MiP (15650) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2008
Bottle, thank you yespr. Refreshing citric aroma, hint of sweet malt and spice. Cloudy orange colour. Big stable, plasticky white head. Sweet flavour, spicy, clove and alcohol. Uncompromising bitterness in the finish. rederic (3335) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 2, 2008
750ml bottle, slight hazy honey gold hue, with a fluffy white head, yeasty, fruity, spicy nose of pineapples, mangoes, ripe apples, with some honeyed pale malt accents, and a floral hop citrusy aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a mild honeyish pale malt, fruity character of apples, pears, mangoes, with a hint of vanilla spiciness, and a faint flowery hop zesty citrusy accent, within a warmth mouthfeel, leading towards a lemony, leafy hop bitter finish. SuzyGreenberg (1603) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 2, 2008
750 ml bottle - thanks to USCMustangman for the trade; pours bright orange and mostly clear (first glass) with frothy white head; sweet aromas of malts, fruit, apple, vanilla and lemons; very little spice in the flavors; second glass was muddy brown from the yeast and the obvious increase in texture; musky flavors of bananas and fruit; an ok beer overall
Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 1, 2008
Bottle at Toronado San Diego. Pours with a golden body topped by a thin head with some lacing. It’s light and fruity with a light note of malt and a little grassy hop note. Light bodied and smooth. MI2CA (1340) - Noblesville, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2008
Sample at J Gumbos Aug 2008 Indy tasting - Aroma is spicy yeast, alcohol, citrus and pale malts. Flavor matches with a little more fruit and less alcohol. Palate is creamy, tart and thin. OK, but not something I would actively seek out.
davhix (38) - Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2008
enjoyed this in a vintage trappist glass. very nice color - especially with some sunlight shining through it. decent head, but somewhat short lived. a little sweet, a little malty, a little bitter finish. it changes as you drink it. good stuff. bradlyc77 (226) - Sebastopol, California, USA - SEP 27, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 23, 2009 Yellow/golden in color with a kind of yeasty cloudiness and character. Nice aroma and bitterness for the style. ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - SEP 25, 2008
Bottle from Southbay. Yellow pour with a fluffy white head and spotty lace. Fruity aroma dominated by by citrus. Yeasty flavor combined with citrus. Nice dry finish alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - SEP 23, 2008
Bottle; previously had sampled this at Lost Abbey, but did not rate. Poured a nice, vibrant gold with a medium whitish head. Aroma was nice; sweet malt, fruit, flowers, yeast, some must, earth and light spicing. Don’t know what to make of the flavor. Started off a bit sweet, and malty which faded into a herbal/floral element. Not much alcohol in the taste, although it was present a bit in the palate. Just an ok beer from them. Boutip (6321) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 23, 2008
Bottle courtesy of Bu11zeye: Poured a deep golden color ale with a medium size foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma consists of semi-sweet Belgian-style malt with some light alcohol but no fruity ester as I had expected. Taste is a mix between some sweet Belgian malt with some hint of alcoholic phenols but no signs or fruity yeast ester or floral hops notes. Full body with good carbonation and some alcohol showing. I can’t say that this is bad but it is still somewhat short from Duvel.