BonVoeux (40) - Beveren-Leie, BELGIUM - MAY 7, 2008
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
WOW. 33 cl bottled. Second tasting.
Hazy golden with big white head. Nice. Malts, fruity, hops and yeast aroma. Flavor is hops, some sweetness, bitterness. GOOD !
Bart (2938) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 21, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hazy, light amber blond coloured ber with some yeast particles poored out. Almost no carbonation and a small white head. Light malty fruity aroma. Full palate, some sprankling. Finish is fruity, strong bitter, Nice.
Yves (2488) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - APR 20, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2009 Cllear golden blond coloured beer. Small white head and few carbonation. Yeasty fruity aroma spiced up a little. Full little bitter palate. Finish is herby and yeasty ending sour and dry.
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle 33 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Hazy golden with a dense, white head leaving some lacework. Fresh, fruity nose. Medium-bodied, lightly tart and fruity with some phenols. Somewhat astringent finish. 160408
KimJohansen (10347) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden with huge white head. Sweet fruity aroma with yeasty and spicy notes. Sweet and slightly sour flavor with brett, spices and yeasty notes. Ends sour.
joergen (22542) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy amber coloured with a medium sized and creamy off white ehad.
Spicy aroma of yeast and fruits.
Spicy flavour of yeast and fruits with acidic notes and notes of brett and hops.
Spicy and hoppy finish.
yespr (33864) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 17, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cL bottle. Pours hazy orange with a dense and lasting chalk white head. Coriander and yeasty spiced aroma. Flavour is light yeasty spiced. Very minor acidic infection/brett flavour. Medium mellow yeasty finish. Light orange fruity into the far finish.
Glouglouburp (6104) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2008
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A superb almost funky extra-yeasty Saison-ish beer trying to pass as a regular Belgian blond ale
How: Back from Europe tasting session with Montreal crew
The look: Cloudy golden-blonde body with a medium white head
In long: Nose is not quite funky but certainly barnyard. I could smell that beer for an hour. Heavily yeasty and very doughy. In fact this is one of the doughiest beer I’ve ever had. Bready citrusy dough and dry orange peels. Hopping mixing noble hops grassy dryness, citrusy hops and foresty elements. Dry dusty finish. Nourishing fluffy body, feels like a meal! In some ways this reminds me a lot of an extra-yeasty Lost Abbey Red Barn Ale. Wow!!! what an unexpected surprise, that label is exactly the face I made on my first sip.
MartinT (8351) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 7, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Doughy yeast and piney, citrusy hops frolick in this pillowy and quenching Belgian Ale. Such a complex hoppiness in a humble vehicle of drinkability seems to always seduce me.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-Creamy foam decorates the cloudy orangey blond.
-The finishing wooden hop bitterness is as pleasant as it is drying.
-The body is very healthy and the carbonation fluffy.
-All flavors are intelligently integrated and balanced.
SHIG (3844) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - APR 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Poured a golden color with a thick huge fast acting white head. Aroma is fruit and soap. Taste is sweet honey and grain, there are some spiceness to it also.