TAR (2651) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, USA - JUL 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle consumed at the brewery in August 2014: Orangish golden. Uniform white head exhibits good retention. Rustic aroma, with licorice-like hops, fallen leaves, sherbet, hay, earthy malt, and underlying phenolics and cotton candy. Soft and snug carbonation. Lusciously hoppy yet dryly malty, up front, with succulent peachy esters trailing. Exemplary malt development, and deceptively deep, with feathery and lightweight hay, cookie and firm crackery dimensions pervading the palate. Understated gum notes fluff up the delicate maltiness at the core. Hops are richly marmaladey in their juiciness and are chased by the flavorsome "bounce" of honey-dabbed hay and polished fruity esters which linger. A triple-esque rendition that’s terroir-driven and ultimately quite lovely.
Idiosynkrasie (6185) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAY 6, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750ml bottle. Cloudy, amber colour with small to average, frothy, half-way lasting, minimally lacing, off-white head. Mellow malty, sweet-ish bready aroma, fruity hints of apple, berries, fruit parings. Taste is moderately sweet caramel malty, slightly bready and biscuity, a bitter hoppy touch of green apple parings, fruity hints of green and yellow apple, berries.
Ysok02 (850) - MOns, BELGIUM - JUN 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Une belle bière ambrée avec un nez épicé et une bouche ample et soyeuse, très belle équilibre d’ensemble sur une finale épicée.
sarahkatz (1) - Mons, BELGIUM - MAR 7, 2015 does not count
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First time drinking anything from this abbey, and my first French abbey beer, so I wasn’t 100% what to expect, but it definitely exceeded my expectations. The aroma was what was most interesting, as it definitely had a "skunky" (and not skunky as in old or past it’s time, skunky as in the kind you smoke) edge to it. Maybe that’s why we killed the bottle relatively quickly!
Kavu (3941) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
0,75l bottle @ One Pint Pub. Pours hazy golden with a low head. Aroma is hops and lemongrass. Flavor is earthy malts, stables and some hops. Now this is a farmhouse ale!
3fourths (9064) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Au Baron in Gussignies. The first try, at the cafe, was muddy and yeasty and un-rateable, the fault of the servers glugging the hell out of the bottle while pouring. The second try finally gave us a good impression of the beer. Hazed amber with a fine white head. A combination of fruity esters (apple skin, banana, pear) and airy / dusty yeast in the nose. Medium body, sweet with low bitterness and medium acid. Juicy malt sugar with creamy texture from the suspended yeast. Rustic and bright, sweet and savory.
erickok (5190) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky light amber body and bubbly head. Belgian appeal, red fruity malts and yeast, light spice, biscuity malts too. Layered but also unfortunately a bit too sweet. Taste is in the same vain, a bit too sweet and simplistic in the aftertaste. It?s okay, not as rich as expected. (75cl bottle from Saveur Bière)
Martinus (4385) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy deep golden colour, white head. Aroma of citrus and malts. Malty flavour, citrus, quite sweet, light hops. Malty finish, hops.
(from 75cL bottle @ RBBWG III, Gent. Thanks for sharing, Seba!)
tderoeck (7895) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 22, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
18/I/14 - 75cl bottle @ RBBWG III, my place - BBE: 2014 (2014-71) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!
Little cloudy deep orange beer, big aery white head, unstable, dissipates quickly. Aroma: bit lemony, sourish, hay, some orange peel, spicy, bit infected. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, bit infected, bitter touch, unpleasant, bit smoky, rotten fruits. Aftertaste: sourish, smoky, spicy, coriander, bit floral.
JefVerstraete (2815) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
@ RBBWG 2014. Thanks to Sebletitje. Blond colour, lots of carbonation. Dry and bitter beer. Aroma of spices and herbs. A bit soapy.