Swaroga (1954) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Filtered, has golden/orange liquid with medium thick white head. Nose : fresh aromas of esters and tart malt, Itís also very aromatic with citron, lime and pine notes of hops. Sip : low to medium body with creamy texture. Medium carbonation. Little sweet with malty body and bitter and dry citrus hops ending. In fact the ending isnít long but does stay for a while. Not bad.
TimE (4755) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 26, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
hazy amber golden color, hoppy floral nose with notes of cookies. Moderately bitter, hops are a bit stale. Nice balance.
ThreeCats (763) - ISRAEL - JUN 25, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear straw color with a nice foamy head. Hops yeast and malt in the aroma, all carrying into taste. Medium palate, light body.
anders37 (21888) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - JUN 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy golden color with a white head. Has a fruity malty hoppy spicy aroma. Fruity malty hoppy bitter flavor with weak yeasty hints. Has a fruity malty hoppy bitter finish.
lord_totenkopf (314) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAY 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
@ Brewberry, Paris. Iím not quite sure that this is100% Belgian Ale, as there are several strong IPA notes. Pours a light amber liquid with white head and mature, hoppy aroma. Taste is yeasty, medium sweet but at the back of your tongue you can feel the unique bitter, veggie, herb-like IPA-taste. Really nice experiment with the two styles.
JEK69 (396) - FRANCE - MAY 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Supposed to be a Belgian Ale?
It pours like a Pils, smells like an IPA and taste like a Lager.
No any link to the Belgian style.
Even the Brewer is from Scotland, and the Brewery is located in France. So yes, this is as "provoking" as expected.
Fair enough, not a bog deal; as long as the beer is good.
And this is good!
Something similar to 77 Lager made by Brewdog.
Bov (11500) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - APR 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - hazy golden-orange beer with a little white foam left; aroma of peaches, oranges and cream; fresh hop impression; medium-bodied and pretty tasty; fairly bitter and with long hoppy fruity tones in the finish - dry, refreshing and deeply pleasant
Benzai (12338) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle shared Dutchdrebus. Hazy cloudy yellow to light orange color, small to medium white head that fairly quickly becomes a decent white lacing. Smell malts, hops, lightly yeasty. Taste malts, hops, bitter, but pretty watery. Doesnít taste like 6,5%ABV. Medium carbo, low to medium body. Expected this to better.
DutchDrebus (5454) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - MAR 20, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home shared with benzai. Hazy, murky orange with a decent white head. Smells slightly hoppy, slightly bitter, spices, yeast and orange peel. Tastes slightly hoppy, slightly bitter, refreshing, bit sweet. Bit thin and watery. Okay carbo, thin to medium body.
gEUS (1676) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl bottle - pours clear golden with a firm white head. Nose of peach, some banana with a clear malty coating. Malt flavour (nread and some yeast) is definitely coming back. Very gentle body all the way through with a slide bitter and dry finish. After 30 seconds, the malt is coming back again (as if one was eating fresh malt - e.g. with Moeder Lambic, they serve it with the beer...