GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ah, a beautiful iridescent golden color pushes froth upwards at an alarming rate. A goblet full of suds that lings and a bit-o-sunshine at the bottom. The head finally rests leaving a thick fluffy blanket to make you smile. Aromas of fresh stonefruit. Full nectar with superb residual effers. A classic already. Flavor wise we see a strong malt backbone supports tons of complex fruit from the trees like nectarine, apricot, banana, kiwi, vanilla bean, and spices, maybe a bit of green tea. The finish is bittered beautifully despite it strength and moderate sweetness factor.
Stefano (1848) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 14, 2008
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2009 Draught at EBF 2008. Unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, good lancing off-white head. Aroma is malty and yeasty. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - SEP 10, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ The Front Door: Boise - Pours a golden blond color with a nice puffy white head and good lacing. The nose is bright with some candy sugar, belgian yeast, orange and coriander along with some starchy strong alcohol notes. The flavor is intense and estery with lots of yeast and processed candy sugar notes. The finish is spicy and yeast. Quite good and fresh, much more golden than the usual Cuvee with similar levels of spice.
ScoWRee (362) - Perkiomen, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 Pours a pale golden color with a thick white bubblie head. Aroma of fruit and spice. Taste is crisp with a strong spicey inpact, maybe corriandor. Hints of Bananna. A little too much going on here.
bierkoning (9753) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - SEP 6, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 corked bottle. Pale golden color. Huge foamy head. Peach, just a hint of soap and flowers in the aroma. Alcoholic, soapy firm flowery, slightly perfumed hopbitter flavor with some citrus. The soapiness continues in the aftertaste. Not bad overall, but a tad disappointing.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lightly hazed golden liquid. Nice continuance of bubbles through the brew. Large, lasting off-white head. Sweet malt, light fruit and quite a bit of alcohol showing up in the aromas. Some floral hops are present and quite enjoyable. The alcohol in the nose is just a bit too much at times. Strong and sweet are my first thought coming out of the first quaff. Licorice (not a personal favorite) and light fruit of pears and bananas are the flavors that I catch the most of. A bit of yeast, but in a white bread kind of way. My stomach and forehead are starting to feel warm. Sweet vinous qualities in the finish and into the linger. I know the "Blauw" version is always better with a year or two, I’m not sure with this one. The sweetness and alcohol are quite high now. I’m thinking this could become a sticky mess. But I’m thinking I’ll need to set one down for an experiment.
biz82 (1328) - austin, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Opens with a "POP". Pours well carbonated, clear gold with a huge active white head. Spicy, floral aroma with notes of banana and C02. Crisp for strength and sharp with green apple and a spiciness that compliments but is not easy to identify. Finishes hot. The alcohol really comes out as it warms.
daknole (8329) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow pour wtih a fair white head. Aroma isvery sweet and malty. Flavor is malt heavy, sweet and if anyone really wants to know the flavor of this beer, please contact my friend Nick Wight and he will be happy to give you the details! Anyway a very nice beer, a bit grainy in flavor to be world class, but very nice.
thornecb (4104) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours gold into a trappist glass. Bright white micro head with excellent retention leaves sheet lacing as it slowly recedes to coat the surface. Sharp malt and alcohol aromas. Sweet and full with belgian yeast and apple with a lasting pepper and alcohol burn.
nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
The aroma is clean and sweet with yeast, light fruit, and alcohol. The appearance is pale gold with a nice head. The flavor is like the aroma. The palate is thin. Overall a winner.