JohnnyJ (4785) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear golden pour, white head. Fruit, sweet candy sugar, yeast, spice, light citrus, and bread. Good beer, however I was not blown away by it.
Radek Kliber (6589) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 26, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Ginger Man NY
Aroma: gold grainy notes, malts hint of wheat. All clean and proper.
Appearance: crisp golden brew , medium white top. 3+
Flavour and Palate: medium bodied , crisp with golden malt as base. Alcohol visible on sides. Softer finish. Quiet good.
doubleo (1432) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 23, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Point the cork away from anything you care about. Not a gusher, just a forceful pop. Pours cloudy yellow with a big white head, good retention and good lace. Smells yeasty with some banana and bubblegum. Tastes about the same. Sweet and yeasty with some fruit and cereal malts. Medium body, lightly coating, fizzyish carbonation.
BiddleBrau (1001) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy light gold with light white head. Fruity, orange, corriander and a bit musty in the nose. Citrus spicy (a hint of bublegum?) flavor, dry with subdued malt presence. Nothing overpowering but plenty of flavor. No way I’d think this had 9.5% alcohol. Palate is fairly full as well, I guess based on the malt needed to get that alcohol. A very nice surprise.
SSSteve (3905) - - AUG 21, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
750ml. pale gold under a huge fluffy, fizzy, effervescent white head. lemony, grassy aroma. flavor has a lemon/lime thing going on. very hoppy and grassy. belgian yeast. light bodied and very carbonated. kind of tangy. dry. sticks to the belgian roots mostly.
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle from bv4lss. Pours a slightly hazy brass-yellow color with a big fluffy whit head that has good retention and lacing. The aroma is mild with soft herbs, Belgian yeast, whit pepper and sweet malts. Thee flavor has a big Belgian tripel character with white fruits, thyme, grapefruit, hops and some lightly funky sour grapes. The palate is smooth and creamy with soft carbonation. The finish is medium in duration and dry. Overall: A very enjoyable quaff if you are in the mood for something Belgian.
Palidor19 (3040) - Brandon, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very herbal beer. taste of cloves, mint, lavender, corriander. highly malty with lots of sweet flavor. hops with most of herb spices. would go good with lamb, nice all around.
nick76 (4302) - Tampa, Florida, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The aroma is minty, yeasty, spicy, malty, and generally herbal. The appearance is hazy gold with a huge head that fades. The taste is like the aroma exactly. The palate is very smooth from carbonation. Overall a really nice beer.
notalush (5234) - Denver, Colorado, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very lively golden pour that only kicks up a head after a very vigorous pour, and even then it fades almost immediately - nose of apricot, pineapple, faint rye and wheat, moderate plastic phenols, a lot of mint, sage, citric hops - huge, abrasive carbonation in the mouth that fails to improve as the beer warms - surprisingly dry for the strength, at least up front - dry herbal bitterness, moderate earthiness, flinty character - honey sweetness develops through the middle, tasting a little more like a tripel at this point - some melon and tropical fruits - the american hop bite comes through at the tail end - earthy, citrus bitterness - finish is dry once again, with lingering flinty character - tastes like they were going for a houblon chouffe thing, but that beer has the benefit of being both cheaper and better than this.
BigBeer45 (1301) - Michigan, USA - AUG 14, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
gave a loud pop! when the cork was removed, has a clear medium gold pour with some orange and yellow colors, made a huge white fluffy, creamy head five fingers high that stood in the glass, there was tons of effervescence in this beer, bubbles everywhere, and lots of sticky, bubbly lacing on the glass as I drank,
there were aromas of light bread and pale malt, yeast, soft, mild fruit fragrances of Orange, Lemon and Pear, a hint of Banana and faint floral scents,
with flavors of bready malt, light fruit – Pear and Lemon with citrus, the finish is drying and has pepper with a touch of gentle herbs at the end,
there is some alcohol warming on the palate, and it does not grow as the beer warms which is a good thing,
mouth feel is light and creamy,
a nice Belgian Strong Golden ale.