malrubius (1511) - Willowick, Ohio, USA - JUL 20, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml split in Duvel glass. Pale hazy orange with lasting fluffu white head and lotsa lace. Lemony grassy aroma with mild yeast. Hint of orange creme pop sweetness with spicy mildly bitter extremely dry finish. Possibly the driest beer I’ve had. Did I say dry? Medium-light body, a touch of thinness, perfect for today at 95 degrees. Excellent.
MaltOMeal (1088) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle shared thanks to zinister. Pours a cloudy yellow with a white head. nose is of spices with pepper and lemon yeast. Very Duvel-ish. Taste is not as impressive as the smell. Spices. Mouthfeel had a dry, sour finish. Meh.
sloth (2340) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - JUL 18, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Medium sized fluffy white head, good retention and fair amount of lace. Hazy, gold colored ale. Nose is lightly spicey, peppery and lightly fruity. Body is med/light with a tingly carbonation, lightly oily on the palate. Lightly sweet malts with more spice notes, lightly grassy and bready with some faint citrus flavors. Lightly sweet malt finish with the aforementioned spiceyness. An easy drinkin Belgian Strong. Thanks to eaglefan for the taste. Thanks Brian!
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml Bottle: Aroma of alcohol, yeast, candi sugar, pepper, cloves, and spices. Poured golden/amber.orange in color with a large, dense, off-white head that lasted throughout. Cloudy. Full of tiny particles. Very good lacing. Flavor of malts, spices, pepper, cloves, and slight hops. Light to medium body. Thin, watery texture (at least for this brewer and this type of beer). Soft carbonation. Spiced, peppery, dry finish.
SQNfan (591) - Wheaton, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This was golden in color and poured a fluffy white head. The aromas were of lemon rind, flowers, wheat, yeast, herbs and banana. In the mouth it is medium-bodied and very well-balanced. While the nose is rather complex, the flavors in the mourth are fairly simple. The midpalate has nice richness giving way to a dry and bitter finish (almost tannic).
DragonStout (1408) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a cloudy golden color with a small pillowy white head.The nose was of citrus, cloves, bananas, bread and some pepper.Flavor was of fruits and spice. Finished off with a small bite.
WeeObese (18) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma: Sweet malt and fruit (pear?) on the nose
Appearance: Cloudy for the style. dark golden color (not straw), a little dark for the style?
Flavor: Great malt flavor, with a fruity middle (pear?) and a nice hop bitterness in the finish.
Palate: A little undercarbonated, but still bright. Great dry finish!
Overall: Very tasty easy to drink beer. The alcohol (8.5%) is very well hidden. The hops used are a little too long lasting in the finish and not my favorite.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - JUL 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky amber with a fleeting 1" head. Big spicy sweet saison type aroma. Smooth medium body. Flavor is mildly sweet pale malt then drying salty spices to finish. Another LA house brew, very similar to some their other Belgian style brews, which is not a bad thing...
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to bockyhorsey for handing me this bottle. Shared with MaltOMeal and thickfreakness. Pours a hazy golden color with a thin frothy head. Nose is a lot like a Duvel. The flavor has some bitter hops, lemon and yeast flavors. Nice dry finish. Thanks again Bill!
TheEpeeist (3050) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
25.4 oz bottle. Clear gold with white froth. Nose is yeast, apple and pear. Medium light with a sprinkling of carb. Taste is lemon zest, cantaloupe and candi. Dry, yeasty finish. This was perfect for breakfast; oceanside Bethany, DE.