mcberko (4056) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden with a small white head. Aroma of candied apple, licorice, cough syrup and yeast. Flavour of overripe, acidic light fruits (white grape, apples, pears), floral spices - almost gingery, some perfume and yeast. Interesting take on the style, as this is anything but orthodox. Solid.
DuffMan (5196) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, shared with my wife. Hazy medium golden with a lively finely bubbled head. Aroma is sweet pale malts and soft orchard fruits with delicate floral spice (thinking ginger but not quite?). I’m immediately taken by the tasty biscuity malt structure, very nice malts here, and equally nice fruity hops with a light spice character. This is a style that normally holds little appeal for me, but I really enjoyed this beer.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A hazed golden ale with a thick lacing frothy white head. In aroma, a smooth honey malt, grainy and smooth, grassy field. In mouth, a nice malty ale with smooth creamy notes, perfumy, light alcohol warmth, not bad. Bieropholie import, tasted May 12 2012.
GBZ59 (600) - BARCELONA (Catalonia), SPAIN - MAY 28, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botella de 330ml. Copa Cáliz de Orval. Color oro puro con una corona blanca y tupida que forma redes en las paredes. Aromas de caramelo y piel de mandarina con trazos de especias. Entrada de zumo de mandarina especiado. Maltas moderadas en el paladar seguidas por un final de lúpulo y toques de mango. Cuerpo medio-intenso y carbonatación media. Retrogusto de cítricos y piel de mandarina. El ABV provoca una gentil sensación cálida.
330ml bottle. Orval Chalice glass. Pure gold in color with a white, close, crown & webs on sides. Candy, tangerine zest aromas, spiced hues. Spiced tangerine juice upfront. Mildy malts onto the palate followed by kind hoppy finish & mango touches. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation. Citric & tangerine zest aftertaste. ABV leaves a gentle warming sensation.
flavio_b (263) - ROME, ITALY - MAY 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @Ma che siete. Golden colour, with a big white head. Sweet, hoppy and fruity. Full bodied. I appreciated it a lot. Great!
gunnfryd (8564) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep golden-orange colour with an off-white head. Aroma is sugar, hop, malt, spices. Flavour is sweet, sugar, hop, alcohol, malt, spices. Full body. Nice beer.
jackl (2596) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at lunch in Desenzano, Italy. Deep golden color. Hazy. Big white head. The nose is spicy, wheat, honey, yeast. Quite belgian. The taste is malty orange syrup, hefty wheat-like body. Full and thick body. Active carbonation. Overall, quite nice.
abemorsten (1874) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - APR 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a small bottle at Øl- og akevittmessen 2012, Stavanger. Clear golden body with a white head. Spicy Belgo yeast, banana and sweet light malts on the nose. Fresh, sweet and spicy mouth. Full bodied. Grows slightly in the mouth.
patricks110 (1214) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Outstanding Tripel. This brewery has been a good show for me so far. Pours out a bright, clear and sparkly golden body with a thick and creamy beige head. The nose is fresh, floral, grass and spiced uniquely. An overall well balanced nose with a light floral accentuated hop with light toasty malt. The taste has sweetness and light grainy malts in the middle. Light clove and coriander spices with floral notes throughout. A bit bland and mild for a tripel with light esters and a bland yeast taste. Mid mouthfeel with a bit of a thin mouthfeel. Overall a great brew.
KyotoLefty (4732) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Bir & Fud. Deep gold, cloudy, with a high, pillowy head. Malty, yeasty aroma with peaches and honey. Rather acidic flavor, peach and melon and alcohol. Very sweet, with stewed fruits in honey, orange, lemon, bread. Tasty but too sweet—could use more attenuation and hopping.