HonusWagner (1978) - Florida, USA - SEP 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Review nine nine nine.
Pours a very pretty golden yellow hue. Nose not what I expected without looking into the beer’s style or ABV, a bit of alcohol fumes but very good belgian estery character, pear/apple/peppery spice. Taste is moderately sweet but finishes clean enough, some more green pear and a bit of spice in the finish. Another really good beer from Stillwater, they are consistently impressive despite this being a dip into a style I’m not all that fond of.
ttoadee (1161) - Austin, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cloudy medium yellow pour, two solid fingers of nice white head. Nose is honeydew and yeast. Bitter. Middle is creamy roasted grain (oats?), hint of spice, crisp pear. Finish is dry and refreshing. You do feel the ABV in this one.
baraciisch (2688) - California, USA - MAR 31, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow gold... Aroma of fruity esters, Candi sugar, vanilla bean, citrus.... Flavor is so creamy and smooth, lots of vanilla notes, Candi sugar, some citrus... Great beer
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MetalNHopHead (1164) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - MAR 14, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
We get it, Stillwater. You’re really good at making Belgian Ales, okay? Of course, I’m just as guilty. You keep makin’ ’em, I keep drinkin’ ’em. As Follows is predictably good. It pours golden and heady. Fruity, champagne-like yeast esters, earthy funk, malty bread, and herbal hops. Flavor carries them all forward. The combined flavors of funk, earth, and subtly sweet malt, plus the lively carbonation make for a brilliant cheese pairing. Especially if you like your cheese on the briny, funky side. A little strong for warm weather, but As Follows does about everything a good Belgian should.
UXO (1255) - CANADA - FEB 7, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: clear pale gold with one fat finger of rocky head, good retention and patchy lacing. (4/5) Aroma: dry hay funk, lemon zest, stone fruit, vinous oak. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate bitter, light tart. (8/10) Palate: medium-light body, lively to moderate carbonation, dry crisp and lightly tart finish. (4/5)
Another very nice beer from Stillwater. Although they call it a "Belgian Style Golden," it’s got lots of saison-like notes, dominated by a dry barnyardy Brett funk. Easy drinking, impressively crisp and light given the relatively high ABV. (16/20)
MNAle (107) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Stamped 274:15 11:41, reviewed on 1/29-30. Aroma is fruity, perhaps banana, bready yeast, grass. Color light straw, slightly hazy, vigorous carbonation, tall, white bubbly head. Moderate feel. Mild and fruity taste, banana, almost hefe-like taste which tansitions to a very slightly bitter finish. There is no booziness to this; the alcohol is well hidden. To say this is not what I was expecting is an understatement. Maybe I’m just used to English style of strong ales. To my preferences, this beer is too soft fruity and saccharine. I won’t be buying it again.
Linnet (1523) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fruity, esters, herbal, alcohol, spices, floral, straw, grassy.
Golden colour, medium white head, lacing.
Medium bite, mid-sweet, lightly boozy, lots of yeast.
Medium body, lively. Carbonation, tart and bitter finish.
Criz (333) - - JAN 2, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tulip pour 8oz. Hazy golden color. Aromas of straw, hay, barnyard, Chardonnay, oak. Flavors of Brett, white grape, oak, straw.
hackobock (2999) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 30, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
May 2, 2015. On tap at CBC2015, green session.
Hazy golden with small white head. Aroma is sweet malty with some honey notes, spicy, slight nutty with some lemon, peach and grass notes.
Taste is medium sweet, soft bitter. Finish is sweet malty, some grass and fruity bitterness, almonds and hints of warming alcohol. Medium bodied, soft to average carbonation.
gyllenbock (6899) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 23, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Omnipollos Hatt.
Hazy light amber with a small white head. Sweet with fruit, yeast, coriander, malt and pineapple. The body was almost full, the carbonation fairly soft. An ok one.
blutt59 (6414) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, golden orange color with tall short lived foam, aroma of grapefruit and oranges, flavor is tangy smooth grapefruit, some rind, lighter bodied than expected, bitter finish