Mr_Vogel (55) - - 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.
Alengrin (975) - BELGIUM - AUG 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the pioneering ales paving the way for IPAs in Belgium. Hazy, deep golden blonde colour, pale and caramelly malts with hints of apple and apricot, quickly overpowered by a bone-dry, ’green’ and refreshing, citrussy, peppery, long hop bitterness, though still ’friendlier’ than most American double or triple IPAs.
seynie (146) - Tienen, BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Light gold with a clear head, some residue. Hoppy, malty, some sugar, spicy. Nothing we haven’t tasted before but very well balanced and with a pleasant slightly sweet and spicy finish
mikske79 (1096) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - AUG 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Een lekker biertje met een wat speciale smaak, ik vind het een aanrader om eens te proberen.
flying_pig (932) - SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml Bottle from Good Spirits Co, Glagow (£4):
Light spice & yeast the medium strength citrus hops with pine & grapefruit. Some sweetness, mainly from some sugar & background fruits, mainly oranges & some pineapple with subtle hints of alcohol then some earthy hops & grassy notes at the end.
Bright, golden amber with a slight haze & a 1.5cm, foamy white head with excellent retention, it holds steady for even after I started drinking the beer.
Hops, citrus & pine hops to begin alongside the spice & yeast. Orange & some grapefruit feature & it’s well balanced with some sugar from the fruits as well. Some herbal & floral flavours come through with hints of alcohol at the end.
Almost full bodied. It’s smooth with touches of alcohol without being too boozy or hard to drink. Sweet throughout with low carbonation.
A fairly good example of a Belgian IPA with more hops than I’d anticipated. Easy to drink & the dry hopping definitely made a difference with this one. Definitely a beer worth looking out for.
jeremyh70 (685) - Missouri, USA - AUG 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A clear pale copper color with an off white head and good lacing. Aroma is spicy with some tropical fruit and clove. Taste of clove with traditional banana and caramel. Semi creamy mouthfeel with a medium body and moderate carbonation.
leopolito (61) - São Caetano do Sul, BRAZIL - AUG 2, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cerva belga eh bão demá! Mó daora essa ceva. Forte e gostosa, feita pá machu. Bebia a noite toda...
AtronSeige (555) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUL 30, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Malt: Hops: Medium hops, earthy, musty, floral. Yeast: peach, apricot, pear,
Appearance: Body, light gold, slightly hazy. Medium white head. Good retention.
Flavour: High hops flavour, medium high spicy/alcohol. Harsh plant aftertaste with high bitterness. Malt: light bready, Yeast: Fruity, pear, peach.
Mouthfeel: High carbonation, creamy. Medium-light body. Definite warning. Slight astringency, very dry finish
Overall: Harsh bitterness, but otherwise a great, complex beer.
330 ml bottle.
18D. Belgian Golden Strong Ale
RhetoricalAns (233) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy golden amber pour, with a tall rocky white head, great lacing. Yeasty aroma, floral hops. Light cereal malts, fairly bitter, dry bitter finish. Awesome.
ZodiacM (13) - - JUL 23, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mooi goudgeel bier met een mooie schuimkraag, bitter van smaak met een dosis alcohol. Smaak van hop en gist, waarbij de bittere hopsmaak lang in je mond blijft hangen. Ondanks het alcoholpercentage van 9,5% drinkt hij heerlijk weg doordat hij fris en sprankelend is.
MunBro (315) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is earthy and malty. Not very bitter or hoppy as far as IPAs go. Not too bad but not great.