ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2012 vintage. 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.
A: Pours a cloudy orange color. The eggshell-colored head is fluffy and bubbly, about two fingers high. Lacing is splotchy and inconsistent, but definitely exists.
S: This is funky, but not overly so. Notes of earth and...um...funk help balance out its notes of bread, apple, and pear. Thereís some spicing which is very subtle, too. While itís not the most complex, the notes it uses are very well done and very enjoyable.
T: The first flavors are quite fruity, bright, and somewhat sugary. Not only does this bring the typical apple and pear notes, but strong citrusy qualities are also existent. The funk is very subtle, creating a balancing note with its sweeter flavors. The finish is also lightly biscuity. Much like Duvel, it isnít super complex, it just uses itís handful of notes brilliantly to deliver a killer drinking experience.
M: As expected, itís fizzy and light, with no hints of alcohol anywhere. The finish is damn-near bone dry. Itís light enough where itís pretty damn drinkable.
O: This one is pretty close to Duvel in terms of quality, but perhaps not quite there. Who cares?! Itís still freaking excellent. Iíd really be intrigued in aging this one even further, too.
portwood (169) - Markham, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 25, 2016
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Apple cider, sour citrus, barnyard, yeast. Sweet & sour, soft carbonation. Caramel, orange, clove, light ginger, apricot skin, fruity dry. (bottled 05/18/16)
Martinus (4496) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - SEP 22, 2016
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Golden colour, white head. Malty aroma, yeast, reminding of Leffe. Sweet flavour, malts, banana. Sweet finish, malts, yeast and banana. Not my cup of tea.
(from 66cL bottle @ Leuven Innovation, Leuven 2015. Thanks for sharing all the beers, RateBeer crew!)
gephross100 (312) - Bellaire, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2016
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle thanks to Jody. Pours pours a clear orange color. Orange and wheat nose, farts. Bitter off flavor finish.
MattChiasson (43) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 10, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Out of the bottle, poured a deep copper, cloudy, quickly evaporating head. I got earthy notes of brett, barnyard, mushroom and herbal tea, along with some sour cherry, orange peel and apple cider. Very funky on the palate. Lingering bitterness. Too funky for my taste, but certainly worth a try.
Countbeer (6180) - Best of E-Town mit 2 Brauhausen, NETHERLANDS - AUG 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ Bierkoning sidewalk tasting @ CBí16: Served in a Goose Island Mini pint taster:
Cloudy orange body with a creamy head on top.
Funk nose with some farmhouse and malt tints...
Flavour is bitter, malty, hay, toast, light card board, fruity, rubber...
Aftertaste is bitter, malty, light caramel...
Low carbo, creamy mouthfeel,medium bodied
Johnstledger8 (742) - Dublin, IRELAND - AUG 20, 2016
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught. Pours a clearish amber with a fading off white head. Aroma is of caramel, spice, earthy, hint of orange. Taste is of caramel, clove, ginger, yeasty spice. Light oily mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
MrTipple (3586) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Intense Belgian yeast, bread and caramel malts, sweet citrus fruits, orange, some spices. Clear gold, medium, frothy, white head. Light sweet. Bittersweet malts continue, caramel, yeast, alcohol, more spices, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Very nice Belgian Ale, very complex aroma and plate. Keg at the brewery tap room, Chicago.
fuzzcro (234) - Illinois, USA - AUG 11, 2016
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma and appearance were quite suitable...as was taste. It wasnít a memorable over the top taste though. Mild and in my opinion a bit washed out. I could drink it again if offered but not on my dime.
PanMarek (241) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of caramel malt in the nose with spice in the middle and yeasty background. Pours dark yellow with moderate white foam that persists. Medium body, light fizz and some slickness. The taste is a little more mild than expected but a good presence of malt, hops and yeast. Slight alcohol burn.
Subliminal64 (103) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 7, 2016
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bottle 1.5 years old. Smells like a Belgian Ale, with a slight hop note. Pours a dark gold colour, and very cloudy. Yeast and sediment clearly visible. Head forms but dissapears almost instantly. First sip has just a slight sourness to it, but turns to a sweet Belgian le taste. Not too sweet. Great amount of carbonation. No aftertaste. Overall one of the better beers Ive had. Will look for this again in the fall.
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