euniceradio (213) - Colton, California, USA - JUL 16, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to tulips glass. Pours clouded yellow-gold huge effervescence, snow-white frothy head. Aroma of Belgian yeast, clove, banana, pineapple, pear, orange spice and papaya. Taste of same with light sweet malts and fruity and spicy yeast/hop finish. Finish is semi-dry with medium syrupy mouthfeel. Pretty darn good for a Belgian...which is usually not my style.
steelcitybrew (454) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Damn good beer. Drinks like a beer whose abv is around .5%. The spices on this one are top notch.
SinH4 (1132) - Garching, Bavaria, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampler at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. Pale golden color with small white head. Yup, Duvel is an accurate description, just it?s way more complex: Bananas, spicy, slightly bitter, honey, vanilla, coriander. Full body, thick oily mouthfeel. An excellently brewed Belgian Mid-Strong Blonde!
HighlanderOne (1079) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - JUN 28, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle 6/19. Was expensive but had to try it. Aroma of malt and alcohol. Golden amber, cloudy with a trace of head. Flavors of vanilla, cake, citrus (grapefruit), sweet bread, yeast, coriander, honey, pepper. Well balanced despite all that is going on here. This is a beer that you drink slowly to better enjoy the flavor. Finished well. Outstanding.
madchemist83 (171) - USA - JUN 20, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Clove, funky yeasty aromas. Thick white head. Cloudy golden. Delicious belgian beer.
MRodgers1982 (111) - USA - JUN 18, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clove and honey in aroma. Taste of a great Belgian with more cloves and some yeast. Flavor has a little tartness and some yeast.
bartzluke (391) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
3 oz chilled pour from tap into cylindrical taster as part of Russian River’s “everything on tap” sampled (16 beers this time around) at the brewery itself. I realize that drinking 16 different 3 oz pours is not ideal for proper rating, but when will I ever have an opportunity like this again?
Looks like a lager, but does not taste like one. Very light and refreshing. Big flavor though. Nose is clover and grass.
Mittenator (1609) - Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at GGW 2015. Clear hold with a light head. Clive, honey, and Belgian yeast.
rosskyle (187) - - MAY 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Served on tap at Russian river. Holden orange color with minimal white head. Citrus wheat aroma. Medium body. Clean citrus flavor with slight bitter finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ElCapitan22 (272) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a cloudy golden color with very nice lacing and very minimal head retention. Smells of banana and hay. Kind of like a trip to the farm. Tastes strongly of banana and malt. Not a bad beer and this is coming from a "non-fan" of Belgians.