fiulijn (13445) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 13, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010-06-19, courtesy of fonefan, 8-4-7-4-16=39
Hazy blond color; big creamy head. Very nice aroma, hoppy and crispy; very light vegetables and soap. Smooth mouthfeel, also because of the carbonation gone with the foam; The malt flavor is very spicy; the attention is suddenly detoured by a very strong ending bitterness. Very good; extremely hopped Abbey Tripel or Belgian Strong Ale.
2010-04-03, tasting at Papsø, 7-4-8-5-16=40
Hazy blond color; big head. The aroma is citrusy and very crispy, wheat crackers, lightly perfumy. Malt flavor, very spicy (coriander) and with strong bitterness; whatever yeast it was used, this one gives an all-round feeling along with spicy complexity, fuller body than other similar uber-hopped Belgian Ales; quite original in the Belgian panorama.
Fred82 (2091) - Québec City, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from IPB.
Appearance : Clear amber with medium white head. Slight gusher.
Aroma : Nice brett with light barnyard notes. Nice malt with light spices and light hops. Humm not sure if it’s brett I’m smelling... Picking up some honey notes as it warms up.
Taste : Light brett with very light sourness/acidity. Malt and hops with light spices. Finish very yeasty with very light tartness.
Palate : Light carbonation. Nice palate.
Overall : Ok what is this now... looks like it’s infected but it’s not bad. Nose is rather nice actually. Taste good but nothing really special. Shooting in all directions. No elegance at all. It’s gets much worse as it warms up.... not good.
GBZ59 (937) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - JUL 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Botella de 330ml servida en copa TULIPA. Saboreada en Mar´11
Color Ambar cobrizo con cuerpo turbio y tránslucido. Espuma túpida y persistente con lígero encaje.Burbuja media y burbujitas "en ascensor"; bien carbonatada. Aroma a frutas y lúpulos. En boca amargor suave con un toque agridulce, notas frutales de manzana.Cuerpo medio, refrescante y agradable. No se percibe el nivel de ABV .El retrogusto mantiene el suave amargor pero algo más dulce. Bebible.330ml bottle served in a TULIP glass. Enjoyed on Mar´11
Pours copper amber, foggy. Foam is dense & extended with a light lacing. Medium bubbles riding an elevator. Well carbonated. Fruity aroma. Mildy bitterness touched by a light sweetsourness below. Fruity notes of apples. Medium body & refreshing sensation. ABV doesn´t bother at all, kindy flavor. The aftertaste gets back the mildy bitterness now pretty nice sweeted.
probstblueribbon (2701) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 29, 2011
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
33 cl bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. SLIGHT GUSH.
App.: Very cloudy deep orange-amber with an orange-light tan head.
Aroma: Sour, organic acids, bitter green herbs, quite Saison-like, woody, some fruitiness, some brown sugar and caramel hints (though not sweet), minerals, light funk, I’d have to go with “odd”.
Palate: Medium body, loose, sparse effervescence.
Flav.: A bit more approachable than the nose, less of the acidity and aggressiveness, more biscuit, honey, brown sugar, quite yeasty, a bit earthy, still hints of the bitter herbs, some woodsiness, a little citrus and honey, slightly floral/perfumed; dry with some bitterness and a reasonably pleasant malty finish with a bit of the bitter greens.
Yeah, not really for me. Nice bitterness though.
MoritzF (8247) - Bochum, GERMANY - JUN 14, 2011
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle, 33cl, heavily gushing) Cloudy, pale golden colour with a blond and huge foamy head. Slightly sweet pale malty and citric, lemony hoppy aroma with a touch of sweat. Mildly sweet flavour, light to medium bodied with a rather soft carbonation. Fruit-accented citric and lemony taste with yeasty spice on a discreet malty background; sour-fruity and shy malty sweet finish with grapefruit in the aftertaste. Nice one, but the lack of body and the abnormal (typically Belgian) gushing are disillusioning. 12.VI.11
Leighton (9638) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Euston Tap with Nick. Cloudy red gold with a white foam head. Some tart, dry lemon in nose, hints of citrus. Mild sweet flavor, some saran wrap, bit of citrus zest, some tartness. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Fairly dry finish, some tart fruits, dust. So so.
EugeneStraver (119) - Nootdorp, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
DBF Goes 20110320 (33 cl bottle): A clear orange coloured beer with a nice white head. The aroma is mainly citrus-hop with some malt. The taste starts a little sweet with some citrus (slightly sour). Fruity taste. A dry-fryuity hopbitter aftertaste. The sweetness gives a good balance with thehopbitter.
jfb (3431) - GERMANY - MAR 8, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(bottle) pours a hazy orange colour with a frothy white head. aroma of green apples and pineapple, with hints of grainy pale malts and quite some pepper. flavour is quite yeasty and peppery, with accentuating notes of tropical fruits and herbal hops. medium-bodied with lively carbonation.
dnstone (2092) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Slightly skunky aroma. Nice Golden hazy with excellent hed and lacing. An IPAish flavor with slight citruss tones.
PS I would really like it if one beer from Alvinne didn’t explode when I opened it.
JanLaursen (2660) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Clody, orange with large white foam. smells a little like an Orval: Cellar, acidic vinegar, orange, lemon, cloves and fresh aroma-hops. Well balanced flavor: Light sweet malts meets bitter-orange-scented hops. Very dry, long and rather bitter aftertaste. Good Belgian IPA.