dreadnord (1014) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours honey orange with a big white head. Nose is coriander, honey, cloves, grass, caramel and candy. Flavor is bittersweet mostly on the bitter side. Nice bitter finish. Mouth feel is a bit astringent at first then becomes slightly smoother toward the end. Medium body, long aftertaste.
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Silvan7 (441) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home. Birra dalla schiuma bianca fine ed abbastanza persistente. La birra vera e propria è ambrata velata ai limiti dell’opalescenza. Aroma tipico del lievito belga che arriva sino al fruttato di albicocca matura. Evidenti le note alcoliche e quelle dello zucchero candito. Gusto dolce abboccato, quasi amabile , ben bilanciato da un amaro erbaceo che la rende equilibrata. Il corpo è debole , ma la birra è alcolica ed in generale abbastanza armonica.
GoufCustom (420) - HONG KONG - DEC 15, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
330 ml bottle bought at Craftissmo in Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Cloudy hazy dull peach colour with bits of dirt-like yeast sediments; One finger head with crumpety off-white foam with last for 3 minutes; Pretty good sticky lacing and very slight carbonation; Aroma of malt, with banana, light vanilla, sugar, wort, light dark fruit, bubble gum, light pineapple, strong Bel yeast, spices and straw; Sweet taste of malt, with wort, syrup, alcohol, Bel yeast, light caramel, light cloves, liquorices, lemon and strawy grass; Medium body, slick and oily palate; Mouth Feel is slightly sickening, not quite cloying worty sweetness battles with sharp bitterness. Syrupy, a bit like Euro Strong Pale but still decent. Light caramel, yeast and cloves aside, taste is pretty empty. Booze is heady and warm, expressive and not screaming. Okay… Hoppiness is slight grass nose, and very bitter taste which does not mingle well with sweetness, but rather vying for attention. Strong liquorices leads to a long bitter finish; Slightly dry after taste, thick and bittery sweet to mouth.
Comments: This is a poor Abt, with worty sweetness dominates and not much room for other aroma and taste. Also unusually and mindlessly bitter. Unbalanced and void for the style, but still enjoyable as a refined Euro Strong Pale. Definitely won’t buy again!
M_Sack (226) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pale golden colour with a well retained creamy head and heavy lacing. Aromas of stone fruit, a touch of grass and plenty of spice. Sweet flavours of stone fruit, banana, spice (cloves in particular) and an element of alcohol.
goozen (2565) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 0,33ltr: Hazy blonde coloured brew with an sweet bitter taste and some hints of fruits and caramel, just like the earlier rated blonde only much better, very much better.
Digzis (31) - Nancy, FRANCE - NOV 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2013 Couleur dorée, légèrement voilée. Bien ronde en bouche, pas trop sucrée pour une Belge. Elle ne fait pas ses 10°. Des notes de céréales, un peu épicée et assez longue en bouche.
Une bonne bière Belge !
czar (3299) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours clear pale yellow with a tall frothy and creamy white head, excellent retention and strong lacing. spicy and sweet wort, very spicy in fact, but also grass, golden candi, coriander and cloves, honey, sulfur, hint of bananas and vanilla. almost cloying brew. lively carbonation - then settles, bold hopping - slight harsh too - grassy-spicy finish. an original take but doesn’t quite lift if to next level..
mathieuc (724) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light golden with a persistent and thick creamy white head that leaves good lacing. Aroma is composed of yellow fruits and spices. Phenolic. Taste is sweet but it doesn’t cloy. Some alcohol showing up in the mouth (it feels a little ’hot’). Flavors of cloves, pepper and light bananas. For sure some pears too. Again some harsh alcoholic notes. Carbonation level is high, body medium-full. Bah.
Bryanvdv (301) - - OCT 20, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Fles gedeeld met lachneger. Amberkleurig bier met weinig schuim, troebel van de gist. Aroma is hoppig, bloemig, honing. Smaak is honingzoet. Body is redelijk.
lachneger (131) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Amberkleurig bier. Geur citrus honing. Heelveel bezinksel. Lekker biertje.Gedronken met Bryan.
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andriesradu (311) - ROMANIA - OCT 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. Pours hazy orange with a big white head. Aroma is moderate malty, yeasty, sweet, also some grassy notes. Flavor is fruity , sweet, hoppy,quite high bitterness in the end with a long duration.