HenrikSoegaard (12054) - Randers, DENMARK - JUN 15, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Creamy White good mostly lasting head. Yellow colour. Moderate malty and hoppy aroma. Grapefruit and citrus. Moderate bitter flavor. Average moderate bitter finish. Oily palate.
Rubin77 (328) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUN 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Foam: nice white foam.
Colour: cloudy dark orange/ dark golden.
Aroma: very nice fruity, citrusy, orange peels and tropical notes like exotic fruits from different hops used in this beer, yeast.
Taste: nice Belgian IPA with medium body, lively carbonation, dry palate with citrus, orange, hoppy bitterness, floral, yeast, good IPA with good mix of hops, pretty bitter.
vipinvelp (3163) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight opaque, big lasting lacing off-white foam hed. Light citrus aroma. Decent bitter hoppy taste and aftertaste. Not bad. (Den Haag 201506)
Garrold (3059) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Cotteridge Wines, Birmingham. Hazy gold. Bubbly, white head, that settles to a film. Bready, saison character. Some lemon. Some orange. Taste is dry, turning moderate bitter. Palate is light. A bit too much prickly fizz. Finishes short dry, and short bitter.
guzgorog (533) - FRANCE - MAY 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Blonde dorée trouble, haute mousse blanche relativement persistante. Nez d’agrumes et de litchis. Belle amertume, bouche d’agrumes et houblons épicés. Très belle petillance et carbonattaion, corps interessant. Très bonne bière.
MarkoNm (1900) - Novo mesto, SLOVENIA - MAY 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a spuermarket in Brussels. Pours a hazy golden color, topped with a generous white head that stays areound for some time. Pleasant fruity aroma, tropical fruits, with some wheaty and spicy notes. Some presence of yeast can be noted. Taste has a mild sweet start, followed by herbal hops and moderate bitterness. Slightly metal in the aftertaste. Ok, decent IPA.
skortila (4931) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - MAY 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. 30cl sample. The aroma has strong barnyard, grass, citrus,bit grain/biscuit. hazy, yellow coloured beer with an off-white head. The taste is light-moderate bitter, funky, citric, grassy. Quite nice. Refreshing, reasonable drinking, moderate carbonation.
Ion (12) - Rochefort, BELGIUM - MAY 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cette bière est un peu un ovni. Arôme de pamplemousse, fruits de la passion. Une amertume bien prononcée, surtout en fin de bouche. Malgré son faible degré d’alcool, elle m’impressionne ! C’est fantastique !!!
jgb9348 (5235) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Super hazy, golden blonde coloured body with a thinnish, half centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of yeast, coriander seed, wheat, hay, grass, alcohol and a good bit of floral hops - nice and pungent. Medium-bodied; Assertive effervescence with a large hop bite at first that shows a lot of astringent notes and hay/grassy flavours. Aftertaste shows a deep floral and grassy flavour with not too much depth and complexity, but a lot of dry notes, some alcohol, a touch of hops, but mostly yeastie. Overall, a good beer that is representative of the style, but definitely not the best beer i’ve had in this set. Still, great to try and well worth picking up if you can find it. I sampled this 33 cL bottle purchased from Louis DelHaize Grocery in Bruxelles, Belgium on 18-January-2015 for €1,89 sampled at home in Washington on 07-May-2015 - Best Before 05-November-2015 printed on bottle.
AtronSeige (1040) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - MAY 4, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Medium-high spicy, medium floral, Medium peppery, Medium-light barnyard.
Appearance: Clear, golden body. Large, white head. Good retention. Lacing.
Flavour: Medium-high bitterness, Medium-high hops, spicy, citrus. Medium-light fruity. Medium zest. Light warming.
Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Very high carbonation. Medium-light astringency, probably hops derived. Light warming.
Overall: A good example of a Belgian Specialty.
330 ml bottle, poured. Thanks Andre
16E. Belgian Specialty Ale