Blairgus (3725) - California, USA - JAN 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
19 Jan 2016, bottle. hazy yellow. nose is faintly tart, some lemon rind, sweet, floral. thin/med body and mildly fizzy. belgian ale yeast and alcohol but not too big. sweet, earthy, some yeast. can’t say i notice much of the barrel aging but perhaps that is what tames this from the typical big alcohol in the belgian strong ale. nice.
RobertDale (4727) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Comes a somewhat cloudy gold with a nice white head. Aroma of fruit, spice, and yeast. Taste is grapes, yeast, spice, malt, and some oak. Very nice.
Jerm719 (144) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 10, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hazy color. Typical yeast and spices. Chardonnay barrel really shines through. Big beer, not overly complex but enjoyable. I like it !
Andrew196 (1204) - Katy, Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Frothy dimpled head over a hazy straw colored pour. Aroma of coriander, tart bananas, spice. Similar taste, not at all boozy considering the ABV. Breathy, bready finish with sweet, dark fruit maltiness, grapes. Complexity increased greatly with warmth.
BeerRenter76 (473) - Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy golden body, plenty of suspended yeasts The cap is thin and leaves patchy lace. Aroma is chardonnay, and oak up front with sweet candi sugar, and spicy yeasts coming out as it warms. Flavor starts off a ball of wood, alcohol, and chardonnay, with the flavor rapidly changing towards the blonde ale attributes. Overall its rather interesting, not a big wine fan but i like it.
baraciisch (2553) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy golden orange in color with foamy white head... Aroma of white wine grapes, Chardonnay oak... Light citrus notes... Flavor is light citrus, grains, Chardonnay oak, finishes kind of harsh, alcohol bite on palate... Okay
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ttoadee (1110) - Austin, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cloudy gold pour, decent white head that holds it’s own. Nose is Belgian yeast and white grapes. Sweet, but not cloying. Middle is soft biscuit malt, chardonnay essence, subtle Belgian yeast still lurking. Finish is smooth and warming. I did not want to like this, grapes and beer don’t usually do it for me, but this was so balanced. Went great with a homemade chicken pot pie.
PMgep (216) - Lund, SWEDEN - SEP 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle bought in NYC. Cloudy golden colour, taste of yeast, alcohol and Chardonnay in a good way.
BVery (8912) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at El Bait Shop. Murky amber pour with a smaller white head. Oak and wine / grape notes. Rich. Medium slick palate. Very tasty stuff!
degbert (1519) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, almost opaque gold with a white, creamy, fine-grained head. Big nose; fleshy, perfumed, bready, and spicy, it’s reminiscent of both its sources; you can smell the Chardonnay as well as the Belgian blonde. Very smooth on the tongue, with low carbonation; it starts out savory, like mild tart cheese on fresh wheat bread, then shifts into an earthy, mushroomy, buttery creaminess. This is a chameleon of a brew, its primary palate moving through multiple elements -- but butter and tartness stay with it. The finish is sauteed mushrooms with herbs and just a tinge of hops bitterness. Really astonishing in its complexity. Bravo.