fidemaster (296) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting vintage. It has a spicy banana taste to it. It does not have a distinct aroma. It has a nice rich oak finish which really helps to give this a nice complex flavor. It had a bitter finish.
sebletitje (8270) - 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 (1866) - 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 (1796) - 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 (163) - 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 (5200) - 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 (2700) - 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.
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 14, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Caramel, citrus and wheat. This is the 2012 vintage. A bit past its prime, but still very good.
Patrickctenchi (5439) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: (2010 vintage)
Pours bubbly amber with a tall, off-white head.
Aroma of soft, baked bread, banana, wheat.
Taste is sweet, delicate...apricot, banana, orange-candy.
Like a very sweet tripel...was my first thought.....or a dunkel...
Alcohol is barely noticeable..
Remarkably airy and light for the big flavours coming through.
Xenon (116) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 7, 2015 Unlike the other wine styled beers I’ve had, this one could trick you at the beginning. I was drinking it with food and it tasted just like a normal white at the beginning. Tastes very Belgian. Mild to medium breadiness. Has a beer middle taste, with a sweet wine finish with some candied fruits. very carbonated. This is the 2014 bottle
*Update after having 2013 bottle* The fruitiness is more pronounced this more aged version. Yeast profile is more developed with a stronger belgian flavor. Bitterness is lower, but was already low to begin with. Tastes more like a beer than a wine this time though, like maybe a strong ale instead of an actual white wine.
djd07 (7194) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2012 bottle thanks to Russell. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is caramel and sugar malt. Medium mouth, candy sugar, sweet, toffee, good.