neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, - FEB 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cL bottle from the LCBO, served in a snifter. Pours hazy golden-amber with a moderate off-white head that remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. On the nose there are notes of straw, caramel, herbs and Belgian spice, along with subtle hops. The flavour is lightly sweet throughout with honey, caramel, flowers, spice and pepper. The finish becomes hoppier, with pine and subtle resin. On the palate, it is light-medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a decent strong Belgian ale with Belgian spice and significant alcohol that is well disguised. 2013-02-23
erickok (4469) - Leuven, BELGIUM - NOV 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber quite clear body. Spiced, brown sugar. Very much in the rum infused beer style like Desperados or the in France popular Adelscott. But at least this tastes like beer. And I actually enjoy it in some twisted way. (33cl bottle from ABS Drinks)
SkillsFactory (280) - ITALY - SEP 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dorata, schiuma bianca poco persistente giustificata dall'alta gradazione alcolica.
Aroma di lievito belga, erbaceo e lievito belga, leggermente pepata.
Al palato stesse caratteristiche con una bella nota finale di miele.
Ben carbonata, corpo medio-pieno.
Camons (8428) - Hasselager, DENMARK - AUG 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, Sirmione, Lago di Garda. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, sugar, fruit, light metallic notes, light sourness, wet clothes, alcohol. Flavor is little better than aroma, malt, sugar, fruit, alcohol. Medium body, soft carbonation, warming alcoholic finish. 210815
Derek881 (1186) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 31, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a 330mL bottle into a short glass to drink. The beer had a clear, bubbly gold color with a large-sized foamy white head with very good retention, and modest cling and lacing. The aroma had a strong floral and citrus hops blend, with lighter notes of yeast, wheat, straw, and some fruit. It was a mostly bitter grainy and floral taste with some lighter citrus sweetness, and a somewhat sour effect as well. The beer had a strong presence of alcohol with a slight burning effect, and was a very dry but thick beer with a large mouth presence.
Wanderings878 (74) - ITALY - MAY 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Colpito positivamente. Bottiglia, Una volta versata, bel colore carico, dorato, quasi ambrato. Gli 11 gradi, a mio parere, sono ben celati.
All’assaggio, pane, lievi sentori di frutta, retrogusto lievemente metallico. Si lascia bere con grande facilità. Retrogusto in bocca dolce e piacevole. Nel complesso una birra sicuramente buona.
Yves (2614) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Alone at home. Clear goldblond colored beer with large diminishing white head and medium carbonation. Malty fruited bit alcoholic aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is sweet bitter spicy.
drjay44 (3090) - Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 7, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, well retained, white head, over a hazy, effervescent gold (SRM 5) body.....nose is light colored fruits (pear, apple) light noble hops, balance to the hops.....taste is slightly sweet, with light noble hops, hints of fruit, light cereal, mild finishing bitterness, balance to the hop....mouth feel, light of medium body, heavy alcohol burn, high carbonation. This is a very alcohol dominated beer so much so that it is almost raw. For a Belgian Strong Ale it has minimal complexity in both aroma and flavor. The recipe needs a rework. BJCP 6/2/12/4/6
cattaneopapa (243) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle part of 6 pack from LCBO, Greektown in Toronto, ON. 11% alc. / vol. Pours a hazy deep gold colour with one finger of lasting white head. Aroma of yeast and hops. Taste matches the aroma with a lively carbonation and dry hoppy finish.
slowrunner77 (7883) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent belgian blonde, with some light fruit and a zesty yeast...kinda lacking in depth for a BSA, though. Not bad, but not worth the price.
Strangebrewer (1037) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. Poured clear gold with an initially large white head that settles. Light bready malt aroma, boozy. Medium bodied, tight carbonation, metallic finish. Flavour is grainy and sweet, peppery hops with yeast and alcohol notes.