SylvainCFC (360) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2017 pintbypint (3877) - Edmonton, Alberta, - SEP 13, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml green bottle. Best before Feb 2017. Gold in colour, quite hazy with a few odd dark floaties. Large white head, lots of clinging foam leaving multiple lace rings. Nose is citrusy, herbal, yeasty, spicy. Taste starts with citrusy-candied orange sweetness, bread and honey, moves into yeasty spicy notes with grass notes. Late grassy and straw like notes with a bitterness that sticks around. Body is medium, lively and fine bubbled carbonation on the tongue. Big drinkability for a 10% beer, doesn’t ever feel heavy or boozy. A nice strong golden Belgian brew.
Robe blonde foncée, orangée, voilée, brumeuse. Mousse blanche abondante, très compacte, stable, grand calme. Très bonne tenue. Nez très doux, sucre, fruits mûrs, miel, notes alcooleuses. Bouche douce, très chaleureuse, vapeurs d'alcool. Base maltée épaisse, miel, sucre, fruits mûrs, frangipane, notes houblonnées florales. Amertume en fin de bouche, finale longue douce-amère très intéressante. Corpulence épaisse, carbonatation moyenne. Blonde belge forte, très douce, mais jouissant d'un bel équilibre houblonné, très gourmande. Complexe. Rappelle la Bon Voeux de Dupont. maekchu (4069) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 7, 2017
Bottle. Nose of bread, citrus, and pungent yeast. Cloudy blond color. Sweetish stone fruit, light citrus, small sugar note. Medium-full body. Good balance, moderately full flavors, and great development through palate stages BlackHaddock (7748) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2017
2nd October 2017: 75cl bottle, BB 2021. Cheers Mat for bringing this to the monthly Shrewsbury Beer Exchange meeting. Misty golden pour, white topping. Yeasty aroma, taste was boozy, fruity and semi-sour: half Saison, half Belgian Strong Ale. dropi6 (654) - POLAND - OCT 4, 2017
Golden, hazy, lot of floating bits. malty, honey, more honey, herbal, some bretts. Very bitter, intense. minutemat (6133) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2017
75cl bottle @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie Oct 17. Courtesy of myself. Pours a misty gold, small foamy brilliant-white head. Lovely fresh saison-like aroma. Taste is balanced, strong, smooth with a nice soft yeasty character, some bubblegum-like sweetness emerging. Excellent strong Saison-like belgian strong ale.
Garrold (5689) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2017
Bottle. Mig's Wines, Brussels. Pale amber. Soft haze. Thin, dense, lacing, lasting, white head. A bit slow moving and leggy. Looks the business. Nose has barley sugars. Toffee apple. Baked apple. Pear drops and banana. Bit of ginger spice. Taste is sweet and chewy. Lots of herby bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel. Drinks easy at the ABV. Herbal bitter finish. Biroholik (1585) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - SEP 14, 2017
Piwne Degustacje, Browariat Katowice (10.09.2017) sokuzs1 (1577) - POLAND - SEP 11, 2017
Wersja 2013. Pomarańczowy kolor, wysoka piana. W aromacie i smaku podonie. Potężne utlenienie. Dużo nut miodu wielokwiatowego. Poza tym pomarańcze, morele. W tle dużo przypraw, fenoli. Alko świetnie zamaskowany. Po tym czasie doskonale sie ułożył.
Umiarkowane ciało, długi przyprawowy finisz. Nic wielkiego...
Aroma: honey, cereal, white pepper, apricot. gr_pa (859) - siemianowice, POLAND - SEP 10, 2017
Taste:moderate sweet, cereal, white pepper, honey.
Clear, golden, lots of particles, nice head. Very oxidated. Quite light body, meeium swetness. Long bitter, bit alco finish. superspak (6094) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - JUL 23, 2017
750 ml bottle into tulip glass; 2017 vintage bottling, batch No. 2. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy golden amber/light orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big lemon, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, and lightly toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of banana, bubblegum, clove, honey, nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of big lemon, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, and lightly toasted biscuit; with lighter notes of banana, bubblegum, clove, honey, nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light-moderate yeast spiciness and herbal/grassy bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of lemon, orange, peach, pear, apricot, melon, red apple, white grape, peppercorn, honey, biscuit, nuttiness, herbal, floral, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitter/spiciness balance, and zero cloying/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate dryness from bitter/spiciness, lightly increasing through the glass. Medium-plus carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/bready/sticky, and slightly syrupy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Mildly increasing warmth of 10% after the finish. Overall this is an excellent Belgian strong pale ale! All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, bready malt, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. Perfectly balanced yeast and malt flavors, with very well rounded complexities. Never overly sweet or heavy feeling for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.