sic1314 (3045) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of candy sweetness and yeast. Medium body, flavour is much as the aroma, lightly spiced.
Mr_Pink_152 (506) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Broom Hall Inn, near Stratford upon Avon. Slightly hazy golden colour, with white head. Spicy and fruity aroma. Slightly sweet, yeast taste. Slightly watery, but taste and aroma might have been limited due to being served really cold.
GenkiGonzo (199) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Belgian Beer Weekend. Clear pale gold with decent lacing. Spicy yeasty aroma. Flavour is quite refreshing with earthy notes.
venom666 (296) - Alicante, SPAIN - JUN 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden-orange color. Yeast and candy aroma. Light/medium-bodied. Sweet malts and hints of yeast on the taste.
minutemat (1281) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
330ml bottle @ Admiral Benbow, Shrewsbury. Pours gold, fairly thin citrus, yeast, spice, malts.. light hops.. dry bitter finish. Pretty boring blond with a mediocre character.
hohops (211) - Kent, ENGLAND - MAY 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance- light amber and a bit golden, quite a big white head which settles down into half a finger. Leaves a fair bit of lacing. Aroma- malts, yeast, dough, spices, a bit of zest, citrus fruits. Taste- hop bitterness hits first, a bit of corn and cereal, spices, lemons, floral hints, a creamy mouthfeel, which is pretty full. Nice ale.
superspak (2411) - Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle into chalice, best before 9/2014. Pours moderately cloudy deep gold color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, honey, bread, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, hops, and fruity/earthy yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, honey, biscuit, herbal, floral, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, pear, apple, white grape, honey, biscuit, herbal, light pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity and robustness of pale malt, hops, fruity/earthy yeast flavors; with a very nice malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and moderately bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian pale ale. Good balance, complexity, and robustness of pale malt, hops, and fruity/earthy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
sicklical (10) - SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 15, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours medium gold with not much head. Nose is not pleasant. Wet dog, raw egg, chestnuts, orange peel, a touch of honey. Mouthfeel is pretty thin. Citrus, plantain, and a touch of Christmas spice on the finish. Good but not for Belgium.
jagad5 (65) - - MAY 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Poured cloudy, strawberry blonde with a yellow head. Quite a let down considering the hype from so many great ratings.
Spinner (4) - - MAY 10, 2014 does not count
3.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Abbey beer. Very smooth despite alcohol content. All too easy to drink with rose aftertaste.