5000 (5610) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Fiery orange, fairly clear, thin spritzy white head, falls quickly, sparce lacing.   Has that signature heavy bready nose, slight perfume, smells like your traditional American made Tripel or Belgian Golden.
Sweet malt like breadiness on the tongue.   Clean, but pretty one dimensional.   This one seems to fall in the same category as many American examples, decent but not all that entertaining.   Hard style to do I guess?
Moderate to full body and mouthfeel.   Sweet malty finish, heavy breadiness, in the pale sense.   Lingering stickiness.   Decent, and the alcohol was very well hidden.   I would have never guessed this one to be
10.5%.   Not bad, but not really out of the ordinary.   Thanks Craig for the bottle!
shadey (1819) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 20, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
2007 22oz bottle consumed in December 2009. Pours a bright melon orange with no head except for a small ring of white bubbles. The initial aroma is sweet and a touch spicy... but a little flat and I’m wondering if this is too old. I don’t know what this beer was like fresh, but I think it must be past its prime - the flavors are really muted and the body seems thin. For a 10.5% beer, I’m surprised it couldn’t handle a couple years. There is caramel and citrus mixed, with a touch of alcohol in the finish. This was probably meant to drink fresh. Bummer.
kevd193213 (822) - Hope Valley, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bomber. Thick, syrupy pour with a tiny white head. Aroma of hops, caramel and bread. Nice full bodied taste of bread, roasted malt and faint grassy hops.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 26, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to muckjoe, pours dark amber with a medium off white head. Aroma is light hay and a soft sweet syrupy smell. Nice sweet pale malt and candy sugar with a yeasty sour finish. Nice strong ale.
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 14, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours a lightly hazed deep copper color with a small off white head that left some spotty lacing. Candy sugar is the first thing that hits my nose, followed by some candied apricots and citrus. Flavor was very sweet with candied tree fruits and a bit of booze.
Braudog (5356) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Rusty orange with an initial fizzle that runs away quickly. The aroma is fairly level, with just a hint of orange blossom. The beer drinks with a nice viscous mouthfeel, with an easy-going mix of Belgiany flavors, orange rind and mellow spice. (#3691, 10/4/2009)
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - OCT 2, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Monk’s Café, Wallingatan
Golden color, small head. The aroma is simple, a bit fruity. It has some sweetish caramel flavor, with an evident honey side. Correct bitterness, but also the alcohol shows up. An ok beer, but it can be boring.
Defreni (2218) - Husum, DENMARK - SEP 23, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaske: Meget parfumeret duft pĺ en orange řl med et meget lille skumhoved. God mundfylde med et godt bid. Meget domineret af alkohol og krydderier. Ikke sĺ balanceret men bestemt drikbar.
omhper (18329) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 2, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Clear amber, no head. Aroma of marzipan and glue. Sweet and grainy with lots of marzipan. Way too sweet. Very non-Belgian feel to it with it’s overpowering residual sweetness, yet alcohol clearly shines through. Ther are some pleasant flavours of orange and marzipan, but overall it’s more of a syrupy alcoholic golden strong ale than anything Belgian style.
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 31, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 1, 2009 Bottled at Monk’s Café Wallingatan, Stockholm. Pours out in a clear orabge amber colour with nearly no head. Clean sugary of candied oranges, apricots, rubber and peppery alcohol. Full-bodied with clean cloyingly sweet notes of candied oranges, marzipan and honey. Long sweet finish of candied oranges, mild grassy hops and peppery alcohol. No thanks.