beerbrat99 (132) - Shanghai, - FEB 3, 2008
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big daddy bottle. Pours a golden orange hue. Dense rocky head that look like I could float a coin on it. Wonderful lacing and rentention. Great effervesence, just keeps going. Aroma of pear, light sugar, apples, mild horse blanket and spicy hop nose. The taste is very much the same but the bitterness is definitely present. A dry almost tart finish. Enjoyable beer that is very drinkable.
beerplace (320) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 28, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2016 330ml bottle. Pours a clear golden with a strong white head. Aroma is flowery, earthy, malty, some wild yeasts and citric notes. Taste is very clear, flowery, earthy, hoppy bitter. Flowery bitterness aftertaste. Very fresh and well done.
lello4ever (512) - ITALY - MAY 27, 2016
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bel colore biondo, torbido, poca schiuma. Bianca che sparisce presto. Al naso è una ottima ale, spezie, malto. Al palato ancora precisa, frizzantina, malto con un finale amarognolo. Note speziate, chiude secca. Ottima e gran Belgian ale.
ilovedarkbeer (2689) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy bitter orange color with a beady white head. Notes of apples, faint licorice, yarn, peanuts, and greenery.
bartlebier (3217) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - MAY 26, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Several 33cl and the odd 75cl bottle over the years, 2012-2016. A modern classic and a bit of a grower, even on the upper intermediate crafty palate: distills the spicy, herbal, nettle-y, wet polderland grasses of Hallertau and a contained dry Belgian saison-ish yeast into a tonic of a Belgian Bitter/Pale Ale. - Alcohol is kept in check and put to work at the service of dryness and hop flavour. Crisp biscuit malts, opening up to minimal cereal sweetness to offset the lovely bitter bouquet of chthonic hop flowers that keeps on building and developing. - Would love to see more European craft brewers make more out of their terroir and whole cone hops instead of bidding high on travel-stressed US West Coast C-pellets. - Degustational tip to let the palate and taste buds slowly season to the XX and its saison infrastructure: start at moderate chill (7-8), sample at least half at cellar temperature (10-12). Sessionable complexity.
ALIBALI (290) - Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, GERMANY - MAY 24, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Extrem hoppy. Grasig. Rezent. Spritzig und auch sehr sehr vielfältig. Erfrischend und toll. Vom Hahn beim ZYTHOS BEER FESTIVAL 2016. 0,1/1Jetson.
lebermilz (195) - GERMANY - MAY 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Lager Lager. Hazy, dirty yellow, white head.
Fruity, orange, a little pine. No fancy hops aromas.
Intense dry bitterness. Medium carbonation. Sweet aftertaste.
vickey9 (966) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAY 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a sparkly gold color with a medium fizz head. Nose is white grape, wood and gentle spices. Very dry stuff. Taste is bitter. Palate dominated by bitter hops tones, well balanced, cripsy, refreshing. Bitter finish. B@H
M_Sack (582) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Light hazy gold, minimal white head. Pineapple, honeydew, peach, banana, phenolics. The fruit flavours carry through in a greatly subdued sense, with terrific bitterness throughout and Belgian phenolics to finish. Very enjoyable beer
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R4N5H (645) - NETHERLANDS - APR 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl at Delirium Cafe, Amsterdam on 27-Apr-2016. Label - 6% ABV. Slightly hazy pale blonde colour with a medium sized white head. Aroma of floral hops, fruit and alcohol. Medium body and carbonation. Lots of citrus fruits, slightly sweet but a little hop bitterness. Pretty standard Belgian ale.
pitch992 (85) - SLOVENIA - APR 23, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
spicy, citruy, some esters, low malt sweetness. golden, some haze, good retention. low sweetness, medium bitterness, low alcohol taste, some fruity estery, too dry. Medium bitterness, low sweetness. A bit too dry, some astringency as well but otherwise ok.