TBone (11726) - Pori, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled 33cl (bought from Toulouse, brewed by Haacht, BB 05/2013)
Clear golden color, small white head, lace. Grapey, alcoholic, peach and perfume in the nose. Medium-bodied. Sweetish apple fruity with a good amount of alcohol. Lingering fruityness and alcohol in the aftertaste. Not very complex.
ration (1885) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear golden with a nice head. Aroma Belgian yeast, hay. Smooth Belgian blonde style aromas. Medium high carbonation. Dangerous stuff. Not Bad.
kevnic2008 (6895) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - JUL 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours light golden with a thin mostly receding white head. Full bodied, alcoholic and lightly sweet with lively carbonation.
Strykzone (4383) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dumb looking label on the 750. As the bottle suggested it was served quite cold. A huge white head dominates the Perfect Pint glass. Straw yellow mostly clear beer under it. Lots of lacing. Not a big aroma at all but it brings wheat, yeast, noble hops, and pale malts. One of the first flavors is mint which is interesting. It makes it more refreshing on an extremely hot day. That is also in the aftertaste. This has Belgian influences with yeast and candi sugar but lesser amounts. Some gentle fruit. Alcohol is evident but is not off putting. This is a nice beer but it could offer more flavor.
BeerBaboon (1451) - FINLAND - JUL 7, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden and clear. This one has white and quite frothy head. Aroma is malty and hoppy. Simple but good. Flavour is malty, fruity, dry and bitter.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUL 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear golden color with a thin white head. Served way too cold off the tap to pick up many aromatics. Very sweet on the mid palate, but balanced by herbal/yeasty notes on the finish.
superspak (2108) - Michigan, USA - JUL 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle into chalice, best by 4/7/2013. Pours fairly crystal clear golden straw color with a nice 2 finger foamy white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Some decent soapy lacing clinging on the glass, with a good amount of carbonation streaming up retaining a head. Aromas of pear, grape, apple, herbal, floral, earth, orange zest, grass, bread, pepper, and yeast spiciness. Pretty nice aromas with decent strength; and nice balance and complexity. Very pleasant. Taste of pear, apple, grape, orange zest, herbal, floral, earth, pepper, clove, and light yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, herbal, floral, grass, pepper, clove, and yeast spices on the finish for a good bit. Great balance of fruity/peppery flavors with nice complexity. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a fairly slick and crisp mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale ale. Nice complexity and flavor balance; very crisp and smooth to sip on. Really enjoyed this one.
j12601 (6585) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap for growler fills at Half Time. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Corn, grain, herbal and medicinal. Malty, sweet toast, medium bodied, grain. Odd bitterness, herbal and toasty. This is strange and not in a good way. Grainy corn, weird bitter finish.
esp0r (1706) - NORWAY - MAY 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared with my wife at a hotel room in Nice, bought at the local Carrefour
Golden, big beige head. Smells of fruity esters, malts, some hops and belgian yeast. Malty taste, heavy sweet, quitne fruity and with a sting of alcohol. Light oily feel, almost full bodied, soft carbonation. Finish is medium bitter, quite nice and grassy hops.. Quite refreshing for that high abv.
Arve_Christian (2663) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Backlog summer 2010 La Rochelle, France.
Bottle at Acadieme du Biere
Golden color, ok foam
Full body & high complexity
Some nice yeast