Sammy (11651) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 26, 2009
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Imported a case of this for the Toronto gang. A stong blond that grows on me. 2008 edition. Generous white head on golden that generates rising carbonation bubbles, heavy lace. A story of yeast. Interesting yeast, even somehwat funky and certainly creamy as the glass is downed.
temporrari (397) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Okay, so I bought this thinking it was the other one. Honestly I’m a touch disappointed about that, since I really like the other brew. But, this stuff is nice as well. I don’t think I like it quite as much. It’s definitely blond, where the other Keizer is not. First sip is sharp and biting. Highly carbonated. Good flavor. I’m trying not be be harsh here, and judge it on it’s own merits. I just really wanted a darker Belgian beer tonight...
3fourths (9296) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUL 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft @ Granville Moore’s. Mostly clear lemon yellow. Beautifully soft white head. Moderately boozy nose, triple-like soap/herb esters and a high amount of sugar. Syrupy, oily, full-bodied, bite of alcohol and twinge of sugar candy consume this one. Very faint dry turn in the finish, more of an alcohol and brash body bite. Enjoyable but unremarkable. Belgian Strong rating #200.
barncatmatt (2281) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 10, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle from a local KW group order. pours clear yellow with a small white head. minimal carbonation. aroma of orange zest, tropical fruit, peppery yeast, alcohol. the flavour is the same but is huge and mouth filling. off dry super long finish. really quite nice, im glad i have more.
jason (1834) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a nice golden body with nice head. Aroma is light fruit, clove and honey. Flavor has a nice sweet honey, clove and some tropical fruit. Soft despite the high alcohol percentage.
LadySusan (766) - Ste-Therese, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 3, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
450ml. bottle at Brouhaha. The color is a dark brown with a thin beige head. The aroma is heavy of malt and alcohol. The taste also of malt and molasse with seet fruits. When they say Belgium Strong they are not wrong.
blankboy (7482) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (750ml) shared with HogTownHarry, garthicus, GregClow & tupalev -- c/o HogTownHarry. Pours a hazy bubbly gold with an average size fizzy white head. Aroma of yeast, banana, biscuity malt and some floral notes. Flavour: Whoa, the alcohol sure takes you by surprise -- wow! It’s sweet, a bit syrupy along with biscuity malt. Medium bodied, quite carbonated. Way too boozy, making this just O.K.
nuplastikk (5961) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 20, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Birreria Paradiso. Creamy orange yeasty appearance. Thick, creamy, yeasty taste, with a touch of bitterness. Amber candi-sugar notes as well. More bitterness that your typical big Belgian ale. Very well done.
DietPepsican (1586) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - JUN 12, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold with a large white head. Aroma is sweet and you get hit with the belgian yeast right up front. It also has some honey, clove, and just a bit of foot. Flavor is loaded with green apple, heavy yeast, lemons, lime rind, biscuity malts and just a bit of floral spiciness. Finishes with a nice little boozy finish, but doesn’t distract.
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - JUN 10, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Garthicus, Blankboy, and GregClow, courtesy of Harry. Medium yellow, small white head. Strong yeast and malt aroma. Strong taste - malty, sweet, alcohol. Too much, too strong, too syrupy - did not really work for me at all.