jimmack34 (632) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle. Tastes of banana, clove, candy sugar, and nutmeg. Nice warming sensation as it goes down without being too strong of an alcohol taste. Aftertaste is very pleasant as its not too sticky.
Hoppypocket (187) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy dark red with an good ivory head and some lacing. Aroma has the classic Unibroue yeast with some orange peel, spices, caramel. Taste has caramel, spices like cloves, coriander, light cinnamom, peppery, herbal hops, caramel, a little sweet. Medium body and good carb. A nice offering from Unibroue wich can be found at almost every store for a more than decent price.
Bule (232) - California, USA - JUN 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Taps in Petaluma. Pours a copper brown color without much head. Strong spice flavors that overpower a little.
cdeutz (7) - Willoughby, Ohio, USA - JUN 5, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy color with a citrus aroma...a crisp light taste but not at the top of my list.
queenholly (1914) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - MAY 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Banana-orange malt, Belgian yeast, and dusty coriander aroma. Cloudy amber with a large dense ivory head. Fruity brown sugar malt, and spicy yeast flavor. Body on the light side of medium, moderate carbonation.
ThisWangsChung (494) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: Pours a extremely hazy dark brown color. The head is a two finger offwhite shade with big bubbles. This causes the head to fade away in a semi-rapid fashion - however it still retains one finger of height extremely well.
S: This seems to feature more caramel and toffee than the typical BSDA. Other notes of candied sugar, white grapes, and apple round out the dark malt qualities. I could use a bit more chocolate on the nose, but I canít complain about what Iím getting here.
T: Immediately I notice rich fruit esters, such as cherry, grape, and apple. There donít seem to be any significant dark fruit qualities aside from a touch of raisin in the middle of the flavor profile. Some of the malt flavors pop up near the back end; like I suggested on the nose, itís more caramel and toffee than chocolate (however I do pick up a bit of the latter from time to time). The balance of flavors is solid, and the alcohol is hidden spectacularly given its dry lightness.
M: It feels quite angular on the palate - I expected a bit more initial creaminess to balance the dry finish a bit. Thatís to say nothing of the strong carbonation, either. It seems to be designed to be very drinkable, and in that regard, itís extremely successful.
O: Okay, itís not my favorite offering from Unibroue - but thatís a bit like saying this is the least attractive woman in a group of Miss America finalists. Itís still a solid BSDA focused on drinkability over depth. In addendum, this was likely an older bottle; I wonder if this would be sweeter/less dry fresh.
BlackHaddock (2440) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
6th Feb 2013: in La Trappe, San Fransisco: sat in a dark area, so had trouble seeing the true colour of the beer, front label on bottle bright enough but my glass seemed to hold a dark orange brew within it, on top what looked like an off-white foaming crown.
Semi-sweet aroma with malts leading the way, with yeastiness and fruit esters just behind in strength.
The taste is a pleasant blend of biscuity malts and dark fruit flavours intermingled with yeast traces and some hop spruce hints. Very drinkable.
Body depth was fine and the alcohol sat nicely within the flavours.
sudomorph (32) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours a cloudy caramel with a cream head. Keeps a slight head while drinking. Hints of bananas and other fruits on the nose. Tastes slightly sweet with a touch of carbonation. Would be great with hearty food or enjoyed solo.
Awktoberfest (116) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Not enough her for me... Lots of flavors... Very similar to other beers in this series... Good very good but doesn't speak to me in a way Canadian Belgian beers should...
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Lagerboy (705) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2013 Bottle at the Voyager Bistro. Murky orange brown, lasting creamy tan head. Aroma of fruity yeast and spicey dark malt. Fruity Belgian yeasty taste, clove, lightly toasted caramel malt. Soft carbonation, medium body, lightly hopped. ABV well hidden, goes down easy, soft fruity finish. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
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TarcisioVasco (131) - Ribeir„o Preto (SP)., BRAZIL - MAY 14, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Essa belezura representa muito bem a cultura cervejeira canadense, uma grande cerveja, com drinkability fantŠstico, "facinha" de beber.