stevoj (2395) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 15, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky orange/golden color with an island of silky foam. Taste is sharp and biting, Lots of hop presence here (but not overwhelming). Beautifully crafted and delicious beer.
Foffern (1337) - Bodø, NORWAY - FEB 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Has a slightly hazy straw colour with a big, soap-like, white head. The aroma is a little sweet with citrus, Belgian yeast, mowed grass, spices, wet hay and some smoke (!). The flavour has more Belgian yeast, citrus, hay and grassy hops. Has a slick mouth feel, and a solid but balanced bitterness. A great classic Belgian with a nice bitterness. A little strange with the smoke in the aroma (off-flavour?).
aleigator (311) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JAN 25, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a big, bubbly head with a bright yellow color.
Smells of wheat and soft yeast, with a coppery metallic hint on the back end. Underneath these dominant aromas, floral hops unfold, adding to the rustic character of this ale.
The taste yields much more hops than the nose did, while the brew begins with bready, mellow malts. Hops are detectable from the very beginning, side by side with the malts, while its floral character adds to the slightly biscuity malt foundation. This gets wrapped up by soft, slightly spiced belgian yeast, creating a great, smooth mouthfeel, which got a certain crispness to it. Then the hops turn remarkably dry, along with the sweeter malts, while they intensify their floral, wet grass appearance.
Hops become the center of attention, while this still drinks like a belgian ale, due to its distinct yeast flavor, with some peppery spices towards the finish, introducing an almost herbal dryness to the tongue. Finishes hop-forward, while malts and yeast handle the bitterness well, providing a convincing sweet, mellow, spiced counterpart.
Ulysse (207) - Brussels, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma of Belgian white beer. Unpleasant middle taste of something that’s either strange hop or bacterial infection. Bitter aftertaste. By far not the bitterest beer I’ve had.
florent.janssens (143) - - JAN 23, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Elle usurpe un peu son nom, son amertume arrive en arrière goût et est moins puissant que la majorité des IPA. Un très léger goût de blanche.
AGCostaNeves (23) - Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL - JAN 16, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
By pouring in tulip noticed a beautiful golden color and slightly cloudy with a white foam, dense, medium and persistent training. Very beautiful in the tulip.
I noticed a most remarkable aroma of hops used, with beautiful herbal notes and yeast in this bitter and a subtle floral aroma and condiments. Interesting.
Taking by its name, a Bitter such perceptions do not fit the style, if this is her style. However, I believe this beautiful beer is pulling slightly to the Belgian lands.
The flavor is mild predominantly bitter with little malt of this feeling, which is roasted. The subtle bitterness is citrus, making it very pleasant. I could clearly notice slight sour notes with the presence of spices.
Its aftertaste is slightly sour, bitter, but very soft.
A beer with a velvety texture medium-low and medium body carbonation. With a high drinkability shown very light and refreshing. Honestly this is a beautiful beer distinctive style, befitting the great Belgian hopped.
Great for summer in Rio de Janeiro!
adamnowek (343) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JAN 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Really dry, really bitter, and really carbonated. Big soapy head. Nice light gold colour.
nealblind (947) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gold pour some creamy white head. Aroma gold powdery honey barley, apples, black currants. Tastes peppery slight aspartame sweetness, resinous bitter. One of the more hoppy belgians. Still balanced.
Cunningham (5022) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 5, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden color with a fine white head. Citric hoppy, herbal and fruity aroma. What a delicious taste in that little bottle. Citric hoppy, fruity, some yeast and a nice sweet malty background. Wonderful!
[Bottle from Bert’s Bierhuis in Utrecht, Netherlands]
hoplover66 (26) - SPAIN - JAN 5, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color ámbar claro turbio. El aroma es el típico de la levadura belga. Sabor a malta, levadura y en menor medida lúpulos. El final es seco y amargo. Cuerpo ligero, carbonatación media. Refrescante.
Garrold (1915) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle. Beermerchants.com. Hazy, dark yellow. Bubbly, white head, with a glossy top. Aroma is pale, grainy malts. Belgian yeast. Lemon zest. Green hop. Taste is dry, turning full on, zesty bitter. Crisp, fresh palate. Some oiliness. Finishes a little dry, and long, herby bitter.