czar (7723) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 17, 2016
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
can. pours hazy light golden with a frothy towering white head offering good retention and lacing. pineapple fruits - their flavour, aroma and acidity; other fresh and vibrant tropical fruits, bright spicy and citrusy amarillo, tart-ish peppery wheat, coconut, alcohol - relatively well hidden for its 9%; very fruity yeast - with tons of juicy bubblegum esters, no banana split per se. bright belgian carbonation, medium body - oily; warming tropical-citrusy finish. drinks like a tart fragrant strong belgian hoppy ale. abusively tropical - solid juicy stuff.
guil0000 (383) - New Brunswick, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden color with a medium sticky white head. Lots of carbonation. Pine hops on the nose with a bit of citrus as well. Orange, peaches and some spicyness. Taste is a bit alcooly at first then you get some tangyness. Not a ton of hoppyness. Good body. Not bad.
QcBeer (134) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Couleur dorée avec une moyenne effervescence avec un peu de lie et une belle mousse blanche. Un nez de pin, de levure belge, d’épices et de pomme verte, En bouche, c’est vraiment sucré et mielleux avec un petit coté surette. Une finale de pin et d’épicés avec une bonne fraicheur d’alcool. Très bien!
chris__hartley (397) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 1, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It pours gold; the head is off white and foamy. The aroma of notes: mango, pine, and alcohol. The taste is medium bitter; there are notes of: grapefruit, cracker, charcoal, and yeast. The palate is medium-heavy bodied, and has light carbonation; the finish is long. Overall, it’s got a great malt backbone.
DuffMan (9541) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can, shared at game night. Hazy orange-tinted gold, with with a frothy white head. Grass and gooseberry aroma and flavour, spicy and lemony undertones. Very enjoyable.
Raistlin (293) - London, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 6, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This beer has typical Belgian yeast character mixed with standard IPA. Not that great of a combination. Too citrusy, doesn’t go well with heavy hops. One good thing about it is that you cant really taste alcohol considering how high it is, which is a positive. Got better as it got warmer.
portwood (169) - 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 (12728) - 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 (180) - 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 (1591) - 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.