JaKeAFC (847) - ITALY - APR 26, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
75 cl bottle. Hazy yellow color, short but sustained white head, fizzy. Aroma is flowery, citrus/curação, "wild" belgian yeast,champenoise/ white wine, malts are really under cover. Almond on the finish. Light body would not expect this to be 8.4%, surprise, quite quaffable indeed. Medium bitterness, light to medium body. Finish is sharp, astringent, lemony, fairly dry and definitely raw, with a medium extension. Liked several features, but sounds "homemade", maybe a fermentation/oxidation issue, at first it was a bit "meh" but then it warmed up nicely.
GoufCustom (1439) - HONG KONG - FEB 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml crown-capped bottle with plastic-cork come with a free screwed pin bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Looks: Translucent light golden honey colour with a ring of dirt-like yeastsediments; Two finger head and soapy fluffy white foam which lasts for 1 minute; Excellent sticky lacing with very fizzy carbonation.
Aroma: Very fragrant and sweet malt, with strong floral, orange peels, strong almonds, marmalades, light pineapples, canned fruits, soda, sugar, Bel yeast, light lemon and light grass.
Taste: Mid to light sweet full Pils malt, with strong orange peels, bitter oranges, floral, strong molasses, syrup, strong spices, bread, strong Bel yeast, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and strong grass.
Body: Medium body. Thick and creamy palate.
Mouth Feel: Wholesome Pilsener malt, creamy and bready in a thickish background. Strong elements of bitter oranges and citrus peels all the way, followed by strong floral and non-cloying sweetness. Booze is very well-hidden, yeasty and very with spicy nice strong lemon to round. Interesting and nice!
Hoppiness: Strong floral, almonds, marmalades, light pineapples and canned fruits in nose. Floral, oranges, strong lemon and strong grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, high astringent sweet malty finish.
After Taste: Fairly dry. Creamy and very sweet-bitter to mouth.
Comments: This is an interesting fusion BSA, with strong influence of orange peels (reminds me of Hoegaarden Grand Cru) and strong hops give it a very juicy, fruity and flowery dimensions to compliments the good Pils maltyness and sweetness. An really enjoyable strong Belgian indeed!
McDef85 (34) - ITALY - JAN 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Color giallo paglierino, a naso agrumata e delicata, in bocca la scorza d’arancia chiude e pulisce perfettamente, senza impegnare la lingua. Asciutta, equilibrata e beverina nonostante la gradazione alcolica.
sabrina71 (4) - ITALY - DEC 6, 2015 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Complimenti per la bellissima punta amara data dalla buccia d’arancio, con chiusura di una bella nota acidulata, colpisce soprattutto la pulizia che lascia in bocca.
labeerinthum (422) - Milano, ITALY - NOV 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Golosaria 2015, Milano. L’intensità olfattiva è elevata ed elegante. La persistenza olfattiva discreta. La schiuma è di bollicine fini con abbondante carbonazione. La consistenza del liquido è opalescente. Il colore è giallo paglierino. Il corpo è strutturato pesante. L’amaro è moderato. L’intensità gustativa è elevata e la persistenza gustativa è buona. Il gusto è piacevole. Il finale è pulito. Il retrogusto è intenso.
Thirsty_Tommy (7) - - NOV 27, 2015 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2015 The combination of salty caramelised bitterness, makes you forget it offers above 8% in alcohol.
markoijelena (2011) - Belgrade, SERBIA - AUG 15, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 0.75l from Vlada at Beerville Beer Bar Belgrade Serbia.16.07.2015.Pour it hazy yellow color with small white head.Aroma of sour and grapes.Taste is sour, too much alcohol present, some fiunky feel.Not Belgian Strong Ale for me.
ThirstyBird (2516) - Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks Joel! Pours hazy golden wheat color with a white head. The smell is citrus zest, wheat, hint of sourness. The taste is sour fruit, citrus, orange zest what and yeast ending very dry. The body is light plus body with fine carbonation .
ippopotamo36 (1485) - Rome, ITALY - JUL 21, 2015
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
At the 8th tasting (round 1), held at Vlada Beerville pub in Belgrade-Serbia. Pours cloudy hay yellowish color, some white foam. Nose: rotten lemons, bad! Mouth: confusing flaws on the citric side. Awful.
R4N5H (645) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beerfest Asia, Singapore on 28/06/15. 70ml sampler. Golden hazy colour, with a small white head. Aroma of fruit (citrus, apricot), grain, grass, yeast and hops. Fruity, light malt, slightly sweet and hopped. Some white wine notes and with a dry aftertaste.