deanso (5080) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 27, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample at delft beer tasting.
Ok white head. Hazy Orange pour. A little sour with a citrus bitter aftertaste.
visionthing (2607) - Oslo, NORWAY - AUG 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle at Olympen, Oslo. Pours deep golden with a fluffy white head. Malty aroma with Belgian yeast, fruit and hops with a hint of citrus. Sweet and malty, but well balanced. Fruity and lightly hoppy finish with a nice bitterness. Very pleasant and a good Belgian ale. (2012-08-02)
bartlebier (1542) - Belchum im Breisgau, GERMANY - AUG 2, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
33cl bottle. - Nose says fruity hops, body says bready Belgian malt&yeast galore, taste says saison with attitude: loads of resinous, soapy, citrus (orange) hops - and something off-ish in the foam (barnyard funk) to top off a challenging, if quite enjoyable brew. Glad I chilled this one more than usual on this hot day.
OleR (4786) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thin dense blond head, over an unclear orangey-golden body. Soft, lightly toasted malt aroma. Orange fruity hop tones. Well-bodied with sparkling carbonation. Rounded fruity bitterness. Light wheaty malt character. Some yeast, and subtle pepper tones. A nice fruity and resinous hop bite in the ending. [Sampled from 0.33 L bottle, garden tasting may 2012]
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750mL bottle at home, thanks to my friend Rachel for bringing this one back for me. Pours cloudy orange-tawny with a greenish cast, very thick and moderately long-lived head, spotty lacing. Nose is tart and very yeasty, with French bread, leather, dust, preserved lemons, sweat, and light funk, with dying hop notes. Flavours of spice, light soap, nice hop bitterness, very crisp, and a bit funky. Pleasant enough, if a bit unremarkable.
erickok (3424) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 24, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Misty orange body with thin bubbly head. Bagels, funk, orange peel, sugary and a light hoppy base. Taste is only slightly disappointing but very Belgian and truthfully quite decent. Does have a fair amount of bitterness. Nice carbonation. A quite decent brew. (75cl bottle)
Beersiveknown (2781) - NORTHERN IRELAND - JUN 20, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Ann and Chris at Bitter Virtue, thanks!
Dark amber with no head. Quite well carbonated with definite brett presence an fairly bitter hopping. Worked well with mature cheddar.
Beer4000 (4405) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled @ HaandBryggeriet Beer festival 2012. A foggy orange golden body with a white head. Aroma is light malty with fruity yeast and white sugar. Flavor is sweet, but still refreshing, light malt, a hint of caramel, fruity yeast and some bitterness. Medium body. Quite nice, rather sweet but still making a refreshing balance.
BelgiskOlklub (888) - Viby J, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Huge white rocky head and a hazy golden body. Aroma of hops; grass, spruce, herbs, basement aromas. The taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter.
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Taster from a bottle, by the courtesy of OleR. White head with fine retention. Amber coloured body with a slight haze. Pale malty nose added by fruity hops. Blended flavour of dried and fresh fruity hops, as well as hints of wheat and yeast. Nice fruit bitterness to the ending. Refreshing and with great drinkability (at OleRs, Stovner 25.05.2012).