goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
10th Annual SD Strong Ale Fest: Poured a hazy yellow color with a large white head. The aroma was yeasty with a semi-sweet caramel malt. Mild sulfury/corny notes. Caramel malty flavor with a good amount of yeasty notes.
Goldorak (438) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful golden color, with almost a cidery greenish hue to it. Plenty of bubbles spurting from the bottom to reach the ring of lace sitting on top.
Spicy yeast nose, just a bit of banana in there, and in my best guesstimation some noble hops.
Mid to high carbonation, an interesting mix of spices, cloves and maybe some vanilla, with a honey sweet backbone that holds it well together. Hops become more and more present as you sip along, and matches well with the warm, almost minty alcoholic finish. Nice belgian ale!
Naven (1000) - Poway, California, USA - SEP 6, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 17, 2009 According to the news, we were supposed to have 6-7 foot sets today - Yet, here I sit, gazing out into the vast ocean, and all I see is little 1 or 2 foot waves. Still, I paddle out, with my good friend and compadre, Michael, and we hope to salvage this session. You see, Michael is taking a major test tomorrow morning which will decifer whether or not he makes tons of money or continues to bask on the fringe of poverty, like myself. So, in a celebratory mood, I recommend that since the waves are small, we head to Pizza Port. Ahh, pizza port. The smell of thee makes me happy. You are just but a block or two away today. We arrive. Michael, not nearly the beer nerd as I says, "get something light, please" So, as I gaze upon the menu, I see "Revelations" - A Belgian Golden Ale. We sample, we like, we order a pitcher. We enjoy. Delicious. A golden hue gives way to a wonderfully tart, yet subtle belgian flavor, akin to Hennepin. This beer is a perfect addition to the sun, the waves, and the hot women who sit near us at Pizza Port. Again, this was a good day. This was a good beer.
SledgeJr (3577) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 17, 2009 On draft at Carlsbad Pizza Port. A mysterious and murky gold/yellow. this is a dangerous-looking beer. A yeasty, fruity nose - a belgian-lovers delight. nice hop flavor suprise in addtion to the classic belgian taste. this is a beer with depth.
UPDATE: ON tap at Downtown Johnny Brown’s. Pours bright yellow with a poofy white head. This is super smooth at 7.5% ABV (not 8.5 as listed here). Deceptively lethal.
Ernest (7164) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - MAY 3, 2006
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught, Avery Strong Ale Fest 2006.
Head is mostly diminishing.
Body is medium yellow.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain, cookie), lightly hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (mold, cobwebs), with light notes of banana, clove, honey and alcohol.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Light to medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation.
Surprisingly disappointing. Very mild aroma with mostly the usual suspects for a Belgian golden, with a bland flavor profile which that mildness portended. Weak mouthfeel.
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2006
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled at 4th Boulder Strong Ale Fest. Beer pours a clear, light-gold color with an average-sized, frothy, off-white, mostly and quickly diminishing head. The aroma was pretty uneventful: malty with trace notes of husky toasted grain; trace hop notes of flowers and herbs; trace miscellaneous notes of banana, clove, peach and honey. The flavor was moderately sweet, trace bitter with a long, lightly bitter finish. The body was light-to-medium, the texture was watery and the carbonation was lively. The combination of the flat-line flavor and the palate netted out to be something like breathing stale air.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - APR 11, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2006 Boulder Strong Ale Fest: Light yellow hue. Big bouquet of banana, clove and light herbs. Sweet malts were cakey, doughy and honey-like. Aromas of vanilla in the background. Little nip of bitterness. Curious and pleasant.
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - APR 4, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Pizza Port Carlsbad
Lightly hazy yellow color with thin head and lacing. The nose is ripe with fruity esters of banana and clove, lots of alcohol and bubble gum. Creamy light funky fresh beer. Odd; a bit overwhelmed with esters and other funky weird belgian things.
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - MAR 24, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Mug’s. Cloudy golden color with a medium sized white head. Sweet aroma of coriander, banana, wet straw.
Flavor wasn’t as sweet as I thought, and had the same witbier characteristics as the aroma. Lots of banana, coriander, yeast. I thought this was a wit until I read the description in the bar.
Lubiere (12358) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy blonde with a thin white head. Light orange and orange peels in aroma, with some funky barnyard notes. In mouth, smooth sweet malt with nice orage peels, and rich and pleasant body. At EBF 2006.