stevoj (2875) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice Belgian, beautiful fluffy head, buttery smooth. Cloudy golden body, slightly spicy, slick, chewy, smooth.
mixmasterob (970) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Slight gusher. Hazy orange pour with a rocky white head. Aroma was clove and some banana, white pepper. Flavors were yeasty with notes of orange, bubblegum and earthy malts. Lively carbonation. Overall and pretty straightforward, well executed Belgian golden ale. Refreshing.
ShakaZ (3) - - FEB 1, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light, rich foamy head. Subtle citrus notes. Not bad for the first American Trappist. I believe this is the Westvleteren 4 recipe.
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raymow (1039) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at Dog & Bull in Croydon - tasted like an IPA. It was ok but nothing special.
BillWyce (841) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours hazy amber color, with a 1-finger off-white head. Aroma of candied fruit with some yeast underneath. Maybe some grass as well. Medium-to-full body, slightly oily, with a dry finish. Candied fruit flavor with a touch of citrus bitterness. Earthy yeast underneath that lingers in the finish.
WonBall (17) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
This ale suffers greatly by comparison to its brethren, but it’s not a bad drink by itself. Modest aroma with a hint of bread, cereal, freshness. Sits well in the glass. Taste a little too astringent for me, I like to get away from that too-bright character in my beer. Lasted ok. Overall a decent beer but not a shattering experience like Chimay, Saint Bernardus or The Ale Whose Name Begins with W Which We Cannot Purchase.
thebeertourist (5098) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from City Beer, SF. Hazy golden-orange with a lively head. Banana, orange zest and herbal notes. Good herbal bitterness, fruity flavours, some sugary sweetness. Not bad.
BeerFunGuy (841) - California, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Banananambanana banana banana banana banana banana banana banana bread. Woot woot
Schwarzbart (71) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Suds ooze out as soon as the cap is popped. Unfiltered and cloudy with some big chunks that fell to the bottom. The color is honey-orange. Belgian yeast esters that are floral and fruity like a smoothy with bananas. There's some mild phenolic spice, along with cloves. Medicine notes and faint caramel come out as it warms. Light bodied with ample carbonation. The phenolics show up more in the taste and yield some band-aid and plastic qualities. Spices are mild, but definitely clove. Also, there's fruits, banana, crackers, light wood and finishes with yeast esters and hops. Leaves a nice aftertaste and there seems to be plenty going on for the style, if picked apart, but somehow gets all washed out right in the middle.
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radagast83 (5657) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
10 or 12oz pour at GBD. Poured an nice lightly cloudy amber color with a small off-white head. Aroma was light sweetness, some clove, ginger, light toasty malts. Flavor was light spices, touch of yeast. Reminds me a bit of a tasty witbier. Very nice.