KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The pour was a medium gold in color with an average sized (1-2 finger) white frothy head that was mostly lasting, eventually reducing to a thick foamy cap which produced some really nice sheets of lacing.
The aroma was of a grain malt, citrus hops and a strong moldy yeast with notes of banana, green apple, pears and a mild peppery spice.
The taste was good and malty with a nice strong note of citrus in the beginning and then became very yeasty and mildly bitter with notes of green apple, pears and had a bit of spiciness towards the end. The flavor stayed with you for a really good long time with a spicy yeast finish that was left laying on the taste buds well after all other flavors faded.
Mouthfeel was medium in body and dry in texture with a good strong prickly carbonation.
Overall an exquisite Belgian Ale with a complexity of flavors blending together extremely well, forming a fantastic tasting brew...
berlinmany (217) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow! This has gone from terrible to terribly amazing. Love this new batch -- sparkling golden, citric twang, bright, bits of tobacco, aggressive and full bodied -- round and lightly creamy, slightly slick.
crazy_cat_lady (142) - - OCT 13, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Sept. 8, 2014. Bottle from SF purchased two years ago. Golden yellow colour with big white head. Strong white wine aroma, smelled it across the way while it was being poured. Sweet grape and peach flavours. Extremely smooth mouthfeel, quite lovely.
maddmatt639 (260) - Pacifica, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Light retention and no lacing. Smells of yeast, banana and wheat. Tastes of yeast, floral and wheat. No aftertaste.
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slowrunner77 (5944) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
"this oneís a strong golden ale, not a dubble. itís more assertive than other RR belgians, and has a fuller feel. Spicy, yeasty, a little fruit, and warming. Not bad, but pales in comparison to RRís special brews."
BadWhiteShark (4) - - OCT 1, 2014 does not count
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 5/20
Aroma: alcohol, sweet
Appearance: golden, hazy,
Taste: medium sweetness
Palate: full, thick, fizzy, astringent
esjunknyc (20) - - SEP 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very nice expression of the style, hops and Belgian yeast balance nicely, but not overly interesting
jdb288 (534) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Monkís (Phila, PA). Pours hazy yellow/gold with tall head. Aroma is floral and fruity...didnít make out pear but banana was there. Taste is tart, dry and smooth. Belgian spiciness with some mellow malt and fresh, pine-y hops.
drsandman (336) - New York, USA - SEP 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy gold with a pale white head. Aroma of yeast, currant, raisin. Flavor is Sweet honey, malt, raisin, orange peel. Heavy sweet belgian, gooey honey resinous finish.
markducommun (224) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - SEP 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy, yellow gold, light tan head. Deep, raisiny mustiness. Good amount of sweetness. Light sweetness, some back of the mouth sourness. Medium body, some oiliness. Pretty good.
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nasmith003 (85) - Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet malty nose with some hop background. Golden color and a malty flavor. Hops hit at the end to clean the palate. Sesionnable if you can handle the alcohol.