pjames317 (94) - 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.
nybol (1130) - DENMARK - APR 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sidder og hygger med denne øl, efter at have fået en almindelig dåseøl. Den giver nok lidt til øllen i den positive retning.
Let spritet, lidt brændt smag. Eftersmagen er efter min mening lidt for brændt.
Har ikke helt fylden til at smage af "rigtig Belgien".
nick76 (4366) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is caddy sugar, fruit, spice. The color is light brown. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall enjoyable.
Palidor19 (3137) - Brandon, Florida, USA - DEC 19, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Solid malt, full palate, candy sugar, dark fruits, dates, figs. Low on hops but the malts is the superior flavor. It's perfect for a winter drinker
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tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Savage_Night (359) - California, USA - OCT 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: NOV 3, 2015 Bottled: 13 Nov 2013, Alc. 8.7% by Vol. Pours a clear light brown with a small khaki head. Head retention is poor. AROMA: malty, caramel, roasty, bread, alcohol, earthy funk, raisin, candied sugar, honey, brown sugar, floral, dark stone fruit, spices, herbal hops, soda, light coffee, woody, herbs and Belgian yeast strains. TASTE: caramel, candied sugar, roasty, malt, soda fiz, alcohol, light coffee, herbs, spices, herbal hops, raisins, earthy funk, bread, Belgian yeast strains, spices, dark stone fruit, honey, woody, molasses and slight hay. AFTER TASTE: malty, caramel, molasses, soda, honey and light spices with a smooth light body finish. Bottled: 02/25/2011. Alc. 8% by Vol. Similar to 2013 release but everything is more balanced and smoother. Some aromas and flavors have mellowed but are still present. Not as much spice as 2013 however it has good caramel sweetness and pleasant earthy funk. There is a slight tartness but nothing to harsh. I do prefer the flavor profile found in 2013 but this 2011 is easy to drink and enjoy.
skatanarchy (212) - - 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 (292) - - 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.
BrewBrain (135) - Florida, USA - 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 (916) - 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 (1326) - 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.