niquillis (1208) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
330ml bottle from Congress, Longton. Pours hazy amber. Very Belgian in hop style, decent but not great.
ruigo (1270) - PORTUGAL - OCT 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
33cl bottle. Cloudy pale orange colour with a generous white head. Malt, Belgium yeast and grassy aroma. Average carbonation and medium body. Taste is moderate sweet and really bitter with a dry and bitter finish. Overall, a very good beer.
eduardovl (968) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle poured in a chalice.
A: Pours a hazy beige color with a light white medium head which doesn’t leave many lacings
S: Very Belgium. Belgium hops and yeasts are evident. Barley malts. The hops are citrus, grassy, earthy and stinging in the nose
T: Pretty much as the smell. Very dry, earthy and bitter (very good)
M: Medium body to an IPA. Medium carbonation
D: High. Refreshing. The "low" ABV helps a lot and the bitterness is a must. Highly suggested to bitterness lovers
[ BA Review @ 9/8/2010 ]
ForlornHope (100) - Hampshire, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
33 cl bottle at home. Subtle aroma of floral hop with some malt. Pours a fine golden colour with a white head. Taste: exceptional. Initial sweet malt, then spicy, peppery bitter hop. Fine mouthfeel with a long, bitter finish. Overall an outstanding bitter from an outstanding brewery. Ace.
ClubGonzo (4238) - Bergen, NORWAY - OCT 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from bieresgourmet.be webshop. Slightly hazy golden body with a large rocky white head. Nose is floral fruity tones with red berries, straw, pale malts, wet grass and hints of biscuits, moss and Belgian sugary esters. Taste is pale malts, Belgian yeasty esters, floral straw tones and bitter grassy notes. Hints of honey, mild banana and red fruits. Light to medium body, medium to high carbonation. Despite being used to American IPAs, this does strike me as quite bitter - though not over the top. Decent, but I prefer the more mellow Belgian approach.
tricksta_p (1355) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - OCT 9, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of grass, citrus, lemon, hops. Flavour is grassy and hoppy with a nice and lasting bitterness in the aftertasts. Solid bitter and fresh Ale.
saintjulien (163) - - OCT 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
herbs, hay, light sweetness, very bitter, lightly sour, medium body, thin feel, lively, long finish
Labedz (5) - POLAND - OCT 2, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 33cl. Cloudy gold, small delicate foam. Belgian ale, hops aroma. Dry and bitter. Little sour.
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"this was a pretty decent beer. went quite nice w/bread and mushroom barley soup @whole foods. hops and belgian yeastiness in about even amounts. the hops are mainly bitter, and the yeast a little fruity, spicy, and earthy. i disturbed the sediment a bit, but it was a newish beer (6/10) so it was all good."
Shark_Pants (266) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice gold colour with big frothy white head. The smell is similar to a saison - funky belgian yeast, coriander, multigrain bread and honey. Taste, as the commercial description mentions, is very hoppy and bitter. Mouth puckeringly dry and bitter in fact, but in a good way. There’s some initial honey and malt sweetness and then the dryness and bitterness starts creeping in and then dominates the mouth. Light-medium bodied. Quite different to most belgian beers and enjoyable for almost that reason alone.