closey22 (1247) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy orange amber no head; very sweet aroma hinting of caramel ; flavor is rich malt blended with Belgian sugars, yeastiness, hoppy dryness ; feels medium with nice foamy fizz; finishes dry yet sweet.
Davros (2408) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours vibrant amber with a large head.
Nose shows spicy Belgian phenols, pear and apples, some soft floral hop notes and sweet clean malt.
Flavours are clean too but with some booze and Belgian yeast notes showing.
Shark_Pants (468) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2015
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber red with medium sudsy off-white head. The nose is also fairly un-belgian - grapefruit citrus, caramel malt, some tropical fruits. The hops dominate, with the belgian yeast phenols and esters lacking. The taste is very IPA-like - the citrus and tropical fruits and piney hop bitterness are front and centre, backed up by a strong malt backbone, slight banana. Medium bodied. Way off style as a belgian ale but acceptable as an IPA.
BarossaLuke (549) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 19, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
A good malty ale with good bitterness but without a real Belgian character.
glennmastrange (2445) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Moderate roasted and caramel for the malt, moderate to heavy pine for the hops, light dough and soap for the yeast with date in the background. Head is small, fizzy, light beige with some slippery lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is sparkling clear copper. Palate is moderately acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and bitter. Palate is light to medium, watery with a fizzy carbonation and a slightly dry finish. A Belgian Strong Ale? Okay, maybe, along with a lot of American Pale Ale influence.
Patrickctenchi (4965) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - JUN 30, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear amber with a small white head.
Caramel, orange, yeast scent.
Taste is mild toffee malt, breadheel, orange malt.
Mildly hoppy....citrus and earth.
Tasty....a slight alcohol presence.
hfmejias (1061) - Dover, Delaware, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. can. Pours clear amber in color, small off white head and no real lacing in the glass. Aroma of fruit, hops and grass. Taste is sweet but with a tart finish, lots of fruit notes, some malts and some hops. Very decent beer, like it a lot. Drinkable and enjoyable.
eaglefan538 (2958) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Orange pour with an ok head and weak lacing. Aroma of light fruits and resin. Flavor followed, bitter dry tropical hops. Didn’t get Belgian yeasts. Mouthfeel moderate for the style and lower than usual Belgian ale carbonation. Ok stuff. But that’s all.
ALLOVATE (2652) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2015
2.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Unsure of style so at cellar temperature it went into a snifter. Radiant, deep orange amber with very little life evident. A tumultuous off-white head forms off the pour but fades rapidly back to a mere film. Tropical fruit punch on the nose hinting at orange, mango, guava and honeydew with a candyish essence. Ewww, ooooh, wow, and they call it a Belgian ale hey!? Far from it on first sip. Raw and acridly weedy with a weird, bitter rocket leaf flavour that resides far too long in the finish. Plastic, chemical mid-palate; sour, underripe fruit of the nose in there too. Light bodied, oily, moderate carbonation. Alcohol is masked but I wish it wasn’t. Reminds me of a kit home-brew. Not good!! (12fl.Oz can, BB 25/09/15, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)
blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2015
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Canned, golden pour with frothy foam, has some apricot and dry metallic fruit noes, bitter
nimbleprop (6063) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
16oz pint at Lost Dog Westover pours a clear amber with some creamy, lacing, white head. Nose has some candy sugar, some spice, carrot, orange, yeast. Flavor has some spicy rye notes, candy, orange, yeast, malt. Full, creamy finish.