Beerdedone (3446) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2015 ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark orange color. The head featured is an excellent 2-finger offwhite shade with really nice retention. Given its frothy texture, though, it doesn’t really leave much lacing on the glass.
S: There are some really nice apple and pear notes from the yeast. Pale malts and candied sugar make a nicely subtle backing to the fruit esters. I even pick up some peach and apricot notes as it warms up. I really like how fruity the aroma is.
T: ...and the flavor is just as fruity. There are tons of apple, pear, pineapple, peach, and apricot flavors from the fruit esters. I don’t pick up much pale malts or hop bitterness; this is dominated by fruitiness. Hell, it even comes across as ’juicy’. For 10%, there isn’t much alcohol presence at all.
M: Despite the sweet flavors, this one is relatively light and crisp. No alcohol can really be felt on the palate. I’d like about 10% more carbonation, but otherwise, I can’t complain about the mouthfeel too much.
O: I really like this. I’d even suggest this deserves a bit more hype. While it’s too sweet to be a proper Duvel clone, the fruit notes are too wonderful for me to care that much.
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a small off-white head. Aroma of yeast, bread, caramel and had some notes of fruit. Flavor of bready malts, yeast, grains, light caramel and some spices. jtclockwork (17100) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours orange gold white head. Nose/taste of lemon, bready malt and light caramel sweetness. Touch boozy. Medium body. solidfunk (9363) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Quite underrated in my opinion. Lots of florals here. Along the lines of delerium tremens. Pours golden with decent head and lacing. Light sweet perfumy finish. Some coriander. Full palate. Soft carbonation. Tap at brewpub. Darkmagus82 (2302) - - SEP 15, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 6-18-13-
Poured from growler into a chalice
Appearance – The beer pours a hazy amber-orange color. Upon pouring there is a small white colored head that fades rather fast leaving a film on the top of the brew with only light lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The brew was quite sweet smelling with a big aroma of apple and other light fruits of grape and a little bit of peach. Mixed with these smells are some light caramel aromas as well some honey. All these aromas give it a very sweet smell overall with a touch of light amounts of yeast and a grassy smell detected within.
Taste- The taste begins with a sweet fruit flavor of apple, grape and citrus upfront mixed with some breadiness and biscuit flavors. As the flavor advances some yeast comes to the tongue. With it so to comes a little bit of spice of coriander and clove. Toward the end the grape and apple get stronger in flavor and are joined by a little bit of a boozy taste. These are not the only flavors to come at the end of the taste with a grassy flavor developing more toward the middle and growing decently strong toward the end leaving a nice Belgian tasting and lightly boozy fruity flavor to be left on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer was on the thicker and creamier side with a carbonation level that was rather average to just above average. Both were nice for the style and matched the sweet, boozy and in the end more grassy flavors of the brew.
Overall – A very tasty Grand Cru that blended rather nicely the sweet fruit and sugar tastes with Belgian yeast and spice as well as a good touch of grassiness. One to try out if you get a chance. Matt_Foran (96) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Pours a nice hazy golden color, foamy off white head. The aroma is nice with hints fruit and grain. To the palate, you pick up more of the tart fruit with a malt backbone. Finishes nicely with more tartness.
italianjohn (3225) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Hazy golden pour with a thin white head and light sticky lacing .... Aroma of lemons, fruity yeast and floral noble hops .... Taste is of fruity Belgian yeast, lemony and citrusy hops, floral and abv hidden pretty well..... Has a caramel malty backbone ..... Finish is dry and tart .... Not too bad FROTHINGSLOSH (8069) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
Sampled from a 750 ml brown bottle this beer poured a hazy apricot color with a huge creamy-soapy orange-white head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was chalky, tart and bready with notes of orange and pear. The flavor was dryish, tart and chalky with orange, pear, bread and must. Long finish. Moderately full bodied. Interesting. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear dark gold body under a one finger fizzy off-white head that faded to a thin ring. The nose is heavy on the sweetness with a lot of Belgian yeast derived fruitiness and a moderate alcohol note. The flavor is pretty sweet as well, but it’s not horrible. Some light fruitiness and light-caramel notes, minimal yeastiness. Sort of a nondescript beer, noting really stands out as unique, it’s just sweet and alcoholic. Medium bodied with just a slight clinginess and a fizzy pinpoint carbonation. Meh, not a beer I’d purchase a second time around. stevoj (5434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2014
This is a lot closer to a Belgian tripel, but still a superlative beer. Buttery sweet and smooth, hazy golden with initial high head. Slick mouthfeel, interesting finish. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2014
Gold pour with creamy white head and lace. Belgian yeast and rock candy on the nose. Sweet malt, rock candy, and Belgiain yeast with a medium bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation, really solid beer