fiulijn (13000) - MalmŲ, ITALY - MAR 30, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Firefly, Vancouver
Deep blond color; medium sized compact head. Aroma of coarse Belgian yeast, with some paper, spices and oranges; later, vague notes of manure and citrusy hops. Good body strength; strong malt flavor, with a sharp spice/yeast character, followed by the orange and tangerine. Long, strong final, a bit fruity and moderately resiny too.
ít Smisje + Dubbel IPA comes to mind, but this one is more classy. A beer with character.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. Hazy tan. The aroma has a mix of perfume, Belgian yeast and herbal hops. Creamy head. Herbal, earthy, dry with appley notes. Relatively dry in the finish.
Tmoney99 (9601) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by b3shine. Poured clear copper color with an average frothy white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate to heavy complex yeast and sour citrus hop aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy yeast bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration. This is a good beer that exceeded my expectations.
JoeMcPhee (8055) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very pale golden straw pour. The aroma is peppery with a lot of bright citra citrus character as well. Spicy yeast nose - lean and a bit peppery. Lemon and a bit of soft sweetness as well. A bit of soft sweetness. Fresh citrusy hoppiness and a bit of zestiness as well. Lean Belgian spiciness. Fairly tropical and peppery with a bit of soft fruit. A kiss of apple and some pear. There is a bit of odd sweetness as the beer starts to warm up. There is a fairly asertive bitterness on the back of the palate. It gets worse as it warms up - starts to take on a bit of greasiness as it warms up. Decent, but not great.
Sammy (7717) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Vancouver private store. Initially hoppy, and then a good balance, malt and yeast. Tasty, great drinkability. Would like to get more bold citrus hoppy flavour, but still one of the best of this style.Pours cloudy light orange body with a generous head and lacey.Smooth mouthfeel.
adnielsen (7581) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - AUG 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ home. Clear, golden orange appearance with a lively, off white head. Grapefruit, citrusy, mildly earthy hoppy nose. Mild Belgian, grapefruit citrusy, moderately bitter, moderately malty flavor. A little overly bitter.
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
2013-10-10. Hazy bright golden pastel yellow body with a nice white head. Aroma of green hops, mushy peas, grass, and pale malt. The flavour has a similar green herbal character to the hops, modest malt base. Average plus bodied palate, modest carbonation. Showing some age possibly? Just okay. Bottle via trade with Ferris.
j12601 (6403) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at Max and Jessís place. Pours a clear gold with a thin white head. Big bright hops, pine and citrus. Caramel, clean and bright. Medium bodied, spicy hops, citrus. Lots of grapefruit on a long bitter finish.
jtclockwork (6225) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Maxís tasting. Pours clear amber. Nose of hops, pineapple, citrus and caramel malt. Taste gets a bit abrasive as it warms - hops, caramel malt and citrus. Dry biting finish.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 21, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A clean and crisp blonde ale with a lot of dry yellowed grassy spicy hops and lemon zest. I loved it.
How: Bottle 22oz. 2009 vintage. Consumed relatively fresh, exactly two months after the beer release. First batch (only batch so far). Bottle sent to me by mcberko, thanks a lot Matt
The look: Clear blonde body topped by a medium white head with good retention.
In long: Nose is grassy hops and lemongrass. Taste has discreet crakery malts, kiwis, a lot of dry yellowed spicy grass, lychees, young red apples, cookie dough. Finish is very dry, spicy and medium bitter and it is dominated by a ton of Saaz-like hops. Body is a bit too thin for a so-called Belgium style IPA. Iím a big sucker for those dry grassy spicy Saaz-ish hoppy beer and this one delivered. It is classified as a Double IPA right now but Iím pretty sure it was a Belgian Ale when I traded for it. To me it feels like neither of them. Some kind of blonde ale hopped like a imperial bohemian pilsner. Whatever, it is good. This is an original hoppy beer. It seems that brewers keep finding new ways to make hoppy beers. And Iím not afraid of change, actually if I keep drinking like I do I will one day be begging for some somewhere near a subway station.