bhensonb (9835) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
333 from La Cave à Bulles. Opens a bit of a foamer. Not violent, but vigorously trying to leave. Nice aroma of floral, and perhaps earthy, hop. Med body. Flavor is floral hop - a lot of that- and some Belgian yeast/spice. Banana ester at low level. The Belgian aspect somewhat obscures the hop, but the finish retains a nice fresh floral aspect.
JesseM (1135) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 30, 2012 Bottle from Celliers des Arcades, Arras. Hazy gold with a small white cap. Aroma is very fruity and impressive hop presence, pears, banana, and lots of awesome peach. Flavour is even better, same fruity elements, but the sweetness is kept in check by the hop presence and the dry yeast character. Finishes well with lingering esters. Super enjoyable, I’ll have to pick up a 750mL bottle when I can. A simply awesome ’Belgian-style’ IPA.
anders37 (14753) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 8, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow color with a white head. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty aroma with weak hoppy hints. Fruity malty spicy yeasty flavor. Has a fruity malty spicy yeasty weak hoppy finish.
cgarvieuk (12239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle in hotel room ... golden yellow ... big rising bubble ... big white foam head ... sweet yeasty ... syrupy summer fruits nose... bitter fruits .... soft orage ... mellow bready yeastyness ... in no way is this an ipa as its currenlty classified
fiulijn (13000) - Malmö, ITALY - APR 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from L’Abbaye des Saveurs, Lille
Deep blond color, with generous head. Interesting aroma, spicy yeast, and sweaty hops, mild fruitiness. Dry malts flavor, with strong bitterness, and some herbal character; spicy as well, coriander. A bit rough, but very good.
Bov (8829) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - cloudy blond-orange beer under a chaotic yet long lasting white foam; fresh hoppy aroma of oranges and citrus, gently yeasty; slightly sticky and very tasty; a good malt backbone and a solid tart bitterness; long fruity hoppy finish with more citric notes - solid yet elegant; looks like a crossing between tripel and IPA
ClubGonzo (3202) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAR 16, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, unexpectedly discovered in the beer menu of Olympen, Oslo. This is my 1789th rating, so I found it very appropriate to select a French beer in honor of their revolution. :-) Pours a clear pale golden body with a big creamy white head. Nose is grass, pale malts and hints of soap and something I can only describe in terms of the classic Norwegian candy "bruspulver"; a sort of fizzy, grape-like sweetness. Weird. Taste is alcoholic phenols, strong banana tones, herbs and light candy sugars. Hints of soap and bubble gum. A bit strange all in all, not too bad but certainly nothing to start a revolution over. Still: Vive La France, keep trying! :-)
tderoeck (3611) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
25/II/2012 33cl bottle from l’Abbaye des Saveurs (Lille) @ home - BB: not printed on label as should be (2012-156)
Little cloudy pale blond beer, big creamy head, stable, adhesive. aroma: very sweet, sugary, some citrus, ripe yellow fruis, bit grassy. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: citric start, some overripe fruits, sugary, medicinal bitteness,. Aftertaste: fairly bitter, still some sugar, overripe fruits, dry bitter ending.
Hakim (10) - Lille, FRANCE - NOV 30, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
couleur blonde dorée. Nez généreux sur les saveurs de fleurs blanches.
La bouche est intense, avec de belles notes d’agrumes
Finale délicate et longue. Elle se prolonge sur une belle amertume.
daniele (4482) - ITALY - NOV 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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