oc4111 (119) - USA - AUG 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.5oz bottle poured into a Bruery tulip glass. Pours a clear golden color with a huge carbonated head that leaves sticky lacing all over the glass. Aroma is Belgian yeast, sugar and a hint of spice. Taste comes across the same. Carbonation gives it a clean finish at the end.
KajII (770) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - APR 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml Bottle. The pour was a hazy burnt orange with a small (less than 1 finger) white creamy head that was mostly lasting, reducing to a medium film and collar with very good spotty lacing.
The aroma was lightly sweet with a light bread malt, floral hops and a sweet Belgian yeast with notes of citrus (orange), a strong fruity ester (apple, pear and pineapple), a hint of spice and a decent alcohol tinge.
The taste was malty sweet with just a touch of a citrusy sweetness early on, becoming quite yeasty and just a tad bitter with a sweet fruity alcohol finish. The flavor hung around for a good long time proceeding the swallow, with a bitter fruity alcohol warming fading slowly, leaving behind a slightly spicy bite that hit you right in the back of the throat.
Mouthfeel was just beyond light in body with a lightly syrupy texture and a ticklish carbonation.
Overall I found this to be a fantastic brew with tons of flavor. It had it all, the perfect balance of a fruity citrusy sweetness, a bold yeastiness and a moderate hop bitterness. This allowed the mellowing of the high ABV, thus creating a most wonderful drinking experience...
pdx77 (1024) - Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Dark golden color. Aroma is plum, pear, yeast, and spiced apple cider. Taste is dark cherry, plum, apple, yeast, and a subtle bitterness. Finishes with an effervescent bittersweet apple aftertaste.
pdx76 (508) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - pours clear copper with medium head, noticeable yeast. Nose of yeast, spices, and banana. Highly carbonated and foamy mouthfeel. Taste of spices, brandy, yeast, and sweet warming booze.
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Cachobrewski (9) - MEXICO - APR 16, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice looking in the proper Piraat glassware, which is very similar to Duvel’s tulip. Hazy, light amber with a white, solid head and streaming carabonation that lasts to the final sip. The aroma is mainly malty, crackery, as a pumped up pilsner. Some fruitiness and faint hops. The taste is subdued and balanced, with the alcohol almost muted under the fight between sweet and bitter. A balanced finish that lingers, mainly dry. Light body that takes advantage of the chewy carbonation. In general, the smoothness despite the high ABV is impressive.
Quend0 (10) - - APR 13, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bread, bubblegum, booze. Good head retention. Light but perfect carbonation. Lovely clear amber colour. Smashing.
WillRunForBeer (418) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Grill Next Door. pours amber with an off white head. Aroma of caramel, clove. Taste follows nose, pretty warm. Slightly mineral at the finish.
BlazerT (30) - POLAND - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Teku glass. Deep amber/gold colour with nice, big, creamy white, long lasting head. The aroma is big biscuit, bready mixed with hops - mainly fruit aromas and some herbs, spices (coriander?), again the big grainy aroma and also grape juice. The taste is medium to heavy sweet, crackery, some biscuit, warming booze sensations, there are also some yeasty notes - clove and earthy. The aftertaste is big malty and again bready. The warming booze sensations begins somewhere in the middle till very end. The body is smooth, thick with high carbonation and smooth finish. In overall interesting belgian beer, which strikes with lots of aromas and flavours.
BooRadleyRed (10) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stub bottle. Super boozy! Gorgeous deep orange colour. Not really feeling the aftertaste and the initial response was that it was too overpowering. But it improved considerably with temperature and time. Definitely got the bread dough. Not a huge fan.
gopherfan99 (201) - CROATIA - APR 5, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, pours a light amber with a white head, tastes sweet with fruits and yeast and a little hoppy bitterness. Not bad
sharkydodson (62) - St. Petersburg, RUSSIA - MAR 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
the aroma is fruity and caramel... with raisin and toffee... the taste is fruity and malty, with notes of dark fruits, raisin, plum and figs... with notes of half dry wine,,, aftertaste is sweet and dry..