thornecb (5497) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours hazy gold into a Sam glass. Bright white head with good retention recedes leaving spider lacing to coat surface. Tropical fruit, caramel and resin aromas. Thick with sweet yeast and caramel upfront turning to biscuit before the lasting tropical fruit and citrus finish.
RobertDale (5435) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - FEB 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce can. Thanks Jared! Pours a cloudy lighter gold with a small white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, fruit, and spice. Taste is sweet malt, fruit, yeast, spice, and grain. Pretty good.
mansquito (5339) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at the source: pours golden with a white head. Aroma is bubblegum, honey, fruit, and yeast. Taste is pretty sweet with many hocks of bubbled gum. Light light hoppiness. Pretty good but a bit too sweet.
jkwood04 (5280) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 17, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can in a Trappist glass. Pours opaque golden with a lacy, white head. Aroma of Belgian spicy yeast, some caramel and bread malts, hints of banana, and some floral hops. Flavor has a little too much alcohol and bread. It seems like a Duvel-wannabe that’s just not as good. Still not a bad beer.
mar (5247) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can thanks to ericandersnavy. poured gold with a white head. nose is heavy clove, yeast, and florals. easy on the palate, thick honey flavor, along with clove, yeast, and a fruity finish.
sonnycheeba (5075) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at brewery. Pours mostly clear golden amber with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and cookie malts, grassy and floral hops, light fruit, and Belgian yeast. Flavor is bready malts, grassy hop bitterness, light herbs, and faint citrus; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to both woosterbill and HikerCT for cans of this. Served in a tulip.
Pours a clear golden color with a good white head that sticks around for quite a bit before falling and leaving behind a good amount of lacing. The nose carries some light malt along with a good dose of spicing and some mild citrus character. The flavor hits more of the spice notes and has a bit of alcohol. Pretty crisp with a moderate citrus presence. Dry and crisp with a light to medium body and a bit of booze in the finish. Nice take on the style.
snoworsummer (4687) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours hazy hold with a thin creamy head. Tastes bready, like wheat, nuts, tobacco, and alcohol. Light body and medium carbonation. Smells musky.
superspak (4666) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got in a BIF from tasterschoice62. 12 ounce can into tulip glass, no can dating. Pours moderately hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big lemon, orange, banana, pear, apricot, apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, light bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, banana, pear, apricot, apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, light bubblegum, wheat, cracker, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Moderate herbal bitterness and yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, orange, banana, pear, apricot, apple, white grape, peppercorn, clove, wheat, cracker, biscuit, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitterness and yeast spiciness, that increases through the glass. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth and moderately grainy/creamy/sticky balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with a light warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice Belgian strong pale ale. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and moderate earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
emacgee (4598) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy gold with one finger of white head. Nose shows some orange flesh and yeast with hints of spice and grass. Flavor is yeasty with hints of citrus and spice, some hay. Palate is pretty crisp with a mild hop bite.