tkrjukoff (4156) - SWEDEN - MAR 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a bit murky golden with a quickly dissapearing beige head. Aroma is malty sweet spicy/cloves some fruits and sour. Flavor as aroma, some acetone cellar character and astringent.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A - Pours a hazy orange/amber with a billowy 2 finger head that retains well for the ABV.
S - Lots of fruit and spice - bananas, candied pears, apricots, tart plums, apples, clove, breaths of alcohol.
T - Starts out sweet with a mix of sugary and tart fruit, pear, tangy mango, apricots, bananas, tart strawberries. A good amount of clove and peppery spice then turns very dry with notes of grape skins, and some subtle hops on the finish.
M - Medium body with tight carbonation, slightly syrupy, very dry.
I’ve been waiting to break this out since it hit the shelves in Febuary and I couldn’t wait any longer. The nose is very complex. Great Belgian flavors that are hard to pick out but meld together very well. A very good example of the style. This beer brings more character than I expected and I’ll definitely be picking up a few more bottles for the cellar.
Serving type: bottle
crossovert (8682) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light, malty, yeast, but pretty plain jane for a belgian pale ale. Not the best attempt.
brokensail (12362) - Orange County, California, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The pour is a hazy golden orange color with a white head. Really nice sweetness on the nose of orange and tons of pineapple. Quite citrusy with some caramel candies. A light floral note, some mild alcohol, and good tangerine. The flavor is almost pure pineapple juice. Very enjoyable. Some sweet caramel and toffee, a bit of floral hops, tangerine peel, and oranges. Mild booze on the finish.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - AUG 23, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells like bread. Very neutral. Some background spice. Flavor is oddly creamy. Oxidized. Not good.
SudsMcDuff (6551) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My dear old crippled mother forgot to wake me up this morning and I missed my bus so she had to give me a lift in her invalid carriage. I kept telling her to put her foot down, her good one that is, when the police stopped her for speeding. They gave her a breathalyzer test. Well she only had time to cook my breakfast this morning so all she had was a quick liquor chocolate and it was still on her breath when she blew up the bag. By the time I bailed her out and got down here I was very nearly late.
mar (4997) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 16, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to the head brewer. amber with a white head. nose is yeast, florals, dried fruits (apple and oranges). nice thickness, heavy fruit flavor, figs, spices, apples, and clove. bitter yeast finish.
Roonai (298) - - OCT 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle Shared by Deyholla, thanks derek! Pour is a hazy chestnut with a soapy white head and a good amount of sediment (thought that may be due to the fact that this is the last glass of the bottle.) Nose is sweet fruits; cherries and dates with a syrapy honey and some resin. Taste is similar. Very sweet, fruit, syrup. A bit sweet for what I was expecting which made the glass wear on me.
deyholla (7635) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 29, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Eric! Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a white head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has sweet grains and cookies, with some backing notes of oak and a bit of sugary fruit. Flavor is quite sweet with sweet grains and cookies with a bit of syrupy fruit and just a hint of oak.
beastiefan2k (2743) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle that I was able to procure thanks to ericandersnavy and then beerbeggar. Its a sweet Belgian beer, very sweet, like a sweet Tripel. Has a thick body. Its a bit apple-y in the flavor. Basically just a strong sweet Belgian beer.