VTHopHead (1511) - Barre, Vermont, USA - DEC 21, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A rare treat for me... don’t see much RR lately, but really appreciate it when I do... truly a classic, Belgian-style "kick your butt" beer. Love it! :)
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: 375 ml. bottle via trade with bytemesis. Thanks Mike! It pours a light gold color with a slight haze and a nice white head. Light floral and yeast notes in the nose. Beautiful balance flavor wise with a bit of sweetness, Belgian yeast notes, light oak, and a slight hop spiciness. Medium bodied with a dry finish. Absolutely delicious.
PriorL (3069) - Gent, BELGIUM - DEC 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at home, batch 69.
APPEARANCE: light clouded blond beer, small unstable white head.
NOSE: oak, alcohol, grains.
TASTE: alcohol, sweet, dry, quite aged already, over the top maybe?
Tasted quite good, but expected somewhat more for that alcohol...
olr1984 (1500) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a hazy gold with a large white head. Bready yeast aroma. Apple pears honey and grape taste. Slight oak taste, great beer.
ineedbeer (1703) - Oakland, California, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle of Batch 69.
Aroma is fairly rich and malty with a lot of honey and light caramel. Light graininess and toasted bread notes also present. Medium light pear esters with a hint of a floral character. Light tropical fruit and new oak notes as well. Light alcohol in the aroma that becomes more perceptible as it warms.
Pours a cloudy dull golden orange with a small, moderately thick, white head that recedes fairly quickly to the she’s where it lingers for a bit. Faint lacing and small to medium legs.
Flavor is fairly sweet with Moderate light caramel and honey melt notes with a touch of lightly toasted bread. Moderately strong fruit esters of post and banana along with some floral notes. Medium light oak character. Medium low bitterness with some alcohol spice in the finish.
Mouthfeel is medium to medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth.
Overall an alright beer but this really isn’t my preferred style and I am not sure that age has really helped this one, but I don’t think age has really hurt it either. I’m not quite sure how I wish this beer to be different but I know I wish it was changed.
mcberko (13492) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375mL bottle at Toronado San Diego, pours a cloudy golden orange with a small white head. Aroma brings out loads of Belgian yeast, light apples / pears, and dry fuzzy fruit skins. Flavour brings out loads fruity notes, Belgian yeast and fuzzy fruit skins. A lot fruitier than the base beer. I prefer the base beer, but this is a nice rendition.
merc7186 (2875) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - OCT 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer pours great with a nice mildly hazy golden straw color, a nice white head, and some lacing on the glass. The beer smells great with a nice blend of fruity, belgian sugar, oak, and corriander. The beer tastes outstanding with a nice fruity, oak, corriander taste a mild boozy finish that blends well together. The mouthfeel is great with the beer being perfectly carbonated, light to medium bodied, and leaves you somewhat sweet and lingering oak dry mouth. Overall, a solid oaked triple that blends perfectly together.
DoublEE (782) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - OCT 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The taste is very crisp too. The moment it touches your tongue its almost sweet, but then the yeast takes control of your mouth. The yeast is the star in this beer giving it a nice bitterness which turns into a long dry finish. It has a very light malt profile and a slightly nutty caramel finish.
UDBeernut (2586) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUL 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Upon further inspection of bottles.... can you believe my father in law brought a case of this up from Philly? pours golden, small white head. nose has whafts of flowers, grains, and very light clove. taste has a solid buttery cracker base that is balanced. flowers on the finish. body is light and drying.
SrSilliGose (3328) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. not a bad beer. clean. just not my thing. too much candy sugaresque sweetness. some old wet musty wood. not much to balance the sweet toffee, melon, candied sugar sweetness. okay.