Acetobacter (816) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyed from a 750ml bottle in a wine glass. The beer pours a fairly clear straw-colored yellow, with a large, dense white head. The nose shows fairly prevalent character of what initially seem to be earthy European noble hops, with indications of the use of piney American hops beginning to come through as the beer warms. These aromas, paired with the Belgian yeast esters, create an interesting melange of notes. The palate shows the spritzy, palate cleansing, dry, and slightly spicy character of the best examples of the Belgian Golden Strong style; with the addition of a substantial amount of flavor hops in the mid-palate and finish. The general feel of the beer is complex and layered, but the flavors didn’t always seem to perfectly match one another; especially with regard to using west coast hop in quantity in the beer’s flavor profile. Overall, very interesting and nicely executed, as with many of the beers from this excellent brewery.
JHeath99 (421) - - FEB 28, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap from Lazy Dog. Pours a transparent gold with a layer of cream colored head. Aroma of fruit and yeast. Taste of lemon and grass with ample carbonation.
DrinkinWell (128) - - FEB 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours translucent gold with massive head and lacing. Highly carbonated. Aromas of citrus, sweet malts, and honey. Tastes of wheat, pear, apple, and lemon. Really nice Belgian ale.
rubbishystuff (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to the missus. Sometimes the whole hops + belgian doesn’t work out but this one really did. The sweet creaminess was balanced well but an appropriate amount of hops. Nice. Serving: Bottle
Torrefacto (331) - SPAIN - FEB 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Color anaranjado y tupido con densa espuma blanca. Aromas frescos y afrutados, manzana, cítricos, toques herbales y cilantro. En boca tiene un ligero dulzor de azúcar moreno al inicio al que se une una acidez afrutada ligera que acaba en un amargor seco y achampanado muy agradable. Muy rica.
mikedR (866) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - FEB 16, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Saison like. Sweet yet dry. A bit of hoppiness but not too much. Quite carbonated. Good.
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greenhorn1 (766) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Bready and dry. Crisp bite. Fruit notes in the background. Big frothy head with lively carbonation. Mildly spiced.
smaynard6000 (510) - Apopka, Florida, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on guest tap at the Hourglass Brewery. Hazy dark yellow in color with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma. Medium bodied with a slightly sticky texture and soft carbonation. Lightly sweet and a bit acidic and tart. Slightly bitter in the finish. This was different and good.
TH28 (71) - - FEB 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow to pale good, cloudy, with thick white foam cap. Aroma is floral and grassy hop with a hint of brett. Taste is sweet Bready malt with grasslike hop character and soft bit of pepper and brett. Mouthfeel is light and highly carbonated. Finishes with a slight alcohol warmth and mix of hop bitterness and brett, more on te Brett side. Overall I get more of a saison/farmhouse than a strong golden.
kbudd19 (365) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden pour, aroma of yeast, hops, and some fruity funk. Taste, light hops, yeast, and some slight tart fruit funk, that finishes dry and slightly bitter. Really nice beer, very drinkable.
VsXsV (1824) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 2, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Hazy amber liquid with medium white head. Aroma of white pepper, bread, bubblegum, raw sugar, cachaca, grain and dried fruit. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of white pepper, bread and raw sugar. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Quite nice.