FatPhil (9995) - Tallinn, - JUN 28, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
330ml bottle (Alko Arkadia, Helsinki)
Typical "chuck in a brett cube" horseblanket hints in aroma. Buttery. Rather a boring ale. Reminds me of the Architecture - they’re dangerously similar. Blah
Rune (8900) - Tromsø, NORWAY - APR 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
330ml bottle from Vinmonopolet Tromsdalen. Decent artwork on the glass from a rocky, pearl white head. Clear amber coloured body. Semi-tart smell of grass and dark spices. Fine blended taste of pears, caramel and citrus on a backbone of mild dark spices. Drying finish. Rounded texture. Successful interpretation of its Belgian brother (Tromsø 18.04.2015).
vickey9 (639) - Brussels, BELGIUM - APR 18, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A bit sour like lambic but with a medicinal taste. Wine nose. Dried fruits, earth and malt. B@H
larsga (6498) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Big beige head. Hazy brown body with carbonation. Fruity wooden barnyard aroma with horse sweat notes. Dryish wooden barnyard taste with lemongrass notes. Mid-bodied. Slightly fizzy mouthfeel. Dry wooden barnyard aftertaste with resiny spicy freshly cut wood notes. Very nice. Drinkable, unusual, and full of character. (0.33l bottle, from Vinbudin Kringlan, Reykjavik.)
Foffern (1383) - Bodø, NORWAY - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home. Pours a hazy, dark orange color with a huge, light beige head. Fruity and sour aroma of vinegar, citrus, mango, rowan berries, barnyard, apricot and herbs. The flavor is more malty with the addition of bread, pepper, grass and berries. Has a slick and soft mouth feel, and a medium bitterness. A nice, bitter and spicy Belgian ale.
phaleslu (7185) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle shared by Colin and Kristin - thanks again! Pours a clear amber color with a moderate off-white head that leaves a lasting film. Aroma of tropical fruits, biscuity malts, sugar, dried apricot, straw, and a hint of funk and peppery spice. Flavor of grass, leaves, florals, toasted sugar, bready malts, soap, and mild spice. Light-medium bodied, with moderate to medium carbonation and a bitter, funky, fruity mouthfeel. Nice homage to Orval. Better than I thought it’d be.
bobolev (10) - RUSSIA - MAR 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
there are some interesting rounded flavor in the body // Color is Cloudy amber and has a white head. The taste is peppery, malty with a hoppy finish.
Miksu (5027) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - MAR 13, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
0.33 l bottle, thanks hanniku! Amber color. Aromas of tart berries and cheesy spices. Sweet, tart and spicy flavor with strawberries, grapefruit, clove and licorice. Fairly good brett character, not bad.
biirusaikou (900) - - MAR 8, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at The Roundhouse. Does have some dry fruits, tart, pepper and some funk qualities, but doesn’t really match up with a classic Orval.
Beachmaster (206) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 23, 2015
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber into a tulip glass. Pours a dark amber, with a huge, rocky beige head that very slowly dissipates. Nose is malt with Belgian yeast notes of banana and clove. Taste is medium roast malt and faint dark fruit notes, with noticeable pepper .Finish is rather short, with a crisp hop bite. Well-balanced. Very good.
HoppyBudgie (812) - SOLA, NORWAY - FEB 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber with small head. Aroma of yeast and esters. Flavor with tangy tone and malt. Easy to drink, from magnum bottle