DrnkMcDermott (2737) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle, bought Jan 2011. Sweet and light spicy nose right in the bottle. Pours a bright gold with a touch of rose in my glass, under a half finger of yellowish white foam. That coriander is foremost in the nose when I sniff the glass, but also a slightly heady malt alcohol at play. Taste is just what I needed tonight. A very warming alcohol based on light malts; it could slip into adjunct territory if I didn’t know better. Hops are greatly diminished in a bottle this old, but no regrets. Just lots of that special Belgian aromatic malt, a warm ale ferment, and I’m happy tonight.
sneakychi (56) - - MAR 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ap: Very clear, golden liquid. White kinda big head.
Ar: "Belgian yeast" (like Wyeast Trappist yeast), sweet, wheat, spices. Can’t really find much of the hops the description talks about.
T: Nice appropriate bitterness, some sweetness, alcohol, spice.
Kuzco (3) - - MAR 8, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden pour with a big white head. Aroma of wheat, yeast, sweet malt and banana. Fruity malty taste with notes of banana. A dry finish dry finish. Medium bitterness.
rajendra82 (928) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - MAR 6, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Lovely golden pour, with a clear, glowing body, and a load of very fine Champagne like bubbles forming a frothy head. The smell was wheaty and yeasty, with bananas and clove being quite noticeable. The aroma of coriander could also be perceived upon deeper breaths. The taste was fruity, and malty, with a touch of hop bitterness. Just a perfect balance of spice added a dryness to the finish. Creamy in the mouth with a tingly sensation due to carbonation. This New Belgium showing some of their best craft. I love it.
TychoJames (66) - Örebro, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flaska från systembolaget. Klar guldfärgad med fluffigt vitt skum. Brödig fuktig doft. Lite citrus och torkad frukt. Frisk och aningen söt smak med inslag av honung, banan och unga äpplen. Len och fin munkänsla. Lätt beska och rejält med kolsyra
Dazz3 (1460) - Hällefors, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Pours golden with a big white head. Smells and tastes canned fruit, a bit sweet, fruity hoppy with a funky hoppy finish.
hackobock (830) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear golden with a large white head. Aroma holds sweet malt, bread, coriander, banana. Taste is malty sweet, ripe banana, spices, finish has a bready sweet backbone with a spicy bitter note. Medium body and average carbonation.
kryon (1071) - SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden with high white head
Aromas of belgian yeast, coriander, bread, bananas
Taste hss the characteristcs of a tripel but nothing out of the ordinary
anders37 (15299) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a golden color with a small white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma. Fruity malty spicy yeasty dry flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy finish.
ttoadee (505) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear gold pour, decent white head that replenishes. Nose is spice and yeast. Bitter. Creamy mouth feel. Middle is like a citrus sorbetto. Finish is bitter, and a little yeasty.
ekstedt (5076) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (355 ml) from Systembolaget. Clear golden, medium white head. Grainy and bready malt aroma, some earthy notes, bubble gum and a touch of coriander. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with medium bitterness.