jredmond (5817) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAR 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle with Paul. Pours a deep golden body with thin white lacing. Aroma is Apple and pear. Mouthfeel is spicy with notes of apple, alcohol, pear, tons of spice and raisin bread.
Homer321 (2370) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Luekens Liquors in Tampa. Nose is strongly phenolic and spicy, peppery. Fairly clear, light orange in color. minimal white head. Taste is candy up front, sweet, lightly perfume like. Moderate hop bitterness, with not much hop flavor. Looks like this beer is about a year old though. I love the malt flavor in this one. A light alcohol warming comes across after a few sips. Overall, since the hops have faded, I quite like this one.
kevinator (1117) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice beer. Aromatic with dark fruits and spice. Beautiful amber color. Almost candy-like. Big flavors of grains with a touch of rye, some citrus hops character at the end mixed with Belgian yeast spiciness. Alcohol is there just not overpowering.
blutt59 (6068) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled, orange pour with minimal white foam, aroma is nice fruity yeast notes, flavor is starting to round out on this, much fuller and nuanced than when released, still needs some work on the finish but keep an eye on these
ericwill99 (73) - Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I'm quite enjoying this sweet spicy beer. The golden color misled me a little because it has actual flavor. The spicy rye blended better with the sweet Belgian as it warmed up. I'm aging a six, but I'll really enjoy the other six right now!
beastmaster (349) - Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thin head, cloudy yellow amber color. Nose is fruity, malt heavy and sweet. Licorice, toffee, tangerine. Medium heavy body. Can’t really pick out the alcohol, it covers well for 10%. Great beer. I want another.
mR_fr0g (4391) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Kernel Brewery at Zwanze Dat 20/09/2014.Many thanks to Colin for this one. Crystal clear golden coloured pour with a lasting thin white head. Aroma issweet caramel, honey, nutmeg, unrefined sugars. Flavour is composed seet caramel, spicy nutmeg, christmass spices. Palate is medium sweet, highish carbonation.
keith0718 (406) - Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I’m not sure this Belgian/American hybrid works, but it sure hides the alcohol well.
Leighton (12639) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at Zwanze Day 2014 - London. Pours clear orange with a creamy, white head. The nose holds old bread, some grains, yeast. Medium to big sweet flavor with heavy toasted sugars, wheat, dough, ripe orange. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming at the end with lots of toasted candi sugars, yeast and bread. Simple but tasty.
dresden (1029) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks Dane! Nice golden orange, clear with an offwhite head. Slightly doughy aroma, no real hop presence, but not offensive or anything. Taste is spicy rye, burning alcohol, belgian yeast, white bread. Alright stuff, but lacks some depth.