cwald (91) - Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: DEC 21, 2013 Mazama Brewery, Draft: This was a good beer, one of my favorites of the night. Very strong, and has hints of Christmas tree...earthy taste. Does not taste or feel like a 10% alcohol beer.
*update.... this beer is starting to grow on me. It has gone from good to fantastic. This is my third stop at Mazama, and the brewer has tweeked this recipe to become just a really good pint. I’m impressed.
stevoj (2076) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at PreFunk. Hazy golden in color with small, silky head. Earthy, grassy aroma, more malty in the taste. Slick, but thick body, some alcohol warmth on the finish.
JohnGalt1 (478) - , Idaho, USA - JUN 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice goblet at PreFunk tonight. Lightly hazy golden, good enough white head.. More phenolic than estery... not very balanced... A bit too much sweetness magnifies the light fruity esters... Seems a bit thick IMO.... Surprising bitterness rises with warmth... I like the hops as it helps cut through the residual maltiness. Okay... I would buy it again.
pdx77 (1318) - Oregon, USA - NOV 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at Mazama Brewing. Cloudy golden color. Spicy sweet caramel and candy aroma. Taste is a mix of the sweet, yeasty nature of tripel and the spiced character of a wit. Alcohol is hidden very well. Sweet spiced finish.
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 5, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Cloudy gold with thin white head. Sweetish malt aroma. Sweet flavour, no alcohol burn. Short sweet fruit and candy finish.
PapaSkeetSkeet (808) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold, slightly hazy/cloudy, white head. Aroma is light spices, chalk, candy. Flavor is spice, grass, chalk, honey, apricot, and candy. Body is medium-heavy. Overall, this is a bit cloying and heavy for a Belgian Strong Ale. Also, it was not advertised as a quad and does seem light for the style, not sure why it’s labeled as such here.
Travlr (10580) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Baileys courtesy of ajax25g and Tammy, thanks! Cloudy amber color. Dusty and peppery aroma. Taste has smooth and strong summer fruit.
ericdevin (724) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very cloudy golden color, slight white head. Aroma subtle, slight yeastiness. Body heavy, rich, finish shows a slight spice. Body lively but not overly so. Nicely done, almost like and imperial Saison, if such a thing existed.