Larry_Duffman (600) - - NOV 7, 2017 DrnkMcDermott (3137) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Corked & caged 750 ml bottle #0667, bought 2007. Rating #2000! Again with the numerical milestones. Hey, I can’t put this off until Bell’s 10,000 comes out! So this slightly aged beer pours out hazy orange, with very little foam in my Goose tulip. Smells a bit of vodka. Closer in, the smell is some light malt, a bit of Belgian spice. Taste is zesty and tart, some malt, but soft like it used Burton water. Bit of tart cherry, pear juice and coriander. Then again, sourness has something of a green apple quality to it further down. Alcohol is not up front in the nose, would could be trouble for the unwary. Carbonation is firm, not unlike a champagne. Based on what I read. I don’t read of tartness in any other reviews, so this is probably just this bottle. That’s the chance you take cellaring a bottle-fermented beer, Enjoyable, but I’m not sure how to rate this yet. I think it’s not what everyone else has experienced.
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours a hazy golden with a huge, white head. The aroma is clove, spice, and fruit. The taste is the same with a little bit of hops, banana, brown sugar, and alcohol. The alcohol is noticeable. It wasn't super smooth. There was a lot of flavor though. Bill Becker (1779) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - NOV 6, 2017
From Mar 2008
I got bottles in trade with nutbrown & yobdoog. Thanks Alan & Trevor!
This pours from 750ml caged and corked bottle a slightly hazy gold with a 1 finger head of foam and some good lacing.
The smell is all spicy and fruity with some clove, pepper, yeast, and a touch of banana. Nice.
The taste is very smooth drinking for the alcohol but it's packed with flavour. First thing I notice is the spice from clove and pepper followed by a nice yeasty presence and some banana(very light) and a bit of candy sugar.
I like the finish here as it has a slight citric kick to it making for a very pleasing aftertaste and some nice balance. I really can't say that the abv is obvious at all and that makes for some great drinkability.
It has a light mouthfeel to it and the carbonation is medium. I like sipping on this BSPA and I'm very glad I have another bottle. Well worth the effort to get some so please, do so. ;^) nihtila (3912) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 20, 2017
A third from bottle at Ushers. Clear golden. Nose is sweet fruits, ripe banana, citrus. Tastes bittersweet, light spicy yeasty, fruits, smooth. Quite sweet but excellent example of Belgian strong ale outside Belgium. nickel (1236) - UKRAINE - OCT 5, 2017
Aroma: malt, fruits, spices
Taste: malt, dried fruits, notes of yeast and spices. Balanced and drinkable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone nogva (85) - NORWAY - AUG 27, 2017
Pours golden and slightly hazy with a thick and creamy offwhite head. Rich floral aroma of belgian yeast, brown sugar and pears. Full body, creamy feel, average carbonation.Taste is malty and sweet with caramel, ripe apples and some lingering alcohol. Long lasting and quite boozy finish.
fillepolo (1131) - SWEDEN - JUN 23, 2017
Bottle from systembolaget. Pours a golden colour beer with a large head. Fruity and yeasty with spices and herbs. Dry finish. NiklasT (105) - SWEDEN - JUN 17, 2017
Pours golden, clear. Fantastic aroma which is dominated by yeast and fruit. The taste is well balanced between fruit, sweetness, yeasty sourness and bitterness at the end. A strong pale ale, not distinguishable from a Tripel. Very good! Stuu666 (14843) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 28, 2017
Bottle at ecbf 2017. Pours hazy golden orange, nose is banana, citrus, yeasty, taste is similar, juicy. kingstoni (2149) - FINLAND - MAY 26, 2017
Bottle. Slightly hazy golden color with a huge foamy white head. Complex, sour aroma of yeast and wheat with notes of apple and apricot. Balanced sour and bitter taste with a sour finish. Medium to full body. Lively carbonation. Beers0mniac (147) - Joensuu, FINLAND - APR 21, 2017
Clear golden color with big white frothy head that stays long.Aroma of florals, hops, belgian yeast, malts and alcohol. Taste is sweet with belgian style yeast, combined with floral hoppiness. Alcohol finish. Low carbonation. Taste a bit too alcohol for me and pricey but overall very enjoyable.