tderoeck (8219) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2011
03/02/2011 - 33cl bottle @ home - BBD: SEPT/11 (2011-47)
Aroma: yeast, lime, fruity, sour, some geuze-notes. Little cloudy orange to light amber coloured beer. Creamy towering off-white head, stable and adhesive. MF: lots of carbon, medium body. Taste: fruity, apples, lime, then hops, some yeast. Aftertaste: pretty dry, citrus, long lasting bitter turning a little medicinal in the end.
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A Mes rate. Bottle that Glenn and Davy kindly left at my house.
Well, the brits would never handle this. I mean, itís hazy for godís sake. And it actually has a head. Oh and itís bottle conditioned but not cardboardy. Belgian folks making a good sub 4% abv bitter? True story folks. Excellent English style earthy notes with some really pleasant hops giving some nice grassy notes and fruity Belgian yeast character that, from an English point of view, is really something quite different but works really well. Really good fruit actually, and there is a musty leather note that works well. Excellent dryness, really good lengthy bitter finish with some really really good floral hops and more earthy malt with a faint doughy hint. Loads of character and flavour. If this came cask conditioned and pulled through a hand pump, Iíd be even happier. An excellent English style beer with a hint of Belgium. Guys, this is excellent stuff.
Jerre (3235) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 33 cl. @ @ Bles festival, 09.10.2010.
Hazy darkgolden to amber color, with a beige head.
Aroma hops, malts, fruit touch.
Taste wonderfull for suh a low alohol beer. Nice balance, malts, hops, bitterness, dry. Great.
ladnewton (1815) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 14, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at Nuetnigenough, Brussels on 12th November 2012. Hazy amber with white foam and spot lace. Richly hoppy aroma. Intensely hoppy in-mouth; grapefruit and orange zest are present, along with delicate spice notes. Thick hoppy finish with citric tang. Excellent flavour, and zingy mouthfeel. Fair body-to-strength ratio.
bhensonb (14178) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle by mail from the Alvinne Biershoppe. Pours hazy amber with a foamy off-white head. Aromas of evergreen and fruit/floral. Med body/muzzy carb. Flavor is very evergreen/veg/fruit/floral and maybe anything else covered by the plant kingdom. Itís got a whole lot of mixed flavors. And it finishes quite definitely bitter. Hard to believe itís only 42 ebu. Does a nice bit of lacing too. A good beer that will wake up the old palate.
bierkoning (12581) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Deep golden color. Grapefruit and oily hops in the aroma. Thinnish, but full of flavor. Peach, pineapple, grapefruit, oily hops. A delicious light ale!
kraddel (6386) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle (50 cl ) expired 2013, yet no way of telling in the shop, since the price sticker was cleverly stickered over the date... Anyway. Mild gusher, that comes rather late. Pours unclear orange. Big and growing white head. the stability is rediculous. it was multiple centimeters above the border of the glass before it finaly gave up. Impressive ! Smell is very brett-forward, some malts. Taste is intense, brett, grainy. Typical classic alvinne. I donít dislike it at all though ! Infection usually gives sourness and a bad taste, here ( IF infected ! ) it only gives a real nice brett-taste. Never had it fresh, but if fresh it was a basic bitter, i think i prefer this ! talk about an orval clone :)
BelgBeerGeek (1308) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - MAR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
head: bubbly/ bit rocky , white
smell: very hopy, skunky lychee, grassy, bit smokey, kinda malty, hay/barnyard
taste: start is very bitter and malty , later irony and very bitter sticky palate , some touch of peanuts/cashews , slight saltyness , overall is very very dry , and very bitter, aftertaste is almunds , but i like it , itís a very characterfull beer with allot of taste ! and the low abv isnít noticeable at all , very good !
EugeneStraver (166) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
DBF Geos 20110420 (33 cl Bottle): A light amber, cloudy beer with a normal nearly white head. The smel is very much fruity/citrus from the hop. The taste is some sweet, malty with fast a bitter with citrus-sour tast. The citru-like hop taste stay long in the mouth. Good nice bitter tasted beer.
Swaroga (2111) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.5cl bottle. Hazy orange , light amber. The head ... letís put it this way; the bottle exploded and spoiled almost half of my beer on the floor. While pouring it into a glass, the head is big but it goes down quickly. Nose ; fresh and strong aromas overall. Fruity orange, some plum and the a dry aroma that reminds me Lambic. Little tart. Sip ; low density body with still lively carbonation. Itís quite dry from the start with distingtive hop bitterness on the end. It leave a dry spicy taste on the tongue. Strong spicy beer with dominating clove. Overall it is a very rich beer and amazingly full for the low alcohol.