R2k2 (260) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark yellow, sherry-liked colored beer, with a nice full foamy head. It has a sweet-sour aroma, and with a touch of alcohol. It has a nice, full sweet taste like licorice, but with a touch of dutch salt-licorice. It has a quick, bitter aftertaste which won’t last long.
Donkergeel, sherry kleurig bier, met een grote volle schuimkraag. Zoetzurig aroma, met de toets van alcohol. Volle, zoete smaak met de aanwezigheid van zoute drop. De nasmaak is even bitter, maar ook snel weer weg
JPDurden24 (1384) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden pour with a fluffy white head. Some light bread, citrus, and and belgian yeast flavors. Tasty.
thegreenrooster (2982) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is a clear golden with a ginormus white head. Aroma is a little sour green apple with some mustyness and dry malts. Flavor is a bubble gum sweetness followed by some more tart apples and finishes with a bit of hot pepper. Alcohol is not to be found. This was expensive but a decent beer.
Pfunk1976LS (6) - Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Highly carbonated but flavorful blonde Belgian ale. Big foamy head, relatively clear pour.
Cantabrian (680) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 2, 2013
2.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle just opened, I got that sickening stench of a dogshit in my garden. And as Michael Bundesen says, that is not the smell of Elizabeth Arden. On the glass it has a better nose, but still not my favourite, of mainly mangoes and a bit of cashew apples, which in is the same as full decay. On the one hand, the beer pours blonde, quite pretty, with a generous white head, white as snow. Flavours of fruits in the cellar, yeasts and alcohol. But on the other and it is too spicy, probably with that coriander, which makes some beer so unbearable. But on the other hand, there is that benevolent, central sweetness which is quite pleasant on the tongue. But on the other hand, it is not as cosy or homely as some of the dubbels I enjoy. But on the other hand... no, there’s no other hand: TRADITION!!!
Had this not been a sister of one of my favourite beers ever (the Delirium Nocturnum) and for the price I paid for it, I would have shunned away after that initial smell. Not to lose my head for.
HopRedHead (293) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2013
1.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle from a deli in Brussels. As soon as I opened the lid, head started spewing out the top of the bottle. I could smell fruity esters, melons, plums, grassy hops, bready malt and biscuits. Drank warm so it was a rude kick to the face when I leant in for a sip. Gritty bread malts, sweet fruity yeast and a harsh carbonation. Maybe a dodgy bottle, maybe I shouldn’t have had it warm. All I know is this beer instantly made me feel bloated and not wanting beer for the rest of the day.
DJoer (384) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden colour, very allive carbonation, medium to large white head, sweet sour melon like smell, warm sweet fruity melon, high carbonation, hints of the alcohol percentage but not unpleasant,
PorterPounder (4956) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 330 ml bottle. Pours a medium golden with a soft snow white head that leave a nice layer of lacing. Aroma has some kid Flinstones vitamins accents, a but of yeast, a touch of lemon. Flavor is pleasant with some yeasty notes, a bit of tangy sourness, a touch of lemon tartness and a back end of saffron-like spiciness. Mouthfeel has a nice spritz to it. Decent.
liinis (1429) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
very strong and very belgian as it is. One of the betterbelgian strong ales.
Melkart (161) - Porto Alegre, BRAZIL - JUL 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great and complex beer. Strong, but balanced. Light sweet with bread present taste.