DrnkMcDermott (2621) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottled. Compares favorably to a Duvel or Flemish style ale. Pours white, puffy head that thins quickly, leaving nice rings of lace, even in my plastic cup. Color is like a pilsner with a touch more haze. I taste a fine, toasted caramel sweetness, with pleasant nose of coriander, grains of paradise(?), a bit of Curacao orange. Comes in with a slight banana note at the finish. I wish I could've keep this to cellar, but I went a little crazy at the store where I bought this, near our motel. Ended up buying 13 bottles of various micros, and had to trim down to fit in my luggage.
Lmndrsn (23) - Philadlephia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aromas of banana, other fruit. Tastes sweet and a little fruity, little hint of bread. Mouthfeel is solid but lacking.
bu54610 (2) - - MAY 18, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tastes stronger than it is, a little pricey, but good flavor. For the price it should be at least 8%
AshtonMcCobb (1452) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours a bright amber with a very generous head. The nose has intense ginger cake. The taste has ginger biscuits and toffee. The palate is medium bodied with a tangy texture and a long elegant finish. Overall, a good beer somewhere between an American amber ale, a Belgian Dubbel and an English bitter. Interesting.
Bretteux (111) - Ste-Julie, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Le liquide est ambré comme le coucher du soleil avec un moyen col et un anneau de mousse mince.Sans effervescence .Au nez les grains pâles(en poche)beurre de caramel et très légères épices.Au goût,les grains ,le liquide n’à pas de corps c’est comme de l’eau et une finale de caramel léger.Somme toute correct .Pour conclure j’adore l’odeur de cette bière.
TarcisioVasco (105) - Ribeirão Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Excelente cerveja, degustada durante reunião da Confrabacon em Ribeirão Preto (SP), estilo belga bem americanizado, vale a fama que tem !
greghornsby (4) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2013 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours an orange red with thick, fluffy white head that slowly dissipates. Nose of spicy banana synonymous with Belgian farmhouse style ales. Great barely thick mouthfeel and a lingering mellow banana finish. Decent brew! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Cbuk1013 (55) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours golden with a large white head. Smells of fruit, yeast, flowers. Tastes yeasty and fruity with some olives. Good beer.
superspak (1475) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 11/13/2012. Pours moderately hazy and cloudy orange amber color with a nice 2-3 finger fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Spotty foamy lacing clings down the glass, with plenty of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big banana, pear, apple, orange peel, light caramel, clove, pepper, coriander, floral, bread, and yeast earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast notes with malt and spices. Taste of big banana, pear, apple, orange peel, clove, pepper, light caramel, bread, coriander, floral, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light fruits, orange peel, clove, pepper, caramel, bread, coriander, floral, and earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic flavor balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters with malt sweetness and spices; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick, foamy, and crisp mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a fantastic Belgian pale ale! Great flavor balance and complexity; and extremely smooth to drink, even at high carbonation. A highly enjoyable offering.
Vignale (1369) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaska på Nya Tröls. Bärnstensfärgad, högt skum. Kola, karamell, russin, honungsmelon och fruktig belgisk jäst i doften. Smaken går i samma stil, men sötma är återhållen. Lätt kropp, kort eftersmak, lättdrucken. roligt och annorlunda öl som jag tycker var mycket trevligt.
tom10101 (1057) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 7, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (750 ml). Thanks to Graham for this one! Hazy golden/amber with a medium mostly lasting white head and some lacing. Aroma is of caramel, Belgian yeast, red fruits, malt and some spiciness. Taste is slightly sweet with caramel/malt, red fruits, yeast and slight spiciness. Medium body. Almost watery at times. Good balance and some complexity. Very good Belgian Ale.