troyc (2422) - Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle] Bright golden color with a touch of haze to it. Large cap of dense white foam on top. Once the foam receded, Belgian yeast, light perfume and floral hops were detectable in the aroma. Taste is of dried fruits, grape, more perfume, grass, citrus zest and yeasty phenols. Dry and tangy finish. Highly carbonated. Came together well for me. Tasting notes from 11/2011.
hopwine (254) - Bend, Oregon, USA - APR 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Beautiful golden pour, rocky white head. Spicy phenolic nose. Flavor is pear, green apple, banana, spice, some medicinal qualities, yeasty finish. Great job aping Duvel with maybe a touch more spicy hops. West coast classic for sure.
ClarkVV (3891) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 18, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
2013 bottle drunk late March 2014
Fantastic pour, somehow the head never goes away and thereís tons of the fluffy, off-white stuff, producing massive lacing. The body is a brilliant copper-golden, with plentiful carbonation and a good clarity.
Unfortunately, after you are impressed by the appearance, the fun ends. Instead of writing another needless rant, Iíll just say, see Ernestís review or see TARís review. They both sum it up perfectly. Tacky, sappy, piney hops with just a massive amount of acidity both from the hops and yeast. Sugarry-sweet and near-cloying. I donít get all of the eccentric off-flavors, but thereís plenty of fusels, aspirin, some metallic notes and lots of veggies. Boggles my mind how a brewer could brew this, taste it and say, Alright! Letís bottle and sell this stuff!! Undrinkable. Fortunately I was just given a sample from a friendís bottle, so I didnt have to pour it out, which I would have done had it been mine.
ABS (441) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 17, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
On tap at Eurekaís Berkeley. Hazy yellow. Very sour. Some banana, yeast, pepper flavor. Too sour for my taste.
maley1 (727) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Clear light golden pour with large white head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, malts. Taste of malts, caramel, spices, slightly fruity and slight hop finish. Medium bodied, crisp carbonation, nicely balanced, very drinkable.
ryanfolty (1829) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
April 16, 2014 - tap at Hollander. Clear golden pour with limited head. Aroma and taste were fruity, spicy and hoppy. Slightly bitter and dry finish.
jmgreenuk (4011) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Beer Temple, Amsterdam Open Bottle evening, April 2014. Poured a hazy light amber with a thin white head. The aroma is yeast, zesty citrus. The flavour is neutral veg wheat light bitter sour with a citrus grapefruit zesty spice pepper palate. Medium bodied with average carbonation.
andrewje41 (308) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour. Golden. A lot of lemon aroma with a little spice. A citrus bite with a mellowing, slightly bitter finish. A lot of flavor and spice. Really good.
conway (1310) - - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Clear gold with a fluffy white head. Aroma is pear and yeast. Taste is pear, caramel, citrus, oak, vanilla and tea. Medium syrupy mouthfeel. Deep and awesome.
McNeillR (1088) - SCOTLAND - APR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Still cloudy golden, bubbly ringed head. Eggy lemon, oily nose. Nice peppery scuttle of more lemon, tinny hop and thin almost witbeir creaminess. Impressive masking of the ABV, tang citrus on the finish and soft carbonation.
Bottle, Cheers LONick, April Not So Fools Tasting