Muggus69 (2655) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - SEP 1, 2017 TomTron (455) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy orange beer with a thin white head that stays around the rim. Aromas of peaches, apricots and other light fruits. Flavor is the same light fruits and some decent carbonation but it doesn’t pack the punch I remember. Even with saying that, the first time I had this was when I was 21, so my palate has changed immensely since then, but this is still an exceptional brew. They call it a Belgian strong but it seems to more of just an American strong. Nothing wrong with that though, you know good stuff when you drink it.
640mL bottle from Carwyn Cellars, Melbourne.
Pours a bright orange body, hazy, firm white head atop.
Aroma quite fruity - orange, apricot, peach, toasty/bread crust malt, some spice in there.
Big body, smooth texture, carbonation perhaps subdued for style but welcomed, good length.
Toasty, cereally malts upfront on the body - leads onto notes of ripe apricot & yellow peach, savoury clovey/woody phenolic spice, finishes dry.
Little indication of booze in this one, a nice drink, lacking a bit behind more authentic styles. Inbreak (6402) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2017 16.06.2017, 0,65l bottle shared @ local tasting:mabel (9245) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 15, 2017
Big fizzy-creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly sweet floral, weeds, leafs, sap, minerals, yeast, grass, flowers, candi sugar, alcohol, old moss. Taste is slightly dry boozy, weeds, hay, alcohol, minerals, flowers, old leafs, grass, bark, paper, sawdust. Medium to longlasting bitterness, harsh mineraly mouthfeel. Boring.
[8953-20161227] 1pt6floz bottle. Burnt toasty caramel grains aroma. Clear, amber gold body with a quick foamy off-white head. Bitter caramel grains flavour has a sweet roasted finished. Medium-full body. Good. (8/3/8/4/15) 3.8
Arve_Christian (5215) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 26, 2016
(c/o biegaman, w/ him, HogTownHarry, jercraigs, others)
Overheard: "Lawyers always win, and border guards always win... And not always in that order."
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Aker Brygge. Clear golden color, good longlasting foam. Medium aroma intensity; honey, malt and fruitiness. Medium full body & complexity . A little on the sweet side. Very enjoyable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone AaronTDubs (500) - - OCT 19, 2016
Light gold color. Medium carbonation. Lots of malt aroma with some noble-like hops in there, clear notes of cookies and nuts. Clear alcohol aroma. Tastes quite dry and bitter, much more so than suggested by the smell. Lots of spicy phenols and hops. Quite good.
MadIndian (2743) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 13, 2016
On draft at Isaacs. Sampled with Junior. Nice notes of Apricot, sugar, bread and spice. The blend was really nice. Enteogenisk (162) - Bålsta, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Bottle in wine glass. Pours beautifully in a hazy yellow with a half-finger thick head. Aroma is dense with a classic Belgian fasette with a taste that is more like a triple than golden ale. Superb brew regardless. markextrae (4460) - Alingsås, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
sample, poured a deep dark golden colour with a white head on top. nose of floral fruit hops, light crisp malts, minerals, peach, sweet caramel, sweet honey, spices, which should be from the nutmeg. taste is sweet, honey, cherry pits, solid. Torrefacto (1726) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUN 24, 2016
Dorado limpio y espuma blanca. Aromas de fruta verde confitada, canela y pan. Cuerpo denso, sabor de fruta verde confitada, canela y final seco. staticGen (6) - - MAY 27, 2016 does not count
Poured into challace. Beer is absolute deep golden with a twinge of apricot hue. Sufficient head without excessive lingering.
Aromas of sweet dough - yeasty, spice and banana - maybe some bubble gum. Rarely a sense of cow manure there too - but not offsetting. This beer has Belgian DNA and not shy about it. Plenty of taste in this beer with a balance of bitterness, sweetness and saltiness going on.
Nice full mouthfeel - great interaction between carbonation and viscociy of the beer. Carbonation is slightly understated, allowing other complexities to shine through.
The beer finishes with an amazing after taste of yummy yeast, spices and bannana. Mineralization and appropriate bitterness remain.
Again, Avery has come up with a winner. As with other beers in this series they are rich in every category including ABV. This one is at 9%. Of all of the beers in the holy trinity of ales, this one impresses me the most, but then I am a big fan of Belgin beers. It’s obvious the folks at Avery have made it their passion to use the highest quality ingredients while applying the goal of perfection in beer alchemy to produce the most impressive beers in the genre. Yet amazingly, while staying true to a category, they produce a beer that is completely unique in its own right. Cheers Avery!