ElManana (1923) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - MAY 2, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at Tilquin English Beerfestival. Peppers, lemon-like, very harsh bitterness, bad.
Smalle (222) - Leuven, BELGIUM - APR 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at LA Fine Mousse. Aroma: lots of dill and citrus. Sweet at first, becoming bitter fast. Spicy hops. The body is obviously pretty light and a bit watery, but it doesn’t taste like a 2.5% beer. Like a sorachi ace hop tea
McWorta (1530) - LUXEMBOURG - MAR 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Light hazy amber with a small off white fading head. Predominant aromas are coconut, lime and floral apricot notes. Light carbonation with a soft texture and a light body. A light fruity sweetness makes way to a solid hop bitterness going with te fruit theme. Light dry short-medium lasting finish. The malt body is faint and could use more of a momentum to make it a true session IPA, as is it is more like a low alcohol beer but then a pretty good one!
guzgorog (720) - FRANCE - MAR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Blonde orangée trouble, gros dépôt, fine mousse. Nez très houblonné typique du sorachi : fruits de la passion, noix de coco. Attaque très amère, toujours et unqiuement le sorachi : fruits de la passion. Amertume assez violente quand même. Corps très faible mais c’est logique vu le très faible degré d’alcool. Carbo bonne. L’amertume reste longtemps en bouche. Très bien pour une bière qui titre si bas, faut apprécier une grosse amertume quand même ...
Ulysse (441) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Great fruity hop aroma. Crisp bitterness. Fruity and green tea taste. Light ABV. Could drink lots
florent.janssens (278) - - FEB 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonne odeur de houblon. Goût qui Ressemble au fruit de la passion. Assez amère. Bière rafraichissante.
GrandpaTurtle (4) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 28, 2015 does not count
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
First : Most of you won’t like this. This is a proper specialty beer for fans of actual bitterness.
Nose from bottle : Classic citrus notes, you can play the "fruit guessing game". It’s impossible to tell that this beer has such a low ABV just by smelling it. It smells "real".
Taste : The first sip reveals this as a light beer, but don’t be fooled. It’s very strong in taste, the bitterness immediately rushes through you and the non-existing malts give even more room to the dry bitterness of the hops.
It has an almost unrivaled finish in terms of intensity and length. The bitter notes that linger in your mouth are truly excellent and will please every lover of true bitterness.
Sadly it’s an imported beer so I can’t make this my "house beer" but I totally would. The low ABV paired with the still very intense aroma make this an enjoyable beer without getting you drunk.
But I want to repeat : This is mostly just bitter. That’s it. If you want malts and complex hops and even a remote hint of sweetness, this is not the beer for you! But if you love bitterness and look for a light beer : THIS IS IT!
JulienHuxley (5640) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from De Molen shop. Hazy gold pour with gigantic chunks of crap, should have poured a bit more carefully. Aroma is hoppy, really leafy, some notes that remind me definitely of pickles but also lemon rind, grass. Taste is bitter, leafy hoppiness, vegetal green sort of bitterness, again something pickle like, maybe chlorophyl, strange but not bad. Palate is light bodied, good carbonation, good body considering the very low ABV. Decent.
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - DEC 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A lot of herbes and a bit of abricots in the nose. The taste is dominated by herb infused bitterness. Too much bitterness for me.
SinH4 (3183) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - DEC 31, 2014
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Cloudy yellow color with small head. Aroma is pure Sorachi Ace - dill! Herbal-tea, lemongrass, apricots. Taste is bitter and earthy-grassy. Very bitter-herbal finish, like chewing on a leaf of grass. Light body. Not a "good" beer, but interesting and good for your knowledge. And damn, the ABV is very low.