trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 750ml corked and caged bottle. Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow color with thick foam like fluffy head that sticks around and leaves great lacing. Smells of Belgian yeast, black peppercorn, apples, and bananas. Tastes of all the same things that are in the smell with a mildly bitter finish. Mouthfeel is light to medium and very chewy and very well carbonated almost reminds me of champagne as far as the carbonation. It also finishes dry. This is a really good Belgian golden ale. Nothing really sets it apart from other ones but Belgian beers are my favorite so it doesn’t take much to please. Definitely has one of the best heads and most lively carbonation I’ve seen for a Belgian ale.
Martinus (4280) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - NOV 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, straw, light grass. Malty flavour, apple, light yeast. Malty finish, yeast.
(from 33cL bottle @ home)
madmitch76 (19649) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
10th November 2015
Tower 42 Tasting 2. Lightly hazy gold beer, good pale cream head. Palate is light and semi dry. Fine carbonation. Super light fluffy malts, sweetish. Light floral things and mild candy fruits. Crystallised fruits. Smooth finish. Typical Belgian sweetness, hides the sweetness.
mR_fr0g (6484) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - NOV 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Canary wharf tasting . 10/11/2015. Thanks to Paul for this one. Translucent yellow / straw coloured pour with a lasting white frothy. Aroma is apple, phenols, rubber, Belgian yeast character. Flavour is composed of spicy Belgian phenols, apple, rubber, semi sweet malts, tangy apple. Palate is semi sweet, airy frothy carbonation, drying finish.
teorn88 (4686) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 12, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl bottle shared at the Tumbler 42 tasting, London. Thanks to Daniele. It pours a clean golden with large white head. Aroma is grainy and sweet with starch notes. Taste is boozy sweet grainy with more straw and starch. Medium to full bodied and over carbonated. Overall, meh
Theydon_Bois (14283) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle split on the 42nd floor, thanks to the osprey, 10/11/15.
Clear light golden with a well appointed egg shell white covering.
Nose is bready, pale malt, straw, caramel, fruity whisper, booze tunes.
Taste comprises more booze, airy malt, yeast esters, orange, light floral notes, pinch of spice, bread dough. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Leighton (15280) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared in London on the 42nd floor - big thanks to Daniel for this gem! Pours mostly clear gold with a creamy white head. White bread in the nose, meringue, yeast, wheat. Medium sweet flavor, lots of simple white bread, minimal bitterness, ripe lemon, Belgian yeast. Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation and massaging carbonation. Warming finish with more simple white bread, meringue, hints of vanilla, wheat, yeast. Tasty, and drinks pretty well for the strength.
SirLimpsalot (3020) - SWEDEN - NOV 3, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
@ Bryssel 15-10-30: Typisk belgisk med tydeligt kryddiga toner. Lite för parfymerad - ok fyllighet
gyllenbock (6285) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Bier Tempel. Hazy golden with a white head. Esters, some fruit, perfume, warming alcohol. Sweet and a boring one to be honest.
Stuedmaster (315) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 31, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I like the newer version better than the pre-2009 brew. Pour is very nice, hazy, rich gold with a thick, creamy, white head that lasts and leaves lacing. Aroma of pear, honey, coriander...quite nice. Tows the line of refreshing and light drinkability matched with enough malt, hops, and alcohol kick to take you where you want to go. Spicy feel on the tongue, somewhat sour finish, very strong Belgian character. I’m glad that I revisited this ale, would recommend.
One2remeber (213) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pear fruit, wet clay, no hops, heavy fruity esters. Perhaps taste of dormant yeast in bottle. Not much to rate.