EKGoldings (617) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 12 oz.
I found this in my stash, can’t remember when I bought it and there is no date. I was not expecting much, I’m not a big fan of Belgian Goldens, but I mowed the lawn and needed a beer, and cracked this one.
I was very impressed with the balance, great expected flavors, crisp and refreshing despite the ABV, nice any way you look at it.
ogre71 (187) - Utah, USA - OCT 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
They got this one right its a good Belgium style ale easy to drink with plenty of malty yeasty flavor.
GuideDogSaint (869) - Xiamen, CHINA - OCT 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle from Tasty Life, Xiamen. Pours hazy golden orange with a thin white head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, malt, bread, orange and spice. Sweet finish.
ffbot (140) - Oakland, California, USA - SEP 30, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Got this on tap @ Starry Plough Oakland. Aroma was floral, citrus. Nice lively sparkling yellow gold with no head. Taste followed the smell: orange, lemon, floral and herbs. Well balanced. No heavy aftertaste, dissipated quickly. I liked it
MaBeer1972 (1564) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Single bottle from W&M Mansfield. Poured into a tulip. A deep golden amber with a frothy off-white head that settles to a thick lace. Classic Belgian yeast profile. Bready backbone with earthy-citrus flavors. Well-balanced bitterness and candy sweetness.
ekstedt (6170) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (35 cl) from Systembolaget. Shady golden, medium white head. Bready malt, fruity, floral and spicy notes. Medium to full bodied, medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.
dayth (20) - - SEP 20, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Classic Belgian strong. Crisp and clean with warm, slightly coriander flavor Slightly hazy appearance. Low yeast and hops bitterness with plenty of rich body from caramel malts.
zoucrew102 (1016) - - SEP 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Banana aroma with clove and wheat malt notes. Pours cloudy golden colored with a thin white head with decent retention and some lacing. Starts with sweet banana and wheat malt flavors. Finishes smooth with spicy clove flavors coming through with the other flavors. Nice Belgian.
bartlebier (2820) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - SEP 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz Rudat via Derer Imp. ("MHD 10/2015", but what about the original BB date?). - Odd starchy pollen nose, green banana peel, mild honey, thin clove. Tastes transported on a thin and almost too clean mouthfeel for a Belgian ale (although I do welcome the lack of Liquid candi sugar-powered Belgian slick-oiliness on the palate here): honeyed malts, banana peel, sweet grapejuice, an odd tinny hop bitterness. Feels deliberately "composed" instead of grown into an organic whole, but is actually quite drinkable and very dry, without those style-defining fuming phenols.
60minuteman (1109) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 11, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pour a light reddish-orange. Sediment abound. A confusing ale. Smells of starch and grapefruit. Wheat and malt and citrus and spice. Feels holiday-like. Unpleasant like one too.