bockimstein (167) - New Madrid, Missouri, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good beer, and strong is right. Golden to amber with a thick white head. Some bread and alcohol and a touch of citrus. Medium sweet with a creamy palate and lingers pleasantly.
VDuquerroux (263) - Airvault, FRANCE - AUG 17, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, 33cL. Home. A sparkling orange brown beer with a big white head. Medium retention. Fruity aroma (prune), spices, caramel, herbs, bread dough. Medium to heavy sugary sweet, light bitter. Full body, medium oily texture, average carbonation, sweet warming finish.Overall, a good strong ale : powerful, delicious, balanced.
tia (878) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Brux’l Cafe. Copper with big foamy white head and generous lacing. Get a faint whiff of apricot and a light sweet cereal smell with some cilantro-y gummy aromas. Fruity sweet then dry. Not overly bitter, but definitely dry finish.
ekstedt (5391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (33 cl) from Beer Gusto, Belgium. Shady amber, large fluffy white head. Fruity and nutty aroma, pears and almond, a touch of alcohol. Medium to full bodied, medium to high carbonation. Semi sweet, low to medium bitterness.
Alusmamuts (226) - LATVIA - AUG 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice sweet yeasty aroma. Amber cloudy with rich Light yellow cap. Sweet taste with bitterness afterwards, a bit too sharp spirit notes in the bitterness.
Danev76 (478) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice fruity and malty aromas. Cloudy golden colour with ok head. Bitter up front with smooth finish. Heavy body with low carbonation.
HuskerTornado (31) - Arkansas, USA - AUG 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
11.2oz bottle poured into tulip glass. Pours a copper color with a mountainous cream colored head that very slowly dissipates to over a quarter inch thick with some spots much thicker that remain and leaves behind thick lacing.
Smell is of sweet honey and malt, floral hoppiness, and the Belgian yeast always brings a fruitiness to the table. A lot going on here.
Taste impressively complex. Big floral hop presence combined with honey sweetness right off the bat. Lots of hops here, but the bitterness is not overly intense. In the middle comes a mixture of lighter fruits like pears and dark fruits like plums. In the finish, the 10.5% alcohol makes it’s presence felt and there is a grassy finish. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.
Overall, a great Belgian strong pale ale. I’ve had this bottle a while, and poured darker than usual, but the flavor profile seemed to be about the same.
veceo (410) - CROATIA - AUG 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Deep amber color, big staying white head. Full body, soft to average carbonation. Aroma of overripe fruits, malts, yeast. Medium to heavily sweet and sugary taste and alcohol warmth. Not bad, but not my cup of tea.
Camons (5785) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ St. Nicolas, Brussels. Pours golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, little sweets, light fruit notes, pear. Flavor is rather sweet, malty, yeast, honey, sweets, some light fruity hops. Full body, lively carbonation, warming alcoholic. 310714
markschiedon (194) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Drinking from a 33 cl bottle.
A fresh and fruity aroma.
The clear orange beer has a medium white head.
A sweet taste, alcohol, citrus.
Silvan7 (667) - Samarate, ITALY - JUL 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ home. giallo dorata con riflessi ambrati. limpida. Schiuma bianca fine e persistente. aroma intenso, fruttato, di frutta esotica (ananas), albicocca matura. alcool, lievito belga e zucchero candito presenti. dolce amabile, poco amara e poco acida. calda, rotonda, poco carbonata ed abbastanza corposa.equilibrata ed armonica, perfettamente in stile.