asmithbeer (70) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2007 Slightly hazy golden pour with great head. Aroma is sour and yeasty. Very full flavor with hints of fruit and slightly bitter. Pretty good.
pdx76 (509) - 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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KajII (774) - 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 (1029) - 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.
sbron (149) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
33cl fles. Goudgele kleur .Witte schuimkraag. Eerste smaakimpressie : koolzuur, caramel, zoetig, fruitig.
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.
jbtallguy (101) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In fles van 33cl. Koper kleurig met een matige schuimkop. Fruitig/karamel van smaak met een knisper
WillRunForBeer (423) - 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.
Eilandis (28) - - APR 22, 2014
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Une des meilleures bières que j’ai goutées. Couleur, goût, petit col de mousse, tout y est.
REMC (2) - NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Heavy but rather well balanced. Alcohol doesn’t bite too much, appearance very good.