NeuroPliny (162) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasted on Tap at DFH with ML. Aroma is orange, coriander, grape juice, and sour cherry. Flavour is grape, strawberry, orange, coriander, and oak. Light mouthfeel with great carbonation. What an interesting take on a Belgian style-wit!
maxwelldeux (3806) - Everett, Washington, USA - APR 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a moderate off-white head and quite a bit of floaties in there. Nose is fruity with elements of both sweet and sour in there, as well as a bit of wood. I also get just a little bit of funk in there once it warms up a tad. Taste is definitely sour and fruity, yet hides the 10% well. Not a bad drink, though probably not something I’d return to.
allmyvinyl (4244) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
750ml bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours clear gold, thin white head. Aromas of vanilla, grapes, strong grassy lager, strawberries and cream, light Belgian yeast. Taste is sweet, vinous. Thick texture. Good sipper.
mansquito (3572) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Associated Supermarket, Buskwich growler: Pours a reddish color with a white head. Aroma is wine, fruitiness, wood, spice, and yeast. Taste is somewhat sweet. Alcohol was well covered. Slightly citrusy. Plenty of the grape. Easy to drink with a nice mouth feel.
VsXsV (2453) - Linköping, SWEDEN - FEB 15, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear amber liquid with small white head. Aroma of spices, earth, bread, banana and grain. Taste is light sweet and light bitter with notes of spices, earth and sugar. Medium bodied with low to medium carbonation. Meh.
lusikka (6551) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle.
Pours a copper colour with a white head. Aroma of red berries, caramel, earthiness and some citrusy notes. Rich flavour of caramel malts, red berries, wooden notes, red wine, herbal notes. Full bodied, thick mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Finishes slightly tart, sweet and quite rich. Good stuff.
laiti (5970) - Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle @ home
Aroma has toffee typical to Belgian ales. Also some apricot and other ripe fruits. Flavour has toffee, apricot and distant oaky notes. Quite typical Belgian strong amber; the wine is well hidden, it can be observed only as acidicness and raw apples in the background. A bit too sweet and sticky but nice anyway.
tiong (4018) - Espoo, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml bottle from Ales by Mail
Pours dark orange with a smooth white head. Aroma of vinous notes, berries, hints of wood, red wine, citrus and oak. Taste is sweet, spicy, malty and woody with vinous notes, citrus and yeast. Finish is sweetish, oak, wood and vinous notes with hints of berries and citrus. A bit unbalanced.
olio (6522) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
75 cl bottle.
Pours clear dark golden color with a large head. Aroma feels a bit out dated, some cardboard, hay and soap, some yeast, fruits and hops. Flavor is sweet with fruits and caramel, some hay, spice notes and mild wooden notes. A bit weird but decent.
EithCubes (5089) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
750mL bottle an I’ve got no age information, I’m guessing it’s inside of a year old. Nose is thoroughly strange, reminds of the dank and dingy antique barns of Mullica Hill, countless old muffy book pages, some orange peel, different yeast than expected. Pours a vibrant clear orange with plenty of carbonation and a sudsy off-white head. Taste is very sweet, coriander heavy both in spice and scratch on the throat; alcohol well integrated, some oily and vinous character to the medium body, faintest white pepper with faintish yeast. Fruity, with a little bit of berry right up the middle, but falls short of being called sultry or smooth. Clean and masterful, with good complexity and an interesting take that is worth trying, if you can manage it for half-off.