TURDFERGUSON (3948) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not too pricey bottle from whole paycheck in chapel hill. Poured into a Rochefort chalice so of course it looks beautiful. Kind of a cloudy orange with a thick foamy white head. Nose is sweet, fruity and tangy. Notes of dried fruits, almonds, plums, dates, and raisins. Smells like an authentic Belgian Abbey Ale. Can smell the heat a bit too though the complex fruity yeasty notes do well to mask this. Flavor is similarly rich and sweet at first, but thins out some in the middle/finish leaving a slightly watery aftertaste. Tastes kinda like a richer tripel/BSA that has been watered down a bit. A bit of guava and figgy notes linger on the palate. Moa continues to impress even if this one wasn’t really "my style."
AxlLives (287) - Maryland, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap - pours golden yellow, kind of cloudy, nice fluffy white head with good retention. Big aromas of bubblegum, spice, esters, clove, and Belgian yeast. Taste is nice and fruity with a touch of doughy malt at the finish. Good fruit. Medium to lighter bodied, very drinkable. Good brew.
kidmartinek (3630) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Stinky yeasty aroma. Rich, clear golden color with a little white head. But it is pure white. The flavor is full, yeasty, bitter, and refreshing. Gummy, bitter, apple mineral. Light on the palate but you can feel a.small burn after.
rougeau13 (1987) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly hazed golden with a huge creamy off white head. Aroma of bread, yeast, bubblegum, and white wine. Taste is a little sharp; sweet and boozy. Medium body with a little kick.
DocLock (7826) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Large bottle from Capone’s. Pours turbid golden with white clingy head. Nose is funky yeasty esters, hopcitrus, tropical fruit. Tastes complex, with notes of yeasty funky esters, dry floral hops, and some floral finishing notes. This one is very good.
Thisis12ptfont (832) - Los Angeles, CA, California, USA - JAN 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma of coriander and yeast. Perfect gold with a two-finger foam. Nice biscuit malt flavor is dominate with some yeast, cinnamon, herb and hop characteristics. Alcohol and burnt sugar is recognized on the finish. Overall, pretty good. Well rounded with a nice body but nothing spectacular stands out for me. I’d give this an A- rating.
Dixonian (1561) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dull golden body with a white head. Aromas of Belgian yeast, sweet grains, light fruit. Bready malt, spices, slight sweetness on the flavor. ABV very well hidden.
nick76 (4212) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is malty, yeasty, and spicy with grass, earth, funk, and fruit. The appearance is cloudy deep gold with an orange hue. The head is small. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth. Overall a neat interpretation of the style but it’s just a train wreck of elements.
legion242 (2170) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a slightly hazy yellow with a decent head. Nose was faint and the flvours were also quite faint. Other then not tasting 9.5%, this was a pedestrian effort.
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Horrible all black label with tiny "St Joseph’s" in red but the beer inside is a complex tripel by way of New Zealand. Pours a medium yellow color. Really nice spice and vanilla aroma that follows into the slightly viscous and alcohol heavy taste. Some citrus notes in here as well. Getting some serious Belgian yeast notes too.