agl108 (714) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft at Sharp Edge Brasserie. Poured hazy gold with white head. Flavor of lemony citrus, grass, cloves and a touch of pepper. Solid.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From notes. Bottle. Hazy golden yellow color, large white head with good retention. Aroma of citrus, banana, light clove. Taste is lightly spiced bitter and fruity. Nice.
Headbanger (2862) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle 10/12/13 (Hy-Vee Cedar Rapids)-42į in Trappist Glass-Pours a slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of yeast, grass, grains, and hops. Taste of the same with more hops and it finishes very dry. This light to medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty. Great brew.
BrettTaylor (370) - Radford, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured as a small taster from a bottle. The beer is slightly darker than classic Duvel and the spiciness in the aroma and on the palate arenít as apparent with the Ommegang yeast used to do bottle conditioning. While quite good, I slightly prefer classic Duvel.
rajendra82 (932) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice brown bomber coming with cork and a wire cage. The silhouette of the devil and his goat on the artwork was a nice touch. I poured it into a Duvel tulip (of course), and the pale golden color of the original seemed intact, but the carbonation was not quite as lively as that of the urban Duvel. The aroma was very sweet, with banana, and honey, followed by a bit of barnyard funk. The taste was not too much like the original Duvel, as that beer is known for itís dryness and well hidden alcohol. This one was more sweet, with a lot of floral and herbal notes, and some saltine cracker like breadiness. The finish was quite a bit more Saison like, with some bright hops a blast of pepper and a touch of lemon. The alcohol content was also more readily apparent here. The body felt medium thick, and had a decent mouth coating action. This one was closer to Hennepin than Duvel, as the house yeast strain seemed to have made more of difference than anything else.
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2013 A musty aroma combined with citrus notes. Pours an attractive, hazy yellow with no head and little lacing. The taste, to begin with, is a restrained fruity sweetness, followed with citrus notes and then a bready finish. Medium-light mouthfeel with crisp, yet moderate carbonation. A refreshing dry finish. Overall, I think this beer met the intent of the brewers. It has the charactereistics of a Belgian ale as well as the charteristics of a farmhouse ale. Enjoyable.
mike5326 (616) - 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 (334) - 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 (5984) - 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 (5228) - 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.