ChillCoat (1029) - Concord, California, USA - DEC 29, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours murky orange color with a quickly dissipating white head. Bright fruity, phenolic aromas. Oranges, stone fruits, bread and spices. Sort of thin flavored with prominent yeast notes. Bready flavor. Some banana and fruit notes.
odinstyr (570) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - FEB 17, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a moderate white head. Smell is traditional Belgian yeast funk into fruit. Tasted sweet lightly bitter and lightly tart. Taste more like a farmhouse ale then a Belgian Strong ale
johnfranklong (5) - - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The first thing you notice is the honey aroma of the beer. There is very little head and there is a watery mouth feel. This Belgian style beer has a nice citrus flavor with a hint of coriander.
SamP01 (601) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A hazy golden yellow on the pour with a medium white head. Aroma is of sweet spices, ripe fruit some notes of citrus. Taste is sweet spices, ripe fruit, Belgian yeast with a mild bitterness. Medium body with a mild crispness on the palate. Finish is sweet spices, fruity, yeast with a mild bitterness, a slight dry ending with a lingering mild bitterness. Overall a solid very good Belgian style ale.
Hud (14) - Kentucky, USA - FEB 7, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Served with a nice frothy head in a half pint snifter. Smelled delicious. Had a fruity sour taste nice lingering on the palate. I forgot how good of Belgian beer can be. I loved it.
dlihcsnatas (388) - Texas, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden brew with decent head that falls fast. Smells of spice and grains. Taste is sweet grains with some hop bite. Not really getting a fruit flavor like others have pointed out but there is a definite sweetness to it. Good brew but for the cost on the four pack, this is a one time buy.
ChewyBeer (99) - SOUTH AFRICA - JAN 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from tap, cloudy golden colour with medium head. Not strong nose with a bit of sulphur. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. Banana coming through on the flavour
Jared_Clifton (26) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very light and cloudy with a one finger head. Very light body. Very light belgian taste with floral and fruity flavors and finishes very smooth. Very easily drinkable.
AdamJackson (3051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 14, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy golden orange. high coriander and bread dough aroma. yeah dough-like taste, some kiwi and mango. caramelized sugars. it has a nice banana finish with a touch of butter.
reggiedunlop (3336) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy golden with a thin white head. Aroma has some candy sugar and tropical fruits...touch of apple. Flavor is much more earthy/pithy and bitter...still some fruitiness and a bit of yeasty spice...touch of wheat or rye? Mouthfeel is full and slightly syrupy with a dry bitter clovey/peppery finish that lingers to a minerally flavor.
UXO (522) - CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours cloudy medium gold with a short, short-lived white head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Nose is bready malt, ripe fruit, banana and faint cloves. (7/10) Taste is moderate sweet, moderate bitterness. (6/10) Medium body, low carbonation, creamy and spicy finish. (3/5)
An acceptable - if not stellar - Belg-ish pale. A shade too sweet for my preference, and lacking the crispness and dryness I associate with BSPAs. A decent American interpretation of this Belgian style, especially for the price. (14/20)