Alphadelic (2078) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Cloudy, half-set honey with a fade from straw-gold to tiger orange all topped with a creamy crest - picture perfect. Lemony Belgian yeast aromas mingle with a bandy burn on the nose. Smooth and sleek on the tongue carrying puffy wafts of sweet and sour. A tiny detection of light hopping and a spirituous richness that sticks in the throat. An amazing beer.
Arayaga2 (2057) - portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy cider colored with very little head. Aroma is like a cider fermented with brett. Sweet and spicy with that pleasant pineapple and barn. Taste is the same, with more bretty bitterness and tannic woodiness well after the finish. Some warming alcohol.
Jesterdeal (1985) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by Dan. Aroma is dulled hops; citrus, and resin; oak, peach and mustard. Pours chunky and murky with small chunky film. Looks like cider sludge. Taste is pleasant with peach notes, vanilla oak, slight bar mustard and a resin hop finish. Nice enough but I was unimpressed.
popery (1863) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 2, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting beer, though not entirely successful. The calvados barrel comes through with mostly sharp, boozy notes. Some green apple is lurking in there, but it’s just a bit harsh and mostly mixes in with the general fruitiness of the beer, which may be from the barrel - hard to tell. Aroma is a bit medicinal. Mustard is also fairly subtle and I mostly picked it up in the taste. Some caramel malt, some spice. Fairly dry. Mouthfeel is a tad thin but still pretty good. Not a bad looking beer - a cloudy yellow with a fizzy, dying head.
wetherel (1859) - Cupertino, California, USA - DEC 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dasilky1 tasting. Dec 13th 2009. Bottle opened by WeeHeavySD. Thanks Jon! Deep yellow color. Maybe a little cloudy (I like cloudy for some reason). Some oxidation, which is nice. Leans dry. Somewhere between a saison and a Belgian triple. Fruity. Very good.
fugitive (1835) - Athens, GREECE - MAY 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Color dark unclear orange with small white head. Aroma malt, caramel, fruits. Taste malt, fruits, alcohol.
Abio (1831) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 4, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Light orange coloured beer with no head. The taste is sour sweet, spiced, just like the aromas. I miss gas in this beer. Not totally my thing.
gEUS (1676) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle at home - taken from notes (21/11/2010). Deep amber colour, no head. Aroma of cognac/calvados alcohol/esters is well present, together with some more nutty and fruity notes (frangipane pie = almond cake with apricot/peach jam). Sweet and quite thick body... Like.
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle with our Mes, cheers our kid. Murky orange with a few floaty bits, thin white head. Great smell, can really pick out the oak aging, apple, tarty ciderness. Flavoutr similar with a lovely sweet and sour finish. Very good.
JoeinDahlem (1438) - Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 9, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This well-rounded little piece of art far exceeded my expectations. 33cL bottle pours a deep burnt orange with reddish-pink highlights, and a fading white head that leaves some laces. Smells like a zesty orange liqueur, like mandarine peel steeped in schnapps, with subdued traces of wood, earth and honey. Very pleasant, actually. Flavor is a rounded medley of woody tartness, light sweetness and mellow bitterness. That sweetness hangs on to the creamy orange aroma and goes a touch nutty, like toasted walnut. Harmonious and complex yet easily tasty. Alcohol hides until it gets to your belly, which is agreeably dangerous. Gets better as it warms in the snifter.