5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 13, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Hazy straw, lively carbonation, large sudsy white head, spotty lacing. Pale bready nose, slightly yeasty, some pale fruit, perhaps a little tropical as well. Fruity on the tongue, not too sweet, rather spritzy. Fairly yeasty and bready on the tongue as well. Not too heavy, yet thick enough to provide a mouthfeel thats above average. A little alcohol is noticeable on the exit. Doesn’t seem to have that fruitiy or musty aspect that most Belgians have, instead its your distict Americanized bready/yeasty style of Belgian. It is fairly clean tho. Nothing to write home about, but still enjoyable for what it is. Thanks Dallas for the bottle!
Ratman197 (12962) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 ml bottle poured a hazy gold with a large lasting white head. Aromas of yeast, bread, banana, light pear and light spice. Palate was nlight bodied and smooth. Flavors of bread, yeast, pear, light banana, light pineapple and light spice with a smooth lingering fruity finish.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 23, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, at my parents house, out of a wine glass. Pours crystal-clear honey-gold; thick, persistent white head, lovely lacing. Certainly looks like a Duvel-clone er... totally original Belgian Strong Ale. Nose is very apple-scented, and a nice, rich, all around apple cider character, plus light soapiness, a hint of overripe banana, and some very trace spiciness, which might once have been hops. Flavours are surprisingly dry, and a bit nippy and grassy; alcohol is present, though never aggressive or out-of-place, light florals develop as the beers warms. A solid effort all-around, but somewhat forgettable.
TimE (4886) - Tokyo, JAPAN - SEP 30, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark golden color. Bready, eastry nose with a touch of oranges. Malty start, but then hops hit the back f the throat. Well balanced. Nice.
DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
25oz bottle, brought back to Utah for me from my mom (Thanks, mom!). Clear golden color, nice fluffy white head leaving columns of lace. Great belgian yeast taste, some fruit to it, plenty spice. The carbonation is a bit on the stronger side, but it has a great mouthfeel that works for this Belgian. Really tasty and easy to drink. Alcohol not discernable whatsoever, really nice. The big head gets bigger with every pour, and the sediment gets thicker... In the final pour the color was almost opaque
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 26, 2011
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Truly one of the finest offerings one can partake of from Squatters!! This brew poured up a cloudy light-golden colored body with a meringue-like head with awesome retention and lacing effects. Aromas full of pear, cloves, banana, and peppery spices. Flavors are intense and very well-balanced with the addition of lemon-grass and a fruity hint somewhat like starfruit. Medium-bodied, good carbonation, very creamy and a finish that is dry, tart and tangy.
AmEricanbrew (6659) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange golden layered color/ white head. Dusty bready pale malt, mild candi sugar n spice aromas. Smooth light mouthfeel with avg co2. Lightly sweet candi sugar, bready pale malt flavors with some sweet spices--good.
Barreras (1526) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - AUG 21, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a golden yellow color with aroma of fruits. Taste is similar to a lambic with notes of fruit and alcohol throughout. Overall this beer is light for a strong ale. I’m glad I was able to sample one.
drpimento (3020) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 8, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Let this bottle warm a bit from the fridge. Poured with a large, foamy, frothy, fluffy, slightly thick, off white head that slowly settles and some lace. Color is a clear golden amber with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is yeast, hop, malt, spice, vineous. Flavor is a little on the sweet side with some bitterness and carbonic tang to balance. Body is a little soft, full, and carbonation is very good. Finish is like flavor and of medium length. This beer is virtually indistinguishable from the Belgians and super easy drinking. It’s not that it’s so unique in its characteristics as it is in its being so true to style. Great beer!
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle from Bevmo - Pours a hazy golden color with a large off white head that lasted a bit. Light lacing. Aroma is esters and spice. Flavor is lightly toasted malt, herbal hops, esters, spice, and yeast. Medium body. A beer beer.