altabirra (3) - - JUN 13, 2011
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
UPDATED: JUN 14, 2011 Birra di un bel colore dorato, al palato note fruttate con un finale minimamente amaro e sfuggente. Nel complesso una birra assolutamente deledente.
swoopjones (4962) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at Blue Monk, Buffalo. creamy blonde pour with great lacing. herbal, sweet maltiness, floral, medicinal aroma & flavor. decent flavor, kind of a flat finish. decent
ROGUE (2078) - Newark, Delaware, USA - SEP 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Epcot Center Italy. Pours golden color with thick white head and light lacing. Aroma of fresh grassy and floral hops with light citrus and yeast notes. A malty start to the taste, followed by a drying bitterness, with strong citrus and grapefruit notes. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation and slightly creamy.
harrisoni (12089) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at GBBF 2013 and drunk at home. Hazy gold lasting white head. Vague esters on aroma.. Very hoppy in the mouth considering the malt structure. So it’s a very hoppy pale ale. Not much of a Belgian Ale more an APA with some slight esters. Still it’s utterly drinkable and lovely. Wow could drink this all day. Black pepper hop on finish is delightful.. I love it.
subcombicio (149) - Marghera, ITALY - AUG 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rinfrescante e dissetante, oltre che appagante nel gusto e nel corpo. Luppolatura che si fa sentire, anche se non in eccesso. Ben equilibrata.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft from Proletariat in NYC. I was going to rate this, and then I read 3fourths’ rating and thought, "Why bother?"
I quote, abbreviated: "hazed golden wheat body with a fine white head and lasting retention. very much nailing the Belgian farmhouse yeast character in the nose: all around seems quite soft and delicate but very well integrated: lemon oil and pith, soap, banana, peach skin esters, moderate peppercorn spice with a creamed wheat and uncooked dough yeast note that seems to be the one component that’s a little too present. the aroma hops seem similar to those in the Thiriez Blonde and De Ranke XX (though I haven’t had a bottle of that this year, it’s sitting in the fridge): musty, a bit goaty, sharply green, and almost smelling like the skunk of ultraviolet light contamination, but not quite. deliciously dry with a medium body and soft and creamy natural carbonation; takes an acidic turn across the middle with crystalline sugar, must, white pepper and Belgian pale malt toast. lush carbonation releases the acids and esters well to wash the palate in the finish."
Bathory (392) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUL 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy straw yellow colour with a lovley. Aroma of honey, passionfruit and nuts. Plesant smell! Taste is a really good blend of sweetness, sourness and bitterness, awesome balance! Smooth mouthfeel with suiting medium carbonation. Overall, a quality brew.
nuplastikk (3839) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11.2oz bottle at Maxs. Unfiltered orange-tan. Massive creamy white head. Fairly unique, not sure what style I’d call this. Sweetish golden malt backbone, vibrant Belgianesque body, dry wheaty hops, straw. A nice mix of sweet and bitter. An APA meets a low alcohol Belgian Golden Ale. Very enjoyable beer. Nice depth, balance, dry edges.
Iphonephan (2269) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Pizzeria Paradiso Washington DC. Pours a cloudy gold with a creamy white head. Light yeasty aroma. Biscuit flavors with a bitter citrus peel note. Bitter finish.
Nekronos (3359) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Quite nice too. Not much Belgian features in it but very amusing and refreshing. Some hope in there too were.
jredmond (4625) - Manhattan, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Alla Spina with PJ and Pat. Pours a light golden body with white lacing. Aroma is yeasty, spice, fruit - coriander and light candy. Mouthfeel is medium to light with a spicy coriander character, yeast, malt and light booze.