VinegarStroke (267) - Napa, California, USA - JUL 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Clear, golden, medium head and great lace. Very lifted malty nose. Intense. Clean. Esters and grain. Classic Belgium strong ale. Honey. Off dry, not sour and medium low bitterness. Dense flavor, even texture and medium long palate. Honey malt and banana palate.
Such a classic Belgium ale profile.
closey22 (805) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden with thin white head; aroma is if banana yeast and hints of hops; Flava is mild yeasty softly sweet; feels medium slight fizz;’finishes sweetish dry
TXBadger (1256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with light white fizzy head. Citrus, light fruits, yeast, and raw wheat on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a sweet note.
Mep3222 (422) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lemony yeasty earthy aroma. Flavor is lemongrass and Belgian yeast, with some slight sweetness. Light bubbly carbonation. A step above redemption, smooth and balanced, a good almost saison like beer without the funkiness of some saisons (this isn't a saison, but it has many saison qualities). Not as good as Russian River sours but a worthy beer.
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RRistow12 (230) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tasted from draft. Pours a mostly clear light gold with white head and good lacing. Aroma of banana, lemon, peach, spices, yeast. Taste is incredibly smooth with similar taste to nose. Lot of spices with belgian yeast. Citrus hops flavors and malty sweet backbone. Well balanced and medium bodied. Very well done.
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rejtable (1235) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 6, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a beauty! Pours clear golden with some head and minimal lacing. Nose is pear, cereal maybe some honey. Notes of honey, light grass, pear, some Cheerios some dough. Taste light sweet light bitter. Medium body with lively carbonation and a very dry finish. Great beer!
SNL (207) - - JUN 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from City beer SF.
Hazy light Golden, very frothy stable White head.
Nose has a lot of grapes. Taste is balanced, but on the grapey side, with notes of yeast in the finish.
Medium body with soft carbonation.
digitalviking (12) - - JUN 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice hazy yellow color. Just the right amount of carbonation, with some alcohol in the finish. Taste and aroma were solid but taste was a bit blander than it could have been.
solidfunk (3673) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome Belgian strong. Pours golden with food head and lacing. Floral yeast with light notes of coriander and subtle citrus. Finishes with light sweetness. Tap at monks cafe.
gendv138 (1043) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 28, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
375 ml bottle poured into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottled on 01/15/14. Pours a clear light golden yellow with three fingers of off-white head. Light lacing. Aromas of yeast, lemon/lime, banana, herbs and spices. Tastes of banana, Belgian yeast, esters, lemon lime citrus, tropical fruit, herbs and spices, a bit of pear. Medium-light body with a dry finish. Medium-low carbonation. Very nice.
Did a 9/4/12 bottle side by side after the 1/15/14 bottle. Aged quite nicely. Not a big difference, maybe a little tartness and a bit more lemon/lime.