stouby (4110) - Holbæk, - OCT 20, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, at home.
Golden with white head, mostly diminishing, modest lacings. Aroma moderate/very malty (bread, citrus). Flavor very sweet, bittersweet finish. Medium body, oily, soft carbonated, the strenght is felt.
TedE (547) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle into tulip. Nose is sweet spice. Cloudy orange beer with sediment. Medium carbonation keeps everything moving. Quite neutral at first but it’s all at the end. Slight bitterness leads to cream, banana, cloves and an alcohol hit. Sugar is still present late on. Like a normal Hoegaarden but all grown up.
Hikeg (67) - - AUG 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours light amber with medium diminishing white head. Aroma is yeasty, dough, banana, basement, grass, cereal, hay, pepper, clove, honey. Medium sweet, medium bitter, longish finish. Body is medium to full, palate is oily, carbonation is average. Tasty.
altonbrownd (3977) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Brussels. Golden body with big white head. Nose is hoppy and floral. Very alcy.Nice taste of caramel, malts and plums. Lots of yeast in the bottom.
swotr (14) - POLAND - AUG 13, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Splendid hazy, deep orange colour. Some nice sediment. Fruity aroma and excellent yeasty and cloveish taste strengthned by carbonation. Alcohol tracebale. Surely one to recommend .
Tide (2286) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Amber color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, ripe fruits, earthy notes, banana, a bit of hops and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, banana, earthy notes, hops and grass. Very nice belgian strong ale.
dreamflower (696) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light and floral, better than normal Hoegaarden, very nice palate. Tingly! Kind of a bit of cloves but also water at the end.
westler (92) - Stuttgart, GERMANY - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy, dark yellow. Large, white head. Spicy, floral and a bit grainy aroma. Hints of thyme? Full mouth, medium carbonation. Medium body, grainy taste. Elegant and long bitter finish.
Sissio (941) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JUL 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy with suspensions, pale gold, white head. Floral aroma with spices (coriander), light honey and yellow fruit. Refreshing despite the high alcohol grade, Belgian yeasts, bitter, but it vanishes at the end. Yellow fruits, light spices, mandarin.
Achel (205) - GREECE - JUL 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours hazy orange with a huge white head. Malty, slight spiced and classic belgian yeast. Soft malty and first, gains some herbal and bitter notes later. Caramel smoothness throughout. Mellow bitter finish with warming alcohol presence.
TorbenJensen (828) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
The unfiltered golden ale has a beautiful white foam that keeps relatively long. It has an irresistible fragrance of flower and hops, but the aroma is very discreet. A pleasant soft, bubbly and dry flavor spreads a hoppy and fruity taste. The relatively high alcohol content is not pungent taste. I recommend that you pour it very gently in the glass, there is a lot of yeast residues at the bottom. The finish is very lengthy and this Grand Cru is completely at the top among the largest Belgian ales.