Armageddon (20) - Odense SŘ, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2010
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
rickgordon (3845) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottled. Bierbrasserie Cambrinus, Bruges.
Light cloudy pale golden with big, cottony head. Airy and dewy in the nose with citric suggestions. Dry feel here. Flavour is elegant, light malty with a light-ish body and bitter, almondy alcohol, that is a bit too clear due to a high attenuation rate. A raised saccharification temp is adviced, or use less fermentable sugars to give it a more balanced sweetness. Medium bitter overall.
ekstedt (5808) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle (33 cl) at Cambrinus, Brügge, Belgium. Shady deep golden, large fluffy and rocky head. Yeasty and malty aroma, with spicy and herbal hops and some alcohol. Medium bodied, moussy mouthfeel. Dry medium bitterness. Not that hoppy.
sfhodense (4790) - Odense NŘ, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a small off-white head. Aroma is malt, fruitesters, slight sweetness, light hop and plum. Flavour is sweet caramel, high alcohol, spice, fruity, medium grass and pine hop.
bb (7244) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Golden beer with a huge off-white head. Big noble hop aroma with spice and earth. Spice, earth, and grassy flavor with light malt. medium bodied. Good hop flavor. Grass, earth, and spice lingers with light fruit and light malt.
Ratman197 (10710) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 21, 2010
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Swing top bottle poured a clear gold with a large lasting white head. Aromas of straw, pear, pineapple and a hint of spice. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, pear, earthiness, spicy hops and light citrus with a crisp dry bitter finish.
Frank (3259) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I guess this is sort of a strong saison or something like that. Slightly cloudy golden orange. Head or medium to large bubbles leaves a pretty intense lattice of lace, though it dissipates rather quickly. The nose on this is slightly funk, a bit of tart fruit and some herbal hops. Rather dry but still pretty fruity, something like pears or apples. There’s a hint of a weird funk there, maybe you might call it Band-Aids if it were a little stronger but it’s not. Nice, strong earthy bitterness in the finish to round things out. This is one case where a pretty strong hop presence and Belgian yeast go together pretty well.
marcus (7217) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 12, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours golden with a massive off-white head that keeps growing and a sweet fruity aroma. Once the head subsided a bit, I discovered a decent caramel malt base with banana ester, spices and a rather harsh finish.
Maria (10187) - Thisted, DENMARK - FEB 12, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
It’s hazy golden with a huge, white, creamy and lasting head. The aroma has notes of citrus, yeast, malt and fruit. The flavour is moderate sweet with a light, dry bitterness and notes of candy sugar, citrus, caramel, yeast and the finish is rather long with a dry bitterness.
erickok (4093) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - FEB 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 30, 2011 Nice looking foamy head an golden clear body. Lots of herbs in aroma; earthy and a hint of alcohol. Strong bitterness, but still fresh. Perfect carbonation, oily texture. Delightful beer. Bottle looks good to, so a nice gift as well. (Cost 2,50 EUR)
Re-rate: found it a little astringent this time around. Still nice but a sourness that you’d rather have the beginning of the night than in the end...