thorine (37) - Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Relatively underwhelmed by this, although the beer is certainly enjoyable. Dry, with a smidge of wildness. I was hoping for a bit of sourness, but none present in this pour.Finishes clean, with a musty bitterness and slight hints of the yeast esters.
dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lightly hazy with a thin white head. Aroma is sweet, sour and citrus without really smelling like anything in particular. More yeast and fruit on the tongue.
TXBadger (1217) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a cloudy dark orange color with off-whitr head. Sweetness, yeast, wheat, and caramel on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes a little bitter.
PriorL (1527) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 27, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
75cl bottle at Timís place. Thx for sharing todayís beers!
APPEARANCE: clear dark blond beer, huge stable off white head.
NOSE: little sour, sweet, some wood, quite hoppy.
TASTE: high in carbo in the beginning, fades away after a while. Sweet, little sour.
In general a nice effort to clone Orval. Nose is very much alike, the taste is less similar. But very nice beer altogether.
Slightly aged sample
kidmartinek (3507) - austin, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Hazy golden copper. Small white head. Candy aroma with a lot of belgian yeast aroma. Lightly sour. A little too sweet for repeatability.
llkc (337) - Śrhus, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
duft: lidt funk. malt. sÝdme.
smag: lime citrus. grapefrugt. funk, grśs, meget frisk
Lothore (542) - California, USA - MAY 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A- Apricot hue with a small, fizzy head that fades quickly.
S- Perfumey, lemon, sour cherry, apricot, citrus.
T- Hop up front, peppery, followed by perfume and a light hop bitterness.
M- Medium bodied and effervescent.
D- Interesting beer that gets better with every sip. Would definitely give it a try again.
aleigator (172) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - MAY 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange, amber color, with a fizzy, soon disappearing head. Fruity, sour aromas of orange and peach, also grass. Sour Brettanomyces driven first impression, coated up by bready, soft malts. Also ripe, fruity orange, which goes well with the sourness. Then dry, noble hops hit the palate, which give the beer a well balanced, decent complexity. Sweet molasse becomes detectable for a glance, which soon gets swallowed by the hoppy sourness. This actually reminds me of Orval in some way, but adds a very well fitting fruit note to the beer, while it isnít very aggressive on the hops. Leads to a bitter finish, very dry aftertaste, which dries up the mouth completely.
pictoman (427) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 375mL bottle. Clear light copper with white head. Aroma of sweet malt with sour notes. Flavour is caramel, sweet malt, and a subtle sourness in the background. Very well balanced, but could be a little stronger flavour.
niklasdietz (65) - DENMARK - MAY 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap @ mikkeller & friends. Dark amber with small white head and nice lacings. Aroma is grassy, funk, hibiscus and sour wine. Taste is malts, some funk, peach liquor and ripe berries. Medium bitterness and carbonation.
- with thirst, Niklas
jookos (1907) - FINLAND - MAY 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap@mikkeller. Coppery hazy. Hayish malts, sour oranges and funk on nose. Fullbodied, soft and tasty. Dried fruits, funk in flavour. Real nice.