wyzzywyz22 (1743) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - NOV 26, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks Mes. Hazy gold looks with a large foamy white head. Yeasty, hoppy,citrus nose. Slightly spicy flavour with pale malts and more yeast. Dryish bitter finish. You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in Wonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.
daniele (4465) - ITALY - NOV 23, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
chiara buona schiuma piuttosto persistente naso leggermente frutttato un tocco speziato luppoli agrumati cosi anche in bocca discreto corpo buona bevibilita amaro piuttosto intenso
mile (2444) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 21, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber, hazy, small and almost fully diminishing head. Moderate malty and sweetish aroma, some vegetables and hoppyness. Body is medium, malty and sweetish, fuity with some caramel flavor, faint bitterness. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some bitterness, bit flat and harsh. Somehow this lacks the 68 EBU, all what get is malty sweetness.
crusianbeer (116) - Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle from Black Mes...
Sept. 2012 lot 505
Pours a light amber color with about 4 fingers of head...
smells of nice chinook/cascade with a hint of belgian yeast... nice.
taste is a bit reversed of the nose... way more belgian yeast than hops. It is not the strong belgian yeast tat I am used to, or should I say has been thrust down my throat by the american breweries. I am typically not a fan of the big belgian yeast, but this is mild and works very well with a great hop balance. interesting. This works, all the american belgian IPAs I have had have been terrible compared to this.
DruncanVeasey (6604) - NUNEATON, Conference Premier, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 11, 2010 Pours itself in the customary, labour-saving Alvinne way. Misted gold with an uneven, persisting foam. Aroma has got my interest straight away; lychee, a little white grape, lime juice acidity and citrus with a sharp, slightly funky, horsey backdrop. One foot in the Yakima valley, one foot in the Payottenland, one foot in the pigpen. How many feet has this beer got? Biting and squeaky-dry like Westy Blond, with a heartburn balance of acidity and hop bitterness. Little malt licks of biscuit, nut husk and cream on the end, but mostly about that spontaneous (?), dung-and-flowers-hinting , wheaty freshness mingled with a limey punch of hop. Works for me.
thewolf (10533) - Kolding, DENMARK - OCT 31, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, bought @ Alvinne Beershop.
Pours hazy paleish yellow with a big, frothy, white head. Great duration. Nice floral hoppy aroma. A hint of grapefruit, light phenolic, crisp malts and a grassy edge. High carbonation, dry and fairly elegant light mouthfeel. Flavour has good crisp malts, very dry, very floral, lots of hops flavour, but still maintains a rather elegant bitterness. Light citric in the end. Some peppery notes as well. Good.
sayravai (4666) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottled) Very pale, large and frothy head. Pleasantly aromatic, honey-malty nose with grassy hops. Flavor is quite acidic and dryish, with quite high bitterness for a Belgian ale. Somewhat harsh and acidic overall, with not enough body and fruitiness to carry the hops. Mellow and lemony with yeast, though. 3635
Jerre (2360) - Waregem, BELGIUM - OCT 10, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Taste @ home 10.09.2010.
From bottle 33cl (proefzolder)
Hazy golden color with large white head, lace.
Aroma hops, little lemon touch
Taste fruit from hops. good bitterness.
Prefer the normal restyled version.
Dedollewaitor (13014) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 17, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ Willems,
Belgium. Pours hazy orange with a small creamy lasting white head and lacings. Nose is yeast, hops and exotic fruit. Dry and hoppy flavor. Citrussy and floral. Very dry. Smooth . .
meerbier (1370) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - SEP 13, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle@Home. Very fresh citrus aroma. Pale golden colour, white head, good lace. Bitter, earthy, some citrus, light malty. Dry, clean, sparkling. For a Belgian Ale it’s too hoppy, for a IPA it’s too earthy. I’m no fan of the Brett-like feeling it gives.