LinusStick (3159) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
An extreme Belgian beer. This tastes like an American Strong with a Belgian twist. Pour was a cloudy ruby with a puffy white head. Aroma was yeasty and "Belgian-y". Taste was strong malt and alcohol with a syrupy mouthfeel. Fruity aftertaste with an alcohol burn. This is not bad but almost tastes "American" if that makes sense.
scanovajr (663) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - MAR 24, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33cl. Brown color with a tall head. Aroma is fruity and sweet. Taste is also fruity and sweet, malty. Smooth mouthfeel. Some bitterness and notes of wood in the end
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2007
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at the Happy Gnome. Golden colored beer with a nice cream white head. Sweet raisin in the nose and caramel, raisins and candy sugar in the sweet body.
rederic (3250) - montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy muddy amber hue, with a small beige head, falling quickly, yeasty, fruity nose, with a bready dough, caramelized and toasted malt notes, ripe apple and raisin fruitiness, hint of toffee, brown sugar, hints of nutmeg spiciness, within a warmth alcoholic aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate with a yeasty, fruity, alcoholic, toasted malt character, with candy sugar, a brown chocolatey note, dark dried fruity accents of dates, raisins, a strong alcoholic warmth mouthfeel, with a vanilla and nutmeg spiciness, a bit toffee, leading towards a sweet, fruity, caramelized malt and a lingering dry hop bitterness finish.
Padron4KM (782) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle corked and caged.
Smudged date code on the back of the bottle.
Clear dark golden, steady carbonation
The latte foam like head recedes slowly and delicate lace patterns trace itís path down the glass.
Initial aroma is ripe fruits and yeast, later some caramel and light brown sugar emerge with maybe a little bubblegum esters.
Flavor is ripe fruit, mango, banana with a slightly sugary sweetness that is balanced by a nice refreshing bitter finish.
Creamy mouth feel. Alcohol is deceptively hidden.
I got this bottle for just over $4, a steal IMHO, if it wasnít mispriced Iím going back for the lot of them.
William (202) - Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - MAR 14, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Belgie in Utrecht. Clear tast of caramel and honey. Alcohol is well hidden. Nice creamy head.
MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - MAR 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
on tap at the Toronado on 1/15/07. cloudy peachy gold color, creamy off-white head. aroma is faint vinuous malt, a little stone fruit too. flavor is strong caramel malt with some whiskeyish heat and a bit of sweet vermouth. cleaner finish.
vyvvy (5381) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours copper / orange with a fizzy off-white head. The aroma has toasted malt, dark fruits, earthy yeast, some alcohol warmth, toffee and cleaner - that last aspect takes down points from an otherwise fine aroma. Medium / full body with a minor amount of semi-sharp carbontion. The taste starts with nectar fruits, bubblegum like sweetness and alcohol warmth. The finish doesnít add much more than head. This is not a bad beer, but it seems quite one dimensional for the style ~ so it goes, it wasnít that expensive for a Belgium 750.
AvantAle (50) - Florida, USA - MAR 1, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... I think. Golden, golden, golden. Bright. Light head with an interresting pattern. Dotty. Has a very grassy smell. Alfalfa, malt, maple syrup, sugar cane, almond, and pine needles. The flavor isnít as detailed with notes of pine and honey, but it is well balanced, and covers alcohol well. Finishes smoothe and creamy.
Beltramelli (470) - Campinas, BRAZIL - FEB 26, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2007 Golden muddy coloration. Notes of coffee, nuts and chocolate. A certain bitter taste in the tongue leaves. Excellent carbonation. Perfect cream.