Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle courtesy of mikem409 and shared at the 17th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 1/28/12. Pours a hazy straw color with a thin tan head that fades quickly. Aroma of sweet malts, yeast and an almost corny note, The taste is big tropical fruits, yeast, and bread. Definite canned fruit quality, which I canít stand. Medium bodied. Disappointed by this one.
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light gold, decent head, Richnond 17th. Lightly sour citrus aroma. Flavor is a match. Not bad, but didnít do much either.
Butters (3725) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Richmond 17th Gathering. 2011. Slightly hazy gold pour with good ring of whtie head. Slightly lemony sweet nose. A little sweet funk on the flavor. Good orange zest on the tail. Crisp. Pretty good.
Dogbrick (7575) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the brewpub. Clear dark golden pour with a medium white head that diminishes steadily to an outer ring. Short stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of peppery yeast and caramel malt. Medium body with flavors of yeast, pepper, wheat and malt. The finish is sweet with a yeast and fruit aftertaste. As a Duvel clone it falls short, but still a decent brew.
hivemind (697) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pony with Streets and Paul last night. Pours light orange/amber. Not much of an aroma. Some dried fruit, belgian yeast and surprising bitterness on the palate. Not a huge fan, but it wasnít bad.
Pwn3d (1962) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JAN 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at pony bar. Dry and dusty ale... Yeasty, grapes and slight plum. Not my thing usually but this is nice
flatmatt (1051) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler. Pours a clear gold with a white head. Yeasty clove aroma with pale malt aromas. Flavor is quite yeasty, bubble gum and clove, with pale malts, some hoppy citrus, herbal and pear flavors. Quite a nice homage to Duvel.
pantanap (3349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Kuhnhenn duvil in ms. jones. 12oz bottle thanks to Tooch... Pours a semi-hazy apple cider brown and topped with a thin soapy white head... Aroma is sweet and buttery with sugary butterscotch caramel malt... Sweet caramel and toffee, sweet and esthery overall, which unfortunately has somewhat of a diacetyl bent to it. medium to slightly full bodied with adequate carbonation. didnít really do it for me and makes me want to try duvel again as i remember liking that much more. not much of a wow factor but maybe thatís what they were trying to shoot for.
drdisque (504) - Illinois, USA - DEC 28, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub. Bright appearance. Fairly light and sweet flavor. A little bit of hoppiness. Innocuous, fairly average belgian-style blonde with a higher than normal ABV. Not bad but probably wouldnít get again.
Sammy (8351) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 24, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Kuhnhenn Winter Solstice Night Two. A so-so Belgian. No aroma, light orange with no head. Some orange taste, a little fruit. A little sour finish. Not too drinkable.