mrmekon (100) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a somewhat hazy burnt orange with a frothy, dense head with good stability that leaves heavy lacing. Aroma is not very strong; citrus hops. Taste is bright and sweet, with toasted malt flavors, at first. It has a sour middle, and a moderately bitter, hoppy finish with hints of orange rind and pine trees. Medium body and carbonation, with plenty of frothy head in each sip.
mansquito (3297) - Nueva York, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From my dear woman: Pours hazy orange with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma is funk, a lot of funk. Some hints of booze. Some hints of vinegar. Some healthy doses of fruitiness are also present in there. The aroma lingers in the nose (literal nose) after you place the glass down. Taste is funky at the front then a little sour at the back with an aftertaste that lingers for a little bit. The hops are pleasant and provide a nice, but very slight, bitter undertone to the otherwise yeast-forward beer. Quite nice.
pentaz (1223) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Mikropolis. Pours opaque orange with a glass coating thick off-white medium head. Aroma is candy, pepper, toasted malts, leather, caramel, funk, soap and cheese. Taste is moderate sweet and bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is moderat. Finishes sweet and astringent with brett.
tderoeck (4447) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 16, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
23/VI/14 - 75cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: 15/IX/17 (2014-657)
Little cloudy red amber beer, big creamy beige head, pretty stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: spicy, sweet, caramel, bit dusty, oxidized. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: citric start, very hoppy, grassy, bit zesty, fruity, sweet touch, some caramel, bit spicy. Aftertaste: bitter, grassy, little chemical bitterness, fruity notes with a lot of citrus, caramel, little sweet.
dfinney23 (1586) - 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 (1256) - 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 (1643) - 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 (3554) - 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 (348) - 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 (546) - 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 (183) - 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.