solidfunk (2758) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 18, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Really quite decent. Three years did this some good. Slight Rodenbach finish. Orange pour with champagny head and lacing.g Sour tart finish. A little bit of raisin or sour plum. Nice package. Thanks to Sammy.
Beergeek23322 (1948) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 1, 2011. 750 ml. corked and caged bottle. Golden yellow color with a large white head and high carbonation. Buttery citrus flavors with a dry finish. Itís OK but not great.
Lenusik (119) - Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
This was just an alright beer........I look at the people over here raving about it, and then you see more in tune reviews on another beer site. First off, for what you get....$23.99 is way too much. There was nothing remarkable about the colour (cloudy golden-orange), the aroma (wheat, light fruit, citrusy hops) or the flavour (a sweeter Weihenstephaner). As for the champagney nature of the beverage, thatís not for beer.
csaso (1191) - Missouri, USA - JUN 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle - very big foamy head, very carbonated of course, hazy dark orange color, strong Belg spice aroma and flavor especially in the beginning but does mellow out a little the more you drink, pretty fuller flavor than I expected, overall very good
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fidelis83 (1789) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011 bottle. Lightly hazy orange pour with a 3 finger, creamy, off white head that has great retention and leaves some nice layers of semi-lacing that arenít quite lacing as they slowly meander their way down the inside of the glass as it sits. Aroma is toffee, caramel, loads of figgy dark fruit, some sharp ginger and clove spice, bananas foster, and light spicy hops. Flavor is surprisingly a little tart, vinous and a little sour up front leading to the toffee and caramel maltiness coming through, nice dark fruit, again fig heavy, but raisin seems pretty noticeable as well, green wood, pine shoots, toast, hay, and a little woody vanilla gets stronger as it warms. Medium body with a chewy entry, strong, sharp and blanketing carbonation (much like champagne, but the bubble seems larger), leading to a fairly dry, sharp finish. The carbonation drops off fairly quickly to a pretty pleasant moderate strength, blanketing and somewhat sharp level after a few minutes, but right out of the bottle it is a little oppressive. Pretty good stuff, definitely different, like somebody blended an English Barleywine, Flanders Red, and champagne and aged it in white wine barrels, or something, itís strange.
edgallow (1626) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
750 ml bottle pours amber with a white head. Aroma of malt, fruit, east and grass. Taste is sweet, grains and bread.
Cbuk1013 (241) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - MAY 30, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
My wife bought this for our anniversary. I give her a 10 for effort. Id rather have champagne. Or a beer. But not this for the price. It would have been outstanding at a $4.99 price point.
zoucrew102 (344) - - MAY 26, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Slightly sour aroma. Pours amber/orange with large white head that dissipates quickly due to high carbonation. Taste is very, very sour, too sour for my tastes.
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banii (231) - Trondheim, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 Bottle. Had not much hope for this after reading the reviews, but i found it ok. A strong, balanced beligan beer with some almonds and marcipan lurking. Slightly sour. Great with cake.
dnicolaescu (500) - Chișinău, MOLDOVA - MAY 8, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Head: beige, medium, sparkling, zero retention. Colour: amber, clear.
Aroma: wild yeast/old cheese-like sharpness, some uber-sweet dried fruit like fig, vinous and some alcohol too. Taste: quite sweet, sweet dried fruit, some alcoholic/phenolic spiciness, but no actual ethanol detected. Still you can feel its warming effect.
Whether itís a belgian style or not - I donít know, but certainly has that alcoholic phenolic character. In the end, itís a quite sweet, desert beer. Cool looking for special occasions.