hackobock (2298) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 18, 2015. Bottle at home.
Hazy pale orange with a very large frothy white head. Aroma is ripe sweet fruity esters, peach, pear, almond, alcohol notes, light cloves, Taste is light to medium sweet up front, esters, almond and alcohol with dry spicy notes. Finish is light to medium bitter, dry spicy and alcohol notes. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.
ABT_S54 (284) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JAN 4, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2015 75cl bottle served in a Prearis glass (identical in style to a Lost Abbey glass). Pours a clear straw colour with a massively creamy, billowing white head which lasts and lasts. Aroma is sourdough, Belgian yeasty esters and other wonderful ingredients. Taste is fantastic level of complexity for such a style. Banana and walnut bread giving way to a slightly refreshing dryness via the sweetness of cake. The best example of a Belgian golden ale I have experienced and close to perfect.
jmgreenuk (5955) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - DEC 31, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from some beer shop at some point in time over the last year! Poured a clear medium amber with a bubbly broken white head. The aroma is rich citrus yeast. The flavour is moderate to strong bitter with a rich yeast, light fruit, alcoholic bitter palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
EithCubes (5269) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Corked and caged, 12.7 oz bottle, 9% abv. Nose is golden-yeasty, white grape with saffron, juicy honey and muscat, bit of dank herbal [spaghetti] hop character. Pours bright golden with a large and jiggling, tight white head. Airy, faintly tart body with medium alcohol, nice grape-honey character, somewhat vinous in nature. Smooth if full in the mouth with finely-textured carbonation, really no alcohol until the eventual gentle warming of the chest. Semi-dry despite starting with a swirling sugary character, golden malt character, straw, faint honey with light bitterness that’s clean and elegant. Mild but zesty lemony citrus and a slow-accumulating herbal blanket that reminds of old basil and new rosemary. Body is fuller and fuller with volume, tremendously smooth but heavy and a bit sludgy. If you squint, it’s a great tripel in the Karmeliet vein (though without any vanilla).
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at the BrewDog Camden on 17 Mar 2012. Poured a lightly hazy, deep golden colour, with a big, dense off white head. Aroma of massive dried fruit, Belgian yeast, spice, cloves and grassy hop. Some flowery notes in the flavour, with lemon zest, peaches and straw. Finish was peardrops, ginger, molasses, honey and malt.
halfonit (1243) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice golden color. Aroma is mainly of hops and yeast. Nice heavier palate. Flavor is basically the same with a malt, grain and slight alcohol bonus. Leaves a yeasty yet toasty malt finish. It’s a good American Belgian brew.
Dogbrick (9818) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer, after the cork nearly dented the ceiling from the velocity of it’s eruption after merely removing the cage, pours a hazy orange-amber color with a thick lively white head that evaporates gradually. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of fruity yeast, wheat and herbs. Medium-bodied with flavors of floral yeast, citrus and malt. The finish is fruity with an herbal yeast aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
Lilja (2245) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska ölföreningen 2014. Smak och doft av citron, citrus, apelsin, gräs, örter, syrliga äpplen, belgisk jäst, grapefrukt. Lagom sötma, fina kryddor, bra avslutande beska. Riktigt gott!
Sledutah (6184) - Utah, USA - NOV 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle picked up at Bevmo
Hazy straw yellow with a big white head and lots of sticky lacing. Aroma is spices, esters and black pepper. Taste is full of spices and lemon
Luvystypotables (1179) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Mild aroma of malt and hops with a hint of Belgian Yeast. Cloudy light amber color with a thick foamy well laced white head. Earthy taste of hops and a hint of malt. Dry slightly chalky feel with a short lasting hop palate.