GrainBeltMan (24) - 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 (643) - 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 (3038) - 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.
BelgianBeerGal (2869) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
75cl bottle at Dayton Ale Feast. This was really pretty nice overall. A fairly true-to-form, classic Belgian strong ale. Nice fruity, maltiness with a hint of alcohol and spice. Pleasant.
Ernest (5887) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Head is initially average sized, fizzy/frothy, white, mostly lasting.
Body is hazy dark yellow, bottle conditioned.
Aroma is lightly malty (toasted grain), moderately hoppy (flowers), with notes of candied pineapple and gum, light note of soap.
Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium body, watery/velvety texture, lively/fizzy carbonation, lightly alcoholic.
Very mild in every way...floral-fruity nose is pleasant but doesnít offer much, flavor balance is simple-sweet but non-fatiguing thanks to the watery texture and medium viscosity. Drinks much more like a 6% beer. Forgettable, but not bad.
drowland (5688) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - FEB 17, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2/17/12. 750mL bottle. Almost clear golden pour with a small off-white head. Fruity, estery aroma with touches of lemon peel, melons, yeast, and a touch of sourness. Bright, citrusy flavor with lemon peel, yeast, esters, sweet pale malts, and more. Not bad.
BrewBoxer (1552) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle. light tan sand color..foam lasts. taste is sweet and smoothe. drinkable and decent
TheHopster (673) - Netcong, New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the J-Tavern in Sparta. Belgian malts with some clove. Well carbonated.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
QuezXLV (382) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden body with a thin head and awesome lacing. Nice weight on the palate. This is a heavier version of a Belgian style beer.
Spelt (231) - East Kingston, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very light Belgian funkiness over aroma of sweet bread. Brilliantly clear straw yellow beer with foamy tall white head and great lacing. Initial impression is sweetness. But very tolerable due to generous carbonation. Very slight bitter finish. Almost some lemon citrus character. Medium body. Nice mouthfeel. Not very complex but quite refreshing and well balanced.