sebletitje (6025) - Enghien, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample @ 5de Brugs Bier festival.
Cuivrée trouble, col beige crémeux épais avec qcq sédiments.
Arôme de levure, malt, houblon fleuri pointe de sucre brun.
En bouche, malté une pointe de feuille de tabac, houblon Saaz sur un profile allemand, malt léger et grillé, amertume citronnée sèche. Épaisse en bouche avec un profile levure sur la fin.
77ships (3099) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle sampled @ Bruges Beer Festival 2012: slight fox amber with a white head, smells like typical sweet Belgian malts, dash of spices, taste is sweet Belgian malts, slightly musty/mouldy, caramel, sweet orchard fruits esters, hint of hops, lots of slightly sweeter spices, mainly cloves,… medium body & carb.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Date: January 15, 2011
Source: Brusin Ales, Asheville NC
Appearance: clear copper, pillowey while head, sudsy lace
Aroma: dry and spicy aroma, light mustyness
Flavor: sweet spicy flavor, sweet esters, balancing phenolic spicyness
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 6/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 10/20
Score: ** /4
crossovert (5695) - Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
11.2 oz bottle.
It pours a golden/amber, not too dark. The head is huge, white, and active and lasts for awhile before leaving thick lacing.
The smell is decent, though a bit thin. There is some yeasty goodness and fruitiness in there. There is an underlying stale breadcrust scent.
Wow, this one tastes interesting. I don’t know if there is an infection here or if it should be a sour ale. If it is a sour ale, it is a tad bit blunt. It has a big acidic bite. It isn’t necessarily as sour as it is acidic. It has a strong lactose flavor. There is also some lemon. I don’t think this is supposed to taste like this, the website says something totally different for the description.
Alas, reading some other reviews it is also sour on top, so I don’t know what to say. Interesting but not perfect.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-21-2010 00:34:45
obguthr (3318) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 13, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Strong apple nose, hot, with banana overtones. Opaque amber, thin head despite an aggressive pour, abundant carbonation from the botom of the glass. Dry and weak in the foreground but moderate apple and whole orange notes emerge. Clover present. Alcohol is a little insistent. I’m becoming aware of a "house flavor" from this brewer.
tderoeck (3643) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2011
05/01/2011 - 33cl bottle @ home (2011-5)
Somewhat cloudy dark amber to reddish orange beer, light beige rocky towering head. Aroma: fruity (peaches, apples and pears), hops, spices, pepper and alcohol. MF: lots of carbon, medium body, soft texture. Taste: fruity, agrum fruits, malts, hop. Aftertaste: green apples, spices, hops. Nice long finish.
daniele (4502) - ITALY - SEP 19, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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jrob21 (2190) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 6, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark yellow with a huge and form fitting white head that dissipates quickly. The drink is mostly sweet and spicy with a bit of clove and bannana. All of the flavors are interesting on their own but some how don’t come together in quite a coherent pattern. Fruity, slightly earthy yeast aroma.
basspro76 (423) - New York, USA - AUG 30, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cascading yellow with a bubbly foam head. Aroma of heavy yeast and alcohol. Taste is banana, clove, spice, alcohol and yeast. Flavors are a little dry and don’t really blend together as nicely as some of the higher quality belgium ales.
bhensonb (9866) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Marcus. Pours orange with essentially no head. Aroma seems similar to celery. Medium body with coarse, foamy carbonation. Flavor is mildly sour and wild. There’s nice light sweet fruit. Sweet and tart. Brilliant.