Bloekie (210) - BELGIUM - MAR 24, 2009
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(33 cl bottle at Karlissen, Leuven) Presentation is very special with a big glass for the beer and a small glass for the rests in the bottle. Aroma is really hoppy, taste is decently bitter. Fine beer for once, wouldn’t drink two though.
FatPhil (9346) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 22, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
330ml bottle (One Pint Pub, Helsinki, Belgian Beer Weeks 2009)
Gold, small head. Pear and apple aroma, sweet honey too. Alcoholic taste. Acetone. Flour. Very simple, doesn’t excite my tastebuds at all.
joergen (20742) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear golden coloured with a medium sized white head.
Fruity aroma of spices with notes of green apples and yeast.
Fruity flavour of yeast, spices, grass, hops and grape fruits.
Dry hoppy finish.
MiP (13598) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, 8.3%. Vinous marcipan aroma. Cloudy yellow colour. Small white head. Rough hop flavour, citric, but OK. Some marcipan flavour. Peppery finish.
Fin (7411) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Hop Duvel, Gent, Belgium, 08-03-09 Pours warm gold with white creamy bubbly head. Creamy and fresh with some fresh cut plant stems on the nose. Bit floral in the mouth, good hops and some nice honey though it is quite a bitter honey. Tasty beer A7 A4 F7 P4 OV15 3.7
sayravai (4673) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
(Bottled) Hazy golden with a huge, cloud-forming head. Acidic aroma with pale maltiness and grassy hops. Moderately bitter, grassy and dry flavor with pale malt and lots of acidity. Light to medium body with some alcohol burn and quite high carbonation. Doesn’t matter how many different hops you use, if you don’t know how to combine the flavors. Feels like a Belgian pale ale with slightly emphasized German pils hopping. The head was very nice, though. Drinkable, but not very refined.
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAR 11, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ Grote Witte Arend.
Pours lightly hazy golden with a nice creamy white head. Cool that the beer is served along with a small glass for a "yeast-shot". Aroma is a bit sharp, some hops, lots of yeast. Highish carbonation, light dryness. Flavour is lightly hoppy, yeasty, some biscuity malts. Like many other Belgian attempts, the yeast is too present for an IPA, but fine as a hoppy blond.
Beer4000 (4476) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 4, 2009
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ de Wildeman. Unclear, golden body with a small white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, citrus fruity and grass. Flavor is smooth malty, caramel, fruity, bitter and a bit spicy. Relatively light, refreshing and balanced.
paleale80 (7) - Lansdowne, Alabama, USA - FEB 28, 2009 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flip top bottle poured a nice fluffy white head with a golden color.There is a pear taste present followed by a bitter dry aftertaste. Not as hoppy as you would expect for a beer with this name, but very good regardless. Most Belgium beers that claim to be hoppy fall short for USA standards but there is definately a nice hop presence. The overwhelming carbonation added a bit of dryness as well.
thebeertourist (4816) - Oslo, NORWAY - FEB 27, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle at Oud Arsenaal, Antwerpen, with the sediment served separately in a shot glass. Hazy golden with a small head. Fresh fruity aroma, hints of green apples. Great fruity flavours combined with a hoppy punch. Green apples flavours. Lives up to its name.