ThisWangsChung (826) - 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.
Pumpkin87 (98) - - MAY 16, 2015
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours hazy amber gold with medium bone white head that reduces quickly but retains throughout as attractive, cappuccino-esque skim.
Nose is pears, cloves, apricots, bread, white pepper, honey, yeast. There’s all that and more on the palate, with the banana and coriander notes of a classic Belgian wheat stepping forward, but accompanied by pineapple and green apple. Peppery yeasts and spicy hops add zest while doughy malt provides a gentle base.
The creamy texture and sparkling, medium body are satisfying without being too filling, but have the downside of masking the 9 percent ABV. You will want a session, but take care when you stand up.
This is a very refined Belgian-style wheat ale, the equal of anything to be found in Belgium. I think of it as a micron below La Fin du Monde and Rochefort 10, but really, I can’t point to a flaw. One of the world’s great beers.
TH28 (213) - - MAY 16, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle. 8/6/17 code date. Appearance: deep golden and hazy with a frothy white head.
Aroma: Orange, clove, pear esters dominate. Ethanol also apparent.
Taste: Rich, sweet citrus orange and clove up front, giving way to pear on the backside.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a very high carbonation and hint if alcohol warmth.
Finish: Dry with strong pear flavors linger with brisk bitterness.
Overall: A fuller bodied, more citrus forward version of a BGS. This one is fuller bodied and definitely a supper. Very good.
Bork (416) - Rosewood, Georgia, USA - APR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another high quality brew by the folks in Chambly. Fruity, yeasty with a solid malt backbone. Not fancy but very well balanced.
sturmthis (843) - Ohio, USA - APR 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Hazy golden color with white head. Wheat, bready malt, spice aroma. Fruity, wheat, spice taste. Really good.
Randy4Beer (329) - - APR 8, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from my Unibroue Sommelier 6 pack of their mixed beers. A nice golden orange body, with a fairly thin white head. You can immediately smell the Belgian yeasts when you open the bottle. It is accompanied by honeyed fruits, like bananas and coriander and a touch of bready malts.
Tastes are certainly in the Ale on Lees side of things. Orange tinged spiciness lays underneath it all.
Would definitely gladly buy and drink this one again.
Stoned99 (393) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750ml bottle shared with wife and bought from Pasquier. Aroma: lemon, abricot, wheat, spices. App: cloudy pale, medium head no retention. Taste and palate: medium body, oily, average carbonation, light acidity and warming alcohol finish. Overall: this is like the hundred times I drink this beer and I still think it?s still a really good beer. Really enjoy the finish. Drink really cold, not that good when it gets warmer.
Onionkid (371) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - MAR 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma is peachy and boozy. The taste is similar, very fruity and plenty of alcohol in it. I like the flavor overall, but it’s actually kinda sweet. Maybe a bit too much. Overall, I recommend it! 9% alcohol.
swillguzzler99 (141) - Peoria, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Opaque brown amber with yeast particles. Light head. Nutty nose. Sweet taste that hides the alcohol well. Canada has a winner!
Camons (7358) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Home. Pours light golden with a white head. Aroma of malt, wheat, fruit, apples. Flavor is light malt, rather sweet, fruity, pear and apples. Medium body, average carbonation. 230910
lello4ever (210) - ITALY - FEB 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
La definirei la mamma della Blonde de Chambly già provata, visto che è sicuramente superiore. Un’ottima strong ale da 9% dal colore arancio, frizzantina e dal sapore di malto e agrumi, direi soprattutto arance. In generale dolce ma non marcatamente, davvero molto godibile.