frankenkitty (2006) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dense amber body fraught with beautiful particulate beneath a creamy, lasting white head. Deep, fruity aroma... a sweet cocktail of cherries, peach, tangerine with a pleasing waft of alcohol as well as remnants of tea leaves, tree leaves and honey. The marriage of Belgium & England is well-played. Flavor leans towards the latter as the tongue is first met by the taste of an English IPA before it opens up to sweeter fruitiness, a cheesish yeastiness and, once again, a sweet drop of honey. Lightly astringent yet the flavors last with a complex sweet-yet-bitter spiciness. Quite incredible. ~~~~~~~ Single 12 oz. bottle from Archer Liquors, Chicago.
rondphoto (4054) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUL 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle @ Keg Liquors / Clarksville IN --- Aroma of malt and bitter floral. Cloudy medium / dark amber, off-white head that sinks quickly to a cover, mottled curtain of lace. Taste is Semi-sweet caramel malt that adds solid carbonation on the swallow before revealing yeast and mild floral hops that drift through a long finish. Big and bold, but still light in the belly. Solid brew.
esp0r (2729) - NORWAY - MAY 20, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Weekend in the woods 2015 with daje, Simonsen and some other guys
Orange hazy, big frothy head. Smell of yeast esters, spices, smelly feet and "gymbag", light malts, some funky brett. Light to moderate sweet, fruity, some funk and complexity, quite dry. Medium bitter, herbal tail. Quite nice!
wombat23 (687) - Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 11.5 oz. bottle. Pours a cloudy gold with a large foamy white head. Aroma is malty with floral elements. Taste is fruit, spice, malt, caramel, yeast, herbs and alcohol. Definitely unique. Not bad.
darbeer75 (517) - Round Rock, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma: malty and floral at the same time; Appearance: straw, hazy with very full head that dissipates slowly; particulate suspended Taste: unusual; definitely spicy and hoppy and fruity; pretty refreshing; more like a saison than a beligan ale; Palate: medium body with long, slightly odd tasting finish; Overall: very interesting and unusual belgian. Not quite my thing but I can appreciate it.
JBPortland (1488) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to oldp0rt! Pours hazy orange with a finger of head. Nice fruity orange, citrus, slighty breadyness, light spice, yeast, sourdough, medium bitterness, light tropical, mango, dry. Tasty!
tillmac62 (685) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAR 23, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
BOD 3/15. Medium amber murky pour with suspended particulate matter from bottle conditioning. World class head volume, lacing and retention.
Rich world class nose of fruity esters coupled with a light tart airiness. Peach, plum, pineapple, grape and orange coupled with a touch of pepper over a light Belgian base.
Light medium body with a smooth texture. World class carbonation with a nice effervescent middle and a finely bubbled prickly finish perfectly paired with the body.
The flavor profile is almost world class, but falls just a bit short due to a very light metallic note which arrives and lingers in the finish. Otherwise, this one is a very tasty Belgian ale with a world class fruity ester profile. Flavors from the nose all appear with some separation. The sweeter flavors appear after the middle corresponding with maximum balanced sweetness. The middle provides a very light rind bitterness. The finish is a slow fade of fruit and the light metallic note.
samsmith33 (772) - - JAN 29, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark yellow pour, touch of orange. Aroma is yeast, but too much, touch of citrus. Taste is musty, smoke, almost wheaty. ...creamy feel.
Not as good as the flying fish grand xru which I am trying side by side.
DandyWolfFloyd (1033) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - some floral attributes, as well as white flesh fruit, and Brettanomyce yeast. There is some spices as well.
Appearance - body jonquil yellow, with some very fine particles, and some nucleation; the head is white and about 1’2" and settles into a small foam. Some lacing.
Taste - is lightly sweet and a faint bit tart. There is a floral quality, some coriander spice, there is some very light fruit. The yeast is Belgian (Brettanomyce).
Palate - light body, lively carbonation, and dry
Bule (1835) - California, USA - DEC 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a hazy yellow Amber color with a bit of frothy head. Yeast flavors overpower a little though I did end up with the dregs in my glass.
Stoned99 (1237) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
341ml Bottle from 4 pack of all variant bought at Marché Village. Aroma: nice citrus, Belgian yeast giving some green apples, spices including some cloves. App: cloudy golden with a good orange tint, small white head, shy bubbly lacing. Taste and palate: full body, soft carbonation, clean light bitter finish. Overall: not sure why I never rated this one. Anyway this is well made. A typical Belgian style. Really easy to drink.