czar (6211) - Québec, Quebec, - AUG 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours clear bright yellow with a ncie white cap, some retention and lacing. noble hops - lots, floral and skunky saaz, pale blond candi and booze - this mix suggested bretts at first. light buttery phenols, some spices, boozy - kind of apricot or mirabelle eau-de-vie. moderate carbonation, medium body - oily, silky, boozy short but assertive grassy-spicy finish. o-k non spiced belgian brew. still much prefer their spiced ones..
Hamirubi (369) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle at home (28 XI 2015). A bit pale, clear yellow, even golden beer with huge white, vivid and vast foam. Nicely hopped Belgian strong blonde with medium carbonation. The new bottles say "dry hopping" - only to cover its lovely bitter character? The brew has a beautiful body, with a medium spirit feeling and very archetype Belgian yeast and malts. The mouthfeel is rich, yet not that complex. This is a good bitter-malt strong ale for sure. A pleasant drinker. Yet I’m afraid it is a bit hidden between Haacht Keizer Karel, Vander Ghinste Omer and other strong regional chains which are better commercialised.
gyhallmanti (80) - Groningen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at home. Pours a clear golden colour with a white head. Aroma of yeast, malts, bread, banana, pineapple and hops. Taste is bitter with notes of fruity hops, apple, raisins. Bittersweet finish, oily texture with high xarbonation
Maarten1993 (632) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - NOV 19, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank with Rik at my place 18-11-2015. Lots of carbonation on the beer, almost a gusher. Taste like a tripel, but with a little more complexity and subtler body.
ffaoe (369) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - NOV 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
very faint malt aroma. light gold in color with a nice head, taste is very malty, medium body, smooth but slight alcohol finish
EdKing (2232) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2015
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Beer:Shop St Albans. Colour is bright cloudy amber, medium soft creamy foam head. Lovely looking beer. Nose is stunning. Fruity brett yeast, like aged Orval. Fruity yeast, fresh plum, apple, then some crispy meringue like saison yeast notes, caramel, funk, sugar. It’s like saison dupont. Taste is fruity, apple, plum, raisin, fig, date, then some green hoppiness, slight bitter hop tangyness, meringue, crispy saison yeast, funk, grassy, straw. Really really good beer. These Belgians never cease to amaze me.
SkillsFactory (278) - ITALY - NOV 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl. 2015
Dorata, schiuma bianca fine di media persistenza.
Aroma molto volatile di brettanomyces, leggerissimi chiodi di garofano, erbaceo in primo piano misto a zucchero candito.
Al palato sempre erbaceo (paglia) e caramello con una bella nota etilica alla quale si accoda un elegante erbaceo.
Corpo pieno, mediamente carbonata.
corby112 (2716) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a very hazy, dark golden yellow color with a two finger, frothy white head that has excellent retention, only slowly fading into a lasting cap/ring. Chunks of soapy lacing left behind.
Earthy, surprisingly hop forward aroma with bread, pale malt and Belgian yeast notes. Grassy, floral hops with subtle pine needle character along with peppery spice, biscuit apple and pear. Faint alcohol as well. Smells somewhat like a hoppy witbier.
Fuller bodied than expected with tight carbonation and a strong spicy hop bite that lingers over the estery yeast, bread and pale malt notes into a dry finish. Spicy hops up front provide some dry bitterness which is complimented by peppery/clove like spice before biscuit malt, light fruit and alcohol flavors come in toward the finish. Some bread, banana and apple along with some straw and sweet booze, yet the high ABV is well masked. Not the most exciting beer but well balanced, flavorful and easy to drink.
Bubeer (169) - - NOV 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Practically clean light gold. Large head with medium to high retention. Strong pineapple aroma with notes of melon and banana. Good bitter/sweet balance, with a little bias towards sweet. Medium body
Erzengel (6242) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
*Old rating. Best before 30/03/13. Nettes, rund-weiches Bier. Leichte alkoholische Züge, reife Früchte. Etwas süßlich aber süffig. Nett.
ogivlado (6651) - Zagreb, CROATIA - NOV 5, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 330ml. -from E.Leclerc Ljubljana. Unclear yellow/golden coloured, medium sized white head, yeast and alcohol in the nose. Moderate malty, yeasty, spicy and alcoholic with fruity notes in rather spicy finish. High carbonation as well. BSA by the book.