hopdog (8455) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml, caged and corked bottle. Poured a cloudy golden color with an averaged sized head. Aromas of yeast, fruity, and spicy. Tastes of fruits, yeast, and candi sugar. Pears.
xaviorhawk (4) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 13, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I got this as a sampler pack and couldn’t wait to drink it. It did not disappoint me. Not the absolute best but deserves the recognition.
mansquito (3054) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mugs Ale House, Brooklyn tap: Pours golden with a frothy white head. Aroma is Belgian yeast, spice, and apparently chocolate, though I could barely notice it. Apparently there was some licorice too, but it evaded my taste buds. Taste is nice and bitter, a tad funky, slightly sweet. Easy drinking. Light even though it has high abv. A subtle and nuanced beer.
BiddleBrau (865) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
at Union League. Clear golden with visible carbonation white head. Malty nose and yeasty. Spicy but full malt profile. Much fuller body than I expected and sweeter.
jrodooo5 (777) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden pour w/ a fluffy white head that leaves lacing. Enticing Belgian yeast & spice in the aroma. The taste is rather clean & crisp & exceptionally smooth at nearly 10%. It has just enough bite in the finish to make this fairly complex & tasty! Good stuff!
salvaticas (350) - - JAN 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bigalora. Nice complex Belgian aroma and taste, but a bit of a weak finish.
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Palme (2915) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Blind Tiger House. A really deep dark brown one with a small quickly sidesticking brown top. The nose has tones of both chocolate and licorice but it’s definitely not what it would call extreme. Not bad at all though, and after a while in the glass it’s revealing soft tones of yeast, almonds and toffee-fee. It has a average carbonation level and a oily mouthfeel. Immideately I get a good alcohol burn in this one. Softy licorice the sweet kind, some more yeast, a little bit of herbs and a a trace of wood. Just grows better and better! 18.06.2013
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Mekong on 04/26/2011. Hazy orange body with a medium creamy off white head. Sweet fruit, belgian spice aroma. Sweet spice flavor, light fruit and faint candi sugar. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
gsmitty80 (1736) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the best BSAs that i have had in some time. Great collaboration leaves a beer that has great noble hop taste with the Ommegang yeast.
CrookedNine (11) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 21, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
At first whiff, my olfactory senses come alive with the aroma of soft cooked bananas. It hits me right in the feels bringing back small childhood memories from tropical climes; just before I’m done and can sniff no more, I get a subtle hint -the merest flirtation of papaya. The yeasty aromas of not one, but two legendary breweries combine into a perfect harmony which whispers "drink me". The hops are underplayed, they’re subtle and seductive while the malts are rambunctious and exuberant
I pour it slowly into my glass but with enough vigour to produce a nice thick inch-and-a-quarter head. The head is off-white and the pour is a beautiful hazy tan. Like golden sunlight on a field of ripening barley. I lift the glass and look through it towards the light and am rewarded with a sun-mote banquet of yeast floating like diamonds of dust, raised to the top by the slow and steady effervescence of the mild carbonation.
The taste is amazing. It’s a combination of lightly sweet fruitiness which combines with the aroma transporting you to better, simpler times; and a mild sourness and the barest hint of an umami astringency which works well with the high alcohol content as a counterpoint to what could otherwise be an overpowering tendency on the fruity side of this nectar.
The palate is kicked in the teeth a little bit with a surprisingly thin body for such a complex beer. The mouthfeel is nevertheless surprisingly full when balanced by the soft carbonation yielding a lively and pleasant freshness and vibrancy to this beer.
Overall, I really really (have I said really enough) enjoyed this beer. Mine was bottled on 07/25/2011 and it has aged very well and I am going to cut this short now to rush out to the beer store and stock up on a few more bottles. Or maybe I should wait until tomorrow; after all, at 9.5% ABV this little gnome packs a man-sized whallop!
Sledutah (4070) - Utah, USA - DEC 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Mikeys Christmas bash
Cloudy golden with a small white head and some lacing. Aroma is sweet, sugar, pear and fruity. Flavor are fruity, with a tart finish