pjames317 (93) - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy unfiltered redhead of a belgian strong. Minimal head, minimal lacing. Crisp malt aroma with hints of pepper, dark fruit and light booze. This beer does not impress until it hits the lips. And once it does...your opinion changes for the better. Has an effervescence that would no doubt diminish with age and attenuation. Nice delicate balance between sweetness and robustness. Light booze throughout from start to finish. On the dry side. I’m getting more of roasty notes the more I drink this, which comes to the forefront as it warms and comes closer to its optimal serving temp. Earthiness, toffee and spice (nutmeg?) also round out the profile of this nice beer from Goose Island.
skatanarchy (176) - - AUG 25, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
구스아일랜드 브루잉 - 페어 쟈크 2013 8.7% ABV 쉽게 마실수 있지만 매우 복잡한 것들을 한데 담고 있는 좋은 맥주. 점액질의 뭉클한 액체가 꽃꿀의 달콤한 내음을 풍기며 잔바닥으로 떨어진다.
홍차잎의 향기, 복잡한 풍취의 꽃내음, 케러멜, 토스티 함, 약간의 넛맥류의 향신료의 스파이시함, 이것저것 솟아오르는 기운에 어느새 젖어드는 달콤한 알코올 기운. 벨기에산 이스트를 사용한 벨지안 스타일 에비 에일. 사진으로는 잔이 약간 에러.
최대 5년까지 보관하여 마실수 있으며 물론 보관 기일에 따라 디테일이 변화한다. 아무래도 오래될 수록 복잡도 보다는 조화로움에 더 기울어지지않 벨기에의 그것에 비하면 가볍지만 상당히 고급스런 맛과 외관의 맥주. 다시 마실 기회가 생기면 좋겠다.
eruizgarcia (256) - - JUN 10, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the bottle. Delicious, smooth, very malty and fruity with a slight rose aroma. Very easy to drink, hard to notice the alcohol. I'd enjoy this any time.
neurbob (27) - - MAY 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: prune, dough, caramel,
Appearance: Hazy dark apricot color. minimal head,
Taste: medium sweetness, not syrupy, prune/raisin, heath bar, lightly bitter, lightly sour, good balance.
Palate: average carbonation, medium body, mild hop finish
Very nice Ale, will be my go-to for this style
Franckg (530) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
2012 vintage, 2 years aged.
Caramelized malt and maple sugar. Great roundness and no trace of alcohol. Long sweet bitterness and hint of hops. Very nice.
sinfull (1117) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy,Brown/reddish color with thin off-white head. Aroma of raisins, fruits , belgian yeast , malt. Moderate sweetness in rich, malty taste with notes of caramel , dark fruits , brown sugar. Semidry finish , probably because my bottle was dated by 2012.
willisread (960) - Tokyo, JAPAN - APR 13, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating. Bottle from Old Town. Bready malts, prune, raisin, molasses and brown bananas on the nose. Some spice present as well. Sweet and bitter on the palate. Slightly sweet and dry finish. Not great but not bad.
commonmac (702) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap (a rarity) at 3 Squares. Flared 10 oz pilsner glass. Cloudy deep orange, nearly red. Minor head. Aroma is definite Belgian. Sugars come through and a little dark fruit too. Taste is simply amazing. Dark fruit without the sour element. Beautiful sugars give way to a bite and hit of alcohol. Very smooth overall. I’m almost at a loss for words. So good. A very close approximation of the Belgians I’ve sampled in Brussels, Ghent, and Bruges.
Brentv (503) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2015 From bottle. Label is 2012. Pours a hazy brown with a small off-white head. Rich fruity aroma and flavor of raisins and prunes and medium to dark fruits. Delicious with a gentle sweetness and very very smooth. Medium full mouthfeel, soft carbonation. One of the nicer beers. Just lovely.
Lacho (29) - USA - MAR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark golden caramel color with a pretty hue. Regular foam that lingers for a while, protecting a yeasty aroma.
Good feel in the mouth, complex, earthy and roasty. It is a great interpretation of an Abbey beer.
Will definitely but several to cellar.
notayankee (41) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2013 label, enjoyed in 2015. Bottle pour into Goblet. Fruity aroma with caramel depth and alcohol is noticeable but not overbearing. Deep red-brown color. Small head disappears quickly and leaves little lacing. Sweet heavy taste is like a good barley wine, and is very pleasant. Has a fizzy but soft carbonation and a smooth lingering finish. Alcohol noticeable in the lingering finish but with the deep sweet aftertaste it is not at all unpleasant, especially to someone who knowingly buys an 8.7% beer. Overall very enjoyable and goes great with rich and savory foods.