Arve_Christian (2675) - 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
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml from Tylerís Bottle Shop, Raleigh. Pretty clean golden pour, Duvel-ish with slightly less effervescence and lacing. Nose is yeasty and fruity, a bit on the sweet side perhaps. Kind of a heavy body, a slick-ish palate. Taste is fruity, slightly hoppy (but not particularly dry) and overall itís just an average strong blonde.
thegreenrooster (3060) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour is a cloudy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is fruity and Belgian yeast estery with some candi sugar. Flavor is a nice green hop to start with some yeast esters and candi sugar. This was a solid Belgian pale ale.
hoju777 (135) - FRANCE - APR 20, 2012
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tall boy can from Carrefour. Cool can with a pig on it.
Smells ok. Light yellow. Tastes kind of gross. Like the best light beer ever. But maybe Iím just diggin that cute label.
CanIHave4Beers (2880) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - APR 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This just showed up at the supermarket in my neighborhood... Really Fleur Drive Hy-Vee? A Belgian beer Iíve never heard of the name of which has something to do with washing a pig? You folks may still have some surprises in store for me yet!
Pours a pale golden color with a big tight fluffy white head, a very thick head that leaves lots of lacing on the glass.
The aroma is both pleasant and unexciting, some yeasty bread dough character is dominant with some mild alcohol and spice.
The flavor is good, spicy & only mildly sweet. Some nice honey character is displayed well, the spicy alcohol notes are very complimentary to the all around character of the beer and while the beer does have a fairly bold flavor the alcohol character never really becomes "hot" or "boozy". As the beer warms floral and pear character comes through along with a tad more sweetness.
I think the beerís mouthfeel certainly hints at itís alcoholic strength. The beer does not carry overly heavy on the palate, but itís far from light or "easy" as it were. The Alcohol provides a bit of sharpness, but the finish is smooth & not sharp, lingering, or alcoholic at all.
Perfectly enjoyable beer, Iím not sure Iím going to be drinking a whole lot of it at $9 for a 750ml, but I have no troubles with the amount I spent trying it this first time.
zacgillbanks (1750) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle a gift from Mam and Dadís holiday in Belgium. Pale golden in colour with sugary sweet and malty flavours, toffee, candy sugar and a warming, powerful alcoholic finish.
Tycho52 (65) - California, USA - APR 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from the tap in a tulip. Poured clear yellow color with an frothy white head that lasted well with good lacing. Moderate citrus, yeast and alcohol aroma. Medium body with a soft carbonation. Flavor was middle of the road with a sweet finish. Not bad, but definitely not an all-star.
GrainBeltMan (27) - California, USA - APR 4, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
This is a wonderful Belgian which I just discovered when--for the first time--I stopped in at Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA--in the San Diego boondocks.
It is similar in some ways to Duvel, but is a tad sweeter with a really nice green apple flavor. Very refreshing with some hop bitterness at first, it goes down smooth. SUPERB...
Iím mystified that it doesnít get uniformly spectacular ratings!
gowdy (678) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - MAR 30, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at home. caramel, roasty, pale, clear, light sweetness, light body, creamy, lively.
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - MAR 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle pours a lightly cloudy golden with a thin white head. Scent of fruit and yeast. Taste is sweet with spices.ish, but still quite OK.