Gachupines (1049) - USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with a thin white head. Aroma is almost like candy, very sweet smelling with a bit of pine hops. Flavor is a little fruity, with caramel and toffee notes. Some pine hops cut the sweetness a little, but overall it’s a bit too sweet.
chinchill (2770) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle served in a goblet.
The body is clear, bright, orange-amber and is topped by a decent head.
Aroma: sweet and clean; rather like some barleywines.
Flavor: lightly sweet but balanced by the end. Alcohol esters aplenty but not hot. Traces of yeast and hints of flowers and herbs.
O: a Belgian Strong Ale leaning towards an Amer. Strong.
SpringsLicker (3235) - Tennessee, USA - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep coppery gold body under a tall white head.
Sweet candy malt aroma with a bit of pine resin.
The flavor is sweet malt on the front with the hop bitterness in the finish.
jw0406 (883) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle pours an amber color with a small white head. Aromas of sweet malt, belgian yeast. Medium bodied with a slightly boozy finish, very nice.
GreatDane1632 (823) - USA - MAY 6, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rated on notes from a tasting on 2 Feb 2014 -- I gave this beer a 4.0 out of 5.0, but I honestly don’t remember the qualities. Must have been good enough.
AirForceHops (4178) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle shared by Phatdog1. Orange color with fast diminishing fizzy head. Aroma is zesty Belgian esters and floral hops.
The flavor is just ok. Belgian yeast upfront with a sweet grain body. Very sweet transitions into some bitter floral hops in the finish. Bitterness lingers slightly. Pine resin is here and really is out of place. Light alcohol kick is here in the backend as well. Maybe a bit of age would help? I enjoy the style as a whole but this doesn’t do it for me. Maybe in another scenario this would fare better.
roxtersoxter (358) - McKinney, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear amber with medium tan head out of bottle. Aroma honey, hops, citrus, and malt. Sweet flavor with a hint of hops. Good beer but was hoping for a little more hops.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
glennmastrange (2405) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate grain, grass and lemon for the malt and hops, musty basement for the yeast, with subtle hints of date, honey and nutmeg. Head is large, frothy, slightly off-white with heavy thick lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is sparkling clear, light amber/orange. Flavor starts moderate;y sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly to moderately sweet and faintly bitter. Palate is medium, between oily and creamy, with a soft carbonation, A citrus-y yet continuously sweet Belgian Strong Ale. It was tasty yet easy to drink on a hot day.
Strykzone (5386) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at ESBLS. Hazy golden with a blotchy white head. Some lacing. Dank describes this well. It is also funky. Yeast with fruit and soft malts. Interesting stuff.
jcnielsen (2498) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with white head. Yeasty, Belgian, fruity aromas. Sweet, fruity flavors yet dry lingering finish. Alright.
jgb9348 (5012) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich orange and copper coloured body with a large, five centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of bright citrus, hops, alcohol and a good yeast note - all quite strong. Medium to Full-bodied; Dense hoppy flavour with resin, pine and some citrus notes noticeable and a subdued malt character with fruits and figs sweetening out the taste. Aftertaste shows some yeast and unfinished wort notes, a little earhiness also comes around, but the hops and sweetness round out the beer. Overall, a nice beer with a lot of flavours, but the hops and yeast come out the strongest! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Knightly Spirits (Orange Blossom) in Orlando, Florida a few hours earlier before drinking it on New Year’s Eve 2013 in Orlando, Florida.