bhensonb (13530) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 22, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from PC Market of Choice in Ashland, OR. Pours hazy orange gold with a frothy white head. Smells of cooked light pitted fruit. Or Belgian yeast. Med + body. Flavor is earthy/yeast/spicy with some light pitted fruit esters. Arguably finishing not quite dry, but earthy.
Tmoney99 (13005) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by alexsdad06. Poured a clear copper color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate foral hop and yeast aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectation where met.
mcberko (11955) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
375mL bottle, pours a cloudy golden orange with a medium white head. Aroma is full of barnyard notes, hay, Belgian yeast and a little farmhouse funk. Flavour brings out wonderful farmhouse notes of barnyard funk, citrus, mild floral hops and Belgian yeast. Finishes on notes of doughy crackery malt, citrus and Belgian yeast. Fairly dry palate, but also doughy giving it body. Highly drinkable stuff.
alexsdad06 (8166) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a small fizzy white head. The aroma is Belgian yeast, lightly spicy, cheese, citrus and bread dough. The flavor is doughy bread, grassy, Belgian yeast, peppery spice and citrus. I thought this was just a bit all over the place.
douglas88 (7963) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours a cloudy copper yellow color with a large white head. An earthy sweet yeasty nose with some light perfume. The flavor is grainy, citrus, some dry earthy malts. Interesting brew.
after4ever (7273) - Brier, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375, capped. Thanks j! Pours a cloudy medium gold with bright edges. Huge forward nose--floral, lightly tart (lemony), some white pepper, maybe some pink peppercorn. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Candied lemon, pink peppercorn, floral notes on the mid palate. Crisp refreshing finish.
drfabulous (5882) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
375 ml bottle thanks to Garry. Orange like pour. Light perfume and fruit. Light body. Not a heavy yeasty presence. Maybe some plum or grape. Different.
jgb9348 (5437) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Crisp clear golden coloured body with a thin, one centimetre very large-bubbled white head. Aroma of pale malt, paint thinner, acetone, alcohol, apples, pears and a super pungent smell of champagne - dry and to the point. Light-bodied; Interesting flavour of deep malt, alcohol, oak, champagne, cognac, cherries and a light sweetness from sugar. Aftertaste has a very nice complexity with dry oak and malt coming through most, then a faint lemon and complex belgian yeast quality, all finishing with some mild sweetness. Overall, an interesting beer with some good flavours, but not anything truly amazing. I sampled this 37,5 cL stubby split (no cork) bottle purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Oregon on 25-April-2013 for US$4.46 sampled at home in Washington on 04-January-2014.
boFNjackson (4198) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Bailey’s Taproom... Poured golden, hazy, orange with a white head. Nose had some Belgian yeast spice, cheese, and resinous, black pepper spiced hop tones. Slightly dry, yeast esters, spices, cloves, sweet grains, mild hop butterness. Citrus, fruit rinds, lemon peel.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 27, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
murky gold, large bubbled white head laces all over. Dusty brett nose, faint grass and earth, light cotton candy, not as much as young Orval. Light grass and metal at front, more dough and brett esters mid, lightly peppery with more hay and saddle. A bit messy on the edges but otherwise decent interpretation. Matilda pre 06 still the best.