77ships (5559) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAR 15, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2011 draft@ZBF 2011: light bitter hops, floral, herbs, more syrup & herbs than hops, slightly sweet yeast, some minor malt, enjoy, not hoppy enough to really justify the name but it has more than the average amount of hops for a Belgian beer //// bottle@bar: much better in bottle than on draft, more balanced, stronger fuller taste, hops, yeast, some citrus & minor herbs (rating for bottle)
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A whole lot of head. The head appears heavily carbonated. Good aroma, but a little fruitier than I typically prefer. Despite the "bubbly" look of the head, it is thick and does not quickly dissipate. Has the citrus taste you expect from a Belgian. Has an airy feel to it while drinking.
Overall, I am more of an IPA drinker. This is one of the first Belgian Strongs I’ve tied so its hard to gauge. Enjoyed the beer..but probably will not be purchasing again.
DSG (8610) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 12, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[3/6/11] Draught at ZBF 2011. Hazy yellow-ish pale golden with a pretty, white head. Aroma of floral hops, yeast, fruit esters and light spiciness. Spicy flavor with yeast, fruits, alcohol and bitter spicy hoppiness that’s getting stronger in the finish. Medium-bodied.
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
6th March 2011
Draft at Bekeerde Suster. Light haze on this pale gold beer. Big frothy white head that dies away quite quickly. Crisp palate, a little dry. Sweet malt with a touch of caraway. Some hop bitterness in the finish but really not getting that much hop flavour, ironic considering it’s name!
txspartan (985) - Berchem, BELGIUM - MAR 8, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An average strong ale. The shotglass gimmick is interesting once... then it gets old.
crossovert (9576) - Illinois, USA - MAR 4, 2011
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz flip top bottle. Best before 2011.09.09.
Pours a clear orangeish gold with a huge cap of white head. It rises high and leaves globs and globs of intricate lacing as it slowly recedes.
The smell is pretty good, there is a good bit of noble hop aroma in the smell with some citrus and bready grain.
On the palate is is equally balanced between sweetness and bitterness. It works well here, it is a nice piney and decent bitterness over what I would describe as a tripel. It is very fruity but with that overlying hop flavor. It rivals the best of the Belgian IPAs.
This is one damn fine brew, it is too bad I have only seen it at one place. Gotta get it fresh too.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 04-28-2010 20:20:27
Cuso (6099) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 2, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Koruna pralines, Bratislava. Golden color with medium white head. Aroma, strongly malty and yeast. Taste, grain, malt, bitter finish. Average beer.
jar72404 (426) - USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Apple/grape yeasty aroma. Flavor is more of the same. Like a hoppy champagne. Nice.
jzzbassman (1525) - Arlington, Texas, USA - FEB 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold pour with a big white head that has a lot of sediment so be careful on your pours! Sweet honey aroma with the hops bringing floral on top of a slight butter background. Yeasty, lightly bitter, with a soft sweet finish.
mxtur (266) - Michigan, USA - FEB 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I was very pleased with the presentation of this fine brew. I took the sediment shot first so I could get all of my B vitamins and then proceeded to finish off the Hopus ale. Aroma was spruce and citrus, but not overbearing. This had an abrupt finish and gave me a reason to keep drinking. A refreshing beer for sure and smooth.