Hair6a11 (1311) - Illinois, USA - DEC 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap: pour is cloudy light gold with a modest fine bubbled white head in.this tulip. Average to poor retention and light lacing is present here. The nose reveals sweet bread, cloves.and.spices, and a hint of.cinnamon. a fruitiness is present.in pear.and peach by my estimation. I think the nose is the highlight for me, because.this one.comes.across a little messy. Bitter, fruity, and sweet initially. Thereís a hint of vinousness here, with more sweet bread and while thereís a Belgian side here Iím not impressed at all
Sammy (8349) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Caponeís Restaurant. Cloudy dark yellow, wheaty and slightly yeasty in aroma. Leaves thick lace. A Belgian ale, with an above average mouthfeel. A sipper, not super drinkability.
AirForceHops (2939) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml. Thank to my buddy Adam Jackson in a trade. Used my Duvel Artist series Tulip. Cellar temperature shows a nice nose of floral hops, bubble gum, Belgian yeast and pils malt. This seems every bit of a Duvel clone using Ommegang house yeast. And for me thatís a good thing. Complex flavors with light sweetness and notes of fruits, lemons, banana esters. Solid amount of spice, a touch bit of farmhouse funk, and spicy bitterness. Light bodied with a dry, crisp finish. The only major flaw is the noticeable ABV. Other than that this is a nice brew.
egajdzis (5248) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of noble hops, grass, pils malt, some citrus, and light spices. Taste of honey, pils malt, grass, spices and a dry finish with light alcohol.
italianjohn (2278) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale golden yellow pour, thin white head ... aroma of floral noble hops and spicy fruity yeast .... taste of sweet fruity yeast, caramel malts, spicy floral and noble hops .... has almost an identical flavor to duvel green ... finish is very dry fresh and hoppy with a lingering floral hop bite ... mouthfeel is crisp and little oily .. simple tasty with the abv hidden well
after4ever (6055) - Brier, Washington, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750, corked and baled. Pours a slightly hazy medium gold with a loose white head that settles quickly. Intermittent drippy lace. Big honey nose, the familiar hay and lemon are still there but theyíre joined now by a sweet and floral note from the yeast esters. Creamy medium body, almost fizzy, but not quite. Hay, lemons, honey, and flowers on the mid palate, with a bit of herb presence. Mild tangy honey floral finish. Nice beer somewhere between a strong golden and a big saison.
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a really nice Belgian Strong, comparable to Duvel. Has a nice banana, pepper, and a small amount of citrus. Pours gold and hazy. Bought at on the rocks in Lawrence in 2012.
williamstome (818) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mildly opaque gold, nice white lacy head. Aroma is yeasty and fresh. Flavor is lightly hoppy, with notes of dried froots. Sweet, complex and tasty. Sharp dry finish. Great!
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light honey colored, thick creamy head. Slight fruit flavor but dry. Flavor a little flat.
ben4321 (3750) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 750 ml bottle from Oak Tree, 12/4/12
Aroma: The nose has Belgian yeast, some citrus hops, other fruity notes, grains, funk, and spice
Appearance: It pours a heavy cloudy golden color with a small, bubbly white head and spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is similar to the nose, with lots of yeasty flavors, a good amount of spice, plenty of fruit, a little bit of funk, a light-medium bitterness, and something just a bit too herbal to the finish
Palate: The body is medium, has an average carb, and a fairly dry, slightly "off" feel to the finish
I thought this one was really solid, particularly in the nose. The taste is still nice, but not quite as interesting as the nose, and it falls off just a touch in quality in the end palate. Still though, a very solid, well-made beer, from a collaboration that makes a ton of sense.