jimhilt (2339) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a three finger cream head that fades slowly leaving some lace. Hazy light amber color, some yeast left in bottle. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Grapefruit hop nose and flavor is grapefruit hops, lingering bitter aftertaste. More like an IPA than a Belgian pale. $4.99 for a 330ml bottle from Beverage Warehouse Winooski, VT.
ekstedt (4905) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (33 cl) from beerplanet.be. Clear deep golden, medium white head. Citrusy hoppy aroma which clashes slightly with the phenolic yeast character. Light to medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with firm bitterness. Sub-par de la Senne.
kaser (1741) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome pour, aroma, taste. Triple crown winner. Tastes like IPA. Fruit hints and mild hops
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Lukaduke (1466) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a hazy orange golden color with a two finger head that dissolves rather quickly with a touch of lacing. Aromas are subtle with touches of citrus and grapefruit, sweet malts and a touch of spicy yeast. The flavors are nice and crisp a little less going on in the beer then I assumed based on the nose. Bitter hop notes are the driving force behind the flavors with glimpses of pepper and bready malts.
Prokroustis (660) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - APR 29, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy orange body, big white head. Intense floral hoppy aroma with grapefruit, lemon, orange, honey, yeast, caramel. Great balanced flavour with grapefruit, apple, cereal, dry grassy bitter finish. Excellent.
IlBevitorediLA (452) - ITALY - APR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Anima belga e profumo americano. Beverina, frizzantina e di ottima beva. Erbacea e citrica grazie alle doti del Nuggets e del Centennial. Come detto, si fa bere che è un piacere.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
In short: A floral-hoppy doughy/yeasty pale Belgian ale with a very dry finish. Good
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed fresh a few weeks after purchase (3 months after first rating)
The look: Cloudy amber body topped by a medium white head that quickly recedes to a small layer of foam
In long: Nose is very floral with a mix of garden flowers, scented green herbaceous plants as well as some green pine-needles. Taste has bready malts, carrot muffin (I’m not kidding!), cookie dough, flowers, dry grass, dry herbal spiciness (thyme and such). Bitterness level is medium and really not aggressive. The finish is very dry, with something of a floury character that sucks the mouth totally dry. Original creation here, certainly not boring, but although I liked the beer I found a single 330ml bottle to be enough. That’s my opinion, and I don’t mean to brag but I’m getting very good at adding unnecessary sentences at the of my ratings.
MartinT (7288) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My Bottom Line:
Floral hop explosions unearth peppery, spicy bitterness in this simple, but highly engaging hoppy quencher.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the nearly clear honeyed golden.
-Plump cereals don’t contribute a lot of flavor but do support the hops well.
-The soft effervescence makes for a very drinkable mouthfeel.
-This could be a bit drier for my tastes.
-A very nice brew, but I’ll take their Taras Boulba over this.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - MAR 27, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Domus Birrae. Nice citrus hops nose, lemon and lemon zest, a bit of candy, peach, stone fruit, dough. Deep gold, clear, with a high, fine head. Hop dominated flavor, light bready malt and honey match it well, with zest, grass, some white grape. Yeast spiciness. Peppery finish moderately bitter and dirty. Easy drinking. Clean and dry. Good, but not remarkable.
MJGG (894) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 18, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bouteilles de 33 cl. Merci David ! Arômes assez intenses de houblon américain très résineux et fruité. Robe dorée assez foncée, peu de mousse et effervescence moyenne. En bouche, le houblon typiquement américain est accompagné par un malt légèrement sucré rappelant le sucre d’orge et le caramel clair. La levure est à l’arrière-plan, mais contribue tout de même quelques phénols épicés. Amertume résineuse et poivrée assez intense en finale. Intéressant.