christoph186 (13) - - NOV 30, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark brown, light reddish in color. Taste is sweet, malty, with a complex spicy finish. Very aromatic, with a very smooth and excellent taste profile. Gotta have for any Belgian strong ale fan.
Pyobon (1287) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 15, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours hazy amber brown with reasonable off-white head. Nice aroma - caramel, bananas, booze. Medium to full bodied with plentiful velvety carbonation. Well balanced taste with nice sweet toffee notes balanced with some gentle bitterness. Very drinkable.
EvNa (109) - NETHERLANDS - SEP 11, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2016 Bottle. Color: Orange amber, dense long lasting off white head. Taste: Yeasty, medium sweet, herbs and honey, hints of almond, hops and brown sugar. Long finish.
Night_Cap (114) - Southern Highlands, AUSTRALIA - SEP 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 330ml - cellared for approximately 1-2 years. Served at room temperature. Pours a clear amber. Head is large, fluffy, off-white and lasts very well. Aroma is of spicy/herbaceous hops; wholegrain bread, pears, grapes (green), lemon zest, Belgian candy sugar, cinnamon, cloves and coriander. Flavour is a smooth with a light spicy/herbaceous hop bitterness; grains, hay, apple skins (green), crisp pears, lemon zest (light), Belgian candy sugar, green leaves (light), cloves (light) and a lightly peppery/dry finish. Medium bodied with medium carbonation, a slightly oily texture and an average length finish.
jacobarts (75) - Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
300ml bottle shared with Lena (she’s very positive about this one) Pours amber with medium creamy head. Sweet aromas of caramel, bready malts. Taste is frooty and sweet with an medium bitter aftertaste. I like the balance of bitterness and sweetness, which makes this beer fresh, but i could wish for a more powerfull aroma and taste.
TtV (400) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - SEP 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 33cl. Amber coloured with a medium off white head that fades a little. Aroma of brown sugar and malts. The taste is mildly sweet with a bitter undertone and has grain hints in het aftertaste.
midovark (548) - Balassagyarmat, HUNGARY - SEP 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle. Had this one before joining RateBeer, therefore this entry is based on old noted point only.
Tjeerd (247) - GERMANY - AUG 24, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Artificial smell, artificial aroma. Heavily overrated imo. Drinkable it is though.
bikbo (111) - - AUG 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color ámbar oscuro opaco. Espuma cremosa persistente. Aroma cítrico y a caramelo. Sabor a levadura y lúpulo, ligero dulzor, final amargo y chispeante.
Bulk_Carrier (3706) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a glossy semi-dark amber color. Sustaining finger’s worth of glossy white head dissipated in a nice slow fashion. Slim lacing.
The aroma takes on all of the normal Belgian sweet to spicy bready/yeasty goodness. Sly grassy sweetness with Belgian sweet sugar embalms it all together nicely.
The flavor takes all of the previously mentioned aromas to ride into a slight sticky Belgian sweet sugar aftertaste. Slight sticky sweet finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionable to sipping feel to it.
Overall, uh....wow, for a Belgian Strong Pale ale it more than works. Yeah, I’d have again.
alomtnez (335) - SPAIN - AUG 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Average frothy off-white head with good retention.
Hazy orange light amber colour.
Aroma is slightly spicy and caramel. It evolves to honey and almonds after a few minutes.
Taste is not very complex, slightly spicy, esters, sugar.