tsd08460 (516) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: grapes, Belgian spice, grass, citrus, bread
Appearance: hazy golden with a white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,
olsvammel (4945) - Örebro, SWEDEN - JAN 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Fruity and light yeasty spicy. Similar taste with a bready aroma. Fairly sweet. Smooth mouthfeel. Nice and well made.
DavoleBomb (1744) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured into a snifter.
3.5 A: Pours a hazy straw yellow with a touch of brown in it. Two fingers of frothy off-white head. Retetntion is below average and a half finger of bubbly lacing is left.
3.75 S: Smells like an imperial saison to me. First thing that sticks out is a grassy hay and a ruddy earthiness. White grape follows behind with peppery spicy undertones. Lemon, a touch of bready yeast, cake frosting, and banana.
3.5 T: Well this tastes nothing like it smells. Foremost, there’s a pretty healthy bitterness that comes out of nowhere. The saison flavors are still right there. Hay, earth, even a touch of funk. The white grapes probably have something to do with this. Peppery underneath. Much of the fruitiness found in the nose is diminished.
3.5 M: Lighter body. Good spritzy carbonation. Even a touch of creaminess. The finish I don’t care much for. It’s bitter and has an almost industrial component to it.
3.5 D: I wouldn’t have made this for a 20th anniversary, but it’s okay for a try I guess.
Edit: This tastes a million times better with all of the yeast mixed in. The supreme bitterness is gone. The finish is much improved and offers some sweetness canceling out most of the harsh flavors. It tastes pretty much the same, but the sweetness somehow trapped in the yeast brings a good balance. I adjusted my scores to be the median between the original review and this update.
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Gachupines (1186) - USA - NOV 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy golden with a thick white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is vague hint of grape underneath a bit of yeast. Very mild. Flavor is mildly funky with somewhat sweet grape. Very effervescent. Not bad.
Beerdedone (3114) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow gold with a small white head. Aroma was yeasty and fruity with citrus, grapes and subtle spices. Flavor of yeast, fruit, white grapes, pepper, bread and light citrus.
CloakedDagger (1534) - - SEP 1, 2015
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle 65 cl. Pours pale yellow with a slight haze and a lively yet dissipating white head. Very spicy aroma, citric and zesty. Rich body, malt base has a strangely rotten note, very unpleasant. I have no clue what’s going on here, but it’s not nice at all. 010915
TattooJack (407) - Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from the bomber, hazy glowing golden with a lot of fizz and foam. Soda like carbonation, nice and strong. Not usually what I look to great divide to provide, but I’ll buy at 8.2% and not disappointed.
rarbring (1994) - Linköping, SWEDEN - JUL 17, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Overall: Sweet, orange, spicy, cardamom. Fruity and zesty. A dry finish.
Note: Bottle 650 ml at home. Reviewed 2015-07-17.
Vignale (2854) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska från SB. BBD dec-14. Smutsgul, grumligt, medelhögt smutsvitt skum. Tolkar den här som en imperial wit. Har witens friskhet, jästkaraktär och kryddning men med mer kropp, sötma och fyllighet. Funkar riktigt bra. Bra balans. Funkar att dricka upp själv vilket inte kan sägas om många belgare på 8+%
dfearnley (1490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle to Weissbrau glass
Light fruity esters, hay, apple, and yeast. Translucent yellow with a mostly creamy, bright white head. Taste is banana, pepper, light grape, bread and yeast.