ADfan (852) - Orange County, California, USA - JAN 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
In the glass it has a golden yellow color with a small head. The aroma has citrus with some wood and some pine. The taste has a good amount of citrus up front followed up with some grain, herbs and hops. Medium finish.
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - SEP 16, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz. bomber, pours a clear golden with a fluffy three finger bright white head, good retention and moderate lacing. Aroma is spicy, with citrus, banana, light cracked pepper, and cloves that I hope stay in the background. Flavor brings things together nicely, and gladly the cloves maintain a background role and allow dried banana, spice, and citrusy hops to do their thing. Overall not too bad, and enjoyed more than the 07.07.07, my only other experience with the VE series.
sfontain (851) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2008 bomber, Brandon’s house, split 3 ways. Thanks, Brandon. Spectacularly good Belgian strong. Textbook perfection plus more, with added spicy peppery notes, cloves, and Banana, plus a nice dose of hops. This aged remarkably well and at 5 year old it tasted shockingly fresh. I don’t usually go crazy for Belgians but this was right up my alley.
greenhorn1 (850) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - SEP 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz bottle. Pours a clear golden color with a creamy head. Big aroma of banana, spices, and fruity. Flavor is similiar with addition of pepper. Creamy mouthfeel. Long bitter and crisp finish. I have concerns that it will get any better in 2012, but we’ll see and re-rate then.
rcasta (849) - EL SALVADOR - AUG 17, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Gracias hawie desde sta monica hasta el salvador parece una maredsous al principio pero luego se refresca delicioso. Muy buena vale la pena beberla
thepatrickman (837) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pretty good, but the bitterness got to be overpowering by the end. There are a lot of Belgian aromas and flavors as soon as you open the bottle, but the amount of bittering hops completely overpowers everything, turning what was already a behemoth of a beer into a bit of a bitter beast.
weordie (833) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 29, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours golden with a fluffy head. Aroma is ripe banana, sweet peach and Belgian yeast. The flavour is Belgian yeast, spicy coriander, bubblegum with a dry white wine finish.
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - DEC 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Trying the ’encore’ version.. A clear mid golden body, the head receeded quickly, fair amount of carbonation.Usual aromas for a Belgian, candi sugar, some fruit notes, a hint of booze and yeasts. Flavor has initial fruitiness which quickly gives way to malts, spices and booze, it isnt as sweet as the aroma let on. Overall, i like it, not overbearing, just solid.
HughConway (830) - Washington, USA - AUG 6, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours yellow with orange overtones. Thin white head. Sweet fruit aroma. Body is thin and spicy. Nice beer.
tsd08460 (820) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Belgian yeast, floral, citrus, clove, earthy,
Appearance: clear golden, white head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour,
Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish,