Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle poured into a chalice. Pours a slightly hazy, straw-gold with a small white head on top. Good retention, and there’s plenty of lace left behind. The nose is sharp with Belgian yeast, sour citrus, dry grass, coriander.
This one starts out really spritzy and a bit harsh. A massive amount of carbonation on the palate. Thankfully, though, this smooths out as I sip. Gets much more mellow and cleans itself up. A bit dry on the finish.
Wonderful balance on this one. Completely understand now why this one is rated so highly. Spice, tart yeast, lemon zest, dry crackers. Just a touch of alcohol rounds this one out. Man this is incredibly balanced! Nothing really overpowers here, but every flavor plays their part and adds to the whole. A spectacular beer.
This is a style I don’t drink very often as I haven’t had many that I really crave, but this one jumped to the top of this list. One I will revisit again and again.
bierfanaat31 (1) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 1, 2015 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
One of the best specialty beers on the market , but it has too much carbon dioxide.
Wanderings878 (16) - ITALY - JUN 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottiglia. Colore giallo pallido, con abbondante schiuma bianca di media/breve durata. Aroma che si rivela piano piano, tipico lievito belga, banana, leggermente erbaceo e fruttato. Gusto debolmente dolce, con l’amaro del luppolo che prevale, anche se ben bilanciata. Carbonatazione vivace, birra secca e beverina. Buona!
Tonkatruck (17) - SPAIN - MAY 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
very light yellow
yeasty saison sour with a full mouthfeel high carb.
But lighter on the taste with a little sweeetness.
Easy drinking for 8.5%!
Bolian (7) - - MAY 29, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bitter sweet with malty character. I taste bret in this beer along with green apples, lime and caramel. Definitely a nice glass
Woc (48) - BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
I don´t know, it is bitter sweet. It has a typical Belgian sweetness to it but then the quite bitter hops come. I don´t like when a beer has both. It should be sweet or bitter. Na ah, not both.
Neptune (29) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 28, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
One of my all time favourite beers, quite iconic beer as well.
Huge head with clear golden colour result in an excellent presentation. Nice malty and fruity aroma. Great on palate as well, being so high on voltage, yet so easily drinkable.
Vells (925) - Riga, LATVIA - MAY 27, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lovely maltiness, dried fruits, peach, light yeast. Moderate sweet with light bitterness and light tartness. Drinkable, but bit too simple for likeable Belgian
huineman (372) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 26, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark lemon yellow. Head is ivory and thick.
Aroma is spruce, biscuit, lemon zest, boiled egg.
Powerful, strong. Long finish, very bitter.
Rubin77 (53) - Bruxelles, BELGIUM - MAY 26, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Foam: huge white frothy head.
Colour: light coloured, hazy opaque pale yellow.
Aroma: pears, orange peel, green apples, a hint of hops, herbs, yeast.
Taste: medium to light body, lively carbonation, very refreshing, crisp, some fruits, Saaz hops bitter with nice malt balance, great dry green pepper aftertaste, fine tasting Belgian strong ale.
tightslice (338) - Redwood City, California, USA - MAY 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Terun in Palo Alto, CA. Need to sit with this one again to review in full.