BeerViking (3328) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle from the brewery, poured a hazy copper-gold with a fine and thin but lasting white head. Malt, spice and a little Seville orange on the nose, reminiscent of some of the Abbey tripels, say. Body is initially warm with sweetish malt, then quickly a dry peppery and lightly spicy takes over, before a dry and slightly quinine-bitter finish.
mstockton (225) - Frankfurt, GERMANY - MAR 1, 2012
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Blecch...poured from the bottle and it looked ok with a nice haze and an ok head. Then I sniffed and thought it smelled a little like a cleaning chemical. I was hoping for something hoppy with that nice wheaty/sweetness one comes to expect from the Belgians. But...no, this stuff tastes quite salty for some reason and I really did not like it. It’s been a long time since I’ve dumped a beer down the sink, but this one came awfully close.
pivnizub (9482) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - FEB 3, 2012
1.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 1/20
Bottle: Pale golden, milky to cloudy, extremely gushing (!!!), pathetic and extremely loose head, yeasty-fruity nose with a solid hoppy base; dryish bitter-sweet flavour, medium bodied; yeasty and hoppy finish with a distinctive tartness in the aftertaste. F**k! What an offense: You pay for 330ml and You drink only 33ml…
suprchunk (2684) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 26, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Hazy golden yellow pour. Small white head that falls fast and leaves a tiny bit of lacing behind. Hoppy, malty aroma with hints of citrus. Dry sweet malty flavor with a small bit of hoppiness. Decent beer.
Cuso (6249) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JAN 1, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Beer planet web shop.Hazy amber color with huge white head. Aroma of honey, apples, citrus. Taste, lemon, grapefruit, caramel, pines, coriander. Long strongly bitter finish. Drinkable beer.
verborghs (8) - BELGIUM - DEC 27, 2011 does not count
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours gold to gold-orange. Smells like wet hops. Tastes coriander, hops, orange skin. Little bit biter, lots of same orange aftertaste.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
In short: A chaotic, yeasty, dusty and strangely rustic amber ale. Meh
How: Bottle 330ml, consumed soon after receiving it through private importation, but probably already almost a year old
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by medium size head that quickly recedes to a persistent small beige head
In long: Nose is very yeasty (dusty yeast), notes of coriander, fruity esters (mainly apricots and bananas) and a strange moderately wild character. Taste is pretty muddy, too much yeast presence, dusty dirty carpet, faint fruity notes, honeyed cereals, random weeds/plants, wet tablecloth, barnyard, herbal hops. Finish is dry but leaves the tongue feeling like I’ve just licked a dusty carpet. This beer is quite rustic (almost wild) but not the right way, liking a dirty carpet that spent a year in a barn is not how the wild/rustic character I’m looking for. This beer was kind of a mess really and felt like the work of an amateurish brewery. Not offensive, just unfocussed and messy. A disappointment coming from Alvinne. Not a pleasant experience but there was something in the air that made me want to drink a beer, it was oxygen, breathing oxygen makes me want to drink a beer.
oldrtybastrd (3261) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a light golden amber color. Aromas of citrus/coriander/some hops. I not big a beers with coriander like tastes. Probably a good beer just not my cup of beer. Almost like a Belgian Wit with a bite.
altonbrownd (4343) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Beer Temple. Hazy golden orange body with big head. Nose of hops and plenty of citrus. Taste is quite yeasty up front. Then comes citrus and a nice tangy, bitter finish. Hops in there as well. Quite nice, but took some getting used to.
fugitive (1704) - Athens, GREECE - NOV 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 330ml. Color hazy golden with huge white head.Aroma yeast, floral, sour, hop, citrus. Taste bitter, flower, bitter, acid, yeast, spicy, citrus.