SinH4 (1395) - Garching, 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 (1102) - 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 (202) - 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 (431) - 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 (278) - - 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.
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ElCapitan22 (299) - 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.
PhatB420 (759) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pushing 13oz on the bottle. Poured into super bulbous glass that holds it nicely. Glazed donut color, cloudy yellow/hay. Ample lacing, thin on glass, sticky and white. Aroma of sweet fruits, cotton, mineral grains, crystal malts, grass, orange spice. Taste of frontal sweet fruit, orange havans, bitter ramblings. Fruit, spice, and hops load this one on the fun side, the bitters bring it back to revelation. Superb drinker, just asks for more. Looks like it should be a dark ale in the bottle that it is in.
Joakgust (1216) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Semi hazy golden beer with a large white head. Aroma is fruity with notes of caramel, apricots, dried fruit and grass. Flavor is fruity with notes of caramel, grass, herbs, hay, dried fruit and apricots. Well balanced.