dunkpigen (379) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 19, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours amber with a very nice off white head with beautyful lacings. Aroma of fruity hops with strawberry and peach and also some caramel malty notes. Flavour is hoppy more dry and piny than the fruity aroma but still notes of strawberry and peach and a warming vinious finish.
M82 (378) - Kansas, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Characteristics of a golden strong, tripel, saison, and ipa are all presented on a silky smooth medium weight body, a very solid beer for an excellent price
A tall, frothy, white heads sits atop a slightly hazed amber body, carbonation initially decorates the glass with a few streamers, a few large spots and arcing peninsulas of lace hang on throughout the drink
Flowers, hay, and grass open the show with citrus, apple, and white pepper building over doughy honey biscuit on a silky smooth medium body with appropriate carbonation drying out and echoing all the aromas and flavors with pronounced white pepper and grass; as this warms, juicy, tropical hop notes gain traction and contrast with the Belgian yeast characteristics, harmony is finally restored during the final sips around 60º
12oz bottle code 203 3 6259 2210 (bottled 203rd day of 2013 = July 22nd) at 45º into Spiegelau Beer Classic Pilsner (tulip)
RoscoeJackson (377) - Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a amber with a white head. Smell of light fruit.and hops, grapefruit. Taste is same and somewhat tangy.
Changed (374) - Ithaca, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours little amber. Small white head. Good lacing. Aroma is grapefruit, hops, a little yeast zest. Flavor is the same. Little yeast zing in the flavor, and pineapple on the finish. Moderate to high carbonation, light finish, bitterness in the finish. Another good one from La-goo-nee-tus.
EvanFriend (372) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mostly floral hops, some tropical fruit. I’m not getting much in the way of yeast. Tastes more like an IPA than a Belgian to me.
Cory (371) - , California, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Grapefruit and passion fruit ana little grassy. A little grain across the palate. Very light, very dry. Okay summer beer but pretty there are plenty better ones.
mybrainhurts (370) - North Dakota, USA - NOV 27, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Floral bouquet, peach skins, apricots, and fresh wheat aroma. Flavors of citrus fruits, belgian yeast, toffee, and burnt candied sugar. Slightly acidic and a peppery finish. Interesting mix of belgian and wheat style.. however, the ride seems a little bumpy. Eh, is ok.
KapitiCritique (369) - Xincheng, Henan Province, CHINA - AUG 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
AROMA: earthy but soft and organic, malt and fruits, a little bit of wheat, aromatic - not a Belgian but it is reminiscent, yeasty esters and phenols (haybale), fleshy stone fruits (pears and peaches and apricots), while this is OK for an American version but it will not meet expectations for a real Belgian (give it a 9 for an American Belgian but not for a Belgian)
APPEARANCE: light yellowish-brown, small bubbles continue for sometime, Belgian strong Ale yes, almost a golden ale;
TASTE: rich caramelised malts but malty sweetness is not overstated, honey, caramel, candy corn;
PALATE: medium to full body, slightly sticky and creamy, mild carbonation, lingering finish;
OVERALL: It works. It is not a Belgian SA but it is an excellent attempt at a very high standard of excellence.
joshmcg000 (369) - Iowa, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours slightly hazy gold with white head. Aroma is yeast and malted wheat. Belcian yeast flavors of bananna and clove. Lots of grassy bitterness from the hops. A little bit of citrus in there to. More bitter than i expected. Pretty good.
944play (368) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - OCT 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz in shaker. Clear deep gold with foamy off-white head. Woody, citrus, peppery aroma. Sweet, spicy, earthy, bitter, slightly mushroomy flavor. Medium body and coating, resinous finish.