hackleo (11) - Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong, average amount of flavor. Perhaps the 10.5 version in more impressive as I was left thinking ’not bad’. I was hoping for ’wow’.
BenWesthof (196) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 7, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A strong Belgian ale, but not too exciting for me. The bitter tones are a bit too much in this one.
ttoadee (1155) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy dark gold pour, finger of soft white head. Nose is soft fruit and yeast. Little more sweet than bitter. Middle shows apricot, alcohol, mango, and malt. Finish is slightly bitter and boozy.
tderoeck (7578) - Gent, BELGIUM - MAY 12, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
19/IV/15 - 33cl bottle from Willems (Grobbendonk) @ home - BB: 27/V/15 (2015-456)
Clear orange beer, aery fizzy white head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: metallic, some orange peel, slightly spicy, hint of cloves, yeast, green banana. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: citrus, pretty metallic, sweet, yeast, soft bitterness. Aftertaste: metallic, yeast, little bitter, bread-like touch, alcohol, green apple skin.
Deu (913) - Nantes, FRANCE - FEB 19, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought a bottle. The beer has a golden color with a large white head and has is perfectly carbonated. In the aroma tones malts, yeast, bananas and some fruits. In the taste sweet fruits and malts. A lot of bananas and is also a little alcoholic. The finish long and heavy with a light bitter. A pretty standard strong ale. I like the idea, but it’s a little too alcoholic.
eduardovl (1277) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2014 330ml served in a snifter glass.
A: Pours a dark orange color forming a huge white bubbled head. Clear. Good retention and tons of lacings formed and left
S: Very sweet in the nose. Very fruity and bready too. Notes of raisins, vanilla and honey. Yeasts are very bready and Belgian. A bit metallic. Alcohol can be felt in the end
T: Sweet upfront, sweet malts, mainly. Quite fruity, with notes of grapes and raisins. Earthy yeasts. Light hops bitterness in the end
M: Heavy, creamy and molasses. Medium carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste
O: Strong but quite good beer. Very Belgian. Recommended
[ BA Review @ 11/25/2012 ]
sulawang (894) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: The 9% ABV (as opposed to 10.5%) little brother version. Pours almost clear marmalade orange with a large lasting super foamy head, thick lacing & retention, lots and lots of clustered streams.
Nose: sweet barley malt mixed with bright honeyed citrus, hints of florals. (lvl-3)-pungency
Attack: subdued alcohol + incoming honey sweetness
Mid-palate: weightiness, fizzy-tingly mouthfeel, (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) barley malts, honey, citrus
Finish: light alcoholic warmth + mild alcohol bitterness, subtle bitter hopped, lingering barley malty sweet finish.
Summary: Shockingly easy to drink at first but becomes palate-tiring halfway through. Full-bodied with medium complexity. Not too exciting but solid.
Alengrin (4065) - BELGIUM - SEP 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Classic Van Steenberge ale, golden blond, hazy, with snow white head and fruity, yeasty character, malt sweetness and spicy notes with a mild florally hopped finish. Average, like most of their beers, and unmistakably Van Steenberge.
mikske79 (1381) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Een lekker stevig biertje. Niets uitzonderlijks, maar gewoon een bier dat aan de verwachtingen voldoet.
__Rb81 (556) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 10, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear yellow with a white head, some yeast in the end. Aroma is sweet, malty, yeast, spices. Taste is sweet, spices, malts, some yeast. Aftertaste is sweet with alcohol. Not so good.
vincentvega72 (280) - Terneuzen, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2014 Zwaar blond bier met rijke schuimkraag. Smaken van gerst, banaan, licht fruitig, hoppig. Medium afdronk. Alcohol is goed waarneembaar.