ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a hazy golden color. The head is a two finger white shade. It doesnít have the thick-looking richness or great retention I expect from a BPA; otherwise the general look is fine.
S: About what I expected - apple, pear, grape, bread, and noble hops to balance. No single note here is impressive, but it coalesces together admirably.
T: Initial fruity tones of citrus, apple, and grape eventually build to an earthy hop tone. Additional grape flavors linger on the aftertaste pleasantly. It makes up for its modicum of depth with its rock-solid balance and easy drinking nature.
M: The texture is fairly light - a great combination with the crisp, dry nature of the finish. Only thing to really complain about is that carbonation is a touch too high.
O: This one doesnít impress at first...until you realize that 2/3rds of the bottle was finished in about 10 minutes. The focus on pleasant subtlety over chest-thumping aggressiveness is something I can really appreciate here.
Iphonephan (2575) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Lost Dog in McLean VA. Pours a clear gold with an off white head. Aroma of banana. Flavors of bubblegum and coriander. Medium bodied. Bitter herbal finish.
vlan1 (123) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On draft @ sticky rice. Pours a cloudy lemonade lookin color with one Finger of white head. Mild yeast and lemongrass on the nose. Belgian yeast and grassy hops dominate the flavor profile but not in an overpowering way. Thin mouthfeel
arminjewell (5581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2014 Pour out of 750 mL bottle, clear golden orange pour with white head, aroma brought notes of nice lemon, biscuit, bread, earth, hints of grain. Taste is a mix of lemon, grass, earth, slight biscuit, white grape, slight spice, hints of white fruit, finishing fairly sweet, slightly dry.
phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle from RABinVA- thanks, Ryan! Pours a clear pale gold with a small white head. Aroma of bready malts, hay, grass, florals, apricot, and mild spice. Flavor of crackery and bready malts, hay, grass, florals, apricot, and mild spice, with more maltiness on the back end. Light-medium bodied, with a sweet, malty mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Good Belgian ale.
DrSilverworm (4715) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, thanks to phaleslu for sharing. Clear golden color. Thin white head, good ropes and swaths and webs of lace. Nice orange citrus aroma, light grapefruit, some good (slightly german?) yeast profile. Bigger body. Smooth, lighter, somewhat soft carbonation. Light creaminess. Good moderate bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Very nice, impressive, belgian ale. Light spice. Solid stuff. Impressive for an abbey singel, maybe the best Iíve ever had that called itself that.
Chudwick (1701) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - JAN 24, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bomber thanks to phaleslu - super pale. Nose is questionable. Light. Sorry for those who like this.
devman171 (674) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
ON tap at the brewery, a standard Belgo beer with the spicy fruity notes with a light bubbly body, good for the style
DCLawyer (1292) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle->tulip. Hazy orange/gold with small white head. A: Belgian yeast, wet grass, grains. T: coriander, yeast, grains, spice. Aftertaste is bitter, somewhat unpleasant.
JBPortland (395) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle pours hazy pale yellow gold with big belgian head. Nose is yeasty hay and fruity grain. Taste is classic belgian yeast and earthy spices with notes of apple and cereal grains in the finish. Solid.
swoopjones (5219) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle,. blonde pour. nice fruity yeast & flavors. slight bubblegum notes, tropical fruits, wrigleys juicy fruit. didnt care for the higher carboantion that made the finish off. real nice flavors though