Lore (2563) - Budapest, HUNGARY - APR 22, 2017
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
hazy orange colour, medium sized off-white head; aroma of apple, woody-tannin notes, citruses, bread and slight acetone; taste of oak barrel, tannins, unripe apple, acidic sourness, apple brandy, yeast and hints of acetone; spicy alcohol in the aftertaste; good Belgian strong ale, though definitely not among the best ones; for me, it is clearly not the 14th best Belgian strong ale...anyway, with this, I finally ticked the first 15 :-)
Yorker (1955) - Herning, DENMARK - APR 13, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle @ home. Pours cloudy golden amber with a white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are Belgian yeast, apples, lemons, and honey - with a dry finish.
MadRobin (2929) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - MAR 30, 2017
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Owen's Ordinary in North Bethesda, MD.
Slightly hazy yellow with a fine, off-white head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of apple jack, white grapes, yeast, candi sugar, brett, oak and banana.
Taste of sweet white grapes, candi sugar, yeast, sweet apple juice, sour apples, wood, sweet peaches and banana. This very sweet and fruity yet with a slightly sour element, too.
Full/medium body and low carbonation.
Great aroma, which initially reminds me of opening a cask of aged apple jack, but then gets more complex--and much sweeter. The flavor continues the complexity, but also the extreme sweetness. I had a 4 ounce pour as a dessert beer, which was perfect. For other purposes, this may be too sweet.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
fombe89 (3101) - Asturias, SPAIN - MAR 8, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella. @La Vache Folle, Burgos 02/03/2017
Color amarillo turbio, pequeña corona de espuma blanca, aromas predominantes son los bretas, con un sabor ligeramente acido, seguido de notas citricas con un final seco, buena cerveza con breat.
NikkTwist (3050) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2017
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2017 Draft at Khyber Pass. Cloudy golden orange pour with a touch of foam. No lace. Sugary sugarcane malts, citrus hops, and a bit of Brett. Rock candy. Orange saltwater taffy. Duck sauce. Plums. Mango. Faint Belgian florals. Thyme. Rose hips. Hibiscus. Candy floss. Hint of apple cider vinegar. Puckeringly sweet but hides the ABV amazingly well. Flavors separate as it warms. Tart apple at the top. Light brown sugar undernearh. A marvelous confection!
strowlands8 (199) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2017
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is funk and oak. Taste us Belgian yeast, oak and some sweetness. Low carbonation, no real head or lacing.
Lubiere (13548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A hazed golden ale with a thin lacing white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light candy sugar, light curacao, light alcohol, nice and smooth. In mouth, a nice sweet fruity malt with light candy sugar, light curacao and coriander, alcohol warmth, light honey and apple, nice and smooth. On tap at L’autre oeil.
Earlier Rating: 10/5/2016 Total Score: 3.9
A hazed amber ale with a thin white head. In aroma, sweet fruity malt with light Brett, light lactic notes, light woody notes, alcohol warmth, very nice. In mouth, a sweet fruity malt with light coriander, curacao, aniseed, banana esters, bourbon barrel notes, warming alcohol, very nice and complex. On tap at Beau’s Oktoberfest 2016.
slowrunner77 (11478) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Youri. Lightly cloudy golden in color. Initial aroma is apple and barrel, with some heat. Even as it warms, the triple aspect is a little buried, though not totally lost as it is at first. Pleasant apple, Brandy, vanilla and light yeast. Easy drinking despite the abv showing.
BVery (10122) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Churchkey. Hazy blonde pour with a white head. Yeasty/Bretty, white wine / grape. Mild Brandy. Fairly strong wood. Somewhat dry finish. Cool beer.
beerplace (1460) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 5, 2016
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at St. Augustine’s during 1st 45 taps annual event with Alex and Josh. Pours a slightly hazy gokden with a white head. Aroma is very fruity, cherries, apples. Taste is pretty the same. Moderate to high level of sweetness, moderate level of apple sourness. Very pleasant.