hawanna (1547) - GERMANY - MAY 15, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0,33 l bottle BB 05/2015.
bread, hay, cereal, grass, citrus, herbs, Dark gold/light amber color, hazy, minimal head, white foam, light sweetness, very bitter, medium body, oily feel, dry, lively, bitter,
Reimer96 (840) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 9, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a hazy golden yellow color with a frothy sticky white head. Aroma of caramel, brown sugar, and some yeast esthers. Taste is brown sugar, spicy yeast, caramel and yeast. A very smooth beer for 9.5 percent, excellent belgian strong.
Mr_Vogel (55) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
One of my favourite beers ever. Looks great with a decorated glass, golden colour and big fluffy head that simply does not disappear. Smells of hops, at least two; one citrus and one spicy. Some yeasty sweetness as well. Maybe malts, but hops dominate. Taste is fresh with hops, fruits, citrus and some bread. Bitterness swells towards the aftertaste that ends dry and hoppy. Impressive that the hops are so distinguishable, given the high volume of alcohol (that was completely hidden by the way). What a delight.
JaKeAFC (400) - ITALY - MAY 6, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tasted 3 months ago, and, damn, i can’t remember the details. But it was good. Hops, spices, alcohol. Dry and lively. Need to re-reate properly though.
pootzboy (1568) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - finally got around to reviewing this one after having sampled it numerous times but never in a session. This brew rocks. Light hazed gold. Big puffy white cap lasts.. Nobel hop aroma with plenty of bready malts and a hint of yeasty Belgian funk. It’s only ale characteristic is a little sharpness in the front, other than that it’s really rounded and full bodied with a balanced profile. Flavor is that of a big hoppy lager with a rich finish and a nice hop bite. Totally hides its strength.. Sessioning this is dangerous.
Leepe_steven (158) - Lede, BELGIUM - MAY 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear yellow with white head. Aroma and taste is yeast, malt, sweetness, and some hops. Expected more on the hops since it is called hop-it, tastes more like a regular belgian blonde.
Cirrhosis (1143) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light yellow body, small cap. Very yeasty aroma, hay, banana, lemon, ans a mild funk. Taste seems harsh and grassy, lemon, vanilla. To much perfume. Meh at best with my mode today.
bartlebier (835) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - APR 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. - Enjoyable for bitter caramel strong ale. Caramelised lighter fruits (apricot, white grape) meet spicy hops, generous B ale foam. Nice, broadly balanced feat for the wallop this is.
Yet, always a bit of a shame to see, smell an taste a beer that features "hop" prominently on the label behave like a fruity amped up tripel - the curse of the sweet Belgian palate and yeast that will swallow and overpower any natural quality (EU) hops that comes in its way. Not easy and guiltless drinking, each sip reminding you of the calories it must pack... Same transatlantic category, but smoother: Victory Golden Monkey.
Holmen1 (1680) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flaske fra polet: duften av kandissukker og belgisk gjær stiger mot nesen og pirrer de olfaktoriske nerver umu\iddelbart - dette blir bra! Lys og klar, gylden farge med højt, hvidt skum. Deilig smak og munnfylde - denne holder hva den lover. Lett bitterhet til å balansere sødmen. Beroligende å vite at en del av sommerferien skal tilbringes nettopp i Belgia!
VastActiv (1615) - Oulu, FINLAND - APR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 0.33l at Vastarannan Kiiski, Helsinki. Colour is clear yellow with medium white head. Aromas and flavours: Belgian yeast, fruits, citrus and hops.