Celest (135) - - MAY 28, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good belgian strong ale. Esters, belgian yeast, spices, ripe fruits, good body, balanced well
cafgen (148) - California, USA - MAY 26, 2014
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Hazy golden color with a massive head. Aroma is bread, fruits and a hint of lemon. Taste is like a Belgium style beer. Not my type of beers.
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Stew41 (1783) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
More golden ale perhaps? Regardless a pretty good beer. Full throttle style with spice and sweet malts although it does tail a little in the back palate. A fair of fizz too, so much that it never really settled over the 30 min of tasting.
haukur (1345) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 17, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow with a huge head. Cork almost took my head off. Load of complex yeast notes, heavy on the brett but with a good balance. Some slight zest and citrus. Extremely good. Thanks ruffian!
Koskela (316) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 13, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very strong yeast aroma wih a hint of orange or citrus and a smeller hint of floral aroma from this very cloudy pale blonde brew with an amazing head of coarse bubbles. I get a light bodied slightly sweet almost a hunny with a fruit or citrus flavor with a nice bitter aftertaste and the burn of alcohol.
mfp13jr (152) - Glenville, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful beer. Pours out bright hazy yellow. Be careful the head is hard to manage. The aroma pulls in light alcohol. Taste is Belgian golden... slightly sweet from the belgian candi, just as you’d expect from a belgian blonde strong.
Theydon_Bois (10571) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 21, 2014 Bottle in the hotel room, SD, from Lost Abbey/Port, 20/04/14.
Clear golden yellow with a big old white head that dissipates then settles down for the rate.
Nose is yeast esters, spice, lemon rind, light booze, corriander, straw, caramel.
Taste comprises much the same, bubblegum, yeast esters, spice, orange peel, lemon rind, straw, hint of vanilla, woody tinge.
Medium bodied with a little va va vroom, fine carbonation, light booze in a drying close.
Solid Belgian offering.
Sissio (772) - Orsenigo, ITALY - APR 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy pale, rich white head
Citrus, red grapefruit, malts, hops, some spices
Sweet, spicy with light bitter ending
Fruity, malts, spices, herbal bitter or orange peel
JonMoore (1939) - Loughborough, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle 2008 - pale gold with a slim white head. Sour yeasty and fruity aroma. Taste is fruity, sweet, malty, dry, touch of barnyard, candy. Medium bodied, quite lively on the roof of the mouth. A lot going on, well balanced. Very good indeed.
KombatAle (121) - New Brunswick, CANADA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle
Cloud blond colour, white foam. Warm fruity and esters nose. Medium body, soft mouthfeel. Fruity, spicy and estery palate, warm.