nrime99 (13) - USA - JUL 30, 2001
3.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Damn good Belgian Ale. A prototype. great color and character and just the right amount of sweetness
RobertDale (5081) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Waldo Hopfest 2016. Comes a clear dark gold with a nice white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, yeast, and spice. Taste is banana, tropical, malt, yeast, coriander, and a bit of alcohol. Very good.
cervmagpt (588) - PORTUGAL - MAY 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Review based on the BJCP2015 guidelines (style 25C). Bottle 33 cl - Batch unknown. AROMA: moderate fruitiness with pear notes, peppery alcohol. slight floral note. almost neutral, grainy background. APPEARANCE: gold color and clear. large white to off-white head with medium retention. slight lace formation. TASTE: fruity notes of pears, moderate in intensity. medium-low peppery notes from phenolics and alcohol. restrained malt background, slightly sweet and almost neutral. medium bitterness with a dry finish and slightly bitter. PALATE: medium body with medium-high carbonation. smooth alcohol warmth. OVERALL: a standard but nice belgian gloden strong ale.
Jack1611 (30) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: Oranje geel
Overall: Erg lekker
AndyW68 (1358) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Near clear orange pour. Aroma is light fruit. Taste is banana and spice. I like. Here are a few more words to make the word count requirement.
Ttheilen (361) - USA - MAY 9, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
allanmb (93) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with good white head. Aromas of bittering hops, light malts and lemon. Taste is of lagery malt, Belgian yeast with more banana than pepper. Very refreshing and easier drinking than duvel. Finish is medium dry and slightly bitter.
Olelko (15) - FRANCE - MAY 3, 2016
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
This beer is currently my favourite: everything is just. It’s strong but the taste of alcohol isn’t too present, it’s light and round, fizzy just enough. A perfect beer.
minutemat (3736) - Shrewsbury, Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 24, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. How have I not rated this? I guess I just assumed I had. Most recently enjoyed a large 50cl glass in a bar in Vieux-Lille on a sunny afternoon. Pours clear deep gold with large white head. Aroma is bright, sweet, lightly spicy. Highly carbonated palette with spicy sweet character, lightly floral and crisp. Super refreshing, classic Belgian blonde.
ebone1988 (1013) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20 at The Chouffe Party 2016. Aroma is banana, clove, coriander, sweet hops, yeast, yikes. Appearance is dark golden, white head, very hazy. Taste is permanent marker, banana, clove, strong alcohol presence, tropical fruit, pine, yeast and malt. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy body, light carbonation, dusty aftertaste, some tropical fruit. Overall, the first sip was not good, but with a braced palate, it got better.
koleminer20 (1850) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 mL bottle shared by ebone1988 at The Chouffe Party 2016. The pour is a dark gold color, hints of orange poking in with an ivory colored head that falls down to a film and leaves a light lace behind. The aroma is not that great. There is a big bready malt that comes through first and then a blast of coriander. There is a light hint of leafy hop, but there is no bitterness associated; it’s all sweet. A light caramel and candy exists on the back end, but this thing is a not good Belgian mess. The flavor is sweet and malty and a little hot. The alcohol is definitely here. There aren’t a lot of peripherals and it’s pretty basic. Malts, Belgian sweetness, and a bigger than expected alcohol presence. The mouth feel is pretty decent. There is a nice thickness to it and the carbonation is soft and relaxed. The aftertaste is a little dusty, but leaves a lingering sweet maltiness behind. Overall this is much better than it smells.