Glouglouburp (6022) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A big and sweet strong Belgian blonde ale like many others. Good brew even if no special character.
How: Bottle 750ml. Consumed when about 6 months of age. Sent my way by Kegbear. Thanks a lot Craig
The look: Cloudy golden copper topped by a medium white head
In long: The nose is very herbal and yeasty. A big yeasty nourishing body full of cereals. Medium fruity with note of apples (red and green) and various tropical fruits. A strong herbal/floral sensation makes me wonder if the beer is spiced. Alcohol is a bit apparent but not bothersome. A little bit too much sugary sweetness for me. Nice mouthfeel with lively carbonation. An overall sensation of déjà-vu, this is the type of solid brew that does nothing to stand out. Still, if all breweries first batch were that good I wouldn’t mind being a guinea pig, which is almost what people call me anyway, except I’m from Canada.
blutt59 (6021) - 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
SudsMcDuff (5863) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a medium yellow, slight haze, good white foam that dies down to sticky lacing .. . reminds me of an imperial saison, pepper, honey .. . light muddled mouth, a nice brew but not worthy of its rareness, still honored to have tried it with friends though.. .. Me fail English? That’s unpossible.
AmEricanbrew (5856) - 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.
TaktikMTL (5836) - 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)
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - AUG 22, 2008
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice fruity aromas of pear, banana, spice, and yeast. Pours a clear tone of gold with no head whatsoever. Flavors of light fruit, pear, banana, clovey spice, and light alcohol. Finishes with a light peppery bitterness. Carbonation is soft and the alcohol is lightly warming.
alexsdad06 (5550) - Ohio, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 ml bottle purchased from South Bay and shared at Natifest ’10. Pours a clear golden color with a small white head. The aroma is sprity citrus, pear, yeast and a hint of herbal spiciness. The flavor is citrus, pear, and even a hint of apple, moderately sweet caramel with some bitterness to the finish. I kind of liked this with the age on it.
badlizard (5538) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 31, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Liars Club. Clear golden with a rocky white head. Sweet fruit and alcohol aroma and taste with pear and caramel notes and a semi-dry finish.
beerguy101 (5287) - Newark, California, USA - OCT 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This Belgian Strong Ale pours a deep orange gold color from a 750ml bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, nice lacing with quickly diminishing retention. The aroma is fruity, peaches and apricots with some spices. A medium bodied Belgian Strong Ale. The malts are orange and peaches, pears and other fruit. Hops are floral and earthy. Nice spices. Lots and lots of small carbonation bubbles. Hides the alcohol very well. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly sweet.
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled during BA Feb Gathering at Stub & Herbs and shared by Bill. From 750 ml bottle (1908/2157), pours a semi-clear golden ale brew with a fast dissolving off-white head that quickly dissipates to a thin ring. Aroma of yeast, winter green, a touch of apples, herbal spice and lemon. Taste is medium bodied, light carbonated with flavors of candi sugar, vanilla, yeast, citrus zest and apples. Finish is semi-sweet, some apple and yeast aftertaste with some alcohol warmth.