_angst_ (2084) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - DEC 22, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml bottle bought @ systembolaget. Pours clear golden with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thick lacing on the glass. Smell is tiny sweet, fruity and tiny herbal with peaches, passion fruit, grapefruit juice, crackers, phenols, unripe banana, peppery wood, white grapes, green kiwi fruit, lemon zest, cloves and moist grass. Taste is fruity and very tiny tart with grapefruit juice, lemon zest, lemon grass, passion fruit, pineapple, peaches, lychee, cape gooseberries, white pepper, cloves, crackers, green kiwi fruit, dry peppery wood, white grapes, green grapes, moist grass and hints of lemon balm. Mouthfeel is crisp, dry, tiny fruity tart and medium bodied. Finish is dry, fruity and spicy with crackers, grapefruit juice, lemon zest, dry peppery yeast, pineapple, passion fruit and white grapes. Great refreshing and dangerously strong stuff. Wow!
Davros (1720) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours pale gold with a large lasting head.
Nose shows lychee, passion-fruit, spicy phenols, light malt, pear and apple esters. Also some doughy notes.
Flavours are similar at first with a bit of fruit and spicy notes. Thereís a fair bit of booze in the finish.
Too much carbonation.
hawthorne00 (2088) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - DEC 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pale yellow gold with a large white head. Aroma of lemon, winter oranges, some dough and spice - pepper, ginger, coriander - evident but very much underneath. Sweet with oranges, light dough, tarter and more bitter zesty citrus flavours with pepper and just a little alcohol. First sniff suggests itís going to be overwhelmed by the lemoniness of the Citra, but the usual Duvel things pretty much hold their own. Makes up the loss of great balance of the normal one with punchy but well-integrated hop flavours. Dangerously drinkable.
kerenmk (1563) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 15, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Daganís place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Straw blond, hazy, white head. Green, pine, evergreen aroma, fresh bitter taste with a little sourness in the end. Medium body, fizzy, hoppy finish.
DSG (4677) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Daganís place. Thanks beerandbeyond. Clear golden with a white head. Pleasant hoppy aroma with tropical fruits, a bit of grassy notes and citric hints and nice fresh yeastiness. Flavor has a bit of malt, fruity and slightly spicy yeast, and a nice bitter finish. Medium-bodied. Good stuff.
HopfenWeisse (808) - - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear yellow color with nice looking head. Aroma is yeast, hops. Flavor is citra hops, yeast, malt. Not bad.
beerandbeyond (550) - ISRAEL - DEC 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle sample (750ml).
Slightly hazy yellow with a nice white head.
Full citrus hop nose with light tropical notes, fresh light malt and some yeast.
Fruity flavors, high bitterness, light tart tang and grapefruit.
Effervescent, rich, complex, satisfying and great.
avw1982 (87) - Giessenburg, NETHERLANDS - NOV 30, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
33cl bottle @ home. Smells like citrus. Nice dry taste. Tickling mouthfull. A Good refreshing beer.
RexTalionis (1979) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 75 cl. Clear pale golden, thin bubbly head. Earthy, on the verge to some cat pee and some nessels just like those of a warm and hot sunny summerday in aroma. Dry mouthfeel. A bit rounder when the sediment was poured in.
burgess1984 (51) - ENGLAND - NOV 29, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bought from trembling walls in york, itís your typical duvel but over hopped. I know, i know! I feel like hops have become sysnonamous with quality and this beer is good but unbalanced, yes I can taste other hops from earlier in the boil and it has late additions as well as dry hopping but I canít help but feel that if theyíd held back this couldíve been even better.