ClutchMasterson (63) - Aiea, Hawaii, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a crisp yet hazy golden color. Aroma is of spice and more of a tar rather than resin. Hints of banana and clove with a slight earthy and malty tone. Taste of spice and clove with a hint of honey and hay mixed with dough. Sweetness hits you in the front and light bitterness in the back which fades quickly. Overall this is a good beer in which I could drink again. It’s not bad at all but yes I have had better Belgians
angel77 (1097) - oviedo, SPAIN - AUG 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 65 cl en el lúpulo en marzo de 2012. Estilo belga con sabores dulces y una buena sensación alcohólica proporcionada por sus 11 vol. Ligero amargor. Buena.
mkel07 (3739) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 9, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique January 2014. Great beer and great label. Fruity notes fill the nose and the beer fills the mouth with wonderful flavours - melon, peach, nectarine.
Stuedmaster (244) - Vista, California, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
OK, we have quite a sweet alcohol bomb here. Seems like these guys aren’t familiar with brewing Belgian ales. Pours clear dark gold with a very slight white head that is gone instantly, but does leave slight lacing. Aroma is hard candy, caramel, grain, and booze. This is overwhelmingly sweet, almost like a cordial. There is some spiciness, maybe coriander, but the sweetness mostly covers it. Medium to full body, syrup-like texture, soft carbonation, and long, sweet finish. It was a good price at $6.99 for a 22 oz. bottle, but I don’t think I will be repeating this experiment. The 11.8% abv packs a punch if that’s what you’re after.
geologyguy (776) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apple fruit smell and taste, smooth and malty...slightly hot alcohol obviously...low hops
stevoj (2340) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Quite a stretch at calling this a tripel. Karmeliet will always be the benchmark. Lots of candy, caramel sweetness, darkish amber, minimal head. Aroma is also sugary sweet, tending towards Southern Comfort. Lots left lacking here....
rbrazell (1702) - Florida, USA - JUL 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from CBX. Clear orange pour pour with a bubbly white head. Aroma is toasted malts, baked bread, peppery yeast, and lingering banana esters. Flavor is sweet clove and banana throughout with baked bread and caramel malts. Goddamnit, I wish someone could brew this style without making it insanely sweet because I really like the style when it’s not done like shit. FART.
solidfunk (4493) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light notes of coriander, light orange peel and good floral yeast integration. Hazy copper pour with ok head and lacing. Light sweet and sour finish. Very understated for style and alcohol content. Tap at Brew’d.
GenDV138 (1835) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Draft at Brew’d Pub in Frederick, MD shared with Travlr, solidfunk, BeerandBlues2. Clear golden yellow with off-white head. Aromas of syrup, dark fruit. Tastes of syrup, figs. Light body with a dry finish. Medium carbonation.
llcooldave (1118) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark gold in the glass. Descent fruity spiced aroma. Some apple pear and clove. Some more spicy clove and a hint of pepper lavor also withnthe warming hint of alcohol. Overall, a very assertive brew. Strong flavors but still somewhat drinkable. It might need to be aged for year or two to mellow out.