puboflyons (2371) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 10, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. The best buy date is smudged but it looks like sometime in 2016. Hazy yellow pour with a modest white head. The aroma is spiced with coriander, pepper. pear, and apple with a mild alcohol bite. But it smells fantastic. The body is medium to full and warming on the throat. The taste is rambunctious with that same yeasty, toasty, bready malt character offset by a peppery, spicy bitterness to the finish.
sinfull (991) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAR 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great ale. Hazy golden color , big white head. Clove , banana , yeasts and spices in aroma. Spicy, fruity , malty taste with gentle bitterness . Unconceivable easy to drink as for the beer with high ABV.
Miburui (15) - - MAR 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Spiciness pervades but it's not overly hoppy. A frothy head lathers over a beautiful golden blonde color. Some sediment can be seen in the glass which is charming. The bite of spice is somewhat harsh even without the sting of bitter hops, so a desired smoothness is not present. Overall pretty good but wouldn't buy again.
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HarryPlopper (40) - - MAR 1, 2015
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Golden straw colored. Fruity aroma and scents of hops. Thick white head and some carbonation. Fruity, banana, and clove taste. Hints of the vanilla. For a beer with lots of alcohol, it doesn’t have a strong alcohol taste. Smooth finish, no bitter aftertaste.
climberbob (239) - Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gold. Nice aroma floral grass and mild citrus. Blond ale flavors - can't decide if it is sweet or not. Well balanced. Does not drink like a 9% beer.
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kraddel (4376) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours unclear blonde, small white head. Smell is a lot like la chouffe, sweet and coriander. Taste is bitter, coriander, sweet , herbal. Ok, tastes like they brewed the la chouffe recipe in NY, with a tad more hops. Ok
csaso (1576) - Missouri, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - big foamy head, light straw color, light and sweet malty aroma and flavor, with definite fruity Belg yeast spice and mild hops, hides the alchohol very well, very good overall for a "blonde" (all be it, strong blonde) kind of beer
dhatton (127) - Mendham, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orangish gold body. Sturdy white head that left solid snail trail. Spicy fruit nose - cinnamon, apples, crisp pears and some citrus scents pervade. Yeasty aroma was also noticeable. Nutty malt taste with spicy cloves. Very smooth with a creamy finish that had an inherent sweetness.
cubsfan05 (9) - - JAN 15, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Minimal aroma despite a lot of head on the pour. Fairly hazy pour but goes down very smoothly and doesn’t taste like 9.5% ABV. Taste of clove and fruits, slight apple flavor it seemed.
Very good beer overall
Malaclemys (421) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma is clove, caramel, green apple, green fruit. Taste Is caramel, clove, green apple, a bit vegetal. Medium body with woth sweet finish.