DrnkMcDermott (2780) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I didn’t put this in my beer cellar list, so I’m not sure when I got it. If I had, I’d have cracked a low-alcohol hoppy beer much sooner. Pour is just noticeably darker than the usual golden Belgian pale lager. Lots of floaty bits, I’m guessing hop bits rather than yeast? Aroma is nice, but it’s nice for a sweet Belgian pale, nit much trace of hop. But then there’s the taste. It is bitter as advertised, just the peppery noble hop bitterness. Backed by a dryly fermented malt that just gives this the nice feel of a beer. Something your Bud-drinking uncle might enjoy if he gets curious about those funny looking beers you have.
Bamsen78 (2974) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 24, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ La Porte Noire, Brussels. Pours cloudy straw with small white head. Clear aroma of malt amd grain, with notes of hops and fruit. Bitter, hoppy flavour, with subtle citric and malty notes and touches of yeast. Bitter aftertaste. Okay.
Beese (1526) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from BottleDog, London. Poured a hazy light yellow, with a dense white head. Aroma of peppery hop, melon and Belgian yeast esters. Bready malt flavours, with very dry, grassy hop notes and some tart berries. Super dry grain in the finish, with some straw and chalky hints.
seynie (139) - Tienen, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy yellow with a nice foam top. Smells like regular lager but the taste is definitely more bitter. A lot of taste for a beer with so little alcohol. Yeast, citrus, herbs, pepper. Nice dry finish with a bit of sweetness. Great summer beer.
sdmmb (717) - USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Drunk from 33cl bottle bought at Malting Pot, Brussels. Superb dry hoppy pale ale.
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guitarhero (20) - Dante’s hell, FINLAND - JUL 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
A good pale ale in the belgian style with english hops, probably e.k golding for the late additions. Refreshing, citric and soft.
blankboy (5970) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[Bottle at Volo] Pours a murky yellow-gold with a small semi-lasting frothy white head. Interesting, and nice, aroma is yeasty and hoppy along with grain and some light fruity tartness. Flavour is lightly tart, grainy and quite herbal along with a long moderate bitter finish. Average bodied. Not great, but pretty good.
Iznogud (620) - CROATIA - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 330 ml at Delirium Hoppy Loft, Bruxelles. Pours hazy yellow with small white head. Fruits, yeast and some hops in aroma. Sweetish citrus flavor. Light to medium body.
ABS (442) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 2, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Meny Grim. Hazy straw colour. Foamy, white head. Bitter. Below medium body. A bit watery. Stingy carbonation. Notes of pepper, banana, leaf, some pine flavour.
HeadyDE (478) - Delaware, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle pour from cap it appears this is slightly over 1 year old..a bit past recommended drink by date..medium orange color with a fair amount of floating brown sediment..slight haze..good amount of carbonation..nose is a mixture of lemon..grains..lemon rind..wet dough..light bodied with a real solid full flavor profile with some spice..hint of sourness..corriander..all in all a full flavored offering for the low abv..finishes fairly dry with a hoppy cider like quality to it..unique offering and easy to drink beer that pairs well with warm weather
jeremyh70 (664) - Missouri, USA - JUN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very murky light golden yellow with lots of particles floating around. Nice rocky white head that settles to a big dollop and a ring and leaves behind thick lacing. Aroma has some light fruit character and cracker malt with some yeast and herbal character. Taste has some herbal hops and light citrus at first then you get some floral and soapy hops followed by white pepper. Has a moderate level of slightly sharp bitterness. Finishes with bitterness and pepper. Medium bodied with light/medium carbonation. Bottle date said this was a month old and the hops were very bright tasting. Would like to get another bottle and set on it a few months to observe the difference.