HolidayBeerGuy (50) - Detroit, Michigan, USA - FEB 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think I’ve found my everyday IPA. Pours cloudy gold, persistant head, dissipates slowly. Aroma is llight of citrus and floral notes. The mouthfeel is not potent hoppiness, very well balanced. Lasting citrus after taste. A good beer.
BigBeer45 (1355) - Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, has a hazy yellow-orange gold pour with moderate effervescence, produced a fluffy, dense foamy white persistent head, aromas of flowery hops, pilsner malt, lemon and orange fruits, faint yeast and herb spice fragrances, faint flower honey-nectar sweetness, sip has lots of hop herb flavor with fleeting light fruity lemon citrus, pilsner and gentle bread malt flavors, finish is pretty dry with hop bitterness and pepper on the taste buds, mouth feel is light with a creamy fluffiness. Why is this written as a Amber Ale on label? It looks a like a golden ale, anyway, this is a very nice ale, alcohol is hidden well, the 8% alc. is not evident, a very nice Belgian golden ale.
Tmoney99 (12415) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Belmpnt Party shared at local BA tasting.
Poured a hazy orange color with a large frothy white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy tart citrus and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration.
This is a very drinkable beer and my expectations where met.
DrDavid (957) - Johnson, Vermont, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Fresh fruity, hoppy aroma. Slightly hazy yellow orange body, massive dense white head. Flavor is spicy and very hoppy, plenty of yeast and some fruit. Distinctly bitter finish. Very different from sweeter and fruitier Belgian strongs, but memorable and enjoyable in its own way.
dmac (4965) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2009
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle thanks to willblake. Very hazy bright yellow with a huge fizzy foamy head. Aroma is very spicey, hoppy, slight fruit and bubble gum. Spiced up flavor almost minty. Not bad.
RichardGretton (4471) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Cloudy golden beer with a strong head. The aroma is lightly bitter, and the flavour is strongly spiced and very bitter/dry. Overall a nice Belgian strong ale.
Braudog (6070) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Caged and corked .. poured with a monster head of poofy head that collapsed in levels. Nice yeasty aroma on this; so the flavor that follows is a bit of an unexpected assault on the palate. Quite a chewy beer, this is full of grassiness, tangy bitterness and spice. This is an incredible conglomeration of characteristics, and I almost wonder if there’s too much going on here. (#3498, 2/16/2009)
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - FEB 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle. Hazy gold body with a foamy white head and some decent lace. Pleasant aroma with some grain and bread, hop based citrus and some earthiness. Lively carbonation, medium body, clean and dry. Light grainy sweetness succumbs to a bit of spicy bitterness for a dry, but certainly not overly bitter, finish.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 11, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy golden-straw color with a massive, white, rocky head which takes a while to settle and leave minimal lace. Nose is okay; cobweb yeast, doughy yeast, herbal and grassy hops, faint citrus (lemon peel), and some cereal grains. Flavor is hoppy golden; light honeyed grains, faint sweet breads, moderate bitterness from light grass, herbal notes, faint spice, and light lemon peel hops. Yeast remains musty and cobweby. Palate is light to medium, lively, and drying. Finishes fairly long and drying with bitter, herbal notes remaining. Interesting hoppy BSGA but note really that unique. Hops control the beer but are not the best aspects of the beer. A nice hoppy Belgian but nothing is great about the beer. A great, very hoppy Belgain beer does not exist, as far I know.
TEJA (1822) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
THick lasting foam over a almost pilsner light beer. Much small debris in the beer. Typical belgian aroma with some fruit. Very much hops in the taste for a belgian beer but not over powering. A big body balance the bitterness and hop flavour. Not a big drinkability, one per evning is enough.