markas101 (1955) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
75 cl bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Coop. Cloudy-milky burnt orange yellow. thin active head. Sour citrus aroma, cider vinegar and lime. Smooth, somewhat sweet, then bright hops and herbs finish it off. Very little alcohol flavour, quite good.
gam (3430) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Medium sized head misty deep gold pour carbonation medium aromas spice yeast fruit melon woody vinous the flavours tangy ginger clove good Belgian yeast nice bitter note lemon and orange marmalade pear candy lots of stone fruit the finish a tangy crisp ale good sweetness lots flavour hops spice the best a fine ale on the palate
Trappist1 (615) - Diest, BELGIUM - JAN 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blond, hazy with a white head. Nose:grain, malt, malt sweetness, white liqueur. Taste: grain, malt, bit of spices in the back. A lot of malt sweetness, fruits, bit of alcohol present. Floral. Smooth carbo, good MF. Bitter sweet finish. Good blond, well balanced with some depth.
Shag (2647) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - DEC 31, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A golden color with a white head. Aroma is citrusy with lots of herbal notes and spices. The flavor contains some citrus, vanilla, honey, and spices. I taste some oranges similar to an orange flavored ice cream. The alcohol doesnt show up at all. Overall very nice stuff.
patricks110 (1842) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear and sparkling gold with a huge white head. The nose is spicy, fruity and floral with aromas of lemons, peaches, grassy notes and cereals. Light citrus and spicy hop notes in the middle with earthy malt and citrus fruit on the finish. The finish has a yeast flavour that lingers as well a spicy note. A bit boozy too.
teorn88 (3452) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - NOV 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Backlog rating. 75cl bottle at home. It pours a deep golden color with a large white head. Aroma is spicy, fruity and citrusy, with notes of lemon juice, ripe peaches, freshly cut grass and grains. Taste is citrusy and spicy, with notes of dough, yeast, ripe peaches, citrus peel and grains. Finishes quite spicy and yeaty, lightly boozy. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, another good one from La Rulles
BiddleBrau (986) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 2012. Hazy golden with very nice white head. Spicy musty nose. Sweet malt flavor, full body, lots of flavor.
Stine (1642) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Beautiful hazed sunset orange, poured into my struise glass. Towering rocky foam. Honeyed apples, sticky brown sugar, straw and alcohol compose the yeast forward aroma. Oxidation seems to be looming, with wet wood and super dry caramel. Dry, brownish spices are mysteriously apparent.
Dried pears and apples linger lazily in the nose, and lead the dry malt and yeast oriented flavor. This is sodden and earthy for the most part, age and oxidation seeming long established, though that seems incorrect. Wildflower honey suggests hops fleetingly, and then simply blends in. Oak, white pepper, and an alcoholic coloring of weedy adhesive.
Texturally, this is initially watery and syrupy at the end. The flavors demand effervescence and aren’t satisfied. The bottle offers no suggestion of the age, while it feels to be recently expired, consistently. Rotten banana peel, mealy pear flesh finish. For me this is a highly reputable brewery, and this offering is unsatisfying.
Koelschtrinker (11537) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - AUG 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Hefiger, etwas alkoholischer Antrunk. Leicht herb, wenig malzig, geringe Malzigkeit. Süffig, rund. 11/11/9/9//9
Alengrin (2742) - BELGIUM - AUG 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Celebration ale for the 10th anniversary of this brewery, on 75 cl. Sticky, yellowish white head, colour a misty peach blonde. Aroma of bread, caramel, peaches, grapefruit, banana, grass. Fruity taste, sweetish, malty, soft, quite complex, mild aromatic hop bitterness in the finish. Nice but could have been more festive.