esox (1226) - Oulu, FINLAND - SEP 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Hazy orange color, thick creamy head. Intense, brett-infused aroma, loads of pineapple, red currants, grapes, orange blossom, leather. Dry flavor has base malts, fermented fruits, sour cranberry, strong brett wibes in the finish. Light to medium body, frothy texture. Really nice sour ale.
McBeastie (16) - Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Large head indeed. Be careful or it will overflow upon pouring (yes, that happened to me). Yeasty fruitiness in the aroma with some sour apple in smell and taste. Sourness lingers on the tongue. Highly carbonated. A nice Belgian-style pale ale that I would drink again, but probably won’t be among my mainstays.
daje (3782) - NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. A huge white head covers most of the glass and table, beneath the head lies an amber colored beer. Massive carbonation. Aroma of berries, caramel, fruity yeast, brett notes. Slightly sweet palate, heavy malt notes, yeasty, nice dry bretty finish. Flowery and fruity. A nice beer, though a bit more controllable carbonation woudln’t hurt.
john_henry (124) - - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not at all what I was expecting! But very pleasantly surprised!
I emagined a pretty simple little Belgian blonde, but this beer couldn’t be further from that. The Brett is fantastic and really lifts this beer into the extra ordinary.
Only slight criticism is that the Brett has really got to work and this bottle I’d had aging for a while was lively to say the least! But this in no way detracted from this great beer.
Bulk_Carrier (3539) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - AUG 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a decent hazy orange color with a two finger white head. The lacing was somewhat there and trickling but trying to stick.
The smell had a wonderful blend of fruit and yeast with notes of candy sweetness. There was a light fruit ranging close to the citrus, mango, and a light pineapple. There were some notes of a green apple sourness.
The taste took those previously mentioned flavors to encapsulate a warmingly sweet sort of fruity stickiness.
On the palate, this one sat right about a medium on the body with a tad of sessionability but honestly, this one seemed to make me want to sip it a bit.
Overall, so there is a slight sour-ness but its nothing overly done. Would I have this again? Probably.
MunBro (942) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 1, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of wheat and hops. Drank mostly out of the bottle (got a four pack). This was an incredibly foamy beer with not a lot of taste compared to other Green Flash brews (which I love). Get anything else by them before this.
stevoj (3771) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I almost gave this a 5 for appearance, except the towering fluffy head would be mare at home on a tripel than on a Belgian ale. Nice yeasty aroma some floral notes, a hazy copper orange body, taste is yeast and some mellow hoppiness. Overall a great attempt at the Belgian style.
Darkmagus82 (2231) - - JUL 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 7-17-12 -
Poured from bottle into tulip glass
Appearance – The beer pours with a nice hazy orange color with an enormous white head. The head is insanely huge with multiple pours needed to get the 12 oz bottle into a ~ 20 oz pint glass. Eventually it does fade however, to give a light amount of lacing.
Smell – The smell was a wonderful blend of fruit and yeast with notes of candy sweetness. The fruit was largely of citrus, mango, and a light pineapple. These aromas mingle with some other lighter aromas as well. There is also a light presence of floral hop and some notes of a green apple sourness. One wonderful smell.
Taste – The taste starts out with a nice malty and fruity flavor. A citrus and tropical fruit sweetness mixed with a nice biscuit base. As it moves on some grapefruit citrus and a lighter floral hop come to the tongue. Accompanying these hop flavors are tastes of sour Brett yeasty flavors. As the taste advances further and goes toward the end it sours even more with other notes of more bitter hop coming to the tongue. In the end it leaves a bitter and sour flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the light to medium side for the 7 % abv. As for the carbonation, it is on the slightly higher side (as would have been perceived from the super heavy head). The lighter body was slightly off putting for the hop and malt flavors, but it was good for the more sour and bitter flavors. The higher carbonation level did the same as the body and really accentuated the sour flavors of the brew.
Overall – A tasty sour beer with probably one of the best aromas of a beer I have ever smelt. One I would go to again given the chance.
zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 11, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Orange pour with a lot of white head. Sweet yeast and spices in the aroma. Mild hop bitterness. Flavor has that same spicy Belgian yeast at the start with a dry hop bite coming up at the end. Way too carbonated, but pretty good.
pricey290483 (748) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from the bottle shop in bermondsey now Belgian styles are not normaly my thing but i have to say i really liked this beer very nice fruty taste with a smooth finish not something you could drink all night because of the strength but for taste you could easily