fiulijn (16175) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy golden color. There is a strong aroma at first, piney resins, interesting hop. It has a strong body, with malt and caramel flavor, strong hopping, the spicy character of a Triple, some alcohol perception. It just gets too much in the end, when it becomes clear that drinking half a bottle is too much. The fact is that Belgian Ales should be about style, not power.
Travlr (15102) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 8, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Churchkey. Clear golden color. Aroma of orange peel, taste is bitter but has decent complexity. Nice enough.
yngwie (14907) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz, from trade with Papsoe. Itís a lightly unclear golden colored beer topped by a small, off-white head. Thereís still a lovely hoppyness in the aroma, even though itís close to five years old. Citrus peel, pine cones, alcohol and a nice maltyness too. The flavor has a nice bitterness, itís slightly sweetish, with pine cones and citrus peel. Some alcohol and a malty backdrop. Full body, a tad too much carbonation. Bitter and fruity finish. A pretty pleasant and moreish one. Perhaps a bit unbalanced, but I like it anyway. 130607
harrisoni (14850) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Angry Fist of Santa tasting at Chris_o’s. Like a tripel. Fresh tangerine/satsuma aroma. Lovely aroma. Bit harsh in the mouth. Peppery hop. Pretty excellent tripel.
Theis (14274) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at GABF 2008. Clear yellow - white head. Lovely hoppy, grainy, spicy, straw, hay, licorice, licorice yeasty, honey, pepper, light light banana notes, piney, resin. Lovely - very lovely.
Oakes (13272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Golden-amber. Hop-light fruit aroma with light bubblegum as well and only a faint pale malt note. Slightly fruity on the palate, with a herbal note and good alcohol muscle. Some pale malt as well. Good - just dry enough to make it work.
brokensail (12485) - Orange County, California, USA - FEB 15, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The beer pours a clear golden color with a white head and and spots of lacing.
S: There is still a surprising hop presence to this beer with some nice bright fruit notes, but those may be from the Belgian yeast strain. Thereís a bready and sugary sweetness to the nose along with some mild alcohol.
T: Quite a bit of bitterness on the tongue with citrus peel, particularly orange and tangerine. The hops are a bit grassy but provide some pine, too. A bit of pear sweetness along with the bread.
M: The body is medium with a moderate level of carbonation.
D: Not surprisingly, this beer is nowhere near as good as it was when it came out a couple years ago. But itís still drinkable.
bhensonb (12138) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 29, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a light copper color with scarcely any head, but what there is seems white. Aroma is a mix of light stone fruit, citrus and candi. Flavor is indeed rather grapefruity, and the spice is hot, suggesting pepper. There is light roasted malt as well. Agree that there are some tropical fruit aspects. Finish is surprisingly dry - all things considered. I’m enjoying the heck out of it.
bu11zeye (12112) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Draught on 08.08.08) Pours a clear golden body with a small white head. Fruity aroma of pineapple, orange, banana, mango, passion fruit, pepper, and clove. Flavor of Belgian yeast, hops (pineapple, citrus), and spices. Nice!
Theydon_Bois (12088) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home, big thanks to Fin for swapping this one with me, 18/01/15.
Hazed orange amber with a decent off white covering that dissipates a little then retains.
Nose is candied fruit peel, pepper, spice, clove, sugar, light caramel, bitter orange.
Taste comprises light must, yeast esters, spice, clove, white pepper, grassy, bitter citric notes.
Medium + body, fine carbonation, yeast esters and bitter fruit licks in the close.
Decent Belgian strong, good balance, not too sweet, has aged well.