popery (2017) - San Francisco, California, USA - APR 7, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is probably my favorite sub 5% abv Belgian that I’ve tried so far. It tastes like a light Belgian IPA, which makes sense given the self-applied label, "Extra Hoppy Ale." The beer is a glowing, hazy yellow-gold liquid with a puffy white head. The aroma is a bit weak. Dry yeast is the main aroma, but there is a noticeable tangerine hop undercurrent. The beer really shines on the palate. Both malt and hops shine and work well with the yeast. The malt is light but fresh and flavorful. The hops give the beer a great bite in the aftertaste and provide pleasing bitterness and flavor throughout. The yeast flavors are a refined and restrained Belgian complex of earth and must. This is one of those great foreign session beers that’s sadly too expensive to drink in quantity here. I’m deeply envious of Belgians (and anyone else lucky enough) who can find it easily and cheaply.
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 2, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy medium yellow. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty. Flavor is moderately sweet, highly alcoholic, with a nice hop bite to it.
Lubiere (12970) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lightly hazed golden ale with a thick onctuous white head. A lightly herbal hops aroma with light catnip, wild grass, a bit of soap. In mouth, a good crisp malt with nice herbal hops, light wildness, smooth, light and pleasing. Bieropholie import.
dEnk (4200) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy orange pour, small creamy head, thick lacing.
Aroma is very fruity with lot´s of orange (peel). Also quite hoppy with some yeast. Flavour is a smooth bitterness evolving to some sweet fruits back to a long lasting bitterness. Very nice, especially with the low ABV.
Wim (3681) - Weelde, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
gold blond coloured little sparkling body with a huches white head a spicy yeasty hoppy aroma a spicy yeasty hoppy bitter taste with a spicy bitter finish
hopscotch (10645) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft… Hazy straw-colored ale with very little head. Phenolic, hoppy aroma. Light-bodied and astringent with tingly carbonation. Hoppy, spicy, lightly acidic flavor. Fairly bitter and a touch pungent with a pinch of clove. Crisp, dry finish.
Yves (2851) - Turnhout, BELGIUM - FEB 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear goldblond coloured beer with large white head and lots of carbonation. A hoppy aroma. Full sparkling palate. Finish is spicy hoppy ending bitter and dry. Nice one.
Parket (582) - Bruges, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, yellow colour with very nice white head. Smell: very hoppy. Taste: hoppy, yeasty, nice spices. Not a spectacular palate but when you hear the beer contains 4.5% alcohol you’re more impressed. Very nice and refreshing ale!
Vaiz (4334) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - FEB 6, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours a clear golden color with some yeast floaties and a thick foamy white head with excellent lacing. Intense bitter hop aroma, grassy and a bit citrus and coriander. Intense bitter flavor with spices. Nice hoppy ale and very drinkable.
kromamc (191) - ITALY - JAN 5, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Una birra di una freschezza inconfondibile... d’estate me ne berrei litri!!!!!