tadiau (4) - ITALY - DEC 9, 2011 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
caramel, floral, licorice, vanilla, orange, cloudy, rocky head, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, lightly sour, medium body, creamy, average carbonation, bitter,
Storm_Warning (56) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2012
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Currently drinking while typing. Damn this is one amazing beer, it certainly is right up my street! After I popped the cork and poured this beauty into a tulip glass I admired the malty caramel aroma for a while and then remembered what I was doing. There are mountains of sweet sugary caramels from the Beloeil malt blend that are surrounded with Belgian yeasts, dough, grassy hops and nuttiness. It appears as a beautiful vessel of amber goodness with an off white/beige/light brown head that sustains throughout! Amazing sweet, brown bread flavours from the blend of 5 malts, mellow hops, Belgian yeast flavours with a sustained finish of malts and hops. Incredibly smooth yet full feel with a suitable carbonation. This is among one of the best beers I have tried this year, it has such an amazing blend of everything! Every ingredient of this beer blends perfectly with every other one, I’m over the moon with this one!
77ships (2154) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 12, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
75 cl. traditional green bottle @ home. Porchused from Willems. Very loud pop when opening but no gusher. Cork says 2011 on it – so 2011 Vintage? Pours a cloudy / murky heavily brown amber with a very creamy white head. Smell is incredible, wonderfully EU hoppy, sweet tangerine, biscuit, delicious caramel and sticky toffee, dried orange peel, flowers,… reminds me a bit of the finest fresh Orval bottles I have had. Taste is sweet caramel, dried orange peel, tangerines, light floral, EU hoppy, brown sugar, sticky toffee, alcoholic flourishes, light grass, very fruity, nectar, nectarines,… boozy. Full, perfect carb. Incredible, one of the best I have had so far. Wonder if this beer is always this excellent or I just got lucky because some of the bottles of regular saison I have had, have been one of the finest beers ever, like ever and others were just infected or not as good etc. At this price, I may need to investigate further because this is stellar.
Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 4, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2006 Pour is warm amber with a fluffy off white head...smell is yeasty, sweet malts, a little citrus...wonderful balanced mouthfeel...delicate flavors of tart citrus, biscuits, maybe salty...alcohol completely hidden...my new favorite DuPont beer!!!!!!!
CampbellWilson (533) - SCOTLAND - AUG 16, 2005
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
’la Bière de Beloeil’ - 75cl bottle from Beers of Europe. Reddish orange with persistant rocky head. Aroma of orange, pepper, oily hops, brett and grapefruit. Great spritzy mouthfeel, long, hoppy finish. No sweetness at all. This was excellent stuff and closer to Orval than any other beer I’ve tasted.
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 4, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared this bottle at The Brauhaus. A dark amber colour with thick beige head. Awesome aroma of musty sour Brett, leather, wet cardboard, horse blanket, cigar box and lemon. Flavours of Brett, leather and a little lemony sourness. Lots of barnyard funk! Foamy mouth-feel with lovely lingering musty Brett and chewy caramel linger. Superb!
erickok (2280) - Tours, FRANCE - FEB 28, 2011
4.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 19, 2012 Nice cloudy orange body and good solid white head. Very nice sweet, fruity aromas, peach, mild grassy hops and cereal. Maybe coriander as well. Great smooth mouthfeel but a brilliant bitterness in the aftertaste keeps it alive. Very tasty beer and well balanced. Will definitely have again! (5,95 ER, 75cl bottle) (Rating re-indexed)
Ernest (5605) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 20, 2004
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, Cafe Delirium, Brussels. Head is initially large, frothy, off-white, mostly lasting. Body is hazy medium amber, bottle conditioned. Aroma is moderately malty (caramel, cookie), moderately hoppy (flowers), lightly yeasty (cobwebs), with notes of honey, peach, and toffee. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, velvety texture, lively carbonation. A lovely beer in the pattern of La Bavaisienne, though slightly more attenuated and thus a little less luscious but by the same token more easily quaffable.
schuimkroaat (410) - Leuven, BELGIUM - FEB 5, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl bottle, ’2005’ on the cork. Turbid, dark amber with the slightest of green shines, delicate pearling and an initially big but tender white head (big bubbles). The typical orangey and yeasty aroma of Dupont with soft, rich sweetish notes of grain biscuits with dried fruit and butter - but no rancid diacetyl; rather a warm scent spread by a good craft bakery. Aromatic hops, too. Full, juicy, malty but by no means sweet taste with dried fruit, oranges, moderate spiciness - the brewery thumbprint is there again. Elegant, attenuated bitterness in the aftertaste. Creamy palate, hefty carbonation, slightly warming and drying finish. Yippie, there’s one more bottle in the cellar! (No, it’s not for now...)
thebeertourist (4257) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 8, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
75 cl champagne corked bottle. Pours hazy orange with a huge head. Complex yeasty and sweet aroma full of spices and apples.Flavours are not any less complex, sweet fruitiness from apples and orange zest, spices, including coriander. Some sour notes as well. Dry mouthfeel. An excellent beer, reminding me of the great Blaugies, not far apart geographically nor when style-wise (may I suggest Saison Grand Cru?).