eoconnor101 (2) - San Diego, USA - JUL 12, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
The people who have floating yest in their bottles obviously had badly handled bottles and shouldn’t rate them. I had this beer on cask in the brewery in Melle.
A gigantic 2.5 finger head gives way to gorgeous Belgian lace that clings to the glass. The nose is of ripe pears, pepper, damp earth, and a subtle hint of mangos.
The taste is spot on belgian strong. The spicy phenolic blast is unbelievalbly smooth, the ester profile excellent. There is a cleanly balanced bitterness that drops away quickly with a low-medium hop aroma gives way to a clean finish. It is not too sweet, not cloying at all...this is an excellent beer, better than DT and on par with Duvel Triple Hop, De Graal, and Augstijn grand cru.
Beerhunter111 (2880) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch malzig süß, alkoholisch, Nüsse, Früchte.
Geschmack sehr süß malzig, dunkle Früchte, hefig, leicht alkoholisch.
MarcoDL (1369) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber colored beer with a big foamy head. Taste of yeast, malt and some aroma hops.
Koning_Daan (34) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - FEB 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 75 cl. Very nice pale ale. Overwhelming hop taste that is indeed intense. Bitter aftertaste.
Muggus69 (1097) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - FEB 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating MAY 28, 2004
Initial aroma of fruit and spice; cinnamon and apple maybe. Pours hazy light golden colour with a solid white head. Quite a smooth texture, a bit of
alcohol warmth and flavour with it. The flavour is mainly dominated by sweet malts and fruits, hints of different spices. Nice enough to drink, maybe a bit weak for a beer of the style and strength though.
nimbleprop (4146) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
3oz pour at Max’s Belgian Fest 2014. Pours a clear orange with some cloudy, white head. Nose of candy sugar, orange,clove, bubblegum. Flavor is the same, orange, bubblegum, sweet, spice, some sugar.
kidmartinek (3202) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hazy orangish gold color witb a huge, foamy white head. There is a lot of sediment in suspension. The aroma has notes of spice, yeast and wet stone. The flavor has notes of ripe, danky dough and some sweetness. The finish is a little dry
gwillrich (112) - São José dos Campos, BRAZIL - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cor amarela clara e turva. Espuma clara sem persistência. Gosto forte de álcool. Ficou devendo.
Foffern (1037) - Bodø, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. One year old. Has a golden straw color with some yeast residue floating around, and a large, creamy, off-white colored head. In addition, the beer is quite carbonated. The aroma has a distinct character of the Belgian yeast and further notes of lime, grass, pale malt and some spice. A bit careful aroma, but classic and good. The taste is more sweet with hints of citrus and hay. In addition there’s a lot of alcohol and makes it feel unbalanced. Mouth feel is smooth and full-bodied, and the beer has a medium bitterness. Has a nice aroma, but the taste does not feel as balanced.
kbudd19 (364) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden yellow pour, white carbonated head, lots of white lacing around the glass. Aroma - very interesting, sour fruit cake, mild lemon, white grapes, very vicious and booze. Taste - mild lemon sour up front, fades quickly, some spices, mild sweetness, finishes bitter with a bit of booze. Really interesting brew
rikstar (510) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
0,33l fles. Donker geel goud bier met een flinke witte schuimkraag. Geur is mooi col met mout en hop, citrus. Smaak is erg vol begint zoet en heeft meer op de achtergrond een bittertje. Dit bittertje blijft erg lang hangen. Mooi fruitig niet erg complex maar wel vol.