jeremyh70 (1061) - Missouri, USA - MAR 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JUN 16, 2014 Compared a 2010 and 2014 bottle side by side. Fresh bottle was a mostly clear golden orange with a persistent white head that settled to a film. 2010 bottle was very murky amber with same white head that settled to a ring and dollop. Aroma of 2014 has Belgian yeast fruitiness and some caramel sweetness along with slight coriander and phenolic note. 2010 aroma has tart apple and pear with a vinyl quality and hint of grain. Taste of fresh bottle has Belgian yeast fruitiness, clove, some toastiness and mild pepper. 2010 bottle has a mild tartness with some faint lemon and apple fruitiness, some grain and some cooked vegetable flavor. Mouthfeels are different also with new bottle being more creamy and full bodied while the older bottle is more crisp and carbonated with a lighter body. I much preferred the newer bottle to the older one and really enjoyed the 2014’s flavors.
2013 Pours a dark golden orange with big soapy head that sticks around and great lacing. Aroma of juicy fruit barnyard and clove spiciness. Taste starts with some sweet fruit like apricots, then the funkiness sets in mid palate with the clove and pepper. Decent amount of bitterness and a phenolic flavor. Medium bodied with an oily texture and lively carbonation. Finishes dry. Good but a bit too much of the phenolic flavor to make it a favorite.
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 @ CB’16: 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 wasn’t 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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