anon (2) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 7, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting beer, tried this one a few times in the past and consistently enjoyed it.
Starts by gushing out of the bottle pristine white froth pouring into a tightly forming cloud of white purity settling about half a finger thick.
The nose reeks of Belgium with funky herbaceousness that pervades every nook of your glass leaving only notes of oregano, mint and root cellars with dirt floors. Hat and assorted farm house smells circulate in the background, leafy green hops and general delights of the Belgian bitter style.
The palate is full green raw noble hops, chalk full of them with dry citrus rinds and ..chalk. So dry, I’m figuratively patches after trying this, more hay seed and some new peach fruit, way before being ripe.
Everytime I try this beer it starts off strange and grows on me at the end showcasing how Belgian styles can easily accommodate hops. A delight to drink right at the end.
scanovajr (627) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. A hazy yellow beer with a large frothy head. Aroma is fruity and hoppy, some citrusy and belgian yeast notes. Taste is malty sweet and hoppy, grassy. Very dry finish. Very good beer
bmerz (659) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a good soft head and excellent lace. The aroma is all Brett, funk, soft light grains, citrus pith. Flavor is similar in note, strong grassy and pithy bitterness with a light spicy ride out. Feel is dense and soapy with a clean astringent end, almost pilsner like but softer. Great beer. A beer for Europeans who just want a Teutonic Pilsner or lager but. ;)
beer-yum (332) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A deliciously different ’bitter’ that makes an excellent addition to any tasting session.
_angst_ (2281) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2014 Bottle bought @ bierkompass.de. Pours hazy pale golden with a huge frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving lots of soapy lacing and trace on the glass. smell is phenolic and fruity with crackers, freshly cut grass, grapefruit rinds, lemon zest, dry soil, sheet metal, white grapes, pepper corns, pine needles and lemongrass. Taste is bitter, fruity, floral and herbal with crackers, freshly cut grass, clovers, grapefruit rinds, lemon zest, dry soil, pepper corns, pine needles, lemony soap, grape skins and minerals. Mouthfeel is dry, astringent and medium bodied. finish is bitter with grapefruit rinds, clovers, freshly cut grass, pine needles, pepper corns, dry soil and minerals. Always a treat...
glennmastrange (2125) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate grain and straw for the malt, moderate to heavy perfume and lemon for the hops, moderate mustiness for the yeast, with notes of unripe pear, pepper and cooked vegetables. Head is large, fizzy/frothy, white with a few spots of lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is murky light amber with darker swirls. Flavor starts slightly sweet and moderately acidic, then finishes moderately acidic and heavily bitter. Palate is medium, oily with a lively carbonation and a dry finish. This Belgian Ale has a complex aroma, bold flavors and a light and refreshing palate.
gegwilson (531) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2013 Bottle from the Bottle Shop, Bruges. Hazy golden ale with a white head. Lemony aroma with pine also. Very fresh bitter taste with pine and cut grass. Very nice and refreshing.
rok1024 (841) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 5, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear pale orange appearance with medium head. Hoppy citrusy aroma, high bitterness, overall very good Belgian Ale.
Ragnampiza (181) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
330 ml bottle from beer-shop.it served into a tulip. Pours a murky and hazy light orange with an off-white fluffy head. Pretty much orange juice look a like. Typical belgian yeast smell, some breadiness, mild spices and orange peel notes. Just a hint of floral hops as well. Great bitterness with a resiny and earthy feel, almost like chewing on some kind of root. Medium body and lively carbonation. Short finish, but extremely dry, which I personally love. So simple, yet so satisfying!
Plaas (82) - Alkmaar, NETHERLANDS - NOV 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very hoppy, dry taste, that is plain bitter indeed. This beer is not balanced, but actually that is why it is so sympathetic.