Tmoney99 (8844) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Kingdom Liqour. Poured clear amber color with an large rocky off-white head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Complex aroma of yeasty and sweet spice. Body was medium with a sticky texture and soft carbonation. Flavor was sweet & sour citrus with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration.
OKplus (560) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle code: 04/07/16
16oz. poured into a Tripel Karmeliet tulip.
A - Pours a hazed apricot with a fluffy white head that holds great retention. Nice horizontal lacing left behind.
S - Tropical fruit esters, pineapple, green apple skins, green mango, orange, peach, cotton candy, banana taffy, grassy hops, sweet malt in the background.
T - Very fruity, pineapple, papaya, lemon honey, biscuit malt resides underneath a grassy hops. Earthy strawberries come out as it warms.
M - Medium body, medium carbonation, slick feel, finishes semi dry.
The best aroma I’ve come across from A BSPA. It couldn’t be more perfect. The flavors come across the palate very straightforward but very tasty.
One of the best examples of the style I’ve come across.
This beer drinks like a 7.00ABV. Highly recommended.
Serving type: bottle
Beergeek23322 (532) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
December 2011. Bottle. Pear or apple aromas. Hazy straw yellow with a white head. Spice, malt and fruity flavors. Dry and bitter finish.
superspak (1539) - Michigan, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
16 ounce ceramic bottle into tulip glass, best before 3/27/2014. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 2 finger fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Dense foamy lacing clings on the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of pear, grape, apple, pepper, clove, floral, candi sugar, honey, and earthy yeast spiciness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters with malt notes; but pretty muted for a 10% Belgian. Taste of pear, grape, apple, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, floral, and earthy yeast spiciness. Lingering notes of light fruits, pepper, clove, honey, candi sugar, bread, and earthy yeast spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Very good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy esters and malt flavors; with a nice moderate malt balance with no cloying sweetness present after the finish. Medium-high carbonation and medium bodied; with a lightly slick, crisp, and moderately prickly mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good Belgian strong pale ale. Good complexity and balance of flavors; and very smooth to sip on. A nicely enjoyable offering.
Barreras (631) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 22, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a cloudy yellow color with a slight fruity aroma. A fermented apple smell. Taste is light and crisp for a belgian strong ale. A decent beer for the style, but not a favorite. The bottle is very cool with the resealable top.
NeoHippie2 (474) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 3, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Gotta love the bottle. Pours a hazy yellow/amber with a white head. Aromas of yeast, dried fruit, candy sugar, and malt. Nice light mouthfeel while maintaining a wonderful amount of flavor and complexity. Very easy to drink. The 10% abv is well hidden too.
Travlr (8193) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle courtesy of me, thank me very much! Cloudy yellow color, thick white head. Aroma of fruity pepper and lemon. Taste is slightly sour lemon bread.
sonnycheeba (1986) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours hazy pale yellow with thin, creamy white head; short retention and minimal lacing. Aroma is candy sugar, dough and cookie malts, floral notes, light fruit, and light woody notes. Flavor is sweet, bready malts forward with supporting light fruit esters, floral hops, and faint herbs; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
BeerandBlues2 (7468) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Travlr. Pours lightly hazy pale orange with a medium, frothy white head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is cookie and biscuit malt with honey notes, spicy alcohol. Flavor is malt forward with light hops and bitterness, fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
airrick2003 (182) - Louisiana, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 28, 2012 Aroma: lemon, banana, cool
Appearance: very thick white head, cloudy golden color, head really lasts and laces nicely
Taste: smooth, creamy, banana, light hoppy aftertaste
Palate: smooth, creamy, crisp,
Overall: pretty good beer, subtle comes to mind, nothing too prominent in this beer, would drink again
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alcaponejunior (363) - Texas, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ceramic type bottle with grolsch style lid. Pours a cloudy yellow/tan color with a very large, lasting head and sticky lacing.
Aroma is fruity, spicy, with clove and banana, citrus, a little hops and some biscuit malt.
Flavor is tasty, it’s got tons of spiciness, with clove, coriander, pepper notes, banana and bubblegum, and some funk.
Body is pretty thick with plenty of carbonation and slightly noticeable EtOH.
Overall it’s tasty. A nice Belgian Strong Pale that fits the style nicely.