hirigalzkar (2265) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 18, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (Vintage 1992@Akkurat). Nice golden color. This is the smoothest beer i’ve ever tasted (maybe because of the cellering). Sour. Hoppy. Fruity. Some smoked tones.
Glouglouburp (5956) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2009 In short: A light fluffy and very hoppy Belgian ale focussing on drinkability. Very very good
How: Bottle 330ml, about 6 months old
The look: A medium white head over a cloudy golden yellow body with some particles
In long: Semi-wild yeast and flowers mash on the nose. Taste is more mellow that the nose lead me to believe. Body is light and fluffy, plain crackers, dried oranges, mint, some residual sugar, lots of spicy hops. Refreshing light acidic/tartness. Excellence in simplicity. I had myself a “best-of” light Belgian ales night where I drank Taras Boulba, Zinnebier and Oeral one after the other. The Oeral finished last but this is nothing to be ashamed of. And anyway what does a beer do when it is ashamed and depressed? It starts to drink? Itself?
CapedBrewsader (265) - Brasschaat, BELGIUM - OCT 7, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl bottle at home: Cloudy orange with big bubbly fading head that settles to a creamy film. Good lacing. Green apple, orange, and mild yeasty spice make a nice combination in your nose. Some light pale malt underneath with some refined sugar and green banana skin. Floral notes floating around. CO2 is quite shocking as it first crosses your lips but as it gets to your throat it seems to have losts its power. An almost wheat character first pops up with tart green apple and mixed fruit juice bringing sweetness. Some definite hop bitterness in there but absolutely no harshness from that. Hop flavor is detectable but it is melded into the herbal and spicyness coming from what I assume to be the yeast. tart green apple and yeast finish with just a faint hint of grass on the very end. Touch of alc in that end note as well, but barely detectable. Quite nice.
Pyrozoid (361) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 6, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Dégusté avec french tickler) Une biere Or foncé et brumeuse avec un tres bon collet non-collant. Odeur de banane, raisins vert, poires, alcohol et oranges. Gout tres salé, bananes, cendré, acidité et pelure de pemplemousse.
CapFlu (4482) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33cl) Sampled at the Brasseurs du Temps pre-party on August 27, 2008. Pours a thin, frothy white head atop a lemony body. Nose is somewhat floral with yeasty undertones. Flavour is very tart and tonic. Nice odour but lacking tongue. 7/4/5/3/12
AtlAggie (241) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Robust golden color, poured with very thin white head. Aroma strong of fruit--sour citrus and hints of prune or plum. Little bit of earthy funk too. Taste surprisingly tart and sweet, with a sour finish light on the hops. Not much in the way of carbonation, soft mouthfeel. Very drinkable but still interesting.
BelgianBeerGal (3103) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 20, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl bottle with the Belgian "funky shoe" label. Pours a cloudy light yellow-orange colour with small sediment. Big white head that disolves into a film with lacing. Big sweet aroma of oranges, honey and a little spice. Great fruity flavour with a spicy side. Very lively mouthfeel from carbonation with a hint of acid tang. Really great Belgian ale.
french tickler (649) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 13, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shared with Pyrozoid
Cloudy yellow poor, frothy off-white head, some sediments
Pear, banana, orange zest, cental wood, other fruit notes
Salty, effervescent explosion, highly acid, tangy, medium body
Orange and grapefruit zest, coriander, pepper notes
Notes: High quality, zesty twist... very good overall
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 7, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a slightly cloudy golden color with a thick, fluffy, white head. Very pleasant aroma of hops, herbs, spices, citrus and yeast. The flavor is very refreshing while being complex, there’s acidity, hops, citrus, herbs, yeast and a solid dryness all along. The body is light with a creamy texture and lively carbonation. Wow, this is an amazing beer and a wonderfull thirst quencher.
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl, recently retired beer, last tasted one year ago, from De Hopduvel Gent, easy to rink, not complex, cloudy, good head, nice brew