firstsip (681) - Michigan, USA - FEB 5, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From bottle. Very bubbly. Dark golden amber. Thick head on pour transitions into nice layer of lingering foam. Nose is predominantly Belgian candi sugar. Tastes of candied fruit, banana, clove. Quintessential Belgian quad sweetness with an added bite of alcohol on the end that slightly bitters it, rather than further sweetens.
Bendrixian (1330) - Canadiana, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Copper/amber colour, hazy and leaves a nice frothy white head with some lacing. Fairly expressive aroma, very bread like aroma and some esters and dried fruit notes and shows sweet boozy esters as well. On the palate it is rich with integrated flavours and a boozy finish. I find this is made in a more lightly malted style lightly spiced styles which showcases those estery and yeasty notes
Leini (1326) - SWEDEN - FEB 4, 2014
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Sample at a tasting. Golden/orange body with a white head. Some hay and spices. Way too sweet.
skortila (4826) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Bottled. Full 33cl sample (however drain poor after say a third of it ). The aroma is quite weak for such a strong beer, has raisin, alcohol/green apple. Hazy, orange-red coloured beer with an off-white, rather big head. The taste is very sweet, has raisin, caramel, prunes and a strong alcoholic afterburn accompanied with some exotic metals. Very unbalanced. Though it got a little better after the first sips, I couldn’t finish it. I am really puzzled by the commercial description ’smooth and subtle sweet taste’. Nowhere near.
pivnizub (9302) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille: Deep golden, a bit unclear, lazy but visible carbonation, firm, creamy and very stable off-white head with a good lace, fruity-orangey nose (orange-peel detectable), juicy-bisquity background; moderate sweet-bitter flavour, medium to full bodied, quite soft; sweet fruity finish, accompanied by a little tartness, followed by warming - brandy-like - alcohol. Very pleasant night - cap…
MarinaMarket (221) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours into a tulip with wicked frothy tan head. Aroma of fruit, malt, and alcohol. Very slight haze, amber with appropriate carbonation. Sweet fruit and alcohol flavors, almost no bitterness, and a slight sour note. Lingering malts and candi sugar. Medium bodied with a slight stickiness and lingering mild sweetness. Very nice quad IMO. Tasted at 58F.
4theluvofbeer (115) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy amber colour. Aroma is caramel and malty. Taste of citrus, coriander and sweet malt. Alcohol is distracting ....in your face.
mike5326 (1139) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a tap. Cloudy amber color, nice medium frothy off white head. Sweet malt spice and clove fragrance. Sweet malt and clove taste with a sweet alcohol and spice finish.
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DJoer (955) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear chestnut colour,medium white/mokka coloured head, sweet apple like carbonation smell and nose feeling, medium to high tinteling and peppery carbonation, medium bitter, warm a bit apple like taste
jookos (3495) - FINLAND - JAN 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Golden amber, beery colour. Spicy belgian yeastyness, some alc, pale malts... some citrus coriander. Full bodied. Some sweetness, icky caramel. Feels a bit too boozy icky right now. Quality of the stuff is still top-notch, doesn’t just fit me now.