cking (1175) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JAN 27, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Labeled as "Pierre Celis Signature Selection" which I happened to stumble across at an unplanned stop. No idea of this beerís age, but I feel itís sat around long enough to develop a pleasant amount of complexity. To be honest this came across like a big bottle of tamed Orval, fairly funky with a touch of brett, dry and nicely intriguing. Golden, straw color with intense carbonation and a billowing, rocky white head that leaves thick, blanketing lacing. Peppery hops, spicy with funky fruits and must. You can smell the dryness and I swear it is very familiar to a 1 year Orval. Light and dry mouth feel with a mild tartness and a rather hot finish. Fruity peach and orange flavors coupled with honey. Spicy hops, biscuits and cream soda. Earthy with a touch of dried herbs. Tart, sweet and slightly bretty.
tomthompson89 (1837) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 21, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
nose is super sweet but candy like. little spice,its an odd brown with some cloudiness. intresting malt flavor little odd barnyardish flavor. intresting
maniac (3581) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle on 11/30/2008 at the 3rd Annual Richmond Industry Gathering. Slightly hazy pale golden body with a small foamy white head. Sweet big belgian spice and sugar aroma. Big sugar and belgian spice flavor. Light body with moderately high carbonation.
Kinz (3104) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - DEC 14, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
VRBT, not what I was expecting. I see Flemish ale, and I expect Flemish sour. This was golden. Aroma and flavors basically matched, with slight undefined hoppiness, bready malts, and a bit sweaty. Not bad, but not spectacular either. Glad to try it though.
marcus (5612) - Sacramento, California, USA - NOV 21, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This hazy golden ale poured with a decent white head and a musty aroma. The flavor is caramel malt with lots of spice, predominately coriander, leaving a yeasty taste on the palate.
fonefan (31767) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 20, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Unclear medium yellow color with a average, frothy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is light to moderate malty, spicy, moderate yeasty, coriander. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is light to medium, texture is watery, carbonation is soft. (050908)
ajwilliams (132) - , Indiana, USA - NOV 2, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light cloudy amber with a thin but very persistent head. In fact, the off-white head is one of the high points of this beer. The flavor starts sweet and finishes just sour, with a hint of bitter in the aftertaste. Good aroma, simple but decent flavor with enough complexity to make it worth while. Not as good as Grotten’s other offerings, though.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample pour from WBF in Durham. Bright cloudy golden pour. A little bit of earthy funk, yeast and lemon. Cloves. Solid beer but not amazing. Would like to taste more fully.
faroeviking (10299) - FAROE ISLANDS - SEP 9, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Botella. Thanks yespr. Cloudy deep golden with a nice well lasting creamish head. Fruity and yeasty bit spiced aroma. Fruity, yeasty, malty and mildly spiced flavour with some alcohol. Dry fruity finish. Tasty brew indeed.
Eyedrinkale (3213) - Astoria, New York, USA - SEP 7, 2008
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
750 ml (yellow label). Great looking beer poured into a New Belgium goblet. Big, puffy white head on a gold body. Spicy peppery aroma with marshmallow and sweet cloves. Delectable. Light lemon and subtle brett mingles well with the soft pale malts. I can see this beer working well with a lot of different foods but spicy thai shrimp comes to mind.