islay (2221) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Half of a 12.7 oz. bottle, consumed on 8-26-16. 2012 edition, so there’s approximately 4 years of age on it. Juicy, malty aroma features a caramel scent. Belgian-esque smell. Yeasty, fresh, borderline fishy smell (but live, fresh fish, like lake water). Mineral aroma. Pours a hazy bronze, cloudy in the final pour. Suspended particulate. Good effervescence. Small amount of beige head. Sweet taste features flavors of cotton candy, bourbon, bread, and caramel muffin. Also apricot. Sweeter than ideal for me. Improves on multiple sips. Medium body. Forgettable palate effects. Overall, pretty good. It’s not really my thing but I eventually came to appreciate it. I found it too sweet at first but did come to enjoy it a good bit. Memorable.
GTAEgeek (1928) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 3, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500 mL bottle, 2013. Pours a pale, bubbly orange, with a small, foamy, off-white head. The nose is butterscotch, toffee, corn syrup, light pecans, and resin. Cloyingly sweet, with a hint of bitterness that doesn’t come close to cutting the sweetness. Medium body, very sticky, lightly effervescent, and smooth. This is an oppressively sweet, thick, beer. Not poorly made, nor simple, just far too sweet.
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A golden wheat wine with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, sweet fruity banana malt with light cloves, alcohol warmth, very nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with loads of tropical fruits, light mineral notes, cloves, alcohol warmth, very nice. On tap at Binny’s Lincoln Park.
bnokk (465) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - APR 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2006 in 2016. APPEARANCE-
Light orange amber color. Super hazy. A bit of sediment floating in the glass.
Sweet fruity notes. Perhaps apricot.
FLAVOR- feels very carbonated. Super unique flavors that I having a hard time describing. Thick mouth feel that is persistent long after I’ve taken my sip. It almost finishes like a Mead in depth and taste profile.
sebletitje (9313) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bouteille 37.5cl de Luekens, Dunedin. Anno 2013.
Couleur orange, col fin blanc-cassé.
Arôme est malté, impression de vieille levure, nez sucré rappelant une sorte de honey-wine. Rétro fleuri avec une petite touche ester banane.
Palais est légèrement boisé, chêne et vin blanc? Léger picotement en fin de bouche, note abricot, ester banane d’une levure Hefe. Retrouve un collant aux lèvres avec ce coté purée abricot. Effervescence est faible. Ok mais un combo qui ne joue pas en faveur de la bière, trop douce, style allemand, alcool bien là, mise en barrique qui apporte un peu mais cette impression de vieille bière qui nuit un peu au caractère final, et cela malgré ses 2 ans.
jjgmd (1985) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
With Z, pours a rusty dark copper orange pour with a small beige head . Nose is fruity and sweet with come tartness , spice and oak . Taste is very sweet, fruity with some spice and buried oak . Finishes on moderately long sweet dry notes . quaff score 7 /10
zgaier (1889) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2013. Pours orange with a white head and aroma of fruits, oak, and peppers. Taste is complex with oak and sweet fruity notes along with vanilla, peppers, caramel, and spicy yeast notes into the finish.
juffage (171) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 13, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
2013 37.5ml from Total Wine, Miami FL. This is really good, though I don’t have a huge frame of reference for style - along the lines of FFF/Mikeller Hvedegoop, but lighter and more weiss-y. Flavour is really complex, dry yet sweet at the same time - apples, banana, vanilla bean. Rose petals, smooth aftertaste. Aroma of wheat beer and booze. Thick coating of the mouth. 11% is very well hidden, doesn’t seem boozy at all. Two Brothers usually impress me, and so does this. Be warned when pouring of the insane amount of really floaty yeast though.
kraddel (6180) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2013 Bottle from my cellar, dont remember where I got it from. Pours clear blonde, regular sized white head. Smell is chemical, dry yeasty ( lager style yeast almost ) sweet, some honey, some fruity ( grape ? ) aspect. Strong scent, but not to be called great. Taste has characteristics of what I’d call a typical belgian blonde beer. The overripe fruit notes from the strongly tasteable yeast, the mild bitterness and the thick sweetness. Drinks rather easy though. And less carbonation than the permanently overcarbonated Belgian beers. Appart from these diffrences, this could very well be yet another abbey beer blonde. You dont taste the booze, really. All and all I dont love it though
Art (3121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 31, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared thanks to estover. Pours a brownish orange with no head. Seems completely flat. Aromas of pils malt. Grape skins. Honey. Not what I was expecting. Smells like a really strong Budweiser. Sweet taste. Not my thing.