ElGaucho (2117) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Sweet and extremely complex aroma. Some sourness. Not really a Belgian strong but a great sour. 2 years aged. Very unique and special experience
Sask89 (389) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy golden colour with a creamy white head. Aroma is of citrus fruits, light hop notes and slight yeast scents. Taste is fairly sweet throughout with an underwhelming bitterness. Medium body, smooth and creamy mouth feel and softer carbonation. Overall an interesting and enjoyable brew.
hawanna (1553) - GERMANY - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
caramel, alcohol, vanilla, brown, clear, minimal head, white foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly sour, medium body, oily feel, sticky, fizzy,
puboflyons (1678) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From the 2 year old 750 ml. bottle. The pour is copper orange with a big off-white head and a slight haze. Citrus notes are what I get on the aroma at first. But there are also esters of yeast, candied sugars, pale malts, and light spices. The body is about medium. The taste begins slightly sweet but the evolves to a tart almost sour character. This holds up well after 2 years.
CapFlu (4245) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 7, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(26oz magnum bottle) Courtesy of Jeff Kendrew of Vancouver Island Brewery. Bought in Portland, OR. Champagne yeast. Great citrus front, very tart. Tastes like a yeasty, wheaty gueuze? Good but likely not worth the high price paid.
BelgianBeerGal (2870) - Dayton Area, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
2011 bottle from Belmont that I planned to drink New Year’s Eve...oops. This is a pretty big beer: big flavor but the alcohol was well hidden for me. Flavor is fairly typical Belgian strong ale reminiscent of Piraat but it finishes with an almost tart bite. Very interesting.
pcstuck (42) - Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Used this instead of champagne on New Years. Pours almost like a champagne but once the bubble subside you are left with more of a golden colored body. Very sweet aroma/flavor. Not bad and is worth trying
EdInSaltLake (441) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice sweet/sour flavor and aroma; kind of cloying... Has the Sam Adams mouthfeel. Underlying spicy flavor, pleasant bitter aftertaste.
Drank 12/31/12; had a ’drink by’ date of July 2012, if I remember right.
iworkatinitech (21) - New York, USA - JAN 1, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had this in lieu of champagne for New Years last night and it just was not my style or taste profile. I like Weihenstephen quite a bit but this just didn’t do it for me. Too white winey for my palate.
thedm (4852) - Fort Wayne, USA - DEC 30, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hotstuff and I drank this corked and caged bottled brew from a bottle shop on Valentines Day. It poured a large sized head of foamy fine to medium sized white colored bubbles that were mostly diminishing and left behind a softly carbonated transparent golden brown colored body. The nice aroma was floral and malt hop. bubbly with a strong vinous aftertaste. The yummy flavor contained notes of vinous candy floral hops and malt. A wonderful best in class brew.