dhunter151 (515) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 26, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my favorites. Amber with a little haze. Flavor is sweet and citrus. Alcohol is very well hidden.
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mfp13jr (144) - 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.
pilsnerrogge (2454) - Finspång, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2009
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Be careful when you open this one; the cork might turn into a deadly missile! Colour is hazy colden, head is huge and thick. Aroma is fruity, sourish berries. Flavour is yeasty, citric with lots of sourish berries. Long hoppy bitterness.
Bettter than many real Belgian ales.
patrickfannon (1235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2013 Initial Rating Date: 8/4/2010, 5:36:08 PM. 9 - 5 - 9 - 4 - 19. Bottle. 24.5 oz. Split with and courtesy of Vin. Pours an electric, glowing honey with an immense, three-finger, craggy white head which lingers through the entire session. Aroma of banana, clove, peppermint, Belgian candied sugars, sweet malts, and raisins. Medium bodied with a crazyily suave, smooth, slightly spicy palate. Finishes with a slow, creeping, ultimately firey warmth. One of the best Belgian strongs I have ever had, and it’s brewed in Southern California. Amazing.
Bomber split with Bean and Shin Tommy. Pours turbid sunshine yellow with a fat, full, craggy off-white head. Aroma of banana, freshly-baled hay, raw honey, sweet, dry grass, subtle Belgian spices, and some whole, earthy grains. Mouth is dry, sweet, and just a touch spicy in the finish. Banana and egg in the taste, with a bit of sweet honey and a spicy hint. Far better than I recalled. Excellent.
jodah52 (210) - Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2010
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours frothy, yellow, a bit cloudy. Aromas are sharp, full of earthy hops and spice, fruity malt. Avoids the stereotypical belgian gold ale taste while retaining excellent complexity and all the charm. The hops are bold, but not weedy or aggressive; they just make the ale dry and your nose grateful for the resplendant spice and fruit. A bit fiery, really. Dry on the finish, long finish of dry musty scents, like a hot August evening. Highly recommended.
b79turner (221) - Alabama, USA - JUN 28, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2011 WOW, fantanstic beer. 750mL bottle poured into a tulip glass. Poured a golden color with a slight haze. Huge fluffy head that hangs around for awhile. Very mild, highly drinkable beer. Alcohol was masked very well. I would highly recommend this one. Another great Lost Abbey brew.
Thisis12ptfont (811) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - DEC 29, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smells of floral hops, citrus, pines, orange and light vanilla. Pours a beautiful light golden color with an enormous foam top. Taste is of powerful citrus and fruit with a genius malt and hop combo. Finish is thoroughly bitter and leaves you wanting more. Overall, a pleasant bitter hop taste with a spectacular explosion of fruity citrus flavor. This is a massive tasting beer with a plethora of flavors. I’d give this an A+
Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
golden on the pour, bubbly on palate initally, smooth citrusy taste with smooth finish
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a clear gold with a generous well sustained white head. Smells of caramel, light citrus, cumin, some clove, perfume, wildflowers, spicy hints. Tastes dry and moderately bitter with a nice citrussy element that gives way to some underlying nuttiness as the beer warms. Nice peppery splashes dot this beer balancing it out nicely. A slam dunk!
SAVertigo (20) - Shillington, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2009
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer, is Lost Abbey’s "Belgian Immitaor" version of Duvel.
The pour is nice, not as foamy as a Duvel, but the smells are the same, kind of a spicy pilsner scent.
The look is a medium yellow with a nice white head on it.
Tastes - Like a Duvel. Which to put it mildly is delicious. Some nice flavor and some nice mouthfeel,.
For the price, stick with Duvel, for the cool ass bottle, go Lost Abbey.