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.
dasdan (235) - BELGIUM - APR 9, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle from de hopduvel in Gent. Hazy amber body with a large white head. Floral aroma and malts. Nice hop taste of the chinook and cascade hops. ****
bu11zeye (12364) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(750ml bottle, Batch 005, BB June 2012, Lot 482) Pours a hazy golden body with a nicely retained tall off-white head. Aroma of florals, grass, orange, grapefruit, and Belgian yeast. Flavor of orange, pineapple, passion fruit, grapefruit, yeast, and grass with a soft mouthfeel.
Holy (835) - GERMANY - DEC 22, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Golden color, white head, nice sour/hoppy aroma with a citrus base. Sip is slightly spicy, flowers, fruits and citrus - with a nice balance of hops throughout the entire arc. One of my more favorite Belgian "IPAs."
fiulijn (16659) - 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.
shoulderbroken (2963) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Gainsbar. Slightly cloudy orange colour with big white fluffy white head. Aroma is big citrus hops, bit soapy but nice. Tastes similar, very much citrus hops, light and slightly floury, very nice though. Easy drinking. Reminds me of XX bitter. Light in the mouth. Very good.
Boutip (5272) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Poured a hazy light beige color ale with super huge foamy white head with great retention and some excellent lacing. Aroma of dry hops with funky yeast and light barnyard notes is a lot more powerful then I had anticipated. Taste is super dry with loads of dry European hops and very funky yeast with light barnyard notes. Body is full with limited filtration and great carbonation. Very well brewed though maybe a tad too dry for everyday drinking.
tderoeck (6690) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 25, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: FEB 28, 2011
13/01/2011 - 33cl bottle @ home (2011-16)
Somewhat cloudy dark orange to amber coloured beer. Off-white big creamy head, stable and adhesive. Aroma: hops, fuit (peach, pineapple), bready yeast note, sour apple. MF: nice carbon, medium body. Taste: hops, sweet malts, fruity, pineapple. Aftertaste: very dry, long lasting hop flavour, somewhat medicinal in the back of the throat.
77ships (5919) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 5, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft @ the Brewery \ Got this one offered as a welcomes drink by Glenn who was a terrific host and great company, everyone was amazing at the brewery but I talked almost only to him, I have got absolutely nothing bad to say about him nor Alvinne even if I don’t always agree with their beers, spectacular visit \ Tapped from a metallic tank into where the beer keeps fermenting further as it is pumped directly from the fermentation task, that is probably as fresh as you are likely to ever get beer \ This is the first beer that they brewed at their new brewery and what I got was still considered to be a work in progress with them still busy fine-tuning the beer in order to get their desired result \ This tastes like something which is in the process of being brewed and not a finished beer, incredibly experience \ Tastes pretty close actually to how the brewery smells which makes perfect sense, the bar is not separated from the brewery itself in any way so you can see them brewing this & you can smell the whole thing \ Very murky orange with a big white head but still a controlled one maybe Alvinne beers are more manageable on tap, first time I am having one on tap \ Smells like wet hops that stay in the tank after the brewing is finished, very strong, specific but lovely smell, fresh yeast, spices, gummy candy with some citric hops buried underneath all the murkiness, he said that with every batch they are trying to get a sharp citric hoppyness more and more to the foreground \ Taste is freshly processed malt before the actual brewing takes place, lots & lots of the hop remnants, old flowers soaked into those remnants, gummy candy, lots of yeast, very murky citric hops, although definitely not warm this does taste kind of warm-like as far as the taste goes \ Body is murky and warm-like in feel but not temperature \ Overall a great experience and one of the many great things about my visit.
Swaroga (1826) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 5, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle. Darker orange and hazy liquid with small dirty white head. Nose : little tart, caramel, some hay aromas. Strong citrus , mango and pine. Sip : slick and oily, creamy body. Sweet start with tart flavors, developing a decent bitter citrus zest notes. It stays quite long. Overll it’s a really nice beer. Discovery.