Gachupines (883) - USA - DEC 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pale yellow with a small white head. Aroma is slightly floral with a bit of hay mixed in. Flavor is a little muddled. It’s a little yeasty with some lemon zest and vaguely peppery in the finish. Overall, similar as Duvel but not as elegant.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Clear golden with a fizzy white head. Sweet pear, tangerine, apple, and horse blanket funk aroma. Bright silky palate. Tastes of orange, pear, banana, and apple with a barn yard funk finish.
malrubius (1682) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - DEC 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Decicco Ardsley. Hazy golden orange with ring. Mildly tart green apple and green leafy aroma with a hint of pineapple. Mildly fruity sweet with hint of vanilla and herbal medium bitter finish. Just okay. Certainly not "elegant." Fresh Malheur 10 is elegant. This is just okay.
TheRealMGD (551) - Lakewood, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at TRH. Hazy gold pour with a brief white head leaving minimal lace. Nose is yeast and Belgian. Medium body and fine carbonation. Banana, biscuit, dough and some booze. Finish is dry, doughy and peppery. Very good, but not amongst the best.
keepersj12 (2679) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a cloudy light amber with a white head. The aroma has a nice malt base but some hops find their way in. The flavor has the malt and sugar, spice and hops. The finish is dry and long lasting.
weissblau (17) - - DEC 16, 2012
4.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very pale with a very thin head. Flavor is initially quite hoppy then turns malty sweet for the finish. Earthy, flowery notes.
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Hazy straw color with an white head. Aromas of citrus, grains, yeast, some bread, and lighter spices. Tastes of citrus, spices, and yeast. Body a tad thinner with the alcohol content hidden.
poisoneddwarf (1707) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml corked and caged bottle. Pours cloudy yellow-orange with a medium off-white head with good retention. Aroma is doughy, a little funky, lemony, grainy. Taste is lightly sweet and finishes a little dry and tart; a little boozy, a tad watery. Medium-bodied with prickly carbonation. This doesn’t come close to regular old Duvel, but it’s not too bad.
Tmoney99 (10566) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured clear golden color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate sparkling , yeast and citrus aroma. Medium body with a tingly texture and lively carbonation. Medium citrus sweet flavor with a medium citrus sweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met.
TheBeerGod (5223) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - 750mL corked and caged. Hazy gold pour with a tall, foamy white head. Strong yeast and fruit notes in the aroma along with straw, toasted grains, sweet malt and flowers. Taste is sweet malt, candied fruit, grains, straw, strong yeast, flowers, and sponge cake. Body is medium with a strong, lively carbonation. Finishes with more sweet malt notes, candied fruit, light bread, soft grains, yeast straw and cake notes. Tasty!