77ships (3266) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. bottle bottle split thx. to / with Dylan / Kraddel - back in the court of the Jester King - hazy golden with a lacing white head - mellow esters, tangerine, orange peel, citrus, spice, light herbs in the nose - tastes of mellow orange peel, BE-esque esters, hay, lightly herbal, nectar, floral, yeast, bready malts, grapefruit fruity, light earthiness - higher carb. that suits - an interesting and lovely belgian
videofrog (57) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes, 1/9/12:
Had this served on-tap at the Draught House in Austin in an imperial half-pint glass.
A: Cloudy light orange; nice head that settles quickly. Lacing only left at top of glass.
S: Definitely a hop-forward farmhouse ale. Resiny hops followed by Belgian funk; light malts in the background.
T: Taste follows the smell; yeasty esters more apparent. Alcohol lets you know itís there without being overbearing. Great warming effect for rainy or cold days.
M: A little on the thick side, but appropriate for such a big ale.
O: Made me think of a hoppy, funky, not quite as complex, Duvel. Thatís why I designated it as a BSPA, but feel free to edit me on that one. Really enjoyed this one; will grab a bottle when itís released.
crosamich (431) - Twin Falls, Idaho, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
High carbonation, huge head though this may have been the JK glass I was using. Earthy farmhouse-ness, very familiar from JK, low esters. alcohol not noticeable/
jtclockwork (6919) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber orange with white head. Nose/taste of alcohol soaked fruit, candi sugar, resin, yeast, bready malt and light earth. Medium body. Alcohol fruit finish.
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - SEP 21, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle:   Caramel colored, thick and hazy, large pillowy off-white head, nice lacing.   Fruity caramel like breadiness aroma.   Not your traditional Belgian Strong Ale in that it seems more like a Belgian Imperial Blonde or simply a Belgian Ale.   Dull mealiness up front, strong soft bready flavors.   Very yeasty.   Not your traditional Belgian Strong Ale in that it has that dark pitted fruit aspect.   This one is lighter.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Finish is musty and barnish, but without much light or dark fruitiness.   As far as Belgian Strong Ales go, this is very average.   Doesnít have the depth that most do in this style.   Decent otherwise.   Thanks Bill!
Ratman197 (8857) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottlepoured a hazy gold with alasting creamy ivory head. Aromas of bread, citrus, light pine,light earthiness and light peach. Palate was light to medium bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of biscuit, grapefruit, lemon zest and light earthiness with a crisp dry bitter lingering citrus finish.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nose has heavy grain and floral hops. Flavor has an interesting floral & earthy character. Dry and a bit bitter. Slightly harsh.
AmEricanbrew (5514) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy gold color with ivory head. Earthy dank hop, pine hop, spicy yeast aromas .medium body with average co2. Nice hoppy pine, spicy, earthy, yeasty citrus flavors on a solid pale malt base--good
AdamJackson (1995) - Lyme, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Acquired in a trade just yesterday. Enjoyed in my trusty Harpoon glass at room temperature.
A - Bronze cloudy appearance. Huge carbonation of 4 fingers of creamy white puffy head. Excellent lacing and head retention although maybe TOO much head retention.
S - I get some pine, honey and citrus on the nose. Hints of pineapple.
T - Iím getting great tropical / sweet American hops, hints of wheat and honey. Thereís some pine cone notes, candi sugar and oranges. Itís a very complex beer with this really nice alcohol booziness on the finish.
M - 80% carbonation, medium body and boozy finish. I was expecting dry champagne finish but it finishes more like a watered down whisky.
O - This is a great tasting beer. One that I could sip on all day.
Suttree (4866) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy yellow, huge white head. Smells like melon, pepper and honey. Melon, pepper and honey are pretty much the main players in the flavor, as well. simple, but very tasty. Awesome label, as well. Trade with rougeau13 - thanks!