pete4999 (1194) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, slightly different label art than pictured here. I liked this beer, right up my alley, though I’m not surprised it has a somewhat low rating. Very sweet, cloying, banana, clove, kinda bready. Nice.
agl108 (886) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle. Poured clear deep golden hue with no head. Light carbonation. Complex flavor with bread, sweet candi sugar, apple, touch of pepper. Light to medium bodied. Bit too sweet to drink more than a glass.
ryanscourt (874) - Latrobe, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyable beer. Tastes like an imperial belgian wit. Orange juice like body with belgian spices to finish off. Candy stickiness. Strong alcohol flavor but suits the big flavors fairly nice.
mansquito (3998) - Nueva York, New York, USA - FEB 7, 2015
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I purchased this at a bodega in Greenwich Village for a reasonable price. Unfortunately, the price bespoke of the perils of this ale. The beer pours a headless dark apple juice color. The aroma is mostly fine. Coriander, yeast, blah blah. Taste is way too sweet. It sticks to the mouth and doesn’t let go. There are not very many positive things to say about this brew.
JBPortland (1116) - Portland, Maine, USA - OCT 7, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
22oz bottle pours hazy pale orange with 2 finger head. Nose is all yeast spice and toasty bready malt, some spices and banana. Taste is sticky bready maple fruit, syrupy spice, overpowering yeast. Finish is super dry yeast spice, some stale toasty bread and earthy grain. Stale rotten fruit. Very boozy. Unbalanced. This was bad.
Johnsense (953) - - AUG 4, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gold pour, large white head. Yeast and pepper aroma. Yeast, pepper, biscuit, sweet banana. Quaffable. Fairly sweet.
Sammy (9350) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden With some head and lace dots. A bit of funk yeasty. Sippable. Pepper and a little sweet.
Darkmagus82 (1957) - - JUN 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transfer from BA review from 6-12-12-
Poured from bottle into chalice glass
Appearance – Pours a hazy orange color with a tiny white head. The head faded almost immediately to give only the smallest amount of lacing.
Smell – The smell has a bready aroma as a base. With the bready aroma is a strong aroma of citrus and a light banana smell which is also mixed with aromas of yeast and an alcohol boozy smell.
Taste – A biscuit and wheat flavor meet the tongue. These flavors are on the drier side initially but sweeten more as the taste advances toward the middle. In the middle, orange. banana and yeast flavors gain strength, both melding well with the biscuit. At the end it dries out again a bit to the level it had in the beginning, with the alcohol detected in the nose showing up at the end leaving a light alcohol flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the brew, while slightly above the average beer of ~ 5 % abv, it is quite low for a Belgian Triple of this brews strength. While the body is lower than it should be the carbonation is on the average side and does help make up for the weak body (but not totally make up for it).
Overall – This really is not the best Belgian out there. It lacks a real flavor depth, it lacked any real head and its thin body was rather disappointing. Not a brew I would go back to.
MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 8, 2014
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
murky honey, thin bubbly white head laces softly, clinging. Watery bark nose, heavy sugar. Heavy sugar flavor, moderate paper and banana across mid before, slick dead palate giving no life before oxidized cardboard finish gives rotten pear, heavy fizz body distracting from light booze as it ends in cereal. More dryness, more fruit skin, and no oxidation.
anthony850 (341) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Spuyten Duyvil smooth Belgian with high alcohol.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone