dwyerpg (6402) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Smells fantastic Creamy and tingly. Looks pretty good. This is pretty good. A sweetness to it with a bit of citrus as well. Definitely tingly. Solid. mkapostasy (4) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 5, 2012 does not count
A very good beer, not too big, not over the top just a very good belgian ale. It packs a big punch.
My wife who likes the soft belgians like blue moon thinks this is as good as duvel.
This has a better flavor than duvel but not as clear or crisp. So at the right price it is an excellent beer.
ChainGangGuy (4925) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2012
22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
superspak (5998) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Appearance: Pours out a clear, light golden body with a meringue-like, airy, white head. The head collapses but sustains a thin coating.
Smell: Sweetish nose of pils and wheat malt with notes of honeysuckle, spicy-scented whole peppercorns, aromatic esters of stone fruits and pulped ’nanas, chewing gum, and alcohol.
Taste: Pilsner malts with a tickle of tangy wheat malt. Moderately sweet with a sugary flourish. Splash of tart pear and banana juices. A few green peppercorns. A quarter teaspoon of sweetened lemon cream. Small hint of alcohol. Drying, fruity, and spicy on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Not overly sweet, not too boozy, and not burdensomely heavy in the mouthfeel department -- I kinda liked it!
22 ounce bottle into chalice, no bottle dating. Pours fairly crystal clear golden amber color with a 1 finger dense and fluffy white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of apricot, lemon, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, candi sugar, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big apricot, lemon, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, candi sugar, bread, herbal, grass, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness. Good amount of earthy yeast spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of apricot, lemon, pear, apple, light banana, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, candi sugar, bread, light bubblegum, and herbal/yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Fairly dry after the finish. Damn nice complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/spiciness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, crisp, and slightly bready mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent tripel! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, pale malt, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth and crisp to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering. RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Pours a clear, corn-kernal gold, with a light fog, and a small white head. Has a very light yeast aroma, with straw and slight sweat banana bread and cedar. Taste is of sweet bread and salty spices -- even some cinnamon and allspice. Carbonation is on the higher side, with a medium to full body. Finish is strong, with a mild bitterness.
Other notes: Not overpowering, but strong enough. Randomly grabbed it off the shelf at the local store. Will buy again.
rondphoto (4494) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Slightly hazy bright golden amber with a good white head and vertical streaks of lace. The taste begins with strong caramel mixed with light spices, honey, wheat, and toast. The flavor grows through the palate to a edgy, non-hoppy finish that brings things back to a nice balance. A solid example of a Belgian Ale. Recommended.