madmitch76 (14711) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
16th February 2013
Very hazy gold beer, decent white head. Palate is slightly soft but with prickly fine carbonation. Dry creamy malt. Mild seltzer minerals. Sweet esters and a little spice. Fairly dry finish. Not bad but could so with more hops!
brokensail (10744) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Richard’s tasting. Pale straw pour with a white head. Some booze on the nose, but good pear and apple fruit notes. Hints of banana, sweet sugar, and straw. Light spice, mostly pepper. Flavors of pear, apple, and banana. Sweet sugar, some caramel, and yeast. Light spice, a touch of grass, and alcohol.
Leighton (10699) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Funky 8, Brooklyn, NYC. Big, boozy, sweet, some lemon, dough, yeast, spice. Decent character in here, but it’s tough to drink more than a small sample of this beer. Too sweet.
adnielsen (8970) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at Zwanze Day 2012 by arminjewell. Thanks! Pours a bit hazy golden appearance with a fairly white head. Fairly fruity, lemon, light banana, somewhat spicy yeasty aroma. Kind of chewy bready, somewhat boozy, straw, straw, somewhat fruity flavor. I really didn’t care much for this.
jtclockwork (8190) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy apricot gold with a bone white head. Nose/taste of yeast, lemongrass, lemon zest, pink peppercorns, citrus, florals and light bready malt. Some alcohol soaked bread/citrus in finish. Medium body.
Dogbrick (7898) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample at Kurtkeller 004: Pipeworks-tastic 01 on 01/18/2014. Slightly hazy pale yellow color with a thick and foamy white head that dissipates slowly. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of peppercorns, citrus and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of peppery yeast, hops and toasted malt. The finish is mildly bitter with an herbal hops aftertaste. Pretty good overall.
crossovert (7215) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 A very typical american belgian golden. The hops are nice but are the only thing really well done here. The mouthfeel is confusing. Had it again, this time on draft. ANd wow, a difference for me. Had it again on draft and it really nails the mark for a 10%er, just goes down like water.
j12601 (6584) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazed and almost murky amber gold with a large white head. Floral notes, a good amount of musk and yeast. Medium bodied, fruity esters and a nice amount of sweetness. Long yeast on the finish, a touch of warming alcohol lingers for a while. Warm and toasty, sweet floral yeast.
DrSilverworm (6288) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle, thanks to DanielCoor’s dad for sharing! Totally hazy, lighter yellow color. Good thin white head, some loose dots of lace. Good, estery, fruity belgian aroma. Bigger body, smooth soft lighter carbonation, lightly dry finish. Light lemon zest. Moderate zesty sweet taste, light to moderate bitter - above average bitterness for a golden, but I like it. Alcohol is not noticeable or over sweet - this beer does a great job at not being too sweet, a lot of belgian strongs can go overboard with that. Some nice pineapple juice. Great, complex, belgian strong golden ale.
BBB63 (6011) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle and served in my trusty Pipeworks snifter: Pours a clean golden hue (initially, the second pours was a tad cloudy) with a fizzy head and good lacework. The aroma is pils malts, spicy and moderately fruity hop esters, slightly chalky and minerally, with a hint of rye. I LIKE THE NOSE! Yippie!
The taste is quite balanced between the pale malt, spicy hops, light to moderate fruit undertones, and crisp hop bitterness. If a tad cleaner finish and perhaps a tad less dank I would give it a 10. Still I am nitpicking here, this is an American version (with dank and tropical undertones) of Duvel and I am a big fan! The mouth feel is sprite and prickly with a dusty and minerally finish. For 10% ABV this is a dangerously drinkable beer. Glad, I got more bottles to age and see what some cellaring does to this beer... if they last that long. Great Job, Beejay, Scott, and Gerrit! Just as good as the sample I got to try a few weeks ago. My second favorite Pipeworks beer after the NvsU.