jookos (1979) - FINLAND - FEB 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle@nkbar. Nice deep alluring amber clear. Hoppy greens, some funky hay on nose. Old malts, hay, plant matter. Dry, but somewhat soft, well carb’d. A lot of funky flavours, and interesting. Probably the best coloured beer I’ve had, flavour-wise nice too, but not super amazing.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone
AdiBeer (926) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: yeasty dough, bread malts, some caramel. Appearance: medium dark brown, hazy, small white frothy head, quickly disappearing. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: sweets quickly vanishing turning to light bitters, medium to lively carbonation. Overall: another Belgian Ale - slightly sweeter than average and hence I like it somewhat more, thought not my favourite style. Bottle from Kris Wines, London.
yeastMonster (47) - - JAN 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer has a very sour aroma and taste. The palate is very creamy and thick
fup007 (46) - - JAN 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh and sour. Great aroma and a long dry Aftertaste. Not that orval as it may want to be
ktingleff (135) - - JAN 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wonderful sweet-sour with a long fresh, but deep aftertaste. Slightly alcoholic and a bit klæg in the back of the mouth. Best served cold.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
sic1314 (3103) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured clear medium amber with a small off white head. Aroma of spicy malt,slightly sour. Medium body, flavour is musty, dry and bitter.
Benzai (7302) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Beer Temple. Clear reddish color, medium sized thick off-white head. aeoma is moderately sourish and pretty fruity. Taste malts, yeast, sourish, sourish fruits. So far it’s nice, but there’s a weird sub-flavor that annoys me, can’t describe it though. Maybe the yeast. Not bad at all though.
JulienHuxley (2944) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at BeerTemple. Clear amber pour, frothy white head. Aroma is funky, very hoppy, malty, light caramel and earthy brett notes. Taste is bitter, grassy with a nice tart, earthy brett finish. Palate is full bodied yet dry with good carbonation. Good thing they specify this isn’t Orval, because I’ve never had anything that came this close.
vyvvy (3904) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well, this was quite nice. Much closer to Orval that the It’s Alive series (which I also like). Pours reddish copper with a large tan head. Tha roma has earthy brett, stone fruits, cellar must, mild toast, crackers, bugs/wild aleness and and overall dryness. It has a medium crisp body with lots of sharp frothy carbonation. The flavor starts with dry toasty malt, bugginess, earthy brett, dry fruitiness and light sweet/tarts. The finish has farmhouse must, earthiness, fall leaves and a small hint of alcohol. solid as can be. I better get another one or two of these.
Lore (1005) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
hazy dark orange colour, 1 inch creamy yellowish head; aroma of yeast, wine cellar, some caramel and fruits; taste of yeast and hoppy bitterness; very dry mouthfeel (slightly similar to a dry white wine); correct belgian-style ale