jcwattsrugger (12140) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours a white head and yellow color. Aroma is yeast, secondary light malt-bready. Taste is yeast, secondary light malt-bready, hint of spice.
closey22 (1631) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold w/ lacy white head; aroma remiscient of Duvel, but lighter; flavor also reminiscent of Duvel, but a bit lighter; finishes lOng and soft, but light. I would humbly call this Duvel Light. Great but light!
jtclockwork (14700) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle shared with jcwattsrugger. Pours clear gold. White head. Nose of yeast, bread, banana and barley. Taste of barley, yeast, lemon and bread. Medium body.
beerbill (3605) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle courtesy of my friend J. Pours a hazy golden amber with a moderate white head. There are lots of little tiny floaties swirling about. Pleasant aroma of yeast, sugar, spice, and citrus. The flavor is fairly sweet with yeast, malt, sugar, and spice. Dries out towards the finish. Medium bodied.
tomthompson89 (1976) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
nice light pour yellowish. nose is incredible dough, earthy , cereal grains . flavor is spicy and interesting definate belgian spices. well done had with Larry from BDT
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at GABF! 14 karat golden pour produced a nice fluffy white head. Melon filled aroma with honeydew and cantaloupe taking the forefront and followed by biscuit, honey, and coriander. Medium mouthfeel. Just not a big fan.
FlacoAlto (4139) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - AUG 26, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2008 Vintage bottle (I believe); Sampled August 2010
A steady pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a four-finger thick, pale, off-white colored head. The beer is a light honey color that shows a brilliantly clear, madly bubble filled, pale gold hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of green apples, pear, cracker like malt in the finish and once you start digging around a very interesting, vibrant fruit character that reminds me of orange soda, and exactly like orange soda.
The taste is pretty dry, in fact definitely dry and it has a fizzy, carbonic texture that certainly helps this perception. A soft, cracker like grain character is found in the middle and is joined by a suggesting of pale malt character that is not quite sweetness, but sort of there. The beer has a fairly light body, especially for its strength, but doesn’t seem to quite achieve the light bodied character of Duvel; this is still quite quaffable though. There is a touch of fruitiness to the flavor, but nothing like the levels that were noticeable in the nose. There is a touch of dusty grain character in the finish, that might be the only real sign of age at this point, though there is perhaps a touch of a boost to the malt complexity found in this beer, both of these are slight though and this beer is certainly holding up quite well.
A solid example in the Duvel style; there is not anything new or exciting about this, but if I was in the mood for a Duvel’ish beer I could definitely see considering this instead of a Duvel (for varieties sake).
Fred82 (2138) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - APR 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at a tasting.
Aroma : Some honey with hints of bees wax. Some coriander as well.
Taste : Honey with coriander and some spices. Finish is alcoholic with hints of honey.
Overall : Good stuff !
TaktikMTL (7034) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez Fred82. Arôme: Odeur d’agrumes avec une pointe de céréales et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde voilée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes avec une pointe de céréales et d’apricots. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût légèrement fruité. (Rating #2997)
Cruzan59 (197) - Lititz, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Big ol’ corked bottle from Iron Hill, Lancaster (thanks Pa!)...golden-amber pour, sudsy white head...sweet malt aroma, some spice...flavor was somewhat sweet, bready, sugar cane, some spice...not a big fan (yet) of Belgian Ale’s, but this was pretty good.