Borresteijn (3653) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 24, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
33cl Fliptop bottle at De Wiering, Leuven. Hazy amber colour, white head. Aroma of toast, light plastic, nuts, caramel, light fruity. Flavour is light plastic, toast, light smoke, salty, bitter, amber malts, bitter hoppy finish. Medium-bodied. OK stuff, but expected a bit more.
jamesie1857 (820) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml flip top bottle - Amber colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with caramel, toffee, forest fruits and bitter oranges. Malty, fruity taste with notes of caramel, toast, orange peel and spicy hops in the finish. Slightly more than medium body, with some sweetness and a little boozy kick at the end. Excellent balance and very tasty. I enjoyed this one.
AlberRueda (58) - - OCT 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Espuma: Ligera capa fina de espuma cremosa con un toque amarillento.
Color: Castaño medio con burbujas que suben en rosario.
Intensidad aromática: alta
Aroma: Afrutado (tropical), frutas del bosque, caramelo, toffe, miel.
Entrada en boca/amargor: Dulce, amargor final con dulzor al principio, un toque ácido.
Sabor: frutas del bosque, frutas tropicales, caramelo, toffe, mocha y capuchino.
stevoj (931) - Ramstein-Miesenbach, GERMANY - OCT 14, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This beer hits all the right notes. Beautiful color, aroma and taste. perfectly smooth and readily drinkable. Enjoying this on a cool fall rainy day. It fits the environment perfectly....
turbothy (1007) - Bonn, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
33cl flip-top bottle from Carrefour. Pours a nice amber colour (quelle surprise!) with a small, but robust head. Aroma is pleasant; malty and sweet with a floral hint. The beer has a solid body with malty sweetness and an inviting flavour that is unmistakeably Belgian. Very pleasantly surprised by this one.
Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
No head and low carbonation. Cloudy. Dark amber. Good flavor with notes of caramel and plum. 3/10 bitterness. 5/10 maltyness. Very smooth 8.5%. Some carbonation would be nice.
tnkw01 (581) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 30, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Flip top bottle. Orangish-amber color. Not much head. Aroma is fruity, raisin. Taste is sweet, slightly hoppy.
Noctilucus (97) - All over Belgium, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Warning: this will much more appeal to fans of say Orval than my rating would indicate... it’s a case of "not my cup of tea"
Orange, very cloudy amber with a thick creamy head.
The smell is at first refreshing but it has a sharp attack to it and a hint of fruity sweetness.
The taste is hoppy, rather bitter grapefruit-like, sharp with almost hidden underneath some malty sweetness.
The aftertaste is still rather bitter but there’s more rounded malt coming through.
rondphoto (983) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep orange amber with lots of floating sediment. Persistent light head and spots of lace. The taste is all about lightly spiced, full-bodied caramel malt. The taste grows through the palate until a carbonated alcoholic bittering brings things back into balance at the finish. Big, best sipped, excellent to finish a nice evening with friends.
kapusil (244) - HUNGARY - AUG 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
0.33l bottle. Nice deep orange body, white head. Orange and caramel in the nose. Very caramelly flavor with a nice hop bitterness. Good carbonation. It’s awesome.