MartinT (7307) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
My Bottom Line:
This appropriately fluffy Belgian Strong Ale juxtaposes bubblegum, flowers, toasted malts and hop resins in a profile which could be better defined.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A tower of foam sits atop the hazy amber glow.
-High levels of big bubbles wash away every sip effortlessly.
-The aroma is coarse and not engaging at all, especially for what is supposed to be a single-hop showcase.
-The hops aren’t bright enough; is this beer too old already?
-Straight yeast flavors get in the way of hops and malt.
-This is not nearly as good as their Westkust Imperial Black IPA.
tmrmwel (680) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Henrik, Bergen. Pours hazy dark golden with some residue and a small creamy and offwhite head. Aroma is hoppy with oranges, peaches and perfume, as well as flowers, kandi and grain. Creamy body with soft carbonation. Flavour is sweet hops and apricots, with a sweet fruity finish.
Zita (4008) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
nice hoppy aroma,clear, off white foam, light sweetness, medium bitterness, medium body, soft carbonation, creamy, nice hoppy aroma,
Hansen (5976) - Assentoft, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GOlden coloured and clear. Has a white head, lasting. Nice fruity aroma, notes of dill. Soft flavor, more fruity notes.
Ratman197 (8493) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Fate poured a clear orange amber with a lasting creamy amber head. Aromas of caramel, lemon zest and light grapefruit. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of caramel, citrus and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering caramel finish.
Svesse (5689) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Draught at Chez Moeder Lambic Saint-Gilles, Brussels, 25 Oct 2013) Amber colour with frothy off-white head, leaving traces of lacing. Malty, hoppy nose with citrus, rubber and floral hops. Malty, fruity taste with notes of citrus, orange peel, burnt rubber, caramel and floral hops in a finish with a generous bitterness. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Quite tasty with a generous hop character. Nice one.
PriorL (897) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle at home, shard with Mathieu87.
APPEARANCE: clear blond beer, nice stable white head.
NOSE: somewhat sweet, Sorachi Ace clear, quite fruity, hops.
TASTE: hoppy, little sweet, caramel even, fruity.
CloakedDagger (289) - - NOV 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl. Cloudy, hazy amber with some floaties and a lacing, white head. Clear Sorachi Ace in the nose atop som caramel. Rich body, caramel and tropical fruit again with Sorachi Ace shining through. Some late bitterness, but nothing excessive. Nice one! 131113
UncleKorm (476) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap, poured a murky orange hue w/ minimal head and no lace. Mild malty dried fruit aroma. Initial flavor is moderate sweet w/ a light sour finish. Tastes are apricot, sugar, and hay. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, and a dry finish.
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bigguns22 (528) - Maryland, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Hudson street stackhouse. Hazy amber color with a nice head. Aroma was good most noted citrus and yeast. Hoppy but not over hopped,spicy and a little bitter. Was not a fan of the after taste.
libertine (159) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
pours amber with a heavy white head. heavy lacing. aroma is very musty, combined with ripe mango and spice. flavor is very sweet. candied sugars, caramel, pineapple and pepper. full bodied with a creamy mouth. finish is bitter. the sweetness and heavy hops are unique but not pleasant. this is not for me.