SSSteve (3560) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bottle. murky dark orange under a small cream colored head. floral and earthy hops with bruised peaches and a pinch of pepper in aroma. flavor is quite complex actually. you can taste all the different ends. the pungent, citrusy west coast hop influence, the peppery spicy yeast and syrupy light fruits. an earthy, full bodied beer with a lot of flavor.
jcweaver (748) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish-brown with a large, beige head. Bready, yeasty aroma with caramel and light citrus. Flavors of caramel malt, yeast, light tartness and citrus/tropical fruit hops. Finishes with a more pronounced tart bitterness along with caramel, yeast and tropical fruit/grass hop notes.
TheBeerGod (4915) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from February 2013 at 8.5% ABV. Dark amber with a tall, foamy tan head. Aroma is rather yeasty and fruity with soft funky notes, light citrus, tart berries, light cherry and caramel. Taste is sweet malt, caramel, citrus notes, tropical fruit, tart berries, yeast notes, soft funkiness and light floral notes. Body is medium with a smooth, creamy carbonation and a mild stickiness. Ends with more sweet malt, toasted malt, caramel, tropical fruit, citrus, tea leaves and yeast notes.
thorongil2 (924) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
(bottle) cloudy amber colour with a small tan head; aromas of fruit; honey; very bitter flavour with a long bitter finish. Definitely an IPA and not a Belgian.
alexanderj (3202) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; poured a dirty amber color with a huge light khaki head. Aroma of ripe fruit, caramel, yeast, must and a bit of flowers. Flavor had some elements that I could not pick out. Haven’t had a beer with this flavor profile in a bit. Flavor was a bit all over the place. Both hoppy and malty but a bit messy. A bit disappointing.
RABinVA (996) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold with a bit of off white foam. Big citrusy, spicy, and slightly piney aroma. Taste is the same. Less spicy on the tongue then I would expect, but a good dose of bready yeast does settle on the tongue for the aftertaste.
Travlr (9954) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Belgian Beer Fest Boston. Hazy amber color, thin tan head. Aroma of brown bread. Taste is grass, pine, caramel.
Jow (1684) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the Stagshead. Pours deep caramel color. Tastes of light hopping, caramel, Belgian yeast, dark fruits, vanilla, licorice, and slight alcohol on finish.
saxo (12798) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ The Gingerman, NYC. Nice head with good duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are burnt caramel, molasses, malt, fruits and hops.
glennmastrange (2045) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Moderate malt and hops aromas of roasted, caramel and cooked orange, light dough for the yeast, with hints of date, toffee, brown sugar and faint pepper. Head is small, light beige with fair lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is murky medium brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bittersweet. Palate is medium to full, oily verging on creamy, with lively carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish. Bold and well rounded, with a nice finish in this Belgian Strong Ale.