osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a cloudy pale orange color with a huge white head. Aroma of yeast , spices and light alcohol. Flavor is sour, fruit and light yeast. A very slight hint of alcohol. Pretty good.
Lowe1983 (1455) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a light amber color with a white head. Slightly sour aroma with yeast and some dark fruits. Oak comes out on the flavor with some sour fruits and yeast.
dnstone (2453) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Spiced belgian yeast aroma. Chalky gold white head. Tripel-esque with a sweetness and belgian yeast spiced notes.
after4ever (7271) - Brier, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at elliott bay pizza. Pours a murky toffeeish medium amber. Big creamy white head that falls a bit and then sticks around. Mild caramel and butterscotch nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Sweet mid palate; caramel toffee and butterscotch. A little hot at the end. Not too bad.
thirdeye11 (5952) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(750ml bottle thanks to bu11zeye) clearish golden with a few fine tan bubbles. Nose is a bit tart, spicy Belgian yeast, funky, gold raisins, white pepper, quite complex. Taste of gold raisins, mild alcohol, medium sweet grain, linger of sweet grain, alcohol and more golden raisins. Nice. Reminds me of a tripel in several ways.
Leighton (17195) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 1, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at RBESG 2011 Grand Tasting at The Dean Swift, London. Pours a clearish, shiney gold with a sturdy, white head. Yeast, candi sugar, dough aroma. Sweet flavor, slight booze, doughy yeast, light bubblegum, light hay. Full bodied with lively carbonation. Warm finish, slight bitterness, candi sugar, big dough. Very sweet and strong. Nice.
FatPhil (12716) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - SEP 28, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle (RBESG2011, Grand Tasting)
Slightly hazy gold. Perfumy tripel aroma. Very belgian. Almondy malty body. One of Achouffe’s poorer brews, to be honest. Pleasantly dry, but also some alcohol detracts. Just stick with their regular ones, I’d say.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle from Pick’s poured into my Chimay Trappist glass. Pours a cloudy orange with a minimal amount of white head that dissipates quickly. Very soft aroma of tangerine, wheat, and a slight spice. Taste is medium-light sweet and very slightly sour. Taste of fermented fruit, coriander, some baking spices and a slight hint of banana. The alcohol makes it’s presence nicely known here. Light bodied with a slick yet creamy texture. Lively carbonation and a long sweet finish. Overall, very good. I would seek this out to drink again.
flatmatt (1369) - Northville, Michigan, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle, packaged 02/24/11, best by 02/2013. Pours a hazed golden with a white head. Yeasty bubble gum aroma, apple, spices. Flavor is apple, pear, cloves and bubble gum, grassiness. A very nice Belgian golden here, though it doesn’t tread any new ground.
Travlr (19434) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Murky yellow color. Aroma of wheat sheafs. Taste is sour lemon pepper. Pretty tasty.