John25 (1069) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Academie Biere in Paris. Poured a glowing orange color with active carb bubbles. The aroma was grassy hops with citrus. The taste added apple, peach, pineapple, and a peppery resin note on the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Overall a very enjoyable hoppy Belgian golden ale recommended by the bartender with our lunch.
Alengrin (3240) - BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Apparently brewed in Belgium for / by a Scottish brewer living in France, if I am correctly informed... Regular, brightly white, mousse-like head, colour a pure golden blond, clear but misty after addition of the ’fond’. Nose gets apple, unripe peach, orange peel, wheat, bread, honey and grassy hops; taste a nice rounded dryish fruitiness in onset, fresh citrus notes, in the middle a soft, somewhat caramel-like maltiness and gently spicy yeastiness but otherwise a bit neutral, finishing grassy and slightly spicy bitter (hops) with mineral undertone. Not much of an IPA in my opinion, rather a typical Belgian blonde ale of medium strength. Not bad, though.
mkel07 (4312) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUL 7, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique. Rating from September 2013. Bit of a funky aroma going on with hops and tropical fruit dominating.
Stuu666 (6530) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 11, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours hazy amber, caramel, dry, pine, sweet, light bitterness.
mr_h (3648) - Ayr, SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
330ml bottle from Alesela, Glasgow - clear golden amber, thin white head, yeasty citrus aroma, no lacing, nice citrus flavour, highly carbonated, dry hoppy finish
Stuartyboy (940) - SCOTLAND - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of Mr_H aroma is yeasty and fruity taste is mixed citrus fruit with grapefruit and lemon contentnental golden ale with light spice and hoppy bitterness
kerenmk (3264) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - MAY 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Noam’s office. Thanks Tom L. Hazy blond with white bubbles. Hoppy, a little green, grapefruit peel aroma, slightly sour, slightly bitter taste. Medium body, a little bitter finish.
TBone (14175) - Pori, FINLAND - MAY 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle 330ml (Saveur)
Clear golden color, small white head. Belgian yeasty, strong grassy hoppy aroma. Slightly earthy. Light to medium-bodied. Strong grassy hoppyness, fruity, a bit alcoholic and earthy flavor. White peppery too. A bit strange for a De Proef belgian ale.
beerman33190 (76) - FRANCE - MAY 11, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Not much going on here I’m afraid. I’m just getting "lager" in the aroma. Taste is smooth, slightly bitter and palate is quite silky. Not unpleasant but "provocateur" is a bit of an exageration.....
tomer (2164) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - APR 27, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At a tasting, thanks Tom, sallish creamy head, hazy golden to light orange colour, ysty saison aroma with some citrus and flower, soapy bitterness, some fruitiness and a touch of malt in the back. Drinkable but not too exciting.