77ships (6195) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - FEB 17, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft @ CML Fontainas – hazy murky fox brownish, creamy off-white head. Smell is very hoppy, the kind of hop levels I would like to see in IPA’s, earthly, grapefruit, light cheese, peaches and some pine. Hoppy grapefruit taste, touch sweet pine, touch toffee, bitter punch, peach skins, nectar, touch oranges, pine bitter in the back, USA hops. Nicely full but not too full body. This is how I would like to see IPA’s – beautiful stuff, my perfect level of hopiness, like fresh Orval…
Sissio (976) - Orsenigo, ITALY - NOV 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at 499 Altius, Verzago. Amber with cream head, soft hoppy aroma balanced with malty caramel belgian style. Light bitter finish, leaves clean taste. Very drinkable
Jerre (3019) - Waregem, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 75 cl. (bought @ Vanden Bussche)
Hazy amber color, beige creamy head.
Aroma fruity hops, some yeast notes, malts.
Taste begins sweet, good intense hops, little spice, malts and bit chocolate touch. Dry an bitter finish.
ggaughan (100) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, LUXEMBOURG - FEB 5, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The beer is a single hop (amarillo) pale ale. Beer pours a clear but deep colored golden body with a medium thickness, off white head with good lacing. The aroma was pleasingly citrus, piny with some malt tones as well. The first taste you get is of a really pure, single hop taste. Grapefruit and pine. Refreshing. There is also a sold malt backbone to the beer and some peppery notes on the tongue as well. Overall a well balanced beer that is refreshing and hoppy so worth checking out if you can find it.
Beersiveknown (4409) - NORTHERN IRELAND - MAY 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
My bottle at Craig’s
Complex nose of peach, apricot, hazy amber colour, slightly pithy bitterness, with sweet and peppery saison style yeast notes. Nice
bartlebier (2820) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - JUN 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUL 15, 2015 75cl bottle from Miorge mihoublon, Arlon. (2x75cl package with chocolates). Quite a subtle saison-based brew with multiple layers and no real or very shy up-front aromas. Cloudy orange/grassy yellow, nice and upper medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Quite an impressive, if somewhat unfathomable bouquet of country fruits, subdued esters, gentle spiciness and funky tartness: yet very drinakble, almost a session saison - had the whole 75cl bottle by myself one evening and am still pleasantly puzzled. // rerate new bottle bb03/2013: either the recipe has been overturned or my tastebuds have improved dramatically: Tastes like an elegantly finetuned crossover hoppy spéciale belge, UK ESB and Belgian IPA. layered cakey malts doused with sandlewood and mild cinnamon-like spice cushion a slowly unfolding earthy orange rind hop bitterness that overtakes in the finish. Reveled in every sip, although objectively maybe slightly unbalanced, stylewise.
Grzesiek79 (3601) - Radom, POLAND - NOV 20, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dobre belgijskie Ale, Sygnowane Jean Chris. To piwo z oszczedna piana i sporym nagazowaniem ze stylowa i delikatna etykieta przypomina mi piwo kasztanowe z Amiaty. Kolor brazu podobny, zapach no i smak. Wrazenie takze mialem jak belgijski dobry saison.
diabel (1645) - Aarschot, BELGIUM - MAR 18, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, at LCRBM 2008, ’s Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Muddy amber, off-white, creamy head. Nose of caramel and spices. Complex and well balanced aroma. Moderately bitter, lightluy sweet flavour. Quite dry. Very nice, good complexity and balance.
planky84 (2572) - , Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Alesbymail.com. Hazy-golden pour with a fluffy white head. Very hoppy nose. Plus aromas of citrus, herbs, wet grass. Crisp flavours of orange peel, lemon, pineapple. Quite a citrusy tang. Bitter finish with a hoppy bite. Good stuff.
fiulijn (16931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasting at Papsø
Hazy deep blond color. The aroma is hoppy and Belgian-spicy; but, original, it has an extreme earthy character, manure, usually found in English Golden Ales, thanks to the hops. Malt flavor, light residual sweetness, spicy, a lot of coriander, with light earthy touch, and quite strong bitterness. Vibrant and very good.