after4ever (7272) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
750, capped. Thanks, SuzyGreenberg! Hazy golden medium amber. Loose sudsy tan head. Menthol, medicinal nose. Softly fizzy lightish body. The menthol and the medicine come through on the mid-palate as well, predominantly. Lightly smoky, long wintergreen finish.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 7, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle #1335/2157, sampled 8/7/08: Pours a clear deep golden with a thin-lacing wispy white head. Aroma of lightly sweet toasty biscuity Belgian malts and authentic yeastiness. Starts fairly full and sweet with good doughy maltiness and light fruity esters toward a drier, slightly warming finish. A nice Belgian strong ale.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A Mes rate. Bottle at home thanks to Mr & Mrs Fonefan.
Clean gold with a good white head, looks inviting. Alcohol, yeast and malt aroma. Sweet and faintly tart. Hints of marmalade, plenty of rest sugar, big yeasty finish. Some grain in the aftertaste. Interesting but not outstanding.
TaktikMTL (6860) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 27, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bouteille verte de 750 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation Ratebeer Montréal chez moi. Arôme: Légère odeur de poires et d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est blonde-dorée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût d’agrumes et de pommes avec une pointe d’épices. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement huileuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Arrière goût sucré. (Rating #2345)
AmEricanbrew (6607) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - OCT 28, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Murky orange/yellow with a tight white head. Nice fruity, yeasty pale malt aromas. Medium body with light carbonation. Big spiced fruit flavors of apricot, pears, peaches, with a mild bready yeastiness. The 11% abv is well cloaked. Nice now, probably better later.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 64 of 2157:   Vibrant amber, fairly clear, light carbonation, small white frothy head, spotty lacing.   Malt sticky nose. &Nbsp Alcohol infused pear/apple skin as well.   Seems a little peppery too.   Very sticky on the tongue.   This one is heavy, sticky, malt forward.   Has a biscuity aspect as well.   Not as bright or intense as most other Belgian Goldens, but this one seems heavier.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Finish is warming, very warming.   Seems bright on the finish.   Certainly comes across as a Golden, a VERY big Golden.   Big thanks to Tim for this treat!
Sledutah (6544) - Utah, USA - FEB 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle (1494/2157) shared by footbalm
Appearance: Cloudy orange with a small white head and some lacing
Aroma: Tart apples and sweet malts
Taste: Tart fruits, oak and caramel malts
Nice, alcohols are hidden well.
BBB63 (6507) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 1, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle #2124 of 2157 and served in my Duvel snifter, yeah a Bruery beer that is not over carbonated! Honey golden hue with a small frothy head and sheets of lace upon the glassware. The aroma has notes of apricot and pear esters, candi sugar, caramel, rye, pepper, clove, and some herbal hops. The taste starts malty and sugary sweet with some fruity notes. A hit of booze and light bitter adds balance. A spicy snap upon the finish rounds out a nice palate profile. The mouth feel is slightly sticky and aggressive. Warming upon the chest. All in all easily the best of the beers I have had so far from this brewery. Look forward to trying more in the future at this point.
blutt59 (6411) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 18, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, cloudy orangish golden color with no head , very bready fruity nose with a great mellow caramel vanilla and peach flavor and finish, really nice beer
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 17, 2008
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
#592 of 2157. Pours an orange amber with a thin white head. Smells of Belgian sugar, spice, oranges, some dry hints. Tastes lightly spicy and peppery with some nice malty touches. Dry peppery finish. I could see this beer really shining in about 1-2 years. Right now, the flavors don’t quite mesh.