst. Geschmack sehr malzig, viel reifes Obst, leicht alkoholisch.
Belgrave (30) - Truro, Nova Scotia, CANADA - MAY 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with small off-white head. Aroma of bretts, citrus, fruits and malt. Taste follows. Medium body. Good balance.
Franckg (386) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Floral nose. You can smell the yeasts. Taste is dominated by alcohol and I’m searching the brettanomyces. Not bad but I need to try one with a couple of months of aging
Dayz2112 (13) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A murky golden orange colour with a medium white head. Kind of a weird fruit bread sort of scent with a hint of citrus. Nice fruity-citrus, malty taste and the slight bitterness of hops. Good carbonation and a bitter but pleasant aftertaste. A nice Belgian Ale styled offering.
Tricker (321) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 3, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bière blonde de 7 % d’alcool. Elle possède un petit col mousseux au versement Elle possède un odorat sucré, légèrement citronné. Elle possède un bon goût d’épices, légèrement sucré, tendance à croire même à un goût de melon d’eau. Excellente !
jjsint (1252) - Ely, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Eaten By Monsters, Carlisle. Bright orangey gold, clear as you like. Bread, papaya and an odd plastic note inthe scent. The taste is... my sweet Lord... a honeyed caramel intensity bomb. Full gooey palette. My only criticism - and despite my fondness for this beer it is not a minor one - is the feel of artifice which separates Matilda, the pretender queen, from the better Abbey beers. But if it is a copy, it is a good one, and worthy of enjoyment without comparison.
sinfull (1013) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep amber color . Medium , white head. Floral aroma with notes of yeast , spices , fruits. Fruits , yeast and sweet malt in taste . Very light , refreshing , easy to drink . Pleasant dry finish. Good belgian ale.
freiter (4) - - APR 24, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky dark blonde with medium foam. Fresh and crisp, fruity. Nice aftertaste.
YigSvartka (195) - Manitoba, CANADA - APR 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Translucent orange with a minimally sized white head. Pleasant aroma containing notes of malt, yeast, caramel, banana, and citrus. Full bodied, smooth, and extremely rich. Flavours, of yeast, caramel, malt, butterscotch, banana, citrus, and vanilla are present with a negligibly hoppy finish. Absolutely delectable.