dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2011
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
An excellent aroma, both Belgian spices and lots of hops. This has a ton of Belgian spice right from the first sip. A nice dry hp finish. Pretty darn good. This beer makes me crave for GD in Las Vegas!! Iíd buy this one all the time!
lemasney (398) - Trenton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 5, 2009
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Style & glass: Belgian Ale, Trappist
12 fl oz x 7.2% ABV = 86.4 / 60 = 1.44 beers * 150 C = 216 calories (est.)
Available at: Canalís Lawrenceville, NJ for $8.99
Scent of leather, centennial hops, fruit, and decay, visuals are a brilliant golden body with a long lasting white head, taste is begian sweetness, bananas, and biscuits, with IPA citrus, bitterness, and presence. Palate is drying, active carbonation, and creamy. Overall, a very good beer. I hope itís regularly available, because Iíd like to have it all the time.
Cybercat (3787) - Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful clear golden yellow with a fine-bubbled persistent white head. Fruity and malty flavor is somewhat sweet and inviting. Mouth-filling flavor is mainly fruity and has a good malty undertone. Texture is not smooth at all - strongly edgy and fizzy, it leaves a lively, tingly, malty, fruity and slightly bitter finish.
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - APR 16, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden Yellow with soft pillowy white head--what one would expect for a Belgian. Aromas of baking spice, citrus peel and bread. Full-bodied, with flavors of candied citrus, banana, spice and toast. Strong finish of candied citrus. I may be biased to the style, but I really like this beer--the flavors of the Belgian yeast combined with the hoppiness of an IPA...beautiful. This could be a new go-to summer beer.
poisoneddwarf (1865) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - NOV 20, 2009
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle. This is the first Belgian IPA Iíve ever experienced and it seems to mash the two styles together very well. It has the hoppiness and bitterness of a great IPA and that hallmark Belgian taste with definable banana esters. Smells and tastes exactly like what the label describes: a combination of IPA and Belgian-style ale. What a unique combo! I love it. I definitely taste a hint of wood here, too, like pencil shavings or something. Aromas of grapefruit, pine. A worthy experiment.
Duhast500 (414) - Cumberland, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 10, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a stemmed glass.
The color is a clear golden with about two fingers of white foamy head and some nice lacing.
The smell is fruity with some tangerine and peppery hop bitterness.
The taste is pooped in my mouth and I was pushed back for a sec, the sugar flavor, like candy, bring about pictures of sweet tarts. Fruity flavors just pop on the tongue as it goes down and really feels like a treat to the taste buds.
The feel is mid to medium bodied. It starts out like it will feel heavier that it ends up being on the way down. This is a strong beer but does not take you off your feet. It is warming and keeps you entertained to the last sip.
davidm (1978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 20, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 330ml. Great beer. Aromas of apple, bread, and spice. Taste is sweet and sour, with bitterness at the end. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Dark yellow, with a frothy white head.
jseifer (62) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The label wasnt lying when it said it was the best blend of American and Belgian style beers. Very floral and very hoppy. Itís a really smooth Belgian blonde style ale with a hint of ipa.
AZmatt25 (5) - USA - JUN 14, 2010 does not count
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell is very sweet. It has a fresh aroma like you can imagine fruit was hiding in the grain, or better yet, that a bowl of cold strawberries is hiding somewhere in your imagination.
Taste is a wonderful combination. Light and airy flavor with a sweet curl on the tongue (the yeast strain?) and subdued, but pleasant hop finish.
I think of summer days and rotisserie chicken when I drink this beer.
jsmerig (1313) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a straw yellow with minimal head yet active carbonation. Aroma is of Orange rind and lemon. Anticipating a very tart beer. Iím very glad that I was wrong Very complex. Tastes of malt and honey offset by a hop effect which isnít bitter, but crisp. The final part of the taste is a lingering version of the orange/lemon aroma. Very interesting.