womencantsail (6859) - Garbage Grove, California, USA - SEP 17, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: The pour is a cloudy golden orange color with a nice white head.
S: A very fruit forward nose with pineapple, banana, pears, and citrus. Some spicy yeast esters, such as coriander, and a sweet malt aroma.
T: Bready malts and sweet candi sugar up front with the yeast and fruit flavors to follow. The same coriander and yeast character as the nose exhibited with some more subdued fruit that leans toward sweet oranges.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: Really just a nice Belgian style beer, and a good one in a can, I might add. Never once thought this was 9% as I was enjoying the beer.
BuckeyeBoy (2178) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can thanks to JohnGalt1. Pours out golden topped a nice white head. Aroma was of belg yeast, spice, crisp citrus hops, and some dough. Taste was more of the crisp hop notes along with a nice spice.
nimbleprop (2993) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 8, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16oz can pours a hazy orange with a creamy, white head. Nose is sugary... and thatís kinda it. Flavor is sugary, boozy, tropical fruits. Full bodied, sticky finish.
sebletitje (5387) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 29, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wash. DC tasting.
Up the Irons on this one ... every Maidenís dream come true with this classic song.
Pours orange, white head.
aroma is malty, Belgian dubbel abbey style yeast with some lingering hops adding a mild bitter finish, light candi sugar complementing the mild caramel malt approach.
Overall, good beer, Iíd buy it just for the can design. \m/
Travlr (7942) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at DC local tasting, courtesy of nimbleprop. Bright, clear yellow. Aroma of bubblegum and citrus. Taste is slightly bitter, but a bit thin. Average.
kbutler1 (1259) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 8, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2010 Can. Must say the sticker on the can is very cool. Pours a clear golden color with a nice fluffy white head. Very reminescent of Duvel in the look. The aroma screams belgian yeast with a boozy quality. The taste is that of fruit and belgian yeast. Very easy drinking. Tasty and smooth ending with a slight bitterness. Very good. Medium mouthfeel.
rocbyter (1767) - Waterbury, Connecticut, USA - JUL 14, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet aroma with crisp hop hints. Cloudy golden color with a medium white head. Light sweet beginning with a bitter finish. Alcohol burn is light at the end.
metsbcd (83) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 8, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
APPEARANCE: Golden straw colored and hazy. Initially leaves a bit of white foamy head, which fades down to a ring around the outside and a whispy semi coating in the middle.
AROMA: Sweet maltiness with definite Belgian yeast. Whispers of citrus - mostly orange, but with banana and a touch of lemon also present. Breadiness rounds it out with a slight alcohol touch at the end.
TASTE: Strong belgian yeast flavor with some clove notes as well. Thereís a weird abrasive sweet bitterness at the middle/end that just doesnít flow with the rest of the beer. Alcohol is definitely noticeable, mostly in warmth. Good but not great.
PALATE: Seems like it could be refreshing at first, as it is mix of crisp and belgian, but it really isnít. Carbonation is enough to be noticeable, but not crazy. Feel is a medium - / light +.
OVERALL: A good beer, and worth picking up, but nothing special. Its better if you just drink it and dont overanalyze it. Seems like a golden ale with a lot of Belgian ale aspects.
Cletus (6177) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Canned; draught at Gingerman. Pours straw color with a generous, sustained white head. Smells of dry malt, some light funky hints, touches of coriander and candi sugar. Tastes dry and restrained with peppery splashes and a sweet finish. This one would be really great if it were more dry, but all in all, a good hommage to Duvel and other similar beers.