Rastacouere (6106) - Montreal, Quebec, - JAN 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A gentle haze punctuate this straight golden ale which develops a towering frothy, dense white foam. Resinous and fairly green, herbal nose delves into the spicy, bready yeastiness to raise up a chivey, accentuated spicy profile. Not as fresh as I should have drank it, but I can see how the mostly faded dry-hopping must have been strongly flowery and resinous earlier on. At this mature stage (probably closing on 1-yr old), the yeast is fairly present though fortunately not stealing the show from the hops and the malt remains just gently cerealic and on the pale, bready side of the spectrum. This makes for a straightforward oiffering that does not necessarily strive for balance, but rather focuses on hops and I can see how enjoyable that must be for variety’s sake in Belgium. Fairly dry, yet convincingly warm and bold for a 6% offering, offering a relatively dense texture presumably thanks to the non-filtration and smallish, tighter than average bubbles. Hop-forward indeed despite having several months under its belt (BB Apr. 2014). Pretty good, though at this stage, it’s stronger on bitterness than aromas.
freretoc (346) - Besançon, FRANCE - MAR 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bu en bouteille de 66.6cl, couleur blonde et petite mousse vite tombée, grosse odeur d’houblon très prégnant, en bouche ce n’est pas acide malgré les goûts citron et citron confit en bouche excellent.
Satyroneto (53) - - MAR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cor âmbar/laranja, translúcida, com espuma branca cremosa de alta formação e alta persistência com excelente lacing;
Aromas cítricos e florais do lúpulo Sabor de início leve de caramelo e de cítrico (frutas amarelas) que evolui para final de amargor pronunciado/moderado; retrogosto cítrico e levemente adstringente;
Corpo e carbonatação médios.
---Rated via Beer Buddy by Sátyro
Renobob (145) - - MAR 10, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Classique IPA, bien faite. Du houblon, du houblon, du houblon. Pas la meilleure bière de cette fantastique brasserie.
BeerBaboon (1453) - FINLAND - FEB 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold with white head. Aroma is perfume, wood and hops. Flavour is medium to heavy bitter, perfume and wood.
pmendelts (2) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 20, 2014 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great great beer, very aromatic and friendly bitter.
Very tasty and full bodied IPA.
BlackHaddock (3179) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I had no idea what I was ordering in La Trappist, Brugge on 31st Jan 2014, but at 6% ABV this was the weakest beer on-tap and as I’d never had it before I chose to try it: glad I did.
I’m no expert on Belgian IPA’s but this came across as a very drinkable beer indeed.
Came slightly cloudy, orange to light amber in colour with a good white head.
The aroma was floral with a citrus lead, pink grapefruit and something more tropical and sweeter.
The taste was also citrus led, again grapefruit came to mind, with yet again a sweeter feel within the flavours. The finish was leaning towards bitter, but didn’t quiet make it the whole way.
Interesting and different, glad I picked it out.
Anatole (83) - BELGIUM - FEB 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 6, 2014 Fruit, épices. Belle amertume. Une ipa bien équilibrée. Une des rares réussites belges du style.
tricksta_p (525) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - FEB 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy ambery golden with a small white head. Aroma of citrus fruits, yeast, tropical fruits, caramel, light spices and plenty of hops. Flavour is moderate fruity sweetness, hoppy. Finish is dry, yeasty and hoppy bitterness. Remarkable balanced, wonderful marriage of Belgian fruity/spicy and IPA hopbitterness. A true favourite.
lachneger (217) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Belle fleur gedronken met Bryan Jeroen Rik bij de brouwerij de dochters van korenaar. Mooi heldere kleur bier. Geur fruitig. Smaak citrus licht trekkend.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
shoulderbroken (1668) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Dranken Pauwels. Light orange colour, slightly cloudy. Big bubbly head. Aroma is very floral, grapefruit, like a kernel. Taste is similar, lots of grapefruit, very fruity, juicy! Not overwhelmingly bitter, but just enough.