mikesaum (711) - Newark, Ohio, USA - OCT 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at beverage source, pours golden with fluffy white head. Aroma is spicy belgian yeast, very floral hops. Taste is much the same, very floral and bitter hops, belgian spice, dry finish, haven’t had duvel so I can’t rally compare, but this isn’t bad.
blipp (7904) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Dadtoberfest. Pours gold with a white head. Yeasty, light fruity, floral and herbal hops, hint of peppery spice, lighter grains, and just a touch of funkier yeasty notes. Nice enough.
GandGKevin (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 25, 2012
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Light Belgian yeast aromas. Light Belgian yeast flavors. Overall a ok golden ale.
Radek Kliber (7086) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - OCT 25, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Coles
Aroma milder nose, golden malts, slight hop side, soft yeasty hints. 7-
Appearance clear golden brew with white mid lighter top.3+
Flavor and Palate : Fairly yeasty, medium light bodied with candy sugars. Slight dryness of alcohol on top end. Bit rough here and there. Tad salty , with late bitterness. I can see blend of Duvel and Ommegang character here.
JulienHuxley (5525) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 23, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Churchkey. Clear gold pour with frothy white head. Aroma of grain, noble hops and alcohol are all pretty much on par with Duvel, but you can tell that the yeast is different, much "dirtier " smelling than normal. Taste is slightly boozy, the yeast contributes an interesting spiciness to it all. Palate is on the mark, very dry with high carbonation. Interesting experiment.
argo0 (13021) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 23, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Medium white head, lightly hazed apple juice body. Aroma is medium sweet, spicy, straw, some alcohol/acetone. Taste is moderately sweet, straw, some honey, spicy, alcohol. Medium body, low carbonation.
tgncc (3086) - Bellmore, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Dadtoberfest. The aroma is sweet, earthy, pepper. The aroma was hazy gold, white head. The flavor was virtually the same. The finish was peppery, but a residual sweetness as well. Enjoyable.
greener69 (11) - Alexandria, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours with a hazy golden hue. Nice head fading to thin lace. Aroma pleasant with belgian yeast and malty sweetness. Hits the palate with toasted malt and caramel finishing with a spicy punch of belgium funk. A rustic version of duvels golden ale. A little disapointing.
zdk (1859) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by Jay at Dadtoberfest. Spicy and barnyard notes on the nose. Yeasty funk and caramel malts on the palate. Susty and mellow. Tasty. Also, love the new labels. As Jay points out though, what is the point of making a pricier duvel clone?
jredmond (7329) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of Jay at the Dadpad Dadtoberfest 2012. Pours a clear golden body with thin white lacing. Aroma is yeast, sweet malts and toasted grain. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of yeast, sweet fruit, toasted malts and grain.