GoufCustom (396) - HONG KONG - JUL 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
330ml bottle bought at CitySuper in Time Square, Causeway Bay.
Cloudy hazy golden honey colour with dirt-like yeast sediments; Excellent two finger head with lasting white foam and very frothy;
Small sticky lacing and fizzy carbonation; Very fragrant aroma of yuzu (Japanese mandarin), floral, vanilla, light caramel, pineapple, light honey, and Belgian yeast; Nice medium sweet taste of malt, grapefruit, yuzu, apricot, peach, light toffee, cloves, alcohol, hint of phenol, citrus, and nice herbal hops; Mid to light body, pretty oily palate; Taste profile is dominated by sweet maltyness with fresh light grapefruit and yuzu, followed by light and tasty yellow fruits, just the right amount of Belgian yeast, light cloves and moderate herbal hops. The balance is subtle and pleasant. Yay! Alcohol taste is quite potent but not overbearing, no knock on for a long time, a sign for a good BSA; Hoppiness is on-target: grapefuity citrus nose, mild herbal grass taste, and enough bitterness for a tasty finish. Good! Pretty dry after taste, very easy and refreshing to mouth.
Comments: A tailor-made BSA with very nice and refreshing grapefruit / yuzu characters, good aroma and taste balance, mild yet tempting booziness, and a low and subtle hoppiness. Every good BSA has its own nice story to tell, and this one gives me a very relaxed evening while Iím channel surfing Manchester United on vocation in Thailand. Highly recommended!
shoulderbroken (1501) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 12, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the Watering Hole. Very clear blond colour with white bubbly head. Aroma lots of herbs, lemon, wheat, like a beefed up wheat beer or some kind of wheaty tripel. Taste is nice. Bit of wheat and herb, lots of citrus initially, then Belgian yeasty. Pretty nice. Not very Japanese but nice. After adding the yeast was more fruity, maybe like spiky tropical fruit crossed with a strawberry. Nice.
tderoeck (3586) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
29/IX/2012 - 33cl bottle @ De Graal brewery (Brakel) with the Gentse Biervereniging - BB: n/a (2012-1093) Big thanks to Geertrui and Wim for the sample!
Clear blond beer, creamy white head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: very spicy, sugary, sweet, citrus fruits, lemony, lime juice, swimming pool. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: very fruity, lemony, bit soapy, lime juice, citrus, spices. Aftertaste: bitter hops, soapy, little spicy, citrus.
KyotoLefty (5542) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2013 Bottle at Cacoi. Big, classic wit nose, clean and nice. Cloudy deep gold with a fine head. Nice, smooth body. Thick but clean. Sweet, strong witbier with lots fo spice and fruit. Too sweet, of course, but nicely done. Not too cloying, with a nice peppery finish. Great head lasts forever. Too heavy on the additives, but well done.