dfinney23 (1368) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours somewhat hazy with a thick but short-lived head. Aroma of apricot, caramel and yeast. Taste is sweet malt, toffee and a bit of Belgian yeast funk.
Deu (588) - Nantes, FRANCE - MAY 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 9.5%. Amber/brown with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, yeast, dark fruits and a little dusty. Flavour is malt, yeast, caramel, medium sweet. dusty, dark fruits, toasted with notes of phenols. Y
jaghana (3430) - Strasbourg (France), FRANCE - APR 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl, an amber beer with low head. Nose is on honey, and caramel. Aroma is malty, caramel, honey, dry grapes, over-riped fruits, light metallic touch, good sweet body, well done amber beer.
Furseth (1918) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 6, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle: Thanx to Mr.Rask! Clear red colour, with a big head. Aroma had lots of belgium yeastynes and brown sugar, fruity and citrus, mixed with caramelly and vanilla. Flavor had a brown sugar,vanilla,creamy mouthfeeling. Medium big body, and a long caramelly finish.
AxlLives (284) - Maryland, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle - pours cloudy dark burnt orange-brown. Kind of muddy. Big aromas of cereal, esters, Belgian yeast, cookie and grain. Taste is orangey malt, doughy fruit, and malty goodness. Pretty decent, medium bodied.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle pours hazy amber with some suspended particles, off white head nice lacing. Aroma of molasses, honey, sweet belgian spices. Medium to full bodied, abv hidden. Sweet flavor, slightly cloying. Big on honey, toffee, some butterscotch.
NielsenRatings (8077) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ home picked up picked at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a hazy dark orange appearance with a thin tan head. Quite spicy, bubblegum, big banana mango smoothie, brown sugary aroma. Toffee, candy sugar, quite fruity, plum, apple, citrusy, spicy yeasty flavor with a fairly smooth, lightly sweet, fruity finish. Kind of a cool beer.
dolpo (54) - USA - MAR 3, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
Para mi gusto no es la típica cerveza de abadía, es una belga extraña, fuerte y poco dulzona. Sin nada destacable.
yannickh (15) - on, BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bière Ambrée foncée aux goûts d’épices. Parfaite bien fraîche, rafraîchissante en été.
Ernest (6010) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, light brown, mostly diminishing.
Body is hazy medium to dark amber.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain), lightly hoppy (herbs), lightly yeasty (basement), with notes of banana/gum, candy sugar, pepper, sherry.
Flavor is heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter.
Finish is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter.
Medium to full body, syrupy texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic.
A little old smelling, even though this and the Saison (which should probably have quotes around it) just recently showed up on shelves here. Very sugar-heavy in the nose and (unsurprisingly) overly syrupy-sweet in the mouth. Could only stand 3 or 4 sips before being utterly fatigued by all the sugar...blech.