xproudfoot (750) - Paleolithic, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2006
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Decade topper. The beer - a living organism - spurts forth its excitement upon opening, issuing a sampler of its sure to be generous head. Indeed, the head amply more than matches the volume of beer poured, looking regally staisfied in the well-proportioned tulip glass. An aroma unlike one I recall encountering before, green apple hoppiness, with a squeeze of palpably sour citrus. A touch of sweetness from the green apple bracing the sourness. Exquisite. The head becomes chunky as is slowly fades, leaving jubilant, patterned lacing behind. The warm up to this beer is a phenomenon in itself, justifying what must by now be many hours of patience with much lesser brews. It may be the only, or one of the only, perfect scores I have given to aroma to date. The beer is no letdown in the flavor - one you could suck down like a dionysiac if you were inclined to decadent debauchery, or slowly savor were you inclined to maximize your hedonic and perceptual experience. The collisions of hops and sourness from the yeast generate a refined fruit flavor that is quite enjoyable to the seasoned palate. This is not the easiest to get in these parts but with any luck I will drink it every year to commemorate my life. (It’s a good adult substitute for friendly’s mint ice cream pie, with the green label & flavor.) Simply a wonderful idea, flawlessly executed. Now, they simply need to age this in some kind of cherry sugar soaked cask and I will give it a 5. (Ed: The second glass, by the time I poured it, the bottle had already developed its own second protruding head. Nothing like enjoying that with some cheesy midi celebration tunes provided by ratebeer...!)
sjogro (1903) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 18, 2016 Bottle shared at Jim/John is back tasting. Bottled 2011. Murky amber, white head. Yeasty caramel, figgs, dried apricot, white raisans, grapes, mineral, coriander, basil, light spices. Light sweet, light bitter, slightly sour/funky. Very carbonated, sweet and oddly spiced. Thin minerallike body. Interesting, bit strange, quite dry, yet sweet belgian, saisonny, farmhousy
jmgreenuk (6733) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - APR 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the Jim / John is back tasting, Den Haag, April 2016. Poured a hazy medium amber with a thin broken white head. The aroma is yeast, sweet zesty citrus. The flavour is moderate bitter with a dry yeasty, light spicy, light citrus palate. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
kermis (9019) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the John/Jim tasting. Cloudy orange with an off white head. Aroma has peppery yeast, floral notes, spice and light fruit. Flavour is logistics moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
Maakun (2702) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle 2011 at John is back and Jim tasting thanks to sjogro. Hazy golden copper with white head. Lots of farmhouse yeast, herbs, soft grains with malt and some rye, grass, more herbs, light pepper. Light sweet, sour and bitter. Medium bodied with very dry feel and lots of carbonation. Nice.
deanso (7920) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - APR 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
75cl bottle shared at the JimJohn is back tasting
Thin white head. Very hazy amber pour. slightly hoppy. More like a saison. Very good
markducommun (801) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cloudy yellow orange. Light white head. Strong citric tartness, hay, some funkiness. Extremely bitter, some light sweetness. Medium body, fairly oily. Medium long finish. Good.
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oldrtybastrd (4337) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 12, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a medium golden yellowish color. Aromas of fruit, yeast and some pepper. Flavors are sour, yeasty, and a touch of sweetness at the finish.
RichTheVillan (5795) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Cotteridge Wines tasting rooms; hazy golden yellow pout with a frothy white head, aroma has light spice and a hint of fruit, taste has spice, citrus, ok.
Lilja (2493) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ölföreningen 2015. Flaska, 2012 vintage. Smak och doft av jäst, citrus, vete, belgisk jäst och kryddor. Lätt kropp, lagom sötma, fin syrlighet, mycket gott!
Koelschtrinker (15557) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JAN 23, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hefig bitterer Beginn mit kräutrigen Noten. Angenehme trockene Herbe. Hell, geringe Säure. Rund, spritzig, kurzer Nachhall. 11/11/9/9/10/9