john44 (3392) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 28, 2017
Bottle. 2008 Vintage, BBE date Sept 2013, Drank Jan 2010 - Golden in colour. Very Fruity; citrus-orange, peaches, apples. Spicy and yeasty flavor. Malty; caramel, toffee, hint of candy sugar. Hoppy; grassy and spicy hops. Sweet fruity malty throughout and very dry. Smooth, relatively mild and subtle. Enjoyed this a lot. Nice beer! (2010-01)
tfredvik (2032) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 22, 2017
Noooo! I should have known: always open a 5 year old bretty beer close to the sink, not in the living room! After opening the bottle I spend the next 10 minutes cleaning the floor. The little that is left of the bottle that actually ends up in my glass is cloudy and full of sediments. The body is medium amber, and the off-white head is actually not that big (most of the carbonation escaped as I opened the bottle). Funky, sweet, sour and strong aroma of tart light fruits, apple, pineapple and leather, with some caramel in the back. Strong flavour of funky yeast, acidic light fruits, grapefruit, lemon, lemon peel and grape pits, upon a background of spices and perfume. Very little sweetness and bitterness, moderate sourness. Light and very dry body, and the carbonation that initially was explosive, ends up as moderate as I drink. A fairly nice one, but I doubt that storing the beer for such a "long" time did it any good. unclefrito62 (350) - Stow, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2017
[33 cl bottle, 2012 edition, from Vinmonopolet Online]
12 ounce bottle. Has slight sweet aroma and golden amber in color. Lightly carbonated and can taste the Belgium yeast. Little sour on the palate and above average for this style beer. Capa (3437) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - DEC 29, 2016
Orange golden. Lots of fruit and some yeast notes. Medium bodied. Tangy fruit finish. Very nice. User134089 (1644) - - DEC 26, 2016
Type: 16-oz. draft
Glass: Goose Island chalice
From: Goose Island Pub at Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Purchased: Dec. 14, 2016
Consumed: Dec. 14, 2016
Reviewed as: Belgian Strong Pale Ale
Was staying at the Hard Rock for a work trip and had planned on heading to the Goose Island Pub once I saw that BCBS was on tap. The plan was to review Sofie and Matilda, and have a BCBS. However, once I got there I was told that they ran out of BCBS in the last hour. Bummer. Still wanted to try both beers and was actually surprised that I had not yet.
Poured a copper amber clear color with 1-to-2 fingers of frothy white head when I got it. Lots of bubbles coming up from the bottom of the glass. Decent wet foamy lacing. Below average retention. (Sight - 3.75)
Smelled banana, pear, mandarin, range, allspice, cinnamon, sugary Belgian cloves and Circus Peanut candy. (Smell - 4.00)
Tasted allspice, Belgian cloves, peppery spices, banana, pear, spicy coriander, Belgian candy, grassy notes, hints or herbal and caramel. (Taste - 3.75)
Medium body. Oily-to-creamy texture. Lively carbonation. Dry finish. (Feel - 3.75)
Not as good a beer as Sofie, but glad I got to try it. (Overall - 3.75)
3.81 86 B+
ffaoe (912) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 16, 2016
aroma is of light stone fruit. dark gold in color with light head. taste is malty, of stone fruits FunkyF (1335) - Örebro, SWEDEN - DEC 15, 2016
Flaska på Thunder Bay Grille Pewaukee. Dimmigt orange med vitt skum. Doft av citrus och belgisk jäst. En hel del jäst i smaken också med skumbanan och koriander. AdolfoCC (256) - Veracruz, Veracruz, MEXICO - NOV 28, 2016
Vintage 2015, consumida el 11.13.16
APARIENCIA: de color ámbar cobrizo con algunos destellos naranjas a contraluz, se observa turbia pero se alcanza a ver una actividad de carbonatación mediana a alta. Corona de espuma color marfil de mediana retención, con burbujas compactas y algunas abiertas.
AROMA: El carácter del Brett bien presente, algo funky y agrio además de notas a clavo que es lo que predomina, ligeramente dulce con algunas notas a miel y cítricos.
SABOR: complejo, todo gracias a la presencia del Brettanomyces. Notas “funky” y agrias, además de pimienta y clavo que no llega a saturar, algo de gusto cítricto y dulce como miel que complementa a lo anterior. En el retrogusto queda un amargor medio ligero además de cierto gusto agrio y dulce.
SENSACIÓN: cuerpo medio bajo, mediana alta carbonatación.
RESUMEN: excelente cerveza a la cual el añejamiento le ha sentado muy bien. Clareeses (160) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2016
Attractive clear amber, mild carbonation and full mouthfeel. Doughy, coriander notes, finishes slightly bitter and crisp. Very pleasant to drink. Also, let’s not lie, the label is classy. euniceradio (562) - Worthington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 2, 2016
12oz bottle to tulip. Pours clouded orange, white ring head. Mod sediment. Aroma of banana, clove, funky spicy yeast. Taste of same with beets, apple and cracker.