Beerenberger (1538) - Fischer, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
A sweet floral nose with hints of yeast, spice, and a tartness. A cloudy orangish amber pour with frothy, mostly lasting, off-white head and medium lacing. There is initial hay/straw taste followed by a slight sweetness and a hint of spice and alcohol in the finish. There also seemed to be a pleasing citrus note in the mix. Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Dry and quick. To me, overall, not a typical Belgion Strong Ale, but I liked it all the same. It had a Saison quality that I think would complement many different dishes.
wedgie9 (2100) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Tasted some time near the summer of 2012 from a capped 750mL bottle that I obtained from the Rare Beer Club. Pours hazy orange with a thick off-white head that leaves thick, rocky lace. The nose is citrus orange, caramel, corn bread, and some spicy yeast. The flavor is a touch of sweet, caramelized orange peel up front, moving to the corn bread malt and finishing with some spicy yeast and bitterness. The body is medium with average, smooth carbonation, and a long spicy and malty corn bread finish.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Serving: Bottle from State Line Liquors. Hazy dark yellow with a small white head. Yeast, coriander, a touch of white pepper, and a little funk in the nose. The tartness provides a nice balance to the light malt notes. Lemon pith, hay, and yeast flavors blend well ending with a slight spicy touch. Well made.
Ernesto987 (3933) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, this one sat around for a while and now it was a brett bomb, it was ok just a super dry over the top brett monster, nothing else
olr1984 (1141) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from hops and pie Denver. Pours a golden yellow with an off white head. Slight citrus Belgian yeast and grass taste.
bellco33 (389) - Willington, Connecticut, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle into tulip: Pours golden with a decent white head. Aroma is malty, peppery, slight citrus fruit, resin, and funk. Taste is very boozy, lots of funk, hops, and malt sweetness. There is a lot going on with this beer and the flavors aren’t playing well together. Beer gets boozier as it warms up. Medium body, medium carbonation, really harsh. Meeh.
ekstedt (5635) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (75 cl) from Systembolaget. Hazy golden, large white head. Earthy, peppery, boozy some faint tropical fruits. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.
glennmastrange (2324) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAY 30, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Moderate malt aromas of grain and straw, lemon for the hops, barnyard for the yeast, with honey and coriander in the background. Head is average size, fizzy, white with fair lacing and is mostly diminshing. Color is muddy, light to medium amber. Flavor starts lightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and moderately to heavily bitter. Palate is medium, watery, with a lively to fizzy carbonation and a dry finish. Nice Belgian Strong Ale with great flavor and feel.
laiti (5970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAY 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample @ home, thanks veliempojot!
Musty aroma with spices and soapy citrus. Flavour is rather spicy and somewhat odd with citrus and clove. Also some alcohol-like off-flavour and funky yeasty tones behind the spices. A bit too spicy to be enjoyable.
Idiosynkrasie (4099) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle [batch #8]. Hazy golden colour with huge, frothy, fairly lasting, minimally lacing, white head. Mild peppery spicy, yeasty aroma, vaguely fruity background in apricot and peach direction. Taste is slightly fruity, apricot and peach again, mild peppery spicy, yeasty notes and some bitter hop are responsible for a minimally biting, otherwise soft palate with fine pored carbonation.
olio (6523) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle. Batch #8.
Pours hazy pale golden color with a large head, very lively. Aroma of sourish fruits, yeast, spices, orange peel and toffee. Flavor of sweet fruits, herbs, orange, toffee, faint yeast notes and biscuits. Decent.