oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 5, 2016
Pours a hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, highly alcoholic, citrus. GoufCustom (2001) - HONG KONG - MAR 26, 2016
Japalo (1886) - DENMARK - MAR 23, 2016
375 ml cork bottle at abv 9% opened with loud ‘pop’ bought at HK Brewcraft in Central.
Looks: Translucent golden honey colour with a thick crust of yeast sediments; One and a quarter finger head with crumpety white foam which last for 3 minutes; Excellent sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation.
Aroma: Fragrant malt, with wheaty tartness, dry champagne, pineapples, vanilla, alcohol, sugar, quite strong Bel yeast and very light lemon.
Taste: Pleasant strong sweet full Pils malt, with strong honey, strong floral, moderate tartness, strong carbo, molasses, very light alcohol, dry biscuits, strong yeast, fair lemon, moderate bitter hops and grass.
Body: Full body. Thick and very creamy palate.
<pMouth Feel: Wholesome Pils malt in a rich, thick background. Some wheaty tartness can be detected but it does not interfere that lovely creaminess, which envelope the honey and strong floral very well. The sweetness is tightly controlled to medium level, never cloying at all. The 9% booze is almost untraceable. Notable Lemony hops to round. A beauty!
Hoppiness: Very light lemon in nose. Stronger in taste plus notable light grass. Bitterness is moderate for a lasting, fair astringent sweet malty finish.
After Taste: Dry. Nicely sweet and light bitter to mouth.
Comments: This one has nice looks and heads, with fair aroma suggesting strong dryness but with surprisingly strong creamy body and honey-ish palate. Its rather simple than most strong Belgian Golden Ale, but it’s very well made with strong hints of champagne-like joyfulness. A must-try!
[email protected]McWorta (1627) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 11, 2016
with Erik. Haze to Milk yellow. Huge head. Well lasting white. Floral fruity. Melon pears. Fresh fruity hoppy mouthfeel. Dry bitter finish not lingering. Tannins. What a wonderful experience. Love this brew. Have to buy another. So balanced. Us interpretation of the strong Belgian blond and it's better.
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Opalescent golden with a frothy large white head and excellent lacings. Aromas of wheat, white pepper, green banana, mango and young pineapple with a drop of lime bound together by fruity yeast esters with a faint hint of funk develop. Effervescent, subtely slick, rather slender yet offering a concentrated body. Wheat, fruity sweetness with some light bitterness and lovely fruity astringency. Lasting bone dry finish. Superbly in harmony. gallaghermurph (54) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Pours a cloudy haystack blonde with a soapy head that lingers and clings to the glass. The aroma packs a punch! Doughy, yeasty then pears, apples, pineapple juice, maybe even a touch of bubblegum? The taste is powerful, high assertive notes of passion fruit, then to dough then supported by pleasantly bitter breadcrust undertones, maybe a well-done pancake. Really hits the full octave. The hoppy aftertaste remains on the tongue but is in no-way overpowering. Mouthfeel is right down the middle of the fairway and not too thick, which would have been a little much. Overall this is an excellent, excellent and very well thought out beer - not surprising from the Lost Abbey folks.
Linnet (1832) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - JAN 17, 2016
Yeasty, esters, herbal, brett, floral, alcohol, straw, spicy.
Golden colour, big white head, lacing.
Noticably bitter, yeasty, lightly sweet, lightly salty, lightly sour,
Fullbodied, average carbonation, warming and yeasty finish.
MissPxx (991) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 12, 2016
Lively head. Very fruity aroma with a very fruity and sweet taste. Syrupy aftertaste but really very lovely.
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@ Basunen 15-12-26: Tydlig belgisk doft och smak. Inte så tvålig. Ganska torr munnkänsla. Helt ok. davidezdonz (498) - Hong Kong, HONG KONG - DEC 17, 2015
A 12.7 fl oz corked and caged bottle with no visible best before date and poured into a Duvel tulip glass. It poured a cloudy straw yellow colour. Despite pouring extremely carefully, there’s was a crazy huge five finger fluffy white head that has super retention but eventually leaves lots sticky clingy lacing on the glass. Aromas are of pear, apple with some lemon and a hint of banana and clove. Taste was much like the aromas, with pear, apple, white wine grape and lemon to start which then settles to some banana and clove. Finish had some light boozy alcohol feel to it. Dry, medium bodied with huge carbonation. Overall, an enjoyable solid Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Fritz123 (1535) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Bottle at home in a snifter. Pours a yellow-gold haze with a one finger head and some very mild lace. Aroma is orange and lemon zest, Belgian yeasts, some barn funk, hay loft, west grass. The taste is at first the orange and lemon zest with funk and hay, then the Belgian yeasts cut in and more funk with a hint of bubblegum at the finish. Dry and big carb. Well balanced. Aged pretty well. Nicely done.