BenWesthof (195) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2016
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A nice strong beer, where the alcohol volume doesn’t seem to influence the taste too much. In this case a disadvantage, because the taste that remains isn’t outstanding on itself.
MelvinKalksma (465) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malts, caramel, fruit, yeast, bread.
Slightly turbid amber/brown beer with a medium white/off-white head.
Moderate/heavy sweet and slightly bitter with malts, caramel, bread, yeast.
RW80 (1649) - Hoogeveen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33 cl bottle Apearance: Amber/dark orange with a huge, tanned long lasting head. Head leaves good amount of lacing. Aroma: toasted, malty, caramel, apricots, alcohol. Taste: Sweet, Malts and fruity (orange apricots), hint of spices, belgian yeast, quite some alcohol making it boozy. below moderate bitterness.
Medium to full body, low carbonation, texture is oily.
A typical van Steenberge boost fest but not one of the better ones.
( backlog rating)
HerrBierkoenig (910) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - DEC 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From 0,33l bottle, BBD: 11/08/2017 Pours cloudy golden to amber liquid, big frothy tan head, fell down quite quickly, Aroma: sweet, candied fruits, light to medium Belgian phenols, apricots, candy, banana, bit spicy, Taste: heavy sweet, medium bitter, light to medium sour, fruity, candied fruits, apricot, banana, light phenolic, citrus, lemon peel, Palate: full body, average carbonation, oily mouthfeel, long bitter candy aftertaste, Overall: very fine enjoyable and intensive brew. Fruity, candy, citrus, bitter, all in harmony.
Shain (159) - ISRAEL - DEC 19, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 330ml. Pours golden orange, clear, with medium-short dense pale beige head. Slight yeast residue at bottom. Scent is malty, sweet, apple cider, fruity, wine. Mouth feel is medium-full and slightly foamy, head has a very pleasant texture. Carbonation is medium and pleasant. . Tastes mostly sweet with gentle acidity and very mild bitterness, slightly sharp and tangy. Flavors of honey, caramel malt, sugar, fruity, ripe fruit, citrus peel, gentle orange, slight warm spice, slightly sharp, mild hop flavor, slightly yeasty, some wine. Nice, full and complex, warming, not sickly sweet. Quite good balance. Ends slightly bitter and herbal.
Padron4KM (763) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle. Hazy amber, thick, creamy, tan head, that settles to a thin cap.
Aroma is fruity, brown sugar, caramel, Belgian yeast.
, Flavor is sweet, candi sugar, dried fruit, light yeast note. Prickly carbonation and drying alcohol finish.
Kauge (1037) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 16, 2015 Bottle from Beer Express. BB 10/03/2017. The first pour is near clear golden amber, the head’s off-white, not especially big, and drops to a film. Second pour more hazier, but still rather clear. Some lace. The aroma is a balanced mix of just about everything I associate with a good pale Belgian: yellow unripe fruits, lemon, toffee, dried fruits and milk chocolate candies dipped in brandy, also a bit of grassiness... Tastes sweet and fruity, plus some bitterness. Kind of thin body. Active but thin, prickly carbonation, and a slightly harsh alcoholic and bitter finish. Massive warmth in the throat, especially after the first sip of each pour. The alcohol is exceptionally well hidden.
niquillis (2312) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Congress, Longton. Pours amber with an off white froth. Too much of a thing, dubbel on steroids. Face pullingly bitter, sweet pine, bit of caramel. Yeast+ Sipper because I found it hard work.
johnnymusky (748) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 11, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome beer tons of toffee caramel and malt...one of the best smelling beers i have ever enjoyed...loved this one.
ruuurd (185) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Perfect! Less citrus then a triple, more body and spices. Perfect beer to end the evening with.