Taboada (591) - Compostela (Galiza), - FEB 12, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750 mml bottle tasted on the 07/02/2016. Hazy pale yellow colour. Fruity and yeasty aroma. Taste is Sweet with fruitiness, yeast, spices. Next one please!
McDef85 (34) - ITALY - DEC 31, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Profumo intrigante di erba e agrumi, schiuma pannosa ma tenace. Delicata con amaro protagonista ma non aggressivo, che cresce pian piano fino a lasciare una sensazione gradevole e pulita in bocca. Retrogusto luppolato morbido e persistente. Ottima in accompagnamento a cibi sostanziosi e discretamente grassi, da provare.
paco441 (5) - ITALY - DEC 29, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Tra le birre "amare" non tiene confronto con nessun’altra birra. Schiuma persistente come il sapore che lascia in bocca e nel naso. Assolutamente da provare.
SkillsFactory (369) - ITALY - DEC 12, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Giallo paglierino, velata dai lieviti, schiuma bianca di media persistenza.
Aroma di pepe e leggero coriandolo, erbaceo, malti chiari.
Al palato sempre pepe e coriandolo, coda tra l'agrumato leggero e l'erbaceo.
Corpo leggero, mediamente carbonata.
Thirsty_Tommy (7) - - NOV 27, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2015 Showcase an innovative interpretation of bitter, not violent and brutal as too often, but appears elegant and playful. We had it with aged soft cheeses and San Daniele ham... and was NIRVANA.
GoufCustom (1303) - HONG KONG - NOV 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml crown-capped bottle with plastic-cork (!) come with a free screwed pin bought at CitySuper in Harbour City, Tsim Sha Tsui.
(P.S. Do not use that useless screw-pin that comes with the bottle, as you will have no chance to pull out that tough plastic cork. Use a proper cork screw for wine instead!)
Translucent light golden honey colour with a ring of dirt-like yeast sediments; Explosive four finger head and crumpety white foam which lasts for 3 minutes; Beautiful sticky lacing with active carbonation; Very fragrant aroma of full malt, with pineapples, vanilla, peaches, apricots, caramel, banana, honey, sugar, thick bread, strong Bel yeast, lemon and moderate grassy hops; Mid to light sweet taste of Pils malt, with caramel, grapefruits, strong molasses, strong Bel yeast, strong lemon, strong bitter hops and strong grass; Close to medium body. Slick and smooth palate; Mouth feel is solid Pilsener malt - wholesome, quite creamy and bready. Good caramel throughout, with long grapefruit and bitter hops to balance the strong molasses. Yeasty and lemony, more of a IPL and than Belgian Ale. Cool!... Hoppiness is fragrant pineapples, peaches, apricots, lemon and grass in nose; grapefruit, strong lemon and strong grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, Close to high astringent sweet malty finish; Quite dry after taste. Smooth and very hoppy to mouth.
Comments: As Belgian Ale, this one is interesting as well as solid - good Pils malt base with fragrant Pineapple and caramel characters, and very strong grapefruit / citrus hoppiness. This is pricey stuff (US$15 apiece) and it would be nice to release a 330ml bottle for session instead. Still, a very solid Italian take on Belgian Blonde, with very hoppy twist. Worth the money!
pils70 (98) - - OCT 13, 2015
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Color arancio torbido. Luppolo e fiori al naso. Poco corpo e complessità. Al palato si rivela abbastanza banale.
kerenmk (3621) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Yoav. Hazy-cloudy blond with a white head. Fruity, pear and peach aroma. Sweet, fruity, cantaloupe taste. Soft bitterness, soft carbonation, fruity finish. Nice and refreshing.
DSG (9748) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 10, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Yoav. Hazy pale yellow. Aroma of cardboard, some fruitiness, yeast, spiciness. Sweetish and slightly tart flavor with fruitiness, yeast, spiciness, and a bitterish hops finish. Medium-bodied.
R4N5H (525) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Beerfest Asia, Singapore on 28/06/15. 70ml sampler. Hazy orange colour with a small white head. Aroma of grain, citrus fruit and floral pine. Light body, medium carbonation. Slightly sweet, fruity with a light hop and citrus finish.