portwood (96) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 26, 2016
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Smell: spicy yeast, acidic citrus, slight funk & cardboard.
Taste: prickly & highly carbonated, lemon rind.
Finish: very acidic, bitter citrus rind.
Disappointed with this one. Not enough "Belgian" character. Can says 35 IBU but feels more bitter than that!
(canned 03/30/16, tasted 05/29/16)
Ferris (11044) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can - Citrus peel and wheat. Cloudy gold with a rich white head. A bit harsh and boozy with some bitte citrus peel. Seems a bit out of balance.
mmather (160) - Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Belgian golden ale meets new hop IPA that is deceivingly drinkable (and therefore dangerous in a good way) for a 9.0 abv beer (as stated on the packaging). Very nice.... The princess is very enticing :-)
Kauge (1451) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from LCBO. 9.0%. Canned 2 months ago. Pours almost clear, pale golden with big off-white head. The aroma is distinctly Belgian, a bit pissy, yeasty-spicy, citric. No surprise they felt the urge to age it in Chardonnay barrels! Tastes as nice, nothing to add to notes on the aroma. Lovely. Soft and smooth, even kinda slick on the palate with extremely thin and barely noticeable carbonation, body lightish medium. Goood stuff.
P.S. - I think categorising this under IIPA is a bit misleading, it should be BSA instead which also covers aggressively hopped Belgian-style brews.
MisoW (3008) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - SEP 17, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from my Secret Summer Santa 2015, robinvboyer, thank you very much. Pours hazy golden color, white head. Aroma of belgian spices, hoppy, orange. Taste is medium sweet, medium hoppy, orange, belgian spices, candy.
Karol (744) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can from LCBO Toronto/Canada. The ratebeer beer style desription is unlucky. This is no imperial IPA, but a hoppy Belgian-style golden ale, as stated on the can. Anyway, the beer has a golden honey hazy color, white sopay head. Aroma of vinegar, white wine, leeches, peaches, sourness. Taste mirrors the aroma, white wine, vinegar, sour kraut, pickles and a good hoppy medium dry finish. Overall a very good beer, not so much my style because I can get many Belgian ales at home in Bratislava/Slovakia.
GothGargoyle (2300) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yellow with a pale head. Aroma is pear, lychee, guava, passion fruit. Medium bodied, very well balanced palate, fruity finish. Taste is lychee, guava, passion fruit, mango. So juicy.
mintzmeet (426) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peach colored. Surprisingly, peach aroma as well. Good flavor. Good lacing.
Strangebrewer (1119) - Chatham, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bomber 9%. Golden pour, a bit hazy at the end with a decent white head. Big fruity hop aroma, lemon and apricots. Full bodied, creamy carbonation with an astringency. Maltiness of cereal grains, flavours of grapefruit, yeasty note, fresh spicy hops. Quite drinkable considering it’s 9%.
CurbDog (111) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Persistent white head, light gold colour, slight cloudiness, strong tropical citrus aroma, same for flavour with sweet over ripe pineapple. Juicy belgian character with nice blend of complementary phenolics. Slight heat, but not alcohol masked nicely for 9%. Dry finish.