LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. What a gusher!! Watch out for this one. Pours a dull colored orange with a huge thick, foamy white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast and spices, light fruits (apple, pear). Flavor is initially quite spicy with some hop bitterness and alcohol, finishes sweet. A bit on the boozy side and not that much flavor.
fredandboboflo (1570) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Aroma not very exciting, some apple/apple cider, melon, very mild citrus, pepper, some alcohol, some bready/yeasty character. A touch spicy in the mouth, largely sweet with similar fruity notes, alcohol. Somewhat alcoholic finish. Uninteresting. Not really sure what the point was here.
Crosling (1863) - Loveland, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
It’s a dark golden colored beer with a fully lasting head, purely Belgian, it laces well on the glass. Nose of dough and cookie, bready malts, polish and fruit. Smells Belgian, but doesn’t seem to have a lot of refinement. Flavor has a bit too much strength and doesn’t have a lot of delicacy or complexity. Sweet, it possesses heavy notes of light fruits and alcohol. This Belgian misses the mark.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - AUG 15, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Body is a clear pale yellow and a tall fluffy white head sits on top. The aroma is a bit spicy, flowery, perfumy, and alcoholic. Nice sweet body with a touch of yeasty spice but a lot of astringent alcohol lays down on the palate and is quite distracting. I can’t really get by that, it ruins it for me.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2008
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of white wine (Riesling), apples, malts, light spices, and alcohol. Poured golden (apple juice/ginger ale) in color with a huge, foamy, off-white head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor of alcohol, apples, honey, malts, and yeast. Light to medium body. Lightly chalky texture. Average to lively carbonation. Alcohol finish is sweet and dry. Way too boozy.
BuckeyeBoy (2864) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap Flying Pie pizza. pours out a cloudy gold topped with a sand head. Aroma of belg spice and malts. Tast of spice, clove and yeast.
Drake (8981) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 11, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle from Wine Warehouse. Gusher! Crystal clear amber color with a medium sized head, good lacing and lazy carbonation. Fruity aroma with notes of citrus, peach, caramel, spice, nuts. Sweet fruity caramel taste with yeast and spice notes. Tongue coating. Full bodied.
JoeMcPhee (8551) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 9, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light hazy pale golden beer topped by a thick lacy white head. The head is composed of very large, fluffy bubbles that are surprisingly persistent. Aroma is lovely. Soft fruity/peachy aroma, pale Belgian malts and a light spicy/minty qualities as well. Subtle spiciness with notes of nutmeg, clove, spearmint and a kiss of licorice as well. It’s quite Duvelesque in the nose but with a bit more spiciness. Flavour is lightly fruity with a lovely soft pale maltiness and a fairly prominent pear flavour. There is a soft herbal note and a fairly peppery alcoholic note as well. Quite creamy palate as well. It’s quite subtle and well-balanced. Nice dry finish with a soft spicy/herbal character over a highly fruity bubble gum estery base. Lovely brew.
Odeed (1787) - Bakersfield, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
yellow body with a thick white head that leaves lacing on the glass.the aroma blends up pepper,green apples,oregano,allspice,and belgian yeast.flavor is much of the same with some caramel malts thrown in,and the pepper stands out a bit more.seems slightly over carbonated.
BoBoChamp (5759) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 5, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
75cl, new brew Anno 2008, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex, balanced, hazy, rocky head, very good brew