simardsam (231) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 7, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014 (sur le goulot). Jaune pâle, voilée, avec un col de mousse abondant, mais qui s’amincit rapidement. Nez de blé, d’orange, d’agrumes, de levure et de paille. Goût de levure, fruité, de zeste d’orange, d’épices et de grains.
flatmatt (1289) - Northville, Michigan, USA - JUN 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
765 mL bottle (how odd), marked 2013 vintage on top. Pours a hazed pale golden with a bubbly white head. Tart orange, lemon, and lime citrus aroma. Tart lemon-lime citrus, orange again, a bit of saltine. It’s pretty tasty, though not really what I expected.
Dorkenstein (143) - - MAY 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is straw, cloves, citrus. Taste is straw, banana peel, cloves and pepper, and light clementine with seltzer water.
DarbyCrash74 (2) - - MAY 31, 2015 does not count
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is one of beer’s most complex features. Aroma is propelled by lively CO2 and dampened by pillowy heads - especially nitrogen foam. Click on a term below to add it to your tasting notes.
Zwiebel88 (637) - GERMANY - MAY 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Gelb, orange. In der Nase würzig, Heu, Hefe. Am Gaumen Süße, Hefe, banane, belgische Noten, würzig, leicht herb, rund und süffig.
JBPortland (1210) - Portland, Maine, USA - MAY 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
765ml bottle 2014 vintage pours semi clear light orange with 2 finger head. Nose is soft grainy spice, vanilla citrus and bits of belgian yeast. Taste has a surprisingly creamy mouthfeel, feels undercarbed on the palate even tho the head was plentiful, soft rounded grain spice, bitter orange, dry light vanilla and cereal. Finishes with some earthy wheat, light pepper, grain, and light vanilla citrus spice. I feel like something was not quite there with this bottle, mouthfeel was somewhat lifeless and it hadn’t really dried out enough to be great.
ElManana (1144) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 28, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at Leuven Innovation Beerfestival, thanks for sharing! Right up after Matilda, another Belgian copy which does a bad job. Yeast, low bitter, I even rather drink Palm than this, it has the same metallic, yeasty, taste. Bad.
sinfull (1117) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 26, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hazy, yellow color. Big , white head. Aroma of yeast, fruits , spices , lemon and hint of farmyard. Crispy , fruity taste full of spices . Champagne feeling in the mouth . Dry finish with moderate , hoppy bitterness.
markextrae (2188) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle sample at LIBF, poured an poured an amber looking colour with a white head. nose of fresh citrus, crisp malts, tropical fruits, mango, stone fruits, lemon zest, oak, pineapple juice, spicy yeast, grape skin, vanilla sweetness, earth notes, leading to an dry aftertaste.
77ships (5534) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks for sharing! Sampled 650 ml. bottle @ Leuven Innovation Beer Festival. 2012 Version I believe. Dark amber, little white head. Nose is oily, dull & bland, yeasty, light hay & dull oak,… Very boring, oily, bland yeasty, sugary taste, thin, caramel, metallic, light oak,… Dull & oily,… Tastes like a boring Spéciale belge, disappointing for me.