jeremyh70 (873) - 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.
Stuu666 (6188) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 3, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at home, 2010 vintage. Pours deep reddish amber, nose is huge funk, sherbert, fruity, taste is dry, sweet toffee, Brett, floral.
Weevo (70) - Indiana, USA - JUL 2, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle pours dark golden with 1" cream head. Smell and taste of cloves but not too much, some bitterness but not to much. Just how I like it, nicely done.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BiiruBierBeer (579) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Smells like bitter beer. Taste is sort of mediocre if not slightly below average. Like a mildly malty ale with hops. Medium carbonation with some foam.
tderoeck (6158) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 19, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
24/V/15 - 75cl bottle @ LIBF (Leuven) - BB: n/a (2015-702) Thanks to the Belgian (and Dutch, and...) RB crew for sharing today’s beers!
Clear copper orange beer, no head. Aroma: very malty, grains, lots of cow fodder, wort, bit sweet, caramel, fruity touch. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of malts, grains, cow fodder, bit sweet, caramel, soft hoppy touch. Aftertaste: grains, cow fodder, slightly hoppy, grassy finish.
lana5 (44) - Canton, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours orange. Can taste cloves with flavors of spices, can’t tell which ones. Not bad but still like Sofie better.
AlbertMonEsp (4) - Taüll, la Vall de Boí, SPAIN - JUN 3, 2015 does not count
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 7/20
It’s a good beer, is an a Belgian Style, but a powerful of hops. The beer have a little spicy flabour and fruit
overtheline (66) - Inverness, SCOTLAND - MAY 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355ml bottle pours a hazy mid copper with small off white head. Spicy nose, cloves, pepper and maybe a bit of cinnamon, some floral notes. Taste is, again, spicy with a bit of fruit. Slightly bitter finish but also a sour note and a sweet spiced apple warmth, interesting.
Zwiebel88 (586) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Gelb. Zitrus, Heu, würzige Hefe in der Nase. Am gaumen Pfirsich, Heu, Süße, Banane, hefe, etwas dün.
Hamirubi (298) - Waarschoot, BELGIUM - MAY 30, 2015
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
15cl sample from bottle at the Leuven Innovation Beer Festival (25 V 2015). I don’t really get the high Ratebeer ratings. To me, this amber coloured brew is just a flat Caffè Americano beer. Lots of water, weak coffee. Did not really notice the "piney and resinous edges of the hops" - too bad.
ElManana (1085) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival, thanks for sharing! Crazy boring beer, would drown in averageness on your regular Belgian beer tasting. Yeast, citrus, maybe some orange peel.