inbirraveritas (1300) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 18, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy deep golden colour with a big white head, which diminishes relative quickly to a thin film.
Tart, citrus-fruity aroma escorted by honey and herbals underpainted by light alcohol.
The medium kinded, tart and dry finish brings citrusses and peppery, warming alcohol along, which leaves a tart aftertaste behind.
Nicely balanced and easy drinkable.
thomat (2250) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale golden with a large white head. Fruity with malty notes. Malt, fruit and sweetness. Full body with a balanced, sweet finish.
musinj6 (449) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bready, doughy aroma. Pours opaque golden color with extraordinarily frothy head. Very light on the front with light sweetness, but finishes mildy bitter and a little salty. Very light body with thin texture with average carbonation. Finishes bitter and abruptly. Overall a fair beer. Not overwhelming experience.
olsvammel (3874) - Örebro, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a pub in Lier, Belgium. It poured a hazy yellow-golden liquid with a big white head. Fruity and yeasty smell with some spices. Similar taste but with a pinch of hops. Surprisingly well made, easy to drink with a dangerously high ABV that I hardly noticed.
Onionkid (371) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 27, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Aroma of yeast. Kind of a pear smell too. Taste has some musty, dusty yeast to it. Bit of a apple taste I think, kind of a red delicious flavor. Bit of bread too. Overall a fruity yeasty taste, I really like this beer! Very tasty considering the ABV. I don’t think I’d get this over another Belgian Strong Ale considering in these parts it’s fairly expensive (like 5-6 bucks per 12 oz) but it’s definitely a really good beer. 8% alcohol.
phaleslu (7208) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at The Bridge. Pours a mostly clear, pale straw gold with a small but resilient bone white head. Aroma of banana, pale and bready malts, candi sugar, tropical fruit, and grains. Flavor of banana, bready malts, hay, candi sugar, dry grains, and crackers. Medium-bodied, with a bready, malty mouthfeel and modest carbonation. Dry finish. Decent strong Belgian ale. Doesn’t live up to its name.
brenn79 (1665) - Idaho, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
750. bottle- Pours cloudy straw yellow with a nice large 3 finger white head and good lace. Aroma is banana, clove, Belgian yeast. Taste is very Belgian, that unique flavor that only Belgian ales (and the clones) have, very yeasty. The body is medium, carbonation is lively, bubbles dancing on the tongue like champagne. Overall very good, but can’t match the greats (Delerium Tremens, Duvel, Rochefort).
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2011
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle form Csakajosor.hu. Poured somewhat hazy, with a golden color and an off-white, lively foam. Yeast, honey, peach, hints of cinnamon and hops in the aroma. Medium dense, highly carbonated, somewhat oily body. Sweet, yeasty aftertaste. Not bad, not great. OK.
50belair (2773) - Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at WOB. Cloudy pale yellow pour with a huge white head. Definitely over-carbonated. Lemon, coriander, and yeast aromas. The taste is a little bland and was dominated by Belgian yeast, muted citrus, and spice notes.
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
slightly opaque straw yellow. fluffy white head. Nice strong belgian pale ale with a decent amount of hops. Sweet pale malts, belgian spices with a solid carbonation rate. some nice hop characteristics, but light.