rumproasts (5339) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 29, 2013
bottle. Golden with one finger head. Sweet and slightly boozy, but still quite easy to drink. A little bit light on flavor however. drjay44 (3676) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 13, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 21, 2014 651 ml. bottle. Release #55. 8.7% ABV. Pours a medium, poorly retained, white head over a clear dark gold (SRM 7) body.....nose is pale fruits (pear, apple) light spice (clove, allspice).......taste is moderate sweet candi sugar to start, then light pear, apple, with hints of allspice, cardamom, light pepper,leading to an almost dry slightly bitter finish.....mouth feel medium, slightly sticky, alcohol warmth present, carbonation medium. This falls within the style, but would be better with more attenuation. The sweetness is a bit dominant. This style is supposed to have a huge, lasting head, with on going effervescence. This beer has neither. BJCP 8/2/14/4/7. Release #74 Den 1554 has 9.3% ABV. The sweetness is utterly overwhelming. Greater attenuation is essential. Huhzubendah (3701) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle shared by Jayhawk 73. Thanks Jeff. The beer is mildly hazy and dark straw yellow with a half inch of white head. Lasting retention with lacing clinging to the glass. The aroma brings Belgian yeast, fruity esters, oranges, citrus. A bit sweet with some forward alcohol notes. Oranges soaked in booze with Belgian yeast. Medium bodied and relatively smooth. Decent, though best in small quantities. A good bottle for sharing.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone EdInSaltLake (727) - Salt Lake City, Utah, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Bubblegum Belgian yeast aroma; lemon, spicy, earthy. Similar flavors, with more clove spice character in the flavor--plus sweet, light biscuit-y malt, and a subtle floral flavor. On the sweet side for sure--but a nice flavor.(Release #53) Lubiere (13771) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
A hazed golden ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, classic fruity malt with candy sugar, coriander ,orange pulp and light peaches. In mouth, a sweet candy sugar with orange peels, coriander, nice alcohol, very classic.
marcus (10138) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours orange gold with a thin beige head and a fruity aroma. There is a light malt flavor dominated by Belgian yeast esters with a carbonated fruity finish and a mild alcohol trail. bhensonb (15077) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Bottle from France 44. Pours orange with a transient beige head. Mild fruity ester aromas. Med body. Flavor is a little earthy, and definitely has mixed fruit esters. It hints at being sweet, but I think it’s dry. Mild heat burn. Smooth with a subtle mix of Belgian flavors. Quite nice. Gription79 (2886) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber at the brewery. Pours golden with thin head. Spicy, peppery, sugary, grainy. Finishes a bit thin, high carbonation. Ed5388 (3448) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2013
On Tap. Pours a clear golden yellow color with good frothy white head. Aroma is fruity, yeasty, banana and clove. Taste is fruity, malty, with a bit of banana and clove. Typical Belgian after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2013
22. Pours a slightly hazy burnished medium amber with a loose white head. Intermittent stringy lace. Green apple nose. Creamy medium body with bright carb. Caramel and green apple on the mid palate...very sugary, and pretty close to a caramel apple. Long sweet apple finish.