Rastacouere (6119) - 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.
Borup (5528) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
66 cl. bottle. Hazy amber colour with a white head. Aroma and flavour of hops, pine, citrus, yeast, malt and spice.
Vandet (13) - Maine, USA - JUL 10, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured prior to a meal at Nuetnigenough in Brussels. Subtle (for an American nose) aroma wirth lovely clean and balanced pale ale flavor.
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mjs (4438) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle, 0.33 l - BBE juni 2015, at William K Annankatu, 20140708) A gusher. The beer poured golden and hazy. Its head was large and white. Aroma had Belgian style yeast, floralness and grass. Palate was medium bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were Belgian style yeast, fruitiness, grass, floralness, malts, sweetness and bitterness. Aftertaste was yeasty, hoppy and bitter. The floralness was a bit off-putting but otherwise a good brew.
paulvanpelt (316) - Reusel, NETHERLANDS - JUL 3, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Goudkleurig en nevelig, met een witte kraag. Duidelijk aroma van hop en het frisse, zurige van citrus. Begint zacht, eindigt bitter in de mond. Prikkelend. Lekker.
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 21, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours hazy yellow, flowery, sweet nose, taste is fizzy, sweet, dry, light fruit.
blipp (5826) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Torst. Pours golden orange with a white head. Flowery and moderately bitter hops, with faint fruity notes, low sweetness, and a nice dry bitter finish. Good, not great.
Mrenaerts (8) - BELGIUM - JUN 7, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy Amber color with a nice white head on top. Good hoppy nose in this IPA. Taste is hoppy bitter and yeasty. Strong drybitter aftertaste but very drinkable!
suedehead288 (333) - BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2014.06 - 33cl - goudkleurig (beetje naar oranje neigend) biertje, mooie romige schuimkraag, bier zelf is licht troebel - neus : fruitig, hooi - mond : fruitig, zacht romig, weinig bitter op het eind - verfrissend (mocht wat mij betreft wat bitterder zijn)
kayres (435) - , Georgia, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hazy orange yellow. Thin white head. Sweet yeasty aroma. Light to medium bodied with lots of citrus but sort of yeasty? Strange
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jkwood04 (3742) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500ml bottle in a glass. Pours hazy golden with a white head. Aroma of floral and grassy hops, some pale malts, light spices, light wheat, and some hints of grains. Flavor the same. Average texture. A pretty good beer.