ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a mildly hazy golden-orange color. The head is a foamy four-finger white shade. It has an amazingly fluffy texture, but very little lacing.
S: There are a lot of typical notes I expect of a good BSPA (such as apple, pear, and candied sugar.) But I love how the wheat gives it an unbelievable smoothness to it. Grassy and funky qualities helps provide some rock-solid depth to it.
T: The first thing I note is Unibroue’s typical yeast profile - which I can never fully discern on the tongue, however I can note that it provides a grassy, sweet, yet vaguely salty opening. The faint candied sweetness bleeds into the midtaste, before a finish of wheat and even some mild hops envelop the tongue. It’s deep ’enough’ to be interesting, yet simple enough to go down easily. After all, isn’t that what you want from a tripel/BSPA?
M: The lush, creamy softness at first sip turns into a vaguely dry astringency on the back end, but ultimately it’s fairly sweet and syrupy - this quality also seems to conceal the carbonation slightly. There isn’t any trace of alcoholic qualities on the feel or flavor; you could even say it drinks like it’s 6%.
O: It’s a bit like La Fin Du Monde, but with wheat. Enough said, really.
Lore (2085) - Budapest, HUNGARY - AUG 18, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
extremely hazy golden colour, moderate sized off-white head; aroma of wheat, coriander, fruits like peach, grains, earthy and some floral notes;taste is the same with peppery notes in the aftertaste; good, though I’m not amazed somehow...
Mark_Eck (1903) - - AUG 8, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a cloudy golden color. Aroma and taste are bready, fruits, and some spices.
rjplumer (984) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Zesty fruit aroma. Hazy burnt yellow body topped with bright white head. Bold crisp coriander taste. Even with it’s bold character it has clean finish.
Adamsville (196) - Quebec, CANADA - JUL 30, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sans trop vouloir me répéter, je trouve que la levure très typée d’Unibroue s’agence mieux avec leurs bières blondes que celles brunes. Ici, la Don de Dieu ne fait pas exception. Les épices de la levure ainsi que ses fruits (agrumes, poire, peut-être même pomme) vont de pair avec le malt quelque peu sucré, voire mielleux de la bière. Un peu trop effervescente?
portwood (143) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 19, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smell: vanilla, honey, dried fruits, clove. Palate: sweet, malty, well carbonated. Finish: banana bread, fruit cake, baking spices, bubblegum, cotton candy.
tightslice (890) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 24, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is light Belgian spicy-ness, light fruits, wheat-y esters. Taste is lighty ripe peach (without any of the tartness), some hay / wheat. Palate is very memorable...creamy, juicy but not cloying or sticky. Has a "standard" Belgian quality but I really enjoyed this one.
sulawang (1000) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Visual: Pours translucent marmalade orange with a decent sized micro-fine bubbly 1cm head w/ retention, clusters of active streams.
Nose: banana wheat malt-honey-chamomile (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: crisp-micro bubbly,
Mid-palate: citrus tangy (lvl-5-sweetness), banana wheat malt, pineapple, chamomile-honey, alcohol zingy
Finish: wheat malt dry-rough, banana exhale.
Summary: Full on banana wheat malt and alcoholic. A bit astringent in the mids and finish but overall solid and enjoyable.
Ktwse (3927) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear golden with tall white head. Aroma of raisins, sugar, dried fruit, light honey, light herbs. Taste is very sweet, sugar and honey, with a light spicy finish. Somewhat one-dimensional. Body is light to medium rich, smooth, with almost lively carbonation.
Bierdimpfe (208) - Quebec, CANADA - APR 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy straw peach color with powerful activity. Extra foamy, almost creamy, white sparkly 3 finger head, lasting around 15 minutes, with strong legs.
Aromas of fresh apple and sweet grains, slightly metallic. Flavors of citrus lemon, coriander, apple, peach, pineapple, fruit ester, honey/caramel, floral and herbal spices. Bready and woody/oaky feel. Highly sweet but still sharp.
Slick medium body with prickly carbonation. Well intensified medium strength finish, ending with a slightly vinous fruity estery feel with a dash of spices.
Overall an excellent craft having good freshness and nice complex flavors, well balanced and intensified. Pretty good but not my favorite Belgian Ale.
fhoublon (428) - Lachine, Quebec, CANADA - APR 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille de 341ml. Dégustée le 13 novembre 2015. Bière blonde très pâle, voilée. Mousse un peu, col mince off-white, éphémère. Assez effervescente, grosses bulles. Odeur d’alcool, d’épices, de levure et de pain frais. Saveur de blé, de banane, et un peu d’épices.