BlackHaddock (4692) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - APR 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2nd Nov 2010: Brown 33cl bottle, poured into a ’Hoegaarden Grand Cru’ stemmed tulip. This beer was formally 5%ABV, mine was 6%ABV.
A slight haze in the body gives it a dark golden hue, on top a white bubbley head.
Citrus fruits dominate the nose, really sour aroma, more than a hoppy citrus smell, this is lemon, lime and grapefruit all blended together.
The taste is also citrusy, leaning towards a vinegarous feel. It was at this point I noticed it’s best before date was 27 Aug 2010, which means it was reviewed over two months after that. Hope the beer wasn’t on the turn as I wrote the review. Also ’miffed’ I paid full price for it (yesterday).
Different and an OK beer, France has some good stuff, I’ll carry on trying to find the best ones and review them on here!
reebtogi (4614) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle at 5%ABV pours a pale golden color with a 2 finger white head that retains well and leaves a thin lacing on the glass. Aroma is cereal grains and grassy hops. Taste is grainy with a grassy hop bitterness. Flavors are more complex than I can describe and this is a much better brew than I expected. Well done.
jaghana (4469) - Strasbourg (Alsace), FRANCE - NOV 22, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 33cl, a clear yellow beer with low head. Nose is on dry malt and bottom yeast like. Aroma is on dry malt, peppery hops and vegetable notes, body is malty and dusty hops, near to german Helles style.
RichardGretton (4388) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 3, 2004
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cloudy wheat biere like appearance with a frothy long life head. A fairly thick aroma with a slight Belgian blonde feel, and a flavour that is a mixture of a wheat beer and Belgian blonde biere. Overall a really good French biere.
erickok (4135) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - JUN 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy light orange, medium white head. Feta cheese, citrus fruit, wheat and a metalic dryness. Light body wi a citrussy sweetness and some banana. Very light spices in the aftertaste. Reminds me of the bite of a mild hefeweizen. Decent and (too?) accessible. (33cl bottle)
Arve_Christian (3779) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 12, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Backlog summer 2010 La Rochelle
Bottle from Carrefour, drunk by bottle at the coast
medium/light body & complexity
Well balanced and easily drinkable
AshtonMcCobb (3674) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle. Pours a hazy lemon colour with some head and very gentle bubble. The nose has lemon sorbet and yoghurt. The taste has more lemon with a background malt note, then yeast with some hops at the end. The palate has medium structure, a creamy texture and a fairly clean finish. Overall, a like this style a lot and it’s a fairly good example.
Geiserich (3616) - Linz, AUSTRIA - SEP 22, 2005
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Yeasty and fruity aroma, notes of oranges. Creamy head, hazy orange color. Fresh taste, big grainy and malty. Yeasty, light sourly and fruity (oranges). Dry, hoppy and medium bitter finish.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2004
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hmm, intriguing beer. Cloudy blonde color. Lemon aroma. Flavors of lemon and bitter herbs which I was never able to identify.
Jukkabro (3484) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark yellow colored, strongly cloudy appearance. Strongly lemony and yeasty aroma with some orange and witbier styled spices, rich aroma indeed. Medium bodied. Flavor is also rich with more hops than in aroma, still this orange and lemon come up finely hee. Fruits with convenient yeasty-spiciness can be found also. Aftertaste turns to bitter with hops, some blood-orange notes last long.