Beerman6686 (4167) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This pooured a hazy darker yellow color with a white head. Aroma was lots of brett, spice, and fruity hops. Flavor was very spicey and dry, like a giant bowl of brett with hops added. interesting and nice but not sure I would want a lot of it.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle from Sam’s, Durham. Nice clean-looking pour, fluffy head, well carbonated, and a deep orange. Subtle funk and yeast in the nose along with assertively dry hops. Playful mouthfeel, a nice long dry finish. Flavors are quite nice, a dry IPA at its core but garlanded with deep citrus, funk, and some understated bready notes.
shrubber85 (7288) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle (courtesy of BarZigKin). Musty lemon/coriander malt aroma. Cloudy amber color with giant off-white head. Dry musty light lemon malt flavor initially with strong coriander finish. Mild bitter herbal aftertaste. Nice.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
orange color, aroma of lemon, grass, funky yeast, has a very unique aroma, flavors of tropical fruit, citrus, grass, spices, dry finish, light body, very interesting beer
DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 19, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle with James, Andrew and Maggi. Pours a hazy amber with lots of head. Smell is leathery yet fresh. Taste is quenching yet dark, almost leathery. Smooth and horsey.
davey101 (647) - Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into a tulip glass.
A - Dark amber clear body with a massive dirty off-white foam head. Dies down to clumpy and soapy foam. Super dense and thick with tons of lacing and retention.
S - Tons of brett aromas. Funk with some hints of lemon and grass.
T - Funk initially. Crisp with hints of citrus fruit and grassy earthy notes. High level of carbonation with a dry and lingering finish.
O - Very delicious beer with the perfect blend between funk and earthiness/fruit. This is a great take on Orval.
bleeng (1496) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - APR 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Dark copper color. Soapy nose at first with some brett aroma. Huge Brett flavor with some spiciness. Nice fluffy body. Good.
omega (680) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 18, 2012
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 25, 2013 No doubt this is an interesting beer. Complex nose with a magnificent amber with orange hue, almost a glow in the glass. I did like this beer but taste wise in the back of my mind I could not shake the memory of fermenting oranges.
RERATE: 26 Dec 2013. Been awhile since I tried this beer but nothing has changed.
jeff789 (1406) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Fruity hoppy aroma kinda smells like pez... Clear orange white head nice lacing... Fruity medium body easy drinking lively nice fruity not overly yeasty Belgian flavor... Nicely done
hawthorne00 (2351) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 12C. Cloudy amber with a towering white head. Aroma of lemon, brett, white pepper, peaches. Some fruit, spicy tartness and a very dry and quite bitter finish. Thinnish with not a lot of depth to the fruit before the bretty dry finish kicks in. A bit of a medicinal note. Not quite Orval (and _more_ expensive than it here), but you think of it immediately even if the balance is a bit more towards the hops.