fiulijn (14350) - Vancouver, British Columbia, - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2012-08-20, courtesy of Jesper; Raccolta Luppolo 2011, L050/120 Apr 2014, 6.5% ABV, 5-3-5-2-9=24
Cloudy blond color. This beer has a character of puke, straws, yeast. Bottle shock or real poor beer?
2012-06-17, bottle from Eataly, Bologna; Raccolta Luppolo 2011, 4.5% ABV, 7-4-7-3-14=35
Cloudy bond color with creamy white head, persistent. Mild aroma, some spicy malt and fruity hop, apricots. The mouthfeel is quite astringent because of the high yeast presence; spicy malt flavor, very Belgian, with a moderately sweet and fruity final.
Yeasty and spicy Ale.
MartinT (7760) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My Bottom Line:
Coriander and bergamot are well balanced within delicately honeyed malts in a refined, silky mouthfeel.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A ring of foam falls into the clear golden.
-Aniseed or licorice appear too when warming.
-Bergamot helps the taster imagine social tea cookies in the finish.
-I don’t understand why they advertise this as being all Italian malt and hops when the dominant aromas and flavours are all coriander and bergamot. Whatever, it’s still a very well made brew and nicely drinkable.
On tap at Open Baladin Roma.
Joakgust (847) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hazy golden yellow beer with a large white head. Aroma is spicy with notes of caramel, citrus, herbs and apricots. Flavor is spicy with notes of caramel, citrus, passion fruit and hay. Very well balanced.
larsniclas (5564) - Billdal, SWEDEN - JUL 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled from Systembolaget
Hazy golden with a white head.
Yeasty, spicy Weiss-like aroma and flavour.
ST247 (365) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @home. Pours pale golden with a white creamy head. Aroma is spicy, fruity, apricot, fresh. Lively carbonation. Taste is spicy, fruity. Thin body. Spicy finish.
Bygers (700) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 0,75l. Pours hazy pale with white carbonating head. Aroma is spicy Belgian yeast, banana, mango and some caramel. Spritzy and fruity palate. Aftertaste is fruity yeast, pepper, citrus, banana and lingering floral hop bitterness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
czar (4159) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at mondial 2014, mtl. pours cloudy pale golden-greyish with a small off-white cap, some retention and lacing. belgian yeast - spicy and fruity esters-plenty, dusty too, very peppery, fruitiness - dusty oranges, sweetened apricots, apple juice concentrate, citrus, pale spicy cereals - hint of sweetness - honey. lively to average carbonation, light body - some texture, drying and lightly astringent herbal-grassy-spicy-peppery finish. interesting and quite nice italian-belgian ale.
Vignale (2004) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 18, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Flasks från SB. Gyllen färgad, stort vitt skum. En blond i belgisk stil med jästkaraktär, lätt fruktig, frisk, örtig, lätt kryddig, lite vitpeppar. lätt beska, stor drickbarhet, frisk, relativt torr, mycket kolsyra. Fin smakbild, ganska lätta men välbalserade smaker. Riktigt fint sommaröl.
POLK (2160) - Hørning, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A good Belgian inspired blond, with lots of lovely spicy notes from the yeast. Great White thick cobwebs foam on the glass. Lots of flavor. slightly bitter.
Garlic_of_Doom (444) - SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Birthday present from Martin, thanks!
Hazy yellow with a frothy white head.
Belgian yeast, fruit and some malt in aroma.
Fruity, peppery, yeasty, herbal bitter taste.
Medium body, high carbonation, dry crisp mouth feel.
Dry bitter herbal after taste.
jinroh (318) - ESTONIA - JUN 8, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Baladin in Milan. Pours light golden, small foam that disappears fast. Aroma is thick with malts, maybe some herbal hops - just a bit if any. Deep maltiness fills my nostrils. Taste is light bitter. Malty and lager-like, reminds me imperial pils. Overall, not bad at all - but I wouldn’t be able to drink a lot of this.