Moebbels (494) - FINLAND - JUN 18, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tried on 13.6. at Bier-Bier saison tasting in Helsinki.
A clear light orange body with no head. Nose has fresh citrus fruits and sour berries. Taste is quite sweet at first but quickly moves over to a strong, puckering bitterness.Mild carbonation and very rich palate. I was disappointed at first but when I heard about the ABV I was quite surprised by how easy drinking it was. Overall fairly syrupy and sticky.
fiulijn (16428) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 24, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Au Grain d’Orge, Crissier, bb 23 OTT 18
Amber color, dull hue, but clear, with generous persistent compact head. Strong aroma of a less spicy Belgian yeast, with a light floral bouquet, hint of fruits, of chestnut honey, of candi sugar. Good body strength; the mouthfeel is round and smooth; it has a moderate degree of sweetness; unfortunately the flavor instead of highlighting the malt has a strong chicory/vegetable component, and the final as well suffers from that; warming alcohol perception.
Interesting aroma, the flavor and palate are not convincing.
laiti (7264) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
33 cl bottle @ Olut Expo Finland 2014, BBE 25.10.2018
Aroma is somewhat stale with strong apricot tones. also some distant mineral tones. Flavour has grassy hops, strong apricot tones and it finishes with some menthol. No signs of IPA or saison, feels like a basic Belgian tripel. If there really is 12% in this one, it is hidden very well as there are no strong flavours here to hide it.
eduardovl (1078) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle served in a Tulip Duvel glass.
Strong Ale prepared with a big amount of American Citra hops and Belgian Saison yeasts.
A: Nice bottle art and beautiful color too. Pours a dark orange to amber color. A bit hazy. Forms a big and bubbled light yellow head. Medium retention and only few spotty lacings left in the glass. A thin yellow layer lasts for long time on the top
S: Fruity, herby and citric. Sweet and malty. Strong notes of orange, mango, passion fruit and pine in the nose. Earthy yeast profile. A bit boozy
T: Slightly sweet upfront. Strong bitterness. Notes of orange and tropical fruits like mango and passion fruit. Strong notes of American hops: citrus and piny (tons of Citra). In overall, a dry and bitter taste. Yeasts are quite earthy. Despite the Belgian yeast strain, the overall result is really particular. Really something in the between of a American DIPA and a Belgian Strong Ale
M: Heavy body. Medium carbonation. Fruity, herby and quite bitter aftertaste
O: Good drinkability. An authentic Bad Attitude: weird, difficult to define but, nevertheless, still pleasant to drink beer ;)
[ BA Review @ 2/3/2014 ]
JacopoDeola (12) - - JUL 29, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 0.33 l at home. Light amber with white persistent head. Citrus aroma at first, malty later. Citric taste. Very balanced despite the strong abv. Bitter final. Great beer.
L_inconnu (64) - SWITZERLAND - JUN 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Orange foncée, un peu rousse sur les bords. Mousse peu présente, mais onctueuse. Au nez, elle est très mélasse, peu agrumes (comme je l'aurais pensé). En bouche , on a une bonne touche fumé et une certaine rondeur (trop à mon goût), et un peu d'agrumes, (trop) peu d'amertume. Surprenante, pas du tout ce que j'attendais
Bov (10485) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
draught@Solothurner Biertage 2014 - cloudy dark orange beer with a poor head retention; very hoppy aroma of ripe fruits (peaches and apricot); full-bodied and with late sourish notes; very bitter; long hoppy fruity finish with a lingering sweet/sour touch, marzipan, quince marmalade and late warming alcohol notes - very good and dangerously drinkable
Ragnampiza (751) - Rome / Lecce, ITALY - APR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
330 ml bottle from BG Birra, served in a tulip glass. Dark sunrise orange, quite clear, with a big, creamy and persistent off-white head. Powerful hoppy punch, not exactly citrusy or tropical but more spicy and resinous. Pine notes, slightly toasted malts, fruity esters, tons of dark fruits (resins, figs) and burnt caramel/toffee. Quite a lot going on! As expected really "big" in the mouth, quite alchoolic, very sweet and slightly astringent. The hops smell doesn’t follow with an appropriate bitterness. Fruity and boozy finish, toffee and dark fruits in the aftertaste. Doesn’t really have the typical saison dryness and It does get a bit cloying in the end. Average carbonation, medium to full body, slightly oily texture. Perplexing beer, it seems like a mix of American DIPA/Strong Ale, sharing some characteristics of a boozy and sticky Barley Wine with a final Belgian twist.
daniele (6523) - ITALY - FEB 9, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
amber good head estery yeast citrus and malty note good bitterness medium dryness some liquor note
Ambrato piuttosto carico buona schium piuttosto persistente naso un po sporco lievito leggera nota etilica corpo medio amaro agrumato deciso meno male che ce un sacco di luppolo
SPACCHIO (7) - lissone, ITALY - JAN 8, 2014 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ramata con riflessi dorati, schiuma bianca abbastanza alta.
Aroma all’inizio dolce di arancia che si evolve verso notte più erbose e luppolate
Palato più agrumato ma con notte di caramello
Finale medio dolce