bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 12, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a lightly hazy golden orange body with a small white head. Aroma of strong florals, mustiness, Granny Smith apples, orange, earthiness, and light funkiness. Flavor of floral hops, sweet malt, nuts, bitter wild berries, and some herbal qualities.
SaintMatty (5189) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2008
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Kaisla, Helsinki- Copper coloured with a small head. Malty and slightly fruit aroma. Malty and well balanced refreshing taste with raisins featuring. Nicely balanced and nice to have a beer which is not a hophead’s dream!
mirjukka (752) - LOHJA, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
keg at OpusK
Hazy brown orange nice head and lace
bit malts, hops nicely kicks
Ungstrup (29223) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JAN 14, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. An unclear copper colored beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty with notes of caramel and oranges. The flavor is sweet malty with notes of caramel and fruits - especially oranges, but also a light touch of hops, before a dry finish with a light touch of nuts sets in.
skortila (4482) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - DEC 30, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Aroma is quite smooth and has flowery and citric (grapefruit) hops. Hazy, orange coloured with a lasting, off-white head. Taste is a little sweet with more evolving bitterness. Good balanced hop taste. I go with Orval resemblance as well. Good brew.
caesar (5055) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - DEC 29, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Hazy orangebrown color, medium head. Aroma is quite fruity, very soft, some hop. Quite fruity and slight bitter taste, but very soft and perfeclty balanced. This inspiration of Orval was mentioned by a friend of mine as well. Maybe that’s why I like it.
thebeertourist (4781) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep red amber, hazy, and with a big yellow-tinted head. Sour fruit aroma with definite brettanomyces farmyard character, inspired by Orval, I would say. Balanced sweet and sour flavours, even leathery taste. Brettanomyces and good bitterness make sure it ends up on the dry side. Judging from the ratings, this beer seems to vary quite a bit from bottle to bottle. With a fondness for Orval I found my bottle superb, whether it was intended to be like this or not.
raymondwave (931) - FINLAND - OCT 15, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at Kaisla. Amber brown, tea color. Fresh and sweet nose. Full sweet malty and hoppy flavor with nice gummy bear and fruits aftertaste. Really juicy overall. Good.
reakt (950) - Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 25, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Uto, shared with Chris_O, Mes, Harrisoni and HogTownHarry. Amber with an off white head. Effervescent with notes of hops and asprin. Sweet malt, orange peel and hops with a bitter bite. Interesting.
RichardGretton (4240) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 23, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish brown beer with a slick of a head. The aroma is spiced herbal and bittter, the flavour is bitter and fruity. Overall a reasonable herbal, bitter and spiced beer.