aaroncoop (14) - Tiburon, California, USA - AUG 29, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Mild sweetness, hoppy, with a firm head. No aftertaste or alcohol flavor. Excellent smooth.
dwyerpg (4354) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 12, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A nice light fruit aroma. This is tasty. Has a tripel mouthfeel to it but seems a bit on the lighter side. Very tingly and bubbly. Good stuff.
Grzesiek79 (2959) - Radom, POLAND - SEP 29, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
May 2012 Cellar Release. Piloem to piwo po 17 miesiacach od produkcji i lezakowalo u mnie sporo czasu w odpowiednich warunkach. Powiem ze po tylu miesiacach piwo powinno miec pelen aromat slodowy i tak wlasnie jest. Co prawda tylko lekkie zmetnienie ale pieni sie mocno i smakuje wybornie. Jasne choc bym powiedzial bursztynowe, pasowalo by raczej Amber Belgian Ale do tegopiw. Slodowosc jest tu gora nut chmielowych wlasciwie brak. Po kilku chwilach po przelknieciu jest delikatna wytrawnosc ale to piwo jest sprytnie zbudowane, slodowe i kompletne. Ponoc wypite jako swieze ma wiecej cytrusowego harakteru. Polecam lezakowanie przynajmniej rok czasu
ChainGangGuy (4280) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle - $3.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Cellar Release: 4-2012.
Appearance: Hazy, amber-gold body with two full inches of airy, pillowed, near white head.
Smell: Sweetish aroma of golden syrup dotted with crumpled cookies dusted very lightly with ground spice and housing a conspicuous fruitiness.
Taste: Golden syrup coated barley ushers in a juicy orchard fruitiness of pears, peaches, and Golden Delicious apples. Slightly spicy, herbal touch nudged by the bright carbonation. Sweetish cookie/cracker vibe on the quite crisp finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. High carbonation for a lively mouthfeel.
Overall: A tasty, refreshing, spirited Belgian blonde ale. I enjoyed it quite a bit, actually.
davidm (1926) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Dan Murphy’s. Aroma of bread, dough, citrus. Taste is sweet, with light sourness, and long length.
jimothy_bob (5) - exeter, Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 25, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottled poured about 5 celsius, the label says it was released ’5-2013’: it’s about 11 months old.
Aroma: Lots of bread and spicey fruitiness. Reminds me of christmas, grand marnier, and home made panetonne. A little bit of wine, vinegar, nail polish remover and stale pubs comes through too.
Appearance: cloudy pale amber, fairly effervescent. Nice fluffy cream coloured head that lasts all the way down.
Taste: Starts off with a strong bitterness that quickly diminishes to a sweet orange flavour supported by rich pastries, savoury notes and sweat.
Other flavours to look out for are: proving bread, bread and butter pudding (spices and raisins), ginger bread, treacle, cinnamon, kiwi, a touch of pine.
Palate: Amazing texture, like eating marshmallow: creamy and foamy, no residual stickiness. has a bit of a sharp kick to it the first few sips but that soon disappears.
Overall: I started off not really enjoying it, it is a big beer, full of rich malt and yeast, and a high abv. But after settling down into it I really started to enjoy it. One for an early evening sat on a balcony with a few cigarettes and a good friend (not whilst trying to work at 11 pm).
I’d say this is a perfect christmas beer. so reminiscent of luxurious times; the rich flavours certainly suit the dark winter months.
bigalittlea (18) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2013
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dated 4/12, so it’s been aged.
Pours a crystal clear gold. Carbonation is evident, maybe a little too high for blondes. Then again, maybe I shouldn’t "cellar" my beers at 80 degrees.
Mild, sweet aroma of tree fruit (pears? apples?) with a watermelon-y bubblegum. No hop aroma at all, just pure belgian yeast.
Mouthfeel is light, silk. Not as dry as I’d expect given the carbonation.
Taste is very typical belgian. Starts with a banana bread sweetness, switches to kind of a tart apple and finishes with peppery spice.
Mine may have been a bit more "interesting" since it’d been in the high 70’s for about 3 months, but overall really loved this beer. Probably going to grab a bunch from my shop and store em at different temps, see what happens.
williamherbert (1228) - Syracuse, New York, USA - JAN 22, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cellar release date 07/2012. Consumed 01/22/14.
Beautiful cloudy orange-yellow color. Finger of puffy head. It is absolutely opaque. So murky, unbelievable.
Aroma of apple skins, peach, Belgian funk. Champagne and white wine grapes. Mildly horsey but it’s a welcome counterbalance. Autumn leaves.
Flavor is funk, champagne, green apples. The funk is understated, and the sweetness hits the back of the tongue. There is a perfumey flavor.
Feel is try: not quite ashy but papery. It is a lovely beer. Not sure if it should be slightly better after aging for 18 months, but it is a lovely beer nonetheless.
filipforslund (2) - SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2012 does not count
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tested this 2 months after it was bottled. First smell reminded me of a fruity weiz beer. Taste was very fruity and smooth. A very nice, fresh and easy-to-drink abbey style of beer. It says on the bottle that the taste goes from fruity to more aroma/complex taste over time. It is labeled up to 18 month and I have 3 bottles left so the plan is to try it again after 6, 12 and 18 months to see how the taste changes. I do recommend others to try this beer.
bluejacket74 (1204) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml caged and corked bottle, 4-2012 Cellar Release. Served in a Unibroue tulip, the beer pours a hazy dark gold color with about an inch and a half off-white head. Head retention is good, and there’s a decent amount of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like orange and lemon peel, peppery spice, herbs, root beer, and some green apple. It tastes like cloves, peppery spice, orange and lemon peel, bubblegum, tangerines, pears, and a bit of licorice and apple. Very yeasty. Mouthfeel/body is medium, with a good amount of soft carbonation that makes this easy to drink. I liked this brew, certainly worth trying if you’ve never had it before. $11.99 a bottle.