afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 27, 2008
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Pours light gold with a big white head. Smells vegetal, some yeasty spice, herbal. Taste is much more bitter than anticipated, rich maltiness and herbal hops. Slightly warming. Finishes balanced with lingering herbal flavor. For some reason it feels like Victory Prima Pils made with Belgian yeasts.
thewolf (11314) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUN 12, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, bought @ Belgisk Bryg, Cph.
Pours pale yellow, good deal of bubbles. Small, frothy white head nice duration. Aroma is a bit metallic, some yeastiness and biscuity malts. Light citrusy. Fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour is nicely sweet, good maltiness. Still a lingering off-note of metal. Rather sweet and the metal doesnít do it any favours.
Grovlam (4157) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Huge fizzy white head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Cloudy golden color. Aroma of yeast, fruit, caramel, grain, coriander, citrus. Mild metallic underlying notes. Medium bodied with an average carbonation and mild alcoholic texture. Moderated sweet flavor with light bitter and acidic notes. Sweet spicy and again hint of metallic like finish.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JUN 2, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle at peculiar pub. what with all this bubbly lettering and the devil in the back, makes this dude looks like a cameo in an austin powers flick, maybe his fork turns to flower. anyway. Golden body with a white head. Aroma is sweet malt, citrus, belgian spiciness and yeast. Flavor is a warm etoh hop kicked belgian ale. Some subtle dark fruit in the back mixed into the malt character. eh.
TheCaptain (613) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a hazy lemon gold with what looked like yeast floaters-part of the second fermentation, nice sized foam head with lacing that coated the glass all the way through. Great carbonation. Aroma lacked but pallet had citrus notes, malts and yeast out the yang. Really had a good body and not the hop bitterness expected. Good blend pleasant finish.
jredmond (5841) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Draft at Philly Train Station. Pours a clear golden body with thick, soapy white head that remains for awhile. The aroma is all yeast and alcohol. The taste is all alcohol - didnt really prefer this one.
Pwn3d (1961) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2008 On draft at philly 30th street station. A really decent belgian ale mixed with water and alcohol. A little harsh. Subpar for the style.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy gold, fluffy white head. Soft vanilla honey bread and spice aromas warm to hints of grassy lemon meringue. Lightly peppered caramel bread flavors round out with an underlying bitter citric vodka tone. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Guessing this is more harsh when fresh, but itís a decent brew with 1 year of cellar time under itís belt...
thenick (766) - North Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 29, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a lacy white head. Aroma is largely malt with a slight spice characteristic. Taste is largely the same with an added element of Belgian yeast and an alcohol burn at the end. Not spectacular, but solid and drinkable.
Chantdaddy (19) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 10, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle. Different label than one pictured on RateBeer.
Not a bad beer at all. Meets all the requirements of the style... golden, evedent malt, spicy, Belgain ale yeast flavor, and alcohol. Just as the commercial description says, this is actually fruity, which I donít personally find too much with Belgian golden ales...Iím guessing this is, in part, due to use of orange peel (another clue is the large amount of suspended "stuff" in the beer). Iím not tasting coriander, and I think that most of the spicy character comes from the yeast itself. Iíve had lots of Belgains that I didnít bother commenting on, but this one is notable... not the best, but quite good. It definately deserves a better rating on here. Good work Liefmans!