ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2 oz bottle into a New Belgium goblet.
A: Pours a dark, hazy amber color with lots of carbonation. Typical of the style, the head is really nice - it’s about three fingers high and barely off-white in color. The texture is rather foamy and retention is excellent. Plenty of lacing is left on the glass, as well.
S: Quite estery, with a lot of banana, apple, white grape, pear, and coriander notes. I do pick up some noble hops, but their mild presence is a little disappointing. Then again, there IS a reason I got this Gouden Carolus mixed 4-pack at clearance prices...
T: Opening hop bitterness makes itself well known right from the start. Hops slowly fade away to reveal plenty of biscuit, bread, apple, honey, and white grape notes on the back end. More subtle flavors of black pepper and coriander are also evident, along with budding hints of citrus as it sits in the glass some more. The solid depth is good, but it’s real crowning feature is its easy drinking nature.
M: Dry, as expected. The hop profile does its job admirably here, and that is to cleanse the finish in order to invite further sips. I wouldn’t call it particularly light in texture, though this hardly inhibits drinkability - it certainly doesn’t betray the fact this is 8%.
O: Damn, this is good stuff. It’s exactly what I expected it to be: a rock-solid BSPA with an extra helping of hops. This could have the potential to be amazing fresh.
Maarten1993 (353) - - NOV 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Drank with Hans, Vincent and Patrick at Cultuurcafe 19-11-2014. Did not like the beer. Unplesant tripel-like taste. Very much carbonation also, which further diminished the nice tastes and likeability of the beer.
Buongiorgio00 (858) - - NOV 16, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Ottimo esempio di belgian strong ben luppolata, che anche con una forte presenza di lieviti nel guscto, lascia inuire leggere note fruttate e un buon amaro.
mjik83 (220) - - NOV 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
33cl flesje bij de Boterhal, Breda
Alcoholpercentage van 8%
Uitgeschonken in origineel Gouden Carolus glas
Uiterlijk: goudkleurig met kleine witte schuimkraag
Aroma en smaak: bloemig, hoppig, bittertje, zoetje
Conclusie: goed bier uit Mechelen, bitterder verwachting met de naam Hopsinjoor, echter erg zacht
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morri (213) - NORWAY - NOV 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet. Huge creamy off-white head with fantastic lacing. Hazy pale yellow body. Aroma is floral hops, citrus and hay. Farm-like aromas, the yeast reminds of a saison. Very fruity, sweet, fresh and appealing. Mostly sweet on the tongue, followed by a nicely balanced bitterness. Dry finish. Slightly boozy, but never overwhelming.
MisoW (1695) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - OCT 28, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at home. Pours orange color, white head. Aroma is yeasty, herbal, bit hoppy. Taste is yeasty, typical belgian flavour, herbal, bit hoppy.
Theydon_Bois (9550) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Kunstemaecker, Steenkerke, 17/10/14.
Hazed golden orange with a big old eggshell white covering.
Nose is bitter orange, earthy hops, straw, apricot, caramel. light yeast notes.
Taste comprises apricot, sharp mandarin, rich fruit tones, spice, earthy, orange marmalade.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, hoppy backwash in the close.
Decent enough Belgian strong with a hoppy punch.
eduardovl (914) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a very cloudy pale yellow forming a huge white aired and fluffy head. Huge retention. Its foam looks whipped cream, leaving tons of lacings around. Beautiful. Reminds me Duvel in this aspect
S: Very citrus. Orange and lemons. Sweet grains, grassy hops and Belgian yeasts. An authentic Belgian IPA
T: Slightly sweet malts upfront. Strong notes of oranges, orange zest, lemon, grassy hops and Belgian yeasts. A bit bready and earthy too. In overall a dry taste and a stingy but not very strong hoppy bitterness
M: Medium body. Good carbonation. Malty, citrus and hoppy bitter aftertaste
O: Very drinkable. Authentic Belgian IPA. Recommended
[ BA Review @ 2/24/2013 ]
Stuu666 (3166) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 7, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours clear golden, nose is floral, light citrus, taste is bitter, fruity.
csaso (1442) - Missouri, USA - OCT 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - fair size creamy looking head, hazy burnt orange color, fairly well balanced aroma and flavor actually, earthy and mildly fruity hops, fair malt, fair Belgian yeasty spice - good overall but did expect a little more to be honest, especially in the hop dept with a name like this
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kevnic2008 (8333) - Baden-Baden, GERMANY - SEP 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy orange color. Strange aroma, strong scent of overripe fruit, Medium body. Flavour is medium sweet and fruity.