KajII (800) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour was a murky dark ruby red with a strong brownish hue and a very small (less than 1/8") off white fizzy head, which diminished totally leaving behind a very small collar and poor lacing.
The aroma was of a moderate caramel malt and a sweet Belgian yeast with notes of dark fruit (raisons, figs & plums), banana, green apple and a slight alcohol tinge.
The taste was malty-sweet with notes of caramel and green apple early on and then took on a strong dark fruit presence with a touch of banana and had a slight red wine alcohol finish. The flavor lasted a decently long time proceeding the swallow with a sweet fruity taste left behind.
Mouthfeel was almost medium in body and dry in texture with a strong ticklish carbonation.
Overall very well rounded Belgian Ale with a nice caramel fruitiness which blended well with the Belgian yeast, thus containing the high alcohol content...
Emmerson2305 (20) - Fortaleza, BRAZIL - JUN 12, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Plenty of plums, figs and raisins. Delicious.
Cerveja muito saborosa, com notas de frutas vermelhas maduras, ameixas, figos e passas.
nybol (1269) - 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 (4368) - 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 (3143) - 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.
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Savage_Night (405) - 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 (298) - - 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 (137) - 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 (987) - 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.