gunnfryd (8531) - Kristiansand, - NOV 15, 2009
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark golden orange colour with huge floaties and a white head. Aroma is sweet, hop, orange, citrus. Flavour is dry, sweet, orange, yeast, hop, spices. Strange beer
DanielBrown (3164) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at POV, Brum. Bottle threatened to explode, but did not. Once poured, it looks flat. Aroma is unspecifically orange, like a plug in air freshened. Taste is orange, specs, some wheat, some paper, some delicious yeast. On one hand it’s a bit dull, but on the other hand it’s compelling and enjoyable. You decide.
Lilja (952) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smak och doft av söta äpplen, blommer, honung, bivax, tvålig karaktär. Porlig beska.
Pyrmir (1136) - Westra Aros, SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
330 ml bottle, from old tasting notes. Hazy pale golden with white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, citrus, spicy with clear yeast notes. Taste has the same notes. Fairly sweet with good bitterness.
madmitch76 (9845) - , Essex, ENGLAND - FEB 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
5th February 2012
Hazy gold beer with some floaters. Good pale cream coloured head. Crispy palate. Seltzer minerals. A little spice. Mild citrus, very mild. Finishes semi dry. Bit of a fresh air beer!
czar (2221) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours hazy light but bright golden with a decent white head, some retention and lacing. wheat, light acidity, breadied malts, floral grassiness, lightly sprucey, spicy character - malts and hops. light barnyard notes. plenty of yeast. some floaters, even though i have been careful in transport and pouring. average carbonation, light to medium body - oily, good mouthfeel, nice herbal-citrusy and lightly acidic finish. good offering but nothing spectacular like their others.
tyler_durden (113) - ITALY - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ il pretesto. It pours golden with a great white head on top. Light body. Aroma is apple and sweet fruit with a good bitterness that balances everything. A very good beer.
tiong (2237) - Espoo, FINLAND - NOV 29, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Ales By Mail
Pours golden orange with a foamy white head. Aroma of spices, yeast, fruits and farmhouse notes. Taste is fruity with hints of spices, malts and some hints of saison like farmhouse notes. Finish is sweetish with spicy and fruity notes and mild grainy notes. Okay, quite well balanced Belgian blond ale.
TET (1093) - FINLAND - OCT 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A reddish yellow beer with a quite big and blond head. Aroma is very aromatic, mints, flowers, honey and fruits. Taste of mints, flowers, some fruits and drying spices. Medium bodied, quite lot of carbonation, easy to drink. The very flowery and aromatic belgian ale.
Rasmus40 (6935) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Willems. Hazy yellow with a white head and floaties. Flavor is sweet, malty, citrus, spicy and yeasty. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 150812
Noctilucus (97) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - JUN 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very hazy, somewhere between blonde and amber with a solid white head and limited visible carbonation, some minuscule floaters.
The nose is rather soft, a mixture of orange, vanilla, fruity and hops. The taste starts out surprisingly strong, hoppy, non-sweet orange peel (though that’s not part of the ingredients). Mostly bitter but with some added complexity; a quite carbonated feel that is almost aggressive; overall quite spiced. The aftertaste hints of citrus fruit bitterness (e.g. grapfruit), some maltiness providing a bit more body, even a touch of alcoholic warmth.
Overall not really my thing -probably the only Abbaye des Rocs brew where I’ll say that- but that’s mostly a personal thing. It’s too bitter and in spite of the strong attack has too little body to my liking