andrepintado (2140) - Lisbon, PORTUGAL - MAR 3, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
50cl very expensive bottle. Dark gold and thin head. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter. Body is smooth. Aroma is floral, malty, caramel and light hop.
Sigmund (5989) - Tau, NORWAY - FEB 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
500 ml stoneware bottle, as Sterkens St. Sebastiaan Grand Cru Bière Forte, capped and with swingtop. ABV is 7.5%. Bought at Alcampo, Gran Canaria. In the German translation on the label the beer is classified as a "doppelbock", which it clearly is not, despite being brewed according to the Reinheitsgebot. Pale golden colour, large and lasting white head. Nice and "typical Belgian" spicy aroma, also some fruity notes. Fairly light bodied for its strength , nice and mild spicy flavour, again "typically Belgian", not too sweet.
allmyvinyl (7165) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Hazy golden yellow pour, big white head. Some light spice on the aroma, hay and cereal. Taste is light sweet, herbal bitter. Yeasty. Creamy texture, clean finish. Good.
Sissio (975) - Orsenigo, ITALY - JAN 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear golden/amber, white head
hops, fruity, hint of honey, passito/winey not too heavy
sweet fruity honey, slight astringent ending, light bitter aftertaste
raisins, yellow fruit, hops, caramelized malts
wildbeercat (354) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml ceramic bottle into a Trappist glass; served cold.
Aroma: Light raisins, fresh yeast, bready, boozy.
Appearance: Moderately hazy, gold body. Creamy, white, head that slowly dissipates to a thin cap.
Taste: A little malty, dried fruits like apricot and raisin. Some light caramel too. Alcohol is present but not overpowering.
Palate: Very high amount of prickly carbonation. Medium body, medium+ finish that ends on light bitterness.
Overall: A really nice golden. Has lots of flavors that remind me of some triples, but isn’t overly sweet or boozy. Great stuff!
Renobob (1335) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pauvre en arômes, elle se rattrape au palais : bon équilibre entre houblon, fleurs et citron. À noter, beau flacon de 50cl en grès.
freretoc (1289) - Besançon, FRANCE - DEC 15, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bu en bouteille de 50cl, une bière assez intéressante à boire en début de soirée, bien houblonné elle est riche et bien équilibré
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours cloudy golden with thick white head. Aroma is mild and leans towards candy sweet. Mouthfeel has pleasant carbonation. Flavor is medium bodied. Some candy beat sugar flavors, but not overpowering. Mild hop finish cleanses the sweetness away leaving you ready for the next sip.
MRMedellin (227) - Bogota, COLOMBIA - NOV 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
When it’s poured on the glass a cloudy golden beer it’s seen. It also has an augmented amount of carbonic gas and create a huge foam head, but it dissipate very quickly, leaving just a small condensation. The aroma is very floral, and the malt isn’t fell. The taste reveals a strong flavor with a full body, and a bitter end, demonstrating the increased presence of hops from the begin to the end. Quite good, but not the best of the Belgium strong ales.
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In a ceramic, swing-top bottle labeled as "Yeast Hoist" -- deep, rich golden with a frothy head and heavily sedimented, this screams goodness, visually. The aroma is similarly seductive ... And ultimately this drinks like all the really good, classic Belgian golden ales. Sharp and tangy, with a hint of wild fermentation, but ultimately evenly sweet and beery ... love it. (#5310, 11/4/2013)