bartlebier (831) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - NOV 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
37,5 bottle, Geers 2013. Pale orange-golden ale. Contained, slightly moldy and sweet vegetable aroma. Chicory Muckefuck base bitterness in a Belgian golden ale yeast profile: the execution is flawless for the ad-hoc style it coins, all aromas and taste are fully present. The question remains whether a 8% chicory beer needs to be. Interesting added complexity through the dry pale barley malts, almost like a whisky malt. Not too fond of the trippel-style alcoholic esters floating on the top, and the concomitant semi-dry palate, working against the also present more attenuated saison quality. Novelty to share, if somewhat strange as an aperitif.
rejtable (1047) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours slightly cloudy gold with some limited head and minimal lacing. Nose is grassy and some barnyard. Notes of cereal, grassy bitterness, some light citrus and a solid peppery hit. Taste is medium bitter and some spice very little sweetness. Full body with lively carbonation and a dry acidic finish. Nice!
gEUS (785) - Linden, BELGIUM - OCT 3, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
375 ml bottle. Pours clear medium yellow with white head. Green aromas, especially vegetal in nature, some spicy and citrus notes as well. As for the bitterness of the witloof/endives compared to hops, it is a bit more raw, earthy and adds a mold kind of odd aroma and flavour to it. Prefer hops in my beer, but a nice and bold try.
MoritzF (8056) - Bochum, GERMANY - SEP 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle, 37.5cl) Almost cloudy, deep golden colour with a medium-sized and slightly off-white foamy head. Yeasty, delicately bready malty and slightly wheaty aroma with vinous fruity notes, accompanied by hints of alcohol. Moderately sweet flavour, medium bodied with a moderate carbonation. Slightly bready cara-malty base with mildly fruity notes of peaches and pears, also an obvious presence of alcohol, lingering into the moderately sweet malty and slightly fruity finish. 04.IX.13
adnielsen (7557) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, picked up at Mile High Denver. Cork was starting to poke out of the lip of the bottle. It didn’t gush but it does have pretty heavy carbonation. Pours a bit hazy, dark orange appearance with huge, tan head. Spicy herbal hoppy, a bit chewy yeasty, lemon zesty, rustic aroma. Tangy, somewhat refreshing, chewy malty, lemon fruity, herbal, grassy, yeasty flavor that finishes somewhat yeasty and lightly bitter. Not too bad.
suedehead288 (246) - BELGIUM - SEP 10, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2013.09 - fles 37,5cl - kurk ’springt’ uit de flessenhals - overvloedig wit schuim goud/oranje-kleurig bier - neus : citrus, gras - mond : veel koolzuur, beetje citrus, aardig wat bitterheid, iets kruidigs
3fourths (7511) - Boulder, Oregon, USA - SEP 8, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle conditioned 375ml. Hazy amber body with a patchy off-white head. Overripe citrus / orange / pineapple / gum with minimal gamey / farmhouse mustiness. Chewy, sharp both in texture and apparent alcohol, bitter and astringent. Just sloppy, I can tell on the first sip. Gassy, sweet, syrupy fruit cocktail honey malt with lightly burning alcohol and rotting fruit cocktail and wormwood-bitter hops, leaving the throat burning with acid reflux after a couple of drinks. All sorts out-of-balance.
kraddel (1890) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle @ bierhuyske
pours very light amber
good white head
smell is very unintence.. bit like a tripel
very bitter, sugar in the most natural way imaginable . very much carbo, wich makes it ’ dry’ ( the taste goes away pretty fast ! ) nice one, but not realy rememorable
Koelschtrinker (9448) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Herber, süßlich alkoholischer Antrunk. Ansonsten mild, würzig malzig, getreidig. Die Würzigkeit nimmt noch zu, dennoch süffig, vollmundig. Nett. 11/11/10/11/8/11
Sureshpa (176) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: Yeast (cheese), light hop (bitter), bit sweetish Appearance: Orange, yellow amber, swirl in the middle, Taste: Light bitter, bit sweet, nice light bitter sparky aftertaste, well balanced