Gachupines (783) - USA - APR 6, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Hazy golden with a thick white head. Aroma is a slight bit of banana and yeast. Flavor is nice clove and banana at first followed by a sharp (but not unpleasant) grapefruit bite from the hops. Really nice combination of styles.
LyndaNova (532) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2010 cold, corked 750ml bottle: Pours a cloudy, pale gold color with a frothy, alabaster head that leaves some lacing on the glass. Aroma and taste are of light grains with lemon/citrus and grass notes. Medium bodied and crisp, with good carbonation. Well blended; the hops are subtle and the alcohol is well hidden. Cheers, Volgon! ☆
mcberko (5195) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
750mL bottle, sent from robloc303 (thanks a lot, Rob), pours a cloudy golden orange with a medium white head. Nose is very oxidized bringing out mostly oxidation, Belgian yeast, and moderate spicy hops. Flavour reveals notes that are very oxidized and cardboardy, but not as bad as the nose, with mandarin oranges, Belgian yeast, spicy hops, and champagne. It’s not a disaster, but it’s way past its prime. You can tell this would be good when fresher - what a pity. Decent.
ThiagoRimondi (1) - são paulo, BRAZIL - JAN 10, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cerveja de ótima aparência, sabor inconfundível e reteogosto agradável. Espuma pouco cremosa mas de ótimo sabor.
rok1024 (841) - Maribor, SLOVENIA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yellow appearance with decent head. Strong hoppy citrus, lemons aroma, grassy notes. Well rounded in the mouth, overall a very good Belgian Pale Ale.
Benfi (460) - DENMARK - NOV 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Light golden pour with tons of white head and a nice soapy looking retention. Nose of yeast, hops, and straw. Taste has a little hop bite but mostly yeast, bready malts and maybe a touch of citrus.
zwartjesbier (28) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 bottle.Got it three Years ago,thanks bro.
Drank the same year three years ago and Iiked it better three years ago. Don’t think it ages well.
Aroma is grassy with a floral hint. appearance is a clear golden with a white head that leaves a nice lace in the glass.
Taste is medium bitter with sweet malty undertone with a dry aftertaste. I can taste the high ABV 9,5%. Body is medium with a thin texture and lively carbonation
TheJvd (657) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 11, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle at Borefts 2013 shared by MrHangover, thanks! Pours hazy yellow with a medium white head. Aroma has some oranges, musty and cardboard. Taste has lots of cardboard, musty, too old.
sic1314 (2398) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle share at Borefts 2013, courtesy of Mr. Hangover. 2010 vintage. Poured cloudy golden with a frothy white head. Aroma of sweet sourness. Medium body, gives the impression of being past it’s best, not as enjoyable as the two more recent vintages.
kermis (4185) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at BBF13 thanks to Mrhangover. Pours cloudy golden yellow with a small white head. With the age the hops are gone from the aroma and replaced with a moldy, yeasty and caramel smell. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Not one to age..
jmgreenuk (3209) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 29, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle courtesy of MrHangover. Poured a cloudy light amber with a frothy broken white head. The aroma is acidic yeast and hops. The flavour is rich alcoholic bitter with a yeasty, bitter spicy flavour. A little too old. Didn’t age well for me.