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. There’s some spicing which is very subtle, too. While it’s 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 isn’t super complex, it just uses it’s handful of notes brilliantly to deliver a killer drinking experience.
M: As expected, it’s fizzy and light, with no hints of alcohol anywhere. The finish is damn-near bone dry. It’s light enough where it’s pretty damn drinkable.
O: This one is pretty close to Duvel in terms of quality, but perhaps not quite there. Who cares?! It’s still freaking excellent. I’d really be intrigued in aging this one even further, too.
Satyroneto (325) - BRAZIL - OCT 20, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cor de cobre, cristalina e brilhante; espuma branca de baixas formação e persistência com pouco lacing.
Aroma de pão, biscoito e especiarias.
Sabor maltado muito agradável de biscoito doce com final seco; retrogosto seguindo o sabor com um toque de álcool.
Corpo médio, levemente sedoso e baixa carbonatação.
Bierdimpfe (501) - Quebec, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep veiled dark golden color with thick storming activity and floating detritus. Frothy beige 2 finger head, lasting around 10 minutes, with nice legs. Flavors of oak, oka cheese, banana yeast, lemon, orange, apples, pears, grapefruits, sweet grains, caramel, herbal spices. Thick fruity sweetness with a sharp sour feel. Smooth light body with crispy carbonation. Medium to strong strength finish, dry tongue coating ester fruits and citrus, thick malty and yeasty feel, with a nice barrel aged effect and bit of clove and codiander. Highly boozy and vinous yet fresh and well balanced. Quite delicious and very complex. Would serve this as an appetizer being a little bold. Overall superb quality craft.
Lagerboy (1962) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 15, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
765 ml bottle, 2014 vintage. Unclear orange copper, firmer off-white lasting foam. Spicy yeasty aroma, some citrus and clove. Taste is Belgian yeast, well spiced, some fruity citrus, spicy herbal hop, leaner malts, sweet caramel later on, fairly complex, finishes dry. Lively carbonation, medium bodied, moderately hopped. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)
mikske79 (1500) - Puerto Plata, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - OCT 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Een zeer lekkere geur, lekker fruitig en fris. De kleur donkerblond met een mooie kraag. De smaak is iets te artificieel.
piscator34 (2362) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 9, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (2014). Vibrant orange in colour with spritzy carbonation. Aromas are of horse blanket, earth, and sweet citrus peel. The flavor profile is nicely balanced between the funk, earth, brown spice, sweet malt, and mild citrus. It starts off a bit slick on the palate, but the earthy spice notes balance things out.
mateuszk (2161) - Poznań, POLAND - SEP 29, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours almost clear, golden in colour with small white head. Aroma of zest, lemons, malt and light funk. In taste lightly sweet, fruity with spicy finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation.
portwood (190) - 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 (4541) - 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 (363) - 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 (54) - 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.