mike5326 (468) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a a cold bottle. Golden slight haze, medium white head. Slight citrus and clove smell. light alcohol and clove flavor.
Luvystypotables (214) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice hint of citrus on the palate, great taste, hint of clove in the aroma.
5000 (5613) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Hazy straw, thin to moderate white foamy head, little lacing. Sweaty barnish aroma, slight pale breadiness. Also has a dank floral note to it as well. Very bright breadiness on the tongue.
Seems to be very dank, have a dull floral aspect, with a strong bright pale breadiness aspect. Comes across as a little mealy, American like. Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full. Seems to finish like a bastardised
version of a Belgian Golden. Could stand to be more floral. As is decent.
mcberko (4811) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750mL bottle, pours a clear blonde with a small white head. Aroma of cereal malts, crackers, some hoppy bite and Belgian yeast. Flavour brings out rustic farmhouse notes, a touch of banana, Belgian yeast and a hoppy bite. Really well-balanced, finishing on notes of cracker and a hoppy bite. Highly drinkable and thirst-quenching. I prefer this to regular Duvel. Excellent stuff.
nyindiansfan (463) - rochester, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle pours a straw yellow hint of orange barely. White head carb bubbles flow freely from base of glass. Smell taste heavy yeast. Bit lemon. Alcohol is noticeable in taste and smell just behind the yeast. Bitter. Bit funky with soap taste. Not a bad beer fresh would do well in fall spring or summer just a bit off putting by the soap flavor.
queenholly (2415) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft @ 800° Three Fires. Sweet bready malt, Belgian yeast, and floral hops aroma. Clear gold with a small white head. Sweet fruity banana, musty, light spice flavor, and honey and alcohol flavor as it warmed. Medium body, soft carbonation
Yatesed (37) - Blacklick, Ohio, USA - JUL 14, 2013
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Poured golden hue with light head, scent of citrus, ligh lemony taste with hint of earthy tones, very disappointed
jbrana (248) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This is close, but not quite there. Has some subtle off flavors that resemble stale plastic, soap, and wet dog. Other than that, it has some nice flavors of citrus, bubblegum, and alcohol.
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Heathen (1444) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
THOUGHTS: One of the best examples ever of how a yeast truly defines a beer ad its style. If it wasn’t written all over the bottle, I never would have guessed it was based on Duvel . I guess it also proved a great base beer can make many great beers. This one proved that in another place and time Duvel might have been somewhere between a Saison and a cali-belgizue pale ale of cail-belgo tripel. SIMPLY BRILLIANT. Way softer carbonatoin thena true Duvel and less prolific head. Probably the best tasting beer I had, had in a few months. Hid alc fairly well, too.
TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a slightly hazy, light to medium yellow that at times looked almost slightly neon. It also had an average, white head that mostly diminished and left barely fair lacing. The aroma had moderate to heavy light-colored bread, pale malt and cracker; light to moderate floral, perfume, herbal, and grassy hops; lighter citrus hops; heavy doughy, earthy and funky yeast; and other citrus. The initial flavor was lightly sweet and acidic, and slightly bitter; while the finish was moderately sweet and bitter, and slightly sour with a fairly long duration. There was pale malt, lemon, cracker, light bread, grassy, herbal, perfume, floral hops, earthy and lightly funky yeast, cracker, spicy yeast and doughy yeast. The medium to full body was fort of creamy and then very dry with soft but tingly carbonation and a slightly astringent, lightly alcoholic and very dry finish.
Suttree (4742) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy orangey gold, with a big white head. Smells clean, soapy (in a good way), and floral. Perhpas a tad grassy, too. Nice mix of grassy hops and subtle sweet malts. Dry, woody finish. I get some honey and other sweet flavors as it warms..Nice beer...