Alengrin (1716) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Typical ’tripel hop’ (or rather ’quadrupel hop’ in this case) since 2008, a kind of compromise joining Belgian tripels with American-style IPAs, a style relatively new to Belgian beer culture. Golden blonde colour, cloudy, stable and thick, snow white head, soft honey and apple in the nose, vanilla, red berries, all delightfully covered under complex herbal and grassy hops. Restrained but friendly fruitiness in onset, soft maltiness, sweetish, evolving into a resinous, spicy, strong hop bitterness, lending it a long finish in which a bit of warming alcohol also plays. Very well-executed example of this style.
mikske79 (1242) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Een heel lekker bier met zoals gewoonlijk bij gouden carolus een heel specifieke smaak
Alusmamuts (278) - LATVIA - JUL 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark yellow cloudy with small white cap. Mild balanced with strong remaining bitterness and clear sweet notes.
Plaas (85) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Supridingly hoppy Belgian beer, I like its taste. Unfortunately, carbonation is too high, as it is in most Belgian ales.
Bill Becker (325) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Well here’s a tasty treat. Hazy orange, ample and long lasting head, great lacing. Plenty of hoppy goodness in the smell with some sweet notes. The taste follows the nose, love the German and English hop use, blends well, finishes dry and very refreshing. I’l have another 750 please but not right now, eh?
rayaron (149) - ISRAEL - JUL 24, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at Rogue Brewery tasting at Beer&Beyond, Tel Aviv. Cloudy yellow with foamy off-white head. Interesting floral aroma, yeasty. Hoppy and yeasty flavor, citrus peels, fruity, medium sweet. Alcoholic. Medium body.
radiomgb (2249) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Golden amber in colour with a very large and long lasting white head, excellent lacing. The aroma is yeasty, some brett, lots of lemon citrus, floral hops. The flavour is moderately yeasty, nicely hopped, light sweetness, bitter, lots of lemons, grassy. Bitter mouthfeel, medium/light body, high carbonation. Finishes long, hoppy, dry and bitter. I like this one for sure. Hoppy Belgian Strongs are some of my favorites.
ABT_S54 (148) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle poured in a De Dolle glass. Pours a star wcolour with a bubbly white head. Aroma and taste is much like its tripel counterpart but less sweet and a little drier. Very nice drinkable beer but although the ABV is lower than the tripel it feels a little stronger with quite a good mouthfeel.
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
was not very impressed with this beer and how I wanted to like it so.
It had a golden orange color with an average foamy head. Well carbonated.
The aroma is more in tune with bottle lemon juice, tart and lemony.
Flavor is not much better. Tart and lemony. The alcohol slaps you right from the start.
Bitter at end.
Very dry and leaves a nasty aftertaste.
Now I’m just an average joe but I couldn’t even finish this one. Tha’ts right, it’s a drainer.
This style is new to me as well as most Beligum made American style beers and since I have just the one bottle I’ll have to do some further research on this topic.
martin00sr (636) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy yellow, huge, frothy white head. Aroma is floral, fruity, has hops and hints of banana. Flavour is malty with caramel, citrus and warming alcohol.