TheCrowsNest (76) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slightly hazy and golden with a thick white head, good lacing. Bread and fruit aromas, pear, banana, a little bit of clove. Tastes slightly bready with some pear and grape sweetness from esters and a fruity, slightly spicy hop profile. Medium bodied with high carbonation.
I’m confused by the low overal score of this beer. It’s a solid Belgian Pale with a weird label.
drjoeng (207) - - JUL 15, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7.5%. Belgian Strong Ale.
Wet yeasty nose. Wet cement or wet clay. Lightly sour nose reminiscent of cider or apple vinegar.
Lightly carbonated in the palate. Thick, malty sweet palate. This is cut by the alcohol more than hops, which are close to non-existent.
Nice sweet malty flavors continue to bloom a little more after in the palate and the back of the throat developing some sweet tropical fruit complexity.
Would still go with a Karmeliet if considering a tripel or a strong ale.
MelvinKalksma (142) - UTRECHT, NETHERLANDS - JUL 9, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Citrus, honey, hop, yeast.
Golden colored beer with a persistent white foamy head.
Starts with sweet honey and ends in bitter citrus. Not really deep.
A decent beer, refreshing and without an alcohol taste.
jamaty (1347) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 11, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pajiza y ligeramente turbia con aspecto de tripel. Muy efervescente, después de minutos sigue burbujeando. Aroma lupulado. En boca, con un cuerpo medio y alta carbonatacion tiene un sabor realmente aromático muy floral, miel. Exceso de gas, pero bastante apreciable.
TtV (251) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - MAY 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 33cl. Clear light yellow with a huge, sturdy white top. Nice carbonation. Aroma is not very special, a bit of citrus is recognizable. The taste is a pleasant bitterness, which turns a bit sharper as the aftertaste develops. Reminds me a bit of Duvel.
BREWMUSKCLES (2402) - New Jersey, USA - MAY 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
honey and malt the brew is a bit sticky in the body. some old ale and a bit of berry perhaps blackberry which i can’t stand but seems ok here. some dimension to this beer and alcohol not evident. a bit of artificial nut perhaps.
Bosbouw (1963) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - MAY 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Iets troebele goudgele kleur met een volle kraag. Ruikt moutig, hop, kruiden, zoetig. Smaakt zoetig, citrus, mout en suiker.
Niko100 (2286) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, honey, toffee, & some spice; Flavor of sweet malt, some yeast, honey, fruit, and light spice; Short finish; Somewhat watery - but not bad.
Salmaneser (74) - BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
33 cl. bottle @ home. Golden yellow beer with medium white head, good looking beer. Aroma is hard to get, almost non-existent. There is some bitterness in the taste, mixed with some sweet hints. Palate is watery, a bit pale, reminds me of Vedett somehow. Light beer, perhaps good for a warm day, but there are better alternatives.
Gangstergafje (311) - Capelle aan den IJssel, NETHERLANDS - MAY 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Little cloudy golden yellow appearance. There is a little white layer of foam. It looks like a pilsner, but than cloudy. This cloudiness tells you this is more than a regular beer. The smell is rather simple. A hint of cheap cafe beer. But there are some fruity sweet raisin notes. The taste is of a nice blonde beer. Sugary sweet in the finish. Further there is the typical blonde beer taste. Very nice, but not very special.
Graafmans (21) - NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
An average belgian beer. Nice head, nice colour, taste is not bad, but not also not great.