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.
MADpalace (210) - Budel, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Somewhat cloudy pilsener yellow with according pilsener head. Doesn’t look that special in the glas, nut the bottle shows some fermentation at the bottom. Smell of Lemon and malts but not strong. Taste is strong andere bitter. Not bad but not very special either. Pretty flat taste, no different flavours andere no different after taste. Does give some special sparkling in the mouth for a while however.
Markth (15) - Breda, NETHERLANDS - DEC 12, 2014
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Niets bijzonders, wel prima biertje mAr niet uitgesproken in smaak @moortgat afnhem
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superspak (2832) - Michigan, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330 ml bottle into tulip glass, 13433 bottle code. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, honey, bread, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Fair amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon. pear, apple, white grape, light banana, pepper, honey, bread, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Very nice robustness, complexity, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; with a great malt/yeast balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and slightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Belgian strong pale ale. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and pale malt sweetness; and very smooth and crisp to drink for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
mjik83 (645) - - DEC 4, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Niet mijn smaak
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Syfher (111) - Brussels, BELGIUM - DEC 4, 2014
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle of 33cl, in a Trappist glass.
THIS is an insult to beers. She got nothing special : no particular aroma, taste nor palate, a light blond color, light head...
Don’t pay for it.
ClaudeB04 (174) - Dudelange, LUXEMBOURG - NOV 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear yellow colour, big head.
Strong yeasty notes, malt with sweet notes. Average carbonation.
jaghana (4139) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nose is on belgian yeast and orange touch. A sweet beer with wheat like notes, astringency classic triple kind of beer, peppery hops, sweet body. Very bitter and grassy finish, still orange fruit notes
DwarfeD (1142) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle at home. Pale yellow/orange with a medium white soapy head. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Medium sweetness with a somewhat metallic bitter finish. Citrus, apples, yeast, straw and herbs. An ok Belgian brew.
sjorsvdg (92) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 8, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Een prima tripel. Het is een licht smakend, niet erg uitgesproken bier. Mooie schuimkop en drinkt goed weg.
Alengrin (2431) - BELGIUM - NOV 7, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Time for a re-rating of this Duvel epigone. Pours a deep golden blonde, hazy, with little visible fizz, under a creamy, thick, sticky, egg-white head consisting of smallish bubbles and showing quite remarkable retention. Aroma of raw cauliflower, very obvious iron, green apple, powder sugar, soap, peach, some sulphuric lightstruck effect (cat pee) quickly fading away as usual (fortunately), vermouth, wet hay, calvados, freshly cut grass. Taste starts with a vivid, somewhat estery fruitiness in a very subdued way, green apple and green plums, then more sourish, grainy, minerally, metallic, even a bit harsh, hard to pour down. The metallic feel lasts till deep into the finish, where the weary graininess is accompanied by a grassy and leafy, kind of dull hop bitterness and clear ’jenever’-like alcohol with warming, but also somewhat astringent effect, though admittedly it’s the malt sweetness you’ll remember as its last taste. It is no secret this beer began its existence darker (much more orange-coloured), yeastier and sweeter, and if you ask me, they had better kept it that way, I liked this a lot more ten years ago. This current version is just another insult to the Duvel standard, I’m afraid, like Riva’s Lucifer or Alken-Maes’ Judas. Instead of trying to compete with the real thing, Roman had better gone its own way with this. Pity!