Sammy (9576) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very tasty Belgian. The yeast was well treated to generate good fruit. Malty but not too sweet. Some hops in mid sip.Smooth.
Ludo_ (1) - New York, USA - OCT 5, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer was so good, it prompted me to make an account here! Deeeep complexity, powerful yeastiness topped with the perfect bite of hops. Super creamy head, earthy sweet aroma with a hint of citrus, beautiful pour. And like others have said, you’d never guess there was a 9.5 ABV hiding in there!
Beerathon (1561) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
The ABV is well hidden behind a semi sweet and slightly spiced hop and malt profile. Banana is in the nose and Belgian yeast is evident. Hazy gold with fluffy white head.
slowrunner77 (7105) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 7, 2015 "another hit from Ommegang. This one has a vibrant fruity hoppy aroma, and a flavor to match. dry citrus abounds, and it’s incredibly drinkable. for such a strong beer, the alcohol isn’t even noticed. fruity belgian yeast esters in the finish."
Underdogs88 (261) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Lemon like fruity esters with honey and a light spicy hop on the aroma. Light golden color with a white head with excellent head retention. Flavor is full of sweet pils and spicy hops. Bitter is medium and helps dry out the beer on the end. Typical Belgian esters are present. Mouthfeel is medium with a high level of carbonation which leads to a little acidic bite. Overall, it's a good tasting Belgian golden. My only issue is that it's a little too sweet. More bitterness is needed for balance.
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TheCaptMatey (184) - Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured a hazy gold colour with a thick head and beautiful lacing. Decent fruity and yeast aroma. Very smooth and sweet taste with a thick body. A slight tangy aftertaste. Goes down easy.
commonmac (676) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Lake & Irving in a tulip glass. Deep golden and a healthy head/lacing. Expected a stronger aroma but getting mostly a faint hint of pine and a minor citrus note. Taste is extremely pleasant and greets the tongue with citrus, hops, and a slight yeast/funk. It’s a surprisingly clean beer to drink with an aftertaste that leans comfortably into the hop resin world. I would definitely hang out with this gnome...and maybe convince him to bring his Chouffe Houblon friends too.
commonshawn (664) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at lake and Irving. In tulip glass. Gold with thick white head and great lacing. Faint pine with some grain and a bit of yeast aroma. Sweet and clean, some fruit and good yeast flavor. Super easy to drink. Perfectly balanced. Alcohol well hidden. Finish is clean but full. Really nice.
alliance100 (999) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 1, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle - pours a hazy golden orange . Big fruity aromas . Taste is creamy , citrusy , with hints of spice . Nice mildly tart finish with some sweetness . Excellent .
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kidobutai (517) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer! Poured from a bottle. Little head or lacing, cloudy yellow- orange color. Sour mash aroma. Tangy down the gullet.