keokani (20) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 15, 2010
Aroma: caramel, chocolate. wnewberr (100) - Huntersville, North Carolina, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Appearance: red, brown, cloudy, frothy, tan foam.
Taste: medium sweetness, lightly bitter.
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation.
Overall: This is one of the very best Belgian ales I’ve ever had. After this 17th anniversary ale, the series has not been continued. The ones I had were 15th, 16th, and 17th anniversary, and all were equally phenomenal! Years later, I’m having the 17th anniversary ale again. Fortunately, since it is a bottle-conditioned, Belgian ale, it improves with aging, rather than spoiling. So, it is just as good now, as it was when it was first released. Either that, or this beer has been brewed again since its first release.
Bottled. WOW! This is a spectacular beer. Very yeast driven aroma. I taste a subtle raisin flavor that bounces across my tongue. All in all a perfect beer! MilkOfTheOld (3) - - MAY 29, 2012 does not count
A perfect beer. Strikingly Belgian in flavoring and spices, with nuttiness and malt flavor. Strong but not heavy, in some ways feels like a dark tripel with the malt subbing in for the fruitiness typical of that style. An absolute delight from a brewery that never seems to miss. Sheffee (28) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 1, 2013
One of the best beers I’ve ever had. Remarkable complexity, depth and balance. You find something new in it every time you take a sip. A must for any beer lover. Bierdimpfe (640) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 9, 2016
Thick cloudy copper color with a pink hue and powerful carbonation activity. Extra foamy, delicate, beige 3 finger sparkly head, creating a foam island and lasting around 12 minutes, with some strong legs.
tsd08460 (1261) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2017
Aromas and flavors of dark fruits, citrus, caramel, honey or maple, floral and herbal spices. Well intensified, delicious rich super fruity taste, slightly vinous but in a soft sweet way, with hints of orange/lemony/coriander/apple slightly bitter feel and a pleasant earthy oak sensation.
Slick, almost creamy, full body with some perfect carbonation. Balanced finish ending with a slightly bitter and dry, thick dark berries mouth coat and perfectly spiced aftertaste.
Overall : The perfect craft; sexy lovely look, warming, awesome freshness, complex delicious flavors, inviting smell, accessible...what else do you want?
Bomber from Total Wine Sterling (Virginia)
Aroma: woody, caramel, earthy, nuts, dark fruits
Appearance: brown with a tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: full body, creamy, lively carbonation, long finish,