Vells (518) - - NOV 13, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 22, 2013 Clear amber with small white head.
Aroma.. very enjoyable intense fruity bit spicy enriched with not very ’pushing" maltiness
Nicely balanced. Full body. Fruity sweetness with bit bitterness.
I would say st. Bernardus abt 12 little brother and that is a compliment.
Beerhunter111 (3467) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, sehr fruchtig, reife Früchte, alkoholisch. Geschmack stark fruchtig, dunkle überreife Früchte, leicht röstmalzig, alkoholisch.
Concealer (583) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Clear copper with a thin off white head. Aromas of spice, clove, light banana, citrus and caramel. Flavor is the same with some warmth at the end. Medium to full bodied
chris__hartley (268) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours amber with gold highlights; the head is off-white and mousse-like. The aroma has notes of: alcohol, rum, raisins, prunes, toffee, and anise. The taste is medium sweet that finishes lightly bitter; the aroma notes carry through into the taste. The palate is medium bodied, slick, slightly sticky, has light carbonation, and a medium finish. Overall, not that vastly different from the regular Gulden Draak - a slight improvement.
Sparf (94) - Östersund, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Svag men tät fruktbaserad doft med inslag av malt, jäst och alkohol.
Klar brygd, vackert ljus bärnstensbrun. Ett snabbt avtagande skum.
Smaken är robust, tät och alkoholtyngd. Tämligen söt. Väl genomförd men ingen vidare komplexitet, vilket man kunde förväntat sig.
Fyllig kropp tack vare sötman, men med en alltför skummande känsla.
Eftersmaken är kort och oljig.
gallaghermurph (35) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a medium orange cloudy Carmel. Big light eggshell head that lingers. Aroma is immediate yeasty dough with some faint light fruit in the background. Alcohol smell is slightly apparent. Nothing spectacular. Mouthfeel is light yet satisfying with a soft but not unlively carbonation. The sweetness of yeasty light fruit is immediate and much stronger than the aroma lets on. Apples both sweet and tart and apricot for sure. The yeast is smooth and pleasant. It’s actually making me a bit hungry. The immediate hit of fruit and yeast upfront gives way to a slight apple aftertaste that fades away. Drinking this one day after the hops of Lost Abbey Gift of the Magi had it’s way with my taste buds. Highly refreshing and makes me look forward to spring and summer. I’m not sure that I expected something this light in a quadruple but I’m enjoying this a lot.
stantheman (564) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Small bottle from Legacy Liquor in Vancouver. A medium amber beer with a light colored head. Not nearly as dark as my usual quad, which is Bernardus. Sweet and fruity on the nose. Tastes of malts and caramel, over-ripe, candied fruits. Heady stuff! 4.0.
BadAprilia1000 (194) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy orange yellow color with a very lively, highly carbonated white head. Aroma is white wine, white raisins, bready malt, orange citrus, some spice, maybe coriander, maybe a very sweet plum, and of course some alcoholic esters. Taste is explosive on the tongue due to the carbonation and boozy burn. Starts with bright citrus, white wine again, the coriander (?) spice again, then turns to a huge malt body to smooth it out, very bready, no caramel however which is surprising for such a malt presence. Overall very very good beer, just as drinkable as the regular Gulden Draak, very glad to have purchased a 4-pack
MikeJslc (671) - USA - FEB 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light copper, clear, off-white head. Bready malt with some caramel sweetness, fruity notes of pear and plum, earthy spice and a little leather. Warming alcohol a tad hot. On the sweet side overall.
andrewturba (896) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy copper with a large dull white head leaving tons of lace. Aroma is sweet malts, white wine like qualities, and mild spicy Belgian yeast phenols. Flavour is sweet, fruity esters, white wine like qualities, some spicy Belgian phenols, maybe a touch of honey like notes, some alcohol warming(to be expected) and a dry finish.
Reimer96 (1018) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden orange with an off white head and some lace. Aroma of caramel, sour yeast, sweet malts, grapes and dark dried fruits. Taste is caramel, plums, raisins, light sourness and a nice alcohol warming on the finish. Complex and smooth describes this beer with the added twist of wine yeast.