vikingguy (885) - Chaska, Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy honey gold color with tall white head. Sweet malt and yeast on the nose. Taste is very sweet in the Gulden Draak style. Tastes a lot like the regular but not quite as rich. Caramelly, toffee, brown sugar, belgian yeast. Very good but a tad cloying.
ekstedt (5810) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle (33 cl) from beerplanet.be. Clear amber to copper, medium off-white head. Fruity and peppery aroma with loads of marzipan, some floral hops. Medium to full boided, medium carbonation. Semi sweet, low to medium bitterness.
boxofrane (2332) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours hazy copper with tons of carbonation, white film, and alcohol legs. The aroma is full of dark fruits.. Raisins, plums, brown sugar. The taste is very sweet with fig, raisin, and tons of sugary sweetness on the finish. Finish is nearly alcohol free.
angelkostvo (808) - CZECH REPUBLIC - OCT 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
It looks a bit cloudy, color is copper or honey, something like that. No head. Aroma is vanilla, bananas, caramel. Taste is excellent and complex I feel orange peel, caramel, ginger. Amazing beer, nicely balanced.
BlackHaddock (4593) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33cl Bottle: best before 1 Dec 2013, poured into a Westmalle chalice at home on 28 Sep 2012 during a ’random tasting evening’.
Looked great in the chalice: a rich amber body with an off-white crown of uneven foaming bubbles on top.
The aroma given off is a heavy mix of malty molasses and candid fruit esters, could I also find Port, yeast and a promise of alcohol: yes, I could.
The taste was sweeter than I thought it would be, but the alcohol level and the wine yeast that is used in the secondary fermentation ensures a semi-sourness also prevails and the sweetness subsides as you get into the flavours more.
Interesting and different: a fine, strong beer and one I shall endevour to have again.
boFNjackson (4186) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2012
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle... Poured a lovely amber, orange hue with a nice forming, eggy off-white head. Solid retention and lacing. Nose had tart fruit, yeast esters and spices, earthy spices, and malty tones. Alcohol heat came through initially in the flavor. But it thinned out with a decent attenuated body and rich malty flavor. Sort of drying towards the finish too. Apples, honey, oats, berries, vinous grapes, brown sugars, caramelized sugars, and malts. One of nicest Quads I have had in awhile.
Blairgus (3008) - California, USA - OCT 3, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
3 oct 2012, tap. Gold or light copper, clear, no bubbles. Nose is big alcohol, astringent sweet malt. Med body and mildly fizzy. Tastes absolutely amazing! Flavor explodes: Rock candy, white grape juice or white port more likely, slight fruity yeast, lots of alcohol.
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Meilby (8669) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours clear golden with a white head. Aroma has notes of malt, dried fruits, yeast and alcohol. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long fruity and alcohol finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
thirdeye11 (5730) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(750ml bottle) cloudy medium amber-orange, lasting creamy offwhite head with soapy bubbles. Nose of candi sugar, golden raisins, alcohol, sweet dark bread, fairly malt forward but I like the nose anyway. Taste is fairly alcoholic, unrefined sugars, golden raisins, medium thick body, slick, heavy alcohol and sweetness. Needs age and some of these sugars to ferment out.
FROTHINGSLOSH (5250) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sampled from an 11.2 oz brown bottle this beer poured a hazy caramel-tan color with a large soapy and foamy orange-tan head that left decent lacing. The aroma was deep and rich phenols, caramel, molasses. candied golden fruits, tropical fruits, sugar, bread and a boozy presence that somehow enhances. The flavor was tart caramel, sugar, candied golden fruits, booze, sourdough bread and a hint of hot pepper. Long tangy finish of sugar, sourdough bread, candied fruits and alcohol. Full bodied and smooth despite the alcohol. Marvelously complex though just a tad less impressive than the original.