WISEGUY572 (1373) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Initially pours a crystal clear gold with a huge firm white head, which leaves a truly awe inspiring degree of lacing. Later glasses are hazy, and then finally fully cloudy and without the initially brilliance, as the yeast at the bottom pours out. Nose of yeast, wheat, and hops, more than I would expect in a Belgian tripel or Belgian strong unless it came from California. Taste of, well, yeast, wheat, and enough hops to produce a smile without fighting with the Belgian strong type. Nice, works. Docked a point because, well, it’s easier to make a beer work this well with this much alcohol.
Alengrin (1296) - BELGIUM - AUG 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the Lost Abbey beers, this one imitating the Belgian Duvel style, apparently. Off-white, irregular, sticky head, warm orange blonde colour with vivid sparkling, clear but misty after adding the deposit but keeping its warm orange hue. Powerfully fruity nose of pineapple, orange juice, apple peel, vanilla, ginger, banana liqueur, white wine, honey, pepper; overwhelmingly fruity taste with sharp, fresh citrus character and strong, mineral-like carbonation on a smooth and supple, caramelly and honeyishly malty basis, bit oily mouthfeel, spiciness evolving into a long, aromatic hop bitterness with hints of citrus and tonic water, complex and dry. Very American and very enjoyable take on a classic Belgian style.
mkel07 (3339) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Archive Beer Boutique November 2013. Everything about this beer is good from the label to the last drop.
tightslice (178) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy gold with a thick white head. Aroma is slight funk and hay with citrus. Taste is yeast and dried citrus with great carbonation.
stevoj (2100) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Active bottle foams upon popping of the cork. Yeast and citrus fruit dominate the aroma. Pours with high bubbly, foamy head, cloudy pale golden body. Taste is mostly grapefruit and citrus, list and bubbly mouthfeel, effervescent , some yeast on the finish.
TXBadger (1352) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy amber color with white head. Spice, yeast, and some light fruits on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes dry.
DavidWoodruff (390) - Windsor, California, USA - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange with an aggressive white head. Lots of candied orange peel in the aroma with some alcohol. Spicy flavors with a dry bitter finish. Lots of carbonation and well attenuated. Nice strong ale, although it is a bit one dimensional.
Celest (126) - - 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 (127) - 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 (1736) - 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 (1288) - 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!