DiarmaidBHK (3680) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. I forget where I bought this, but it’s been inadvertently aging in the back of my fridge for a couple of years. pours golden with a half inch of white foam. leaves a lot of lacing in my glass. has a bit of champagne yeast thing on the nose along with some grassy hoppiness. Really soft carbonation on the tongue. hides it’s alcohol well. Fairly smooth on the tongue at this point ut with some nice hop notes on the finish to keep things interesting. Nice.
Peter_L (1049) - SWEDEN - MAR 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flaska @ NK Ölbaren. Ljus kristallklar vätska med luftigt vitt skum. Örtig och pepprig doft. Smakar lätt av jäst och gröna örter. Inte direkt jätte upphetsande men funkar.
Fxschaeffer (10) - FRANCE - MAR 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une blonde grand cru subtile mais a mon goût pas exceptionnelle. De fines bulles et une saveur houblonnée agréable. Elle titre 9.5 degrés mais ça ne se remarque pas alors ne vous laissez pas surprendre.
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Emek (73) - Wrocław, POLAND - MAR 17, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Świetne piwo, taki balans przy wysokiej alkoholowości piwa mogą uzyskać tylko Belgowie! :)
jksipa (483) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the LCBO. Pale cloudy yellow with a huge fluffy white head that fades slowly leaving minimal lace. Nose is yeast, banana and dried fruit with lighter hints of piney hops and some spice. Medium spicy with some tartness with light bitterness and lighter sweetness in the front. Bitterness builds in the long finish. Light creamy mouth with prickly carbonation. Quite complex and enjoyable.
nihtila (1457) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 12, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16.7.2014. Golden, pale, clear. Sophisticated aroma has wineish elements. Yeast, some kind of fruits and even grapes, bitterish hops. Taste is light and intriguing. Smooth, soft carbonation, fruits, some sourness and bitterness, herbs and subtle spices. Medium sweet. On the better side of strong belgi ales.
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy yellow-gold with substantial effervescence. 2 inches of yellowing sea-foam head, frothy, moderate coarseness. Aroma is peach muffin with some barnyard and tart hay. Flavor is apricot, light phenolic notes, dry, slightly chalky grain, hint of minerals, moderate candy sweetness, a smooth bitterness that is fairly neutral (that is, it does not evoke herbs, trees, flowers, fruit). Body is oily, slightly gritty, medium heavy weight, moderate-intense carbonation, moderate burn, moderate coarseness. A bit too heavy and sweet for the style / yeast in my opinion.
Pumpkin87 (98) - - MAR 5, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours cloudy amber gold with off-white head,small-medium that reduces quickly but leaves persistent, attractive skim and lacing.
Nose is lager-like, yeasty but clean with hop notes. Palate is bread and honey balanced by hop bitterness. Interesting to see the references to spices here, since the brewery makes the point that this is deliberately not spiced.
Banana notes come through with aeration, but even more than flavor, the pronounced impression is creaminess. The mild sweetness followed by mild bitterness resembles a second-rate chardonnay, but the smooth, filling texture takes this to a better place.
This is an excellent example of the traditional use of hops to enliven what otherwise could be an overly sweet beverage. They make an excellent counterpoint without brutalizing the palate;
adamnowek (534) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - MAR 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden and clear as day with a head that dissipates rather quickly. Aroma is dried fruit. Taste is quite foresty, with flowers and pine needles. Well-hopped.
AtronSeige (879) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAR 1, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Medium spicy, clove, pepper. Light banana. Medium-light citrus, lemon. Light hot alcohols.
Appearance: Clear, golden body. Large white head, fair/low retention. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium-high spicy. Medium beady, banana. Light apricot. Dry finish with lingering lemon
Mouthfeel: High carbonation. Medium body.
Overall: A good beer. Slight fusels.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre!
18D. Belgian Golden Strong Ale