jcr (2674) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml. 2008 bottle. Hazy gold body. Frothy white head, mostly lasting. Soapy, floral aroma with notes of toasted grain, cobwebs, banana and pineapple. The flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly bitter and lightly acidic. It finishes lightly sweet, moderately bitter and moderately acidic. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation. Peppery alcoholic note in the finish. The strong floral aroma and taste is too dominant in an otherwise solid golden strong ale. You have to dig a little deeper to get to the nice fruity esters.
foodtraveller (61) - BELGIUM - DEC 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2008 - Comes out with almost no head. It has a full taste with gentle creamy hop almost. Fills the mouth also after the sip. Easy to drink but best enjoyed slowly.
screwball (1099) - Motala, SWEDEN - DEC 20, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Clear golden body.
Complex and interesting brew. Spicy and fresh aroma. Also banana, hops and flowers. Flavor is warming from the high alcohol concentration.
Also dough, yeast, hay, hops, spices and sweets. Good one but I like the blue better.
radiomgb (2686) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Golden orange, thin lingering white head, good lace.
Aroma is of citrus, alcohol, perfume, flowers, yeast.
Flavour is quite smooth, yeast, alcohol, some citrus, floral.
Yeasty mouth, med body, high carb.
Finishes warm, citrus, yeast.
Nice balance, alcohol hidden well but I prefer the blue better.
750ml bottle purchased at Premier Gourmet in Buffalo, New York.
Opened on July 26, 2009.
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - DEC 14, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Spicy yeasty nose. Creamy mouthful. Zesty and spicy and rich full flavor. Nice lively carbonation lights up your mouth and your senses. Complex and bitter finish.
Bricks (1089) - Delaware, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
2008 - A little bit of a let down from the Blue, which was incredible. This is reminiscent of a Bernardus Abt 12.. although not quite that high in quality. A rich, creamy, blonde ale.
omhper (24616) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - DEC 12, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled. Hazy deep golden, airy head. Fruity nose with plenty of perfume and coriander. Sweet and full bodied, estery alcohol, soap and coriander. Soft´and warming, arousing and complex. Juicy saffron finish with herbal bitterness.
Defreni (3098) - Husum, DENMARK - DEC 11, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Flaske: Lys næsten trippel i sit udseende. Duft af gær og frugt. Dejlig frisk i sin smag, gør at den igen minder om en trippel i sit udtryk. Dejlig belgisk øl hvor sødmen og gæren kombineret giver et balanceret udtryk Rigtig god øl.
Gypsy19 (726) - California, USA - DEC 8, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml from Total Wine & More, Roseville. Pours a mostly clear orange, fizzy within, with a large egg-white head. Aroma is mostly hoppy, with some lighter fruits coming around sparingly. Flavor is nice: Quite fruity and spicy, with a sharp funky bitterness at the end. Kind of an astringent bite, but it works. Lighter feel, good spritz element on the tongue. Not too memorable, but very likeable. Overall, very good.
armando629 (2456) - Budapest, HUNGARY - NOV 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
0, 75 l bottle, vintage 2009.
Hazy golden beer with a huge and stable, foamy white head what diminishes very slowly, leaves a nice lace on the glass and never disappears. Rich aroma of caramel and honey, spicy character with coriander, liqueric malt. Oily texture, a density like honey, very thick body with caramel, again the liqueric malt and the spicy character of coriander, some vanilla. Fine alcoholic-spicy aftertaste with a mild hop in the aftertaste. Very good and balanced brew.