marv3mania (185) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle poured into a tulip glass. Appearance is a golden amber color with a huge off-white head. Aroma is rich caramel malt and some dark fruits. Taste follows the nose, plus there is the distinct Belgian yeast which Ommegang loves to use. It has a surprisingly light taste, though. It also has a light, crisp feel. Not too bad.
billtheman (82) - milford, Delaware, USA - SEP 28, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this one at the Doubleday Café in Cooperstown NY while there to see the Hall of Fame. A great beer.
17Beer (217) - Connecticut, USA - SEP 22, 2016
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice tart aromas of apricot and yeast. A little barnyard. Pours red brown and clear with an off-white head with tiny bubbles. Nice sour favors of leather and licorice. Short sour finish and good fizzy mouthfeel. Pretty balanced.
Johnstledger8 (744) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Pours a murky copper amber with foamy off white head. Aroma is of light spice, blood orange, bitter, caramel, clove. Taste is of clove, caramel, yeasty, biscuit. Soft oily mouthfeel, soft to medium carbonation.
Beerdrinker79 (2032) - Idaho, USA - AUG 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle- Pours hazy orange with a large tight nit bubble head that holds nicely. Aroma is banana, spice, cream. The taste is similar, banana, yeasty, peppery spice, smooth, lightly bitter and lingering dryness. Good beer.
geologyguy (1329) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - AUG 13, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Love the serving directions on the bottle...they should also mention stemware....smell is dark fruity notes...taste is the same, sweet but not too much...light alcohol burn..medium diverse flavor with light spice...lighter mouthfeel than others in this class
Block (2207) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a decent Belgian. A nice aroma with the traditional yeasty notes. Malty and a little sweet with some dark fruits.
hershiser2 (2056) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Market Street Wine Shop Uptown. Pours hazy amber-orange with a large beige head. Aroma of banana, bubblegum, cherry, peach. Flavor is thinner than I expected... tangy metal, yeasty, little fruit notes (unlike the nose), grasses. Meh. Had potential.
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - JUL 13, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
BBD 11/20/16. Clear copper pour when decanted. Massive world class head volume, lacing and retention.
Quite outstanding nose of light airy soft fruit (pear, apple, plum) with a touch of clove underneath over a base of grainy biscuit with a touch of caramel, subtly sweet.
Almost heavy medium body that is quite smooth and slightly slick. Superb carbonation / body balance with a mildly effervescent middle and a slightly prickly finish.
The flavor profile is outstanding. As it warms, clove becomes quite pronounced. Otherwise, it is subtly sweet with light fruit notes that shine from the slightly sweet middle on. True bitterness is functionally absent with a spicy mix (clove, nutmeg, pepper) taking its place. Underneath is a subtle grainy base that delivers just enough sweetness to balance but not obscure. The finish is a slow fade of spices that is subtly sweet.
Yumzies (24) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a wonderful beer. Poured into a chalice. Appearance is reddish - orange with a nice fluffy cream head that remains throughout. Aroma is a bouquet of some spice, maybe cloves or coriander, and orange peel or fruit with some slightly malty tones as well. The taste is slightly spicy with a mild yeast and malt flavor. There is definitely some fruit in the taste as well, maybe orange but not overpowering. Very little alcohol in the aroma and taste but the feel is creamy and carbonated. Sweet with a slightly dry finish. Very easy to drink. Makes a great session beer.
almostramos (1) - Kennesaw, Georgia, USA - MAY 18, 2016 does not count
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful bottle, delicious fruity hints. Great to sip and explore flavors.