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.
hockeybeerguy (528) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - MAR 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rcvd in trade.
The appearance was a golden red almost amber colored body with a slim half finger white foamy head that dies within less than a minute. There is an adequate sticky lacing that graces the sides of the glass.
The smell was a super nice spiciness up front with a deep malty breadiness coming through strong and then I get some light coriander and clove as well as some peppery tones. There is a light citrus that enters in as it warms.
The taste is somewhat a malty sweet breadiness with a decent blend of citrusy flavors spreading around my mouth. There is a slight spicy yet sweet aftertaste with sweet sticky finish.
On the palate, it sits about a light to medium and comes across somewhat sessionable surprisingly enough for 10.5% - big wow from me. Carbonation is fairly smooth for a Belgian IPA though I think I like how everything comes across and coats my mouth and tongue.
Overall, wow, I actually wasn’t expecting this one to be this good and am thinking this would go great with a pepperoni pizza to even grilled shrimp. My mind is racing right now with all of the pairings I could do with this. I wish it was in my distro.
Brandman (1884) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Due to a social interaction I have just very limited amount of attributes listed: rich sweet maltiness, alcohol, some almonds, perfume.
Barreras (818) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours a light caramel color with a golden malt aroma. Tast was simple for such a high alcohol content beer. Some malt flavor throughout with a little sweetness. The sweetness was of chewy caramel mixed with some spice. A decent beer that masked the alcohol content well.
Pinball (10595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle from beergium.dk 15dkk clear yellow, fluffy bubbly white head. sweet flowery boozy aroma, sort of like a slightly less boozy industrial belgian blonde. faint belgian yeasts. flavor is sweet flowery, slightly yeasty, bitter from alc. faint sweet syrup, malty bitterness, sort of spicy note probably from yeasts..
UDBeernut (1402) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
this pours light gold, ample white head powered by a gob of visible carbonation. grassy nose, faint black pepper. taste adds a solid cracker base. light booze burn on the finish.
luski09 (1) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Golden in colour, thick white head. hoppy, citrous strong alcohol smell. Thick malty flavor, warm fuzzy enlightening flavor. Fruity after taste and mouth feel. carbonation dissolves off the tongue. Perfect Belgian Stong, Best clone home brew to date!
JohnGalt1 (272) - , Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tulip tonight from PreFunk... By first beer from them!! Nice Belgian yeasty mix of spicy phenols and apple/lite pear esters... light citrus elements... decent enough white head.. good lacing hazed light golden brew.
DandyWolfFloyd (553) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pen & Paper Log - (Jun 2012)
Aroma - aroma contains alcohol, honey, juicy fruits (peach or pineapple), and Belgian brewing yeast
Appearance - golden color, nearly clear, with a rocky white head. There is also a good bit of effervescence
Taste - alcohol is the most notable aspect of the taste. In the flavor is also spice, floral aspects, and some fruity parts.
Palate - body is light, the texture also light, the carbonation is really abundant and very lively, the finish is dominated by alcohol and yeast characteristics.
This seems to be a pretty common Belgium brew, and I can say it’s not pleasing to me. I’ve had better BSA’s by far.
kerenmk (1869) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Nota Bene, Prague, January 2014. Clear brown with a huuuuge, frothy white head. Oatmeal cookie, biscuit and warm spices aroma. Alcoholic, sweet, esteric fruitiness in the mouth. Medium-bodied, sweet, esteric finish. Nice.
ChiGuy68 (329) - Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted from an 11.2oz bottle (thanks Pablo). It poured a hazy golden hue with plentiful carbonation and a big, bubbly white head. Aroma is sweet and spicy malt with a bit of hops. Sweet and smooth, slightly spiced, malt taste. Has a sharp kicker of a finish, where the alcohol comes through. Off my beaten beer path, but an enjoyable drink.