cazort (541) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Seeing this beer’s stellar ratings really drives home for me that the mainstream tastes of beer enthusiasts here in the US are quite different from mine. This beer struck me as good, but didn’t do it for me.
The cherries are only subtly present in the aroma, which I like. The high alcohol content is very well-masked, which is the thing I like most about this brew. Very sweet though. The carbonation is foamy and leaves the beer very quickly, leaving it a little flat, tending towards syrupy. Aroma is slightly fresh, with a bit of spice, fruit, and malt, slightly yeasty.
Enjoyable and pleasant to drink but I don’t see this as an award-winning beer in my book, just a typical good strong Belgian-style ale.
pictoman (559) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured from the tap. Opaque, medium reddish brown with minimal beige head. Caramel, dark fruits, mild belgian yeast. Medium body.
nimbleprop (5017) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 24, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle pours a translucent, deep garnet amber with some thin, ringing, creamy white head. Nose has plenty of candy, clove and loads of raisins, some boozy notes, hints of red wine, a little red pear. Flavor has candy sugar, some nice blood orange notes, some clove, some pepper notes, dates. Full bodied, lightly hot finish.
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 21, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
"i like this one better than St Bernadus Abt 12, which as of now is the #4 beer on the top beer list. a great Belgian brewed in NY...who’d a thunk it. might be my favorite Belgian to date. deep, sweet (blended w cherry kriek) and very complex."
chinchill (1976) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Sweet aroma and flavor.
Some alcohol esters mix well with the dark fruit and medium malt flavors.
Augdraught1981 (119) - Harlem, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brownish red with a sour & tartness on the nose. The taste is almost roasted like a stout even with some tobacco but with a light bitterness and alcohol wine finish. My impressions overall are bitterness, smokiness & wine, I don’t taste any cherry. Good but not the best quad I’ve had.
Beerhunter111 (7910) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orangebraunes Bier mit schöner beiger Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, dunkle reife Früchte, Karamell, würzig. Geschmack sehr malzig, süß, reife Früchte, Karamell, leicht alkoholisch.
deepeary (134) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle produced in March 2013. Pours reddish brown, substantial toffee head. My nose detects tart cherry, wood and loads of fruity esters. Taste is herbal, fruity, muted tartness, wine aftertaste. Super stealthy abv.
bubblehouse (439) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A very cherry aroma and taste. Pours fairly dark with a small head. Gets a little better with every taste.
outlawskies (964) - - OCT 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Julie thinks it is complex and good. However it is not great I think awesome Michigan states sucking
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sturmthis (540) - Ohio, USA - OCT 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
11-12-13-14 flight. Rated for 2011. Hazy cooper color with off white head. Herbal taste with a dry finish. Very nice. 2012 version had an apple aroma and more acidic. 2011-2013 were hazy amber, 2014 more clear. 2011,2014,2013,2012 how I liked them.