Sureshpa (314) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Citrus, hoppy, spruce, grass Appearance: Clear, gold, fine clear white foam, fine lace, no thick deck Taste: Citrus, cheese, bit sweet, grass, light dry bitter finish
Bartholo (21) - BELGIUM - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pale blond beer, fruity yeasty smell, a good grand cru, nice hops, slightly sweet, good beer
maekchu (2602) - Hirakata, JAPAN - JUN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Yamaichi. Great sweet, estery aroma, with a hint of funk. Slight haze, lemon jelly color, and a big fluffy white head with good lacing. Nice fruity sweetness / go balance in mid / flavors lingering in finish. Crisp, a little astringent, and edging on a dry character. Damn good. Hits all the notes and ends balanced just right. Some pleasant alc. warmth takes over in the finish. Only knock against it is that the flavors are less full than I’d like from a beer in this style.
Andy_ (919) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2014 Clear white golden beer with huge cloudy white head. Pouring in the yeast makes it opaque. Aroma has Belgian yeast, slight tartness, crisp citrus, toffee sweetness and pale maltiness. Pouring in the yeast tames down the aromas. Flavor is yeasty, honeyish sweet, citrusy crisp, tart and bitter. Palate is thick with high carbonation and some bitterness. Finishes with less than medium bitterness and alcohol. Aftertaste has some subtle sweet fruitiness. Pouring in the yeast tames the alcohol and adds fruity sweetness. The alcohol disturbs a bit, but a pretty good Belgian strong pale ale, nothing special.
Tonkun (1018) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Cloudy yellow white pour with a nice white head. Floral, herb tea, bread tobacco. Smooth and sweet body with brandy like sweet floral finish. Very nice
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Bosskie (530) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2014 Light transparent hay colour with quiet carbonation and a frothy head.
Hoppy smell with some white pepper and salt. Bready yeasty.
Taste is fruity bready with subtle alcoholic warmth and some hoppiness. Some citrics and a nice watery finish. Silky. Nice to drink but not terribly special.
Hair6a11 (1423) - Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pour is murky light golden with a terrific fine bubbled one finger white head in this glass ; its sticky, it retains well - its what you expect. The nose is fruit esters, baked bread, caramel malt, and grassy hops. It came across more like a tripel initially ; but the malt presence is , I suppose, more robust. Anyway - its heavy on the hay and grassy hop notes, moving to more caramel and sweet bread, a light spicing, fruit esters are present; this is quite a belgian, but i has a slight off putting note and a touch of bitter near the finish ; I enjoyed it, but It didnt feel perfect to me.
MarkoR (633) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from LCBO. Beautiful super blonde colour with a very generous white head. Aroma of fruits, orange. Flavour is fruit, spices, malt. Very good.
rgfellow (100) - - MAY 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours pale golden with sizable, finely bubbled head and lacing. Aroma is all Belgian - fruity esters and unmistakable yeast profile. Taste is fruity - booze is well masked. Dry finish.
DrWally (50) - BELGIUM - MAY 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
at home, from a bottle. sweet smells, reminds me of something that I cannot immediately label (caramel?). Nice golden color, crystal clear, thick head. very very good.