mcberko (8547) - 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.
Travlr (14777) - 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.
pilgrimoutlaw (836) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2 year old bottle. Nice golden pour with big white head. Citrus, hay, floral, pepper. Moderately bitter, lightly sweet, light tartness. Dry, crisp body. Very nice.
AmEricanbrew (6181) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Clear golden color with white head. Grassy hop, mild skunk, dry spice, dusty pale malt aromas. Medium bodied with average co2. Grassy hop, bready, dusty pale malt, dry spice flavors____drying finish---very tasty
Drake (9999) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on draft at Beer Run. Pours a slightly hazy straw color with a large frothy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of peach, stone fruits, corn and bready notes. The taste is herbal, bubblegum, cherries and stone fruits. Medium bodied with a slight lingering bitterness.
pete4999 (1182) - Buffalo, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy, bubbly golden yellow. Somewhat opaque, I guess. Smells strongly of lemon, orange peel, pepper, spices. Good beer, easy to drink and you don’t taste the alcohol in it until you’re finished with it.
reggiedunlop (3405) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear pale yellow with a medium white head...lively. aroma has light fruity notes...juicyfruit...and very mild grassy spice. Flavor steps up the grassy/spicy hoppiness...good balance with the fruitiness...faint clovey notes. Mouthfeel is light and lively with a slightly boozy dry grassy/spicy finish.
BOLTZ7555 (2935) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10 karat gold pour with a dense ivory foam. Candied orange, yeast, honey baked biscuit, lemon, pepper, and pine. Medium mouthfeel. Pretty tasty but nothing terribly noteworthy.
BeerandBlues2 (10546) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Max’s Taphouse. Pours hazy pale gold with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is pear and apple esters with citrus hops and biscuit malt. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and bitterness, fruity esters barnyard yeast and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
ben4321 (4486) - 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.