Oakes (15294) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 14, 2010
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Golden colour, not much head. The aroma is sticky/gluey/phenolic with apple juice - yikes. Sweet, with light phenols (gluey/plasticy).
gracefullypunk (667) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
WA Belgianfest. Pours orange gold with minimal head. Candy sugar and yeast in the aroma. Tastes of dough, sugar and some red fruits.
BillKismet (3780) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 27, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Gold color with a thin head that is bubbled towards the rim. Spicy sweetness flutters from the glass with hints of candi sugar and spearmint. Candi sugar a Belgian pils malt backbone lend a moderate sweetness that is balanced by a tart yeast character. Rye-like piquant quality to the body. Mild complex and easy drinking for the 8.3%. A fairly sessionable-bodied Belgian Strong Ale, if not particularly interesting.
riversideAK (6078) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - JAN 23, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Light nose - light estery sweetness and a little bready grain, green apples are there and some light citrusy hops perhaps. Bright pale golden pour, no head but some bubbles are there. Banana, cotton candy, some green apple and floral/grapefruit notes. Medium carbonation, a little bitey and crisp, no hint of 8percent. Light estery sweetness and bready grain lingers. Solid and very enjoyable.
bvc (1235) - Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Naked City. Pours a clear deep golden with a touch of orange tint. Head is minimal and settles down to a thin halo around the edge of my glass. The nose is pretty tame on this...the first thing that hits me is faint sweetness, light apple, some banana but maybe more on the bubblegum side, clove and now the sweetness is becoming more cotton candy like. Carbonation is decent and lends to a mouthfeel that is leaning toward the creamy side. Moderately sweet clove and bannana up front, banana bread, a touch of sweet orange pilth and the some dusting of white pepper on the finish. The 8.3% is not really detectable at all.